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MaryAnn Johanson
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#GodsOfEgypt is new on VOD in the US and Canada, and out on DVD on Tuesday. (It opens in UK cinemas on June 17th.) I do not recommend it for your holiday weekend viewing.
Hilariously, casting white Westerners as mortals and deities of the ancient Nile is the least offensive thing about this crime against goofball cinema.
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#Victoria is new on DVD+VOD in the UK; also available on DVD+VOD in North America.
The two-hour-plus single-take gimmick disappears into the background as the implausibility and the flatness of the protagonist come to the unfortunate fore.
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#WelcomeToHappiness is now in limited release in the US, and available on demand in the US, Canada, and the UK.
Its self-conscious eccentricity is so banal that it feels like a parody of “the American indie.” Behold magic rocks and a Significant fortune cookie!
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#XMenApocalypse is now in UK cinemas. It opens May 27th in the US and Canada.
About precisely nothing other that pure pulp comic-book soap-opera rigmarole, overshadowed by clichés, implausibilities, and missed opportunities.
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#TheInvitation is in limited release in the US, and on demand in the US, Canada, and the UK.
A chillingly crafted portrait of quiet menacing uncertainty. Balefully replicates the precariousness of not being able to trust one’s own instincts.
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#Bite is now on demand in the US.
Pro tip, ladies: A pregnancy test that comes up positive might just mean you are incubating some exotic fish-bug nasties. Ask your doctor!
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#AliceThroughTheLookingGlass opens Friday in the US, Canada, and the UK.
Believes six impossible things — like implausible character motivations, or big emotions — because they’re in the script, without bothering to earn them.
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A treat for film fans: a summer-long Andrei Tarkovsky retrospective starts in UK cinemas today. #SculptingTime
A significant new retrospective of the legendary and hugely influential Russian filmmaker is a fresh opportunity to see some gorgeous films on a big screen.
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#AngryBirdsMovie is now playing in the UK. It opens in the US and Canada on Friday.
What the heck is this? Some sort of meninist political statement attempting to vindicate male anger? In a kids’ movie? Maybe men shouldn’t make movies…
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#FamilyFang is in limited release in the US, and also available on demand. For the love of god, see it and pay for it and let our entertainment overlords know that we want to see more truly original movies like this one.
Strikingly original, a truly rare pleasure in a cinematic environment clogged with cookie-cutter films. Jason Bateman and Nicole Kidman are splendid.
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#BadNeighbours2 (aka #Neighbors2 Sorority Rising) is now playing in the UK. It opens in North America on May 20th.
Teenaged girls behaving badly, depicted with a positive vibe. Progress? Turns out grossout movies don’t work even when they’re kind of feminist.
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New Yorker now in London. Keeper of FlickFilosopher.com.
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was once part of a stupid human trick on the old David Letterman show
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    hard knocks, 1969 - present
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female gazing at: Frank Grillo | FlickFilosopher.com
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One unexpected side effect of The Purge: Anarchy: It made me realize how hot Frank Grillo is.

why do women wear sexy cosplay costumes, anyway? | FlickFilosopher.com
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Um, why are you asking me? I’m not a cosplayer. You should be asking cosplayers. But since you insist, I’ll make a few guesses...

London photo: wild blackberries | FlickFilosopher.com
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One of my housemates just pointed out to me that there are wild blackberries growing in our garden.

what’s on iTunes, Amazon Instant Video, Netflix (from Aug 05) | FlickFil...
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What’s new, what’s hot, and what you may have missed, now available to stream, including Coherence, Locke, The Amazing Spider-Man 2, and mor

Around the Block movie review: to teach, perchance to inspire | FlickFil...
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Appealing performances, a few tweaks to genre clichés, and a sincere desire to counter outrageous racism go a long way toward making this wo

Mood Indigo movie review: mood disrupted | FlickFilosopher.com
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Delightfully bonkers stop-motion vacuumpunk madness comes to an abrupt halt in this mysteriously truncated version of Gondry’s latest romant

London photo: rainbow blob | FlickFilosopher.com
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I’m sure there is a cool meteorological word for a blob of rainbow all by its lonesome up in the sky, but I don’t know what it is.

A Promise movie review: the waiting is the hardest part | FlickFilosophe...
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This dreary, drippy period romance is sorely lacking in juicy melodrama and some sizzle among supposed stifled lovebirds.

Step Up 5: All In (aka Step Up All In) movie review: dance fever | Flick...
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Astonishingly athletic dancers express crazy-hot modern choreography, strung together by a flimsy narrative. Kinda like old-school Hollywood

I did NOT call Hercules “a triumph”! | FlickFilosopher.com
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A first for me: being quoted way out of context so that (at best) some mild faint praise sounds like a rave.

London photo: angel out the window | FlickFilosopher.com
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I think this is the side of the Bank of England building...

Guardians of the Galaxy movie review: empty space | FlickFilosopher.com
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Just another rote space adventure. It’s not actively awful, but there isn’t a single damn thing in the least bit surprising or memorable abo

London photo: bacon hypnosis | FlickFilosopher.com
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I love how even the construction warning signs for pedestrians are flummoxed by the mention of bacon. “Should we walk this way, or that way?

Yves Saint Laurent movie review: underdressed | FlickFilosopher.com
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Biopic of “fashion’s little prince” offers the elegant precision of a fashion shoot -- it’s beautiful, and cold -- but lacks a lot of necess

London photos: Lego bus stop | FlickFilosopher.com
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Outside famous Hamleys toy store on Regent Street, there is a bus stop made entirely of Lego. Entirely.

if exposure to violent media influences violence in real life, why isn’t...
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The annual celebration of people with superpowers beating the crap outta one another seems to result in only a handful of petty crimes. Any

London photo: Gaza supporter | FlickFilosopher.com
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There was a big pro-Gaza rally in central London today. I met the woman carrying this sign on the tube this evening.