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hail HYDRA | by maryann johanson


maryann rants

why movies like Under the Skin and Nymphomaniac are not feminist

These films act like what it means to be a woman is purely about sex and bodies, purely about interacting with men in no other way than a sexual one.

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Hollywood hates women

movies that pass the Bechdel Test make more money than movies that don’t

If Hollywood were truly all about money, Hollywood would know this already.

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female gazing

female gazing at: Clark Gregg

Because everything Avengers is rocking our world, including adorable Agent Coulson.

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latest reviews

Locke review: riding in a car with a boy

We say things like, “Oh, I’d watch that guy read the phone book,” and this is almost that. Except it really is absolutely riveting, and that’s no joke.

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latest reviews

Divergent review: girls just wanna do everything

No, it’s not wildly different than other science fiction, hero’s journey, and adventure movies. Sometimes we call such stories archetypal. Mythic, even.

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latest reviews

The Railway Man review: a derailment on the line

Almost entirely ignores the amazing aspect of this true story that makes it worth telling, and even the very good performances point us in another direction than the intended one.

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new in cinemas

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Bears

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A Haunted House 2

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Heaven Is for Real [trailer]

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Transcendence [trailer]

  
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Authors Anonymous

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The Final Member

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Tasting Menu

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The Amazing Spider-Man 2 [trailer]

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The Love Punch [trailer]

  
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The Sea

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Magic Magic

new on dvd

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Black Nativity [trailer]

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Date & Switch

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Interior. Leather Bar.

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Legend of the Red Reaper

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Mobius

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The Nut Job

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Ride Along

UK

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Nebraska [trailer]

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Fill the Void

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Antisocial

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Getaway [trailer]

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Hot Flashes

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Violet & Daisy [trailer]

new to stream

what’s on Netflix and Amazon Instant Video (from Apr 15)

What’s new, what’s hot, and what you may have missed, now available to stream, including The Secret Life of Walter Mitty, The Last Days on Mars, and more.

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what’s on Amazon UK Instant Video, blinkbox, Curzon on Demand (from Apr 14)

What’s new, what’s hot, and what you may have missed, now available to stream, including Anchorman 2, The Lunchbox, Le Week-end, and more.

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