burdened with glorious purpose | by maryann johanson
I never could have predicted that I’d ever have any desire to gaze upon McConaughey. But recently, he’s been taking on challenging roles. And that’s sexy.
Eva Green stalks this movie with pride and honor, and is almost the only thing worth watching amidst frenetic CGI battles and endless ancient carnage.
Wonderfully, sweetly geeky, and full of the sort of goofy yet intriguing adventures that inspire kiddie curiosity in history and art and science.
There’s a delicious cleverness to this very silly but very entertaining flick.
Thoughtful tweens and teens interested in adventurous stories of kids their own age should love this, but adults may find the light tone off-putting. (new UK cinemas; new US VOD)
A leaden, charmless movie that is unable to commit to its own fantasy. So implausible that even Colin Farrell’s own Irish accent sounds fake.
A devastating indictment of pop culture as propaganda — about its power and the limits of its powers — and an upending of the typical teen-girl romance movie. (new DVD/VOD US/Can)
Stunningly accomplished space survival adventure: heartstopping and heartbreaking; the best film of 2013. Just don’t call it science fiction. (new DVD/VOD US/Can/UK)
These are all the sorts of men I am tired of being asked to sympathize with.* (*not an exhaustive list)
David Ayer’s movies need really great actors to pull them off, and I don’t think Arnold Schwarzenegger has the chops for serious drama…
You can request up to four tickets in a random drawing…
What’s new, what’s hot, and what you may have missed, now available to stream, including Metro Manila, Ernest & Celestine, Love Is All You Need, and more.
What’s new, what’s hot, and what you may have missed, now available to stream, including Alan Partridge, The Broken Circle Breakdown, Frozen, and more.
A quick rundown of some of the common ways women can be rendered as less than people…
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