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#BadHurt opens in limited release and on demand in the US tomorrow.
Exhaustion of mind and body is the primary sentiment in this sensitively observed family drama, drawn with an intimacy that is palpable and uncompromising.
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#AlvinAndTheChipmunks #RoadChip opens Friday in UK cinemas. It is still playing in the US and Canada.
Instantly forgettable but inoffensive fluff… you know, for kids. And “inoffensive” is better than can be said for many movies aimed at children.
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Oscar-nominated #RacingExtinction (for Best Original Song) is now on VOD in the US and Canada; coming soon to DVD in the US, Canada, and the UK.
A horror flick about the blundering of humanity on a scale so enormous that global warming is only a small part of it. But its monster is not unconquerable.
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#WhereToInvadeNext expands across the US on Friday.
Michael Moore doesn’t hate America. But he does wonder how other nations are doing so many things better than the supposed greatest country in the world.
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#TheHuntingGround does really well on the #WhereAreTheWomen test.
There are so many women onscreen, including the vast majority of the university administrators, lawyers, activists, and other experts interviewed.
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#Tumbledown is now in limited release in the US. It will expand theatrically and debut on VOD next week.
A portrait of grief that borrows the conventions of romantic comedies. There may not be a lot of passion here, but there is plenty of pleasant zing.
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With the female chipmunk trio the Chipettes sidelined, women here are represented primarily via the (human) girlfriend of the Chipmunks’ human pal Dave.
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Women are half of the species (humanity) that is #RacingExtinction. Do they get equal time onscreen? #WhereAreTheWomen
The vast majority of people who appear on camera in this documentary are men... and most of the few women who do appear do not speak to the camera.
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#Deadpool opens in UK cinemas tomorrow, and in the US/Canada on Friday.
Callous, crass, unpleasantly smug. Supposes it’s being edgy because its protagonist swears a lot, but it’s like a child saying bad words just to be naughty.
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#TheHuntingGround -- Oscar-nominated, though only for its original song -- is now on DVD and VOD in the US and Canada.
U.S. universities have plenty of financial incentives to minimize rape on campus, as this enraging film demonstrates. But there are women fighting back…
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#Rams is now in limited release in the US and UK, and also on demand in the UK.
Exists on the spectrum between “fascinating and unclassifiably odd” and “could almost be a parody of an arthouse film except it’s too moving to be a joke.”
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Decided I might as well rate and rank all of 2015's Oscar-nominated films. (Some are still to come.) #WhereAreTheWomen
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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.