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Independence Day: Resurgence movie review: Precis of Report on Readiness of Planet YD56201.3 to Join Galactic Alliance

The Invitation Committee fears that this fictional popular entertainment reflects Human tendencies to illogic, lack of imagination, and rank sentimentality.

opens Fri US/Can

The BFG movie review: that sense of wonder where it all went wrong

Fantasy meandering twists into something more action-oriented, and there’s little magic in it. This is not what we expect from a master cinematic fantasist.

Where Are the Women?

Where Are the Women?: crunching the numbers

Everything we learned from the Where Are the Women? project. (Spoiler: It’s not pretty, but there is hope…) [This post is not behind the paywall.]

in cinemas

new US/Can Jul 01

  
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The Legend of Tarzan
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The Purge: Election Year
  
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Swiss Army Man
  
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Wiener-Dog

new UK Jul 01

  
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Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie
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Central Intelligence
  
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The Colony (aka Colonia)
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Queen of Earth






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A Bigger Splash
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The Lobster
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Love and Friendship
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Sing Street
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The Man Who Knew Infinity
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Money Monster
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Sunset Song
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Free State of Jones
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A Hologram for the King
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new US/Can Jun 28

  
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Demolition
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The Duel
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Janey Makes a Play
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Septembers of Shiraz
  
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Aferim!
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Elstree 1976
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Kung Fu Panda 3
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Whiskey Tango Foxtrot

new UK Jun 27

  
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The Choice
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The Other Side of the Door
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Remainder
  
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A Bigger Splash
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Boulevard
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The Stanford Prison Experiment






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Ukraine Is Not a Brothel
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Dirty Grandpa
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Kill Your Friends
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Knight of Cups
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more recent releases UK

  
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Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison of Belief
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Goodnight Mommy
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Nasty Baby
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Next to Her
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Speed Sisters
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Capture the Flag
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Evolution
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rants and commentaries

more men I am officially tired of being asked to sympathize with in movies

Update! Another year, another slate of films proving there is almost nothing that men can do, think, or be that The Movies will not deem worthy of a story.

spoiler alert: 2 reasons why The Visit’s ending doesn’t work

The ending might have worked going to grandma’s house once upon a time, but it doesn’t work in 2015.

Hannibal: the thrill is the terror, and the terror is the thrill

Perverse. Completely perverse. And completely seductive. Do I love it, or is it evil? Is it a wrong thing if it’s both?

spoiler alert: about the ending of The Gift

The Gift takes the disgusting trope of hurting a woman to make a man feel something to a vile new low… one that reveals its ignorance about women.

introducing the Female Filmmakers Forum

I’m inviting female filmmakers to share their projects with my readers… [This post is not behind the paywall.]

why I am done with fantasy that abuses women in the name of “realism”

I am looking at you, Game of Thrones. (But not you alone.)

how to pretend a movie is not about a woman (because who likes Milla Jovovich anyway?)

Why is the U.S. marketing for Survivor pretending that Milla Jovovich is not the protagonist of the film?

spoiler alert: about the ending of Spring

How giving a familiar romance a genre spin makes it much, much worse than it would have been without it.

why do little girls like princess stuff so much?

The answer is ridiculously obvious, in fact…

how movies fail girls and women (fans and filmmakers alike)

Girls and women love movies just as much as boys and men do. But it’s a love that gets thrown back in our faces by 95 percent of films.

spoiler alert: about the ending of Snowpiercer

I’m mystified that some people are upset by how Snowpiercer ends. Because anything else than what we get would be a tragedy on every level.

why do women wear sexy cosplay costumes, anyway?

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…

more goodies

new and ongoing theatrical movie releases, US/Can/UK, from Jul 01

Fri Jul 01 2016, 10:05pm | comments off

Microbe & Gasoline movie rating: yellow light

Fri Jul 01 2016, 06:12pm | 0 comments

from Facebook: 25% off at US Zazzle for Fourth of July

Fri Jul 01 2016, 11:57am | 0 comments

from Facebook: how Tolkien was inspired by the Battle of the Somme

Fri Jul 01 2016, 11:57am | 0 comments

2016’s films ranked

Thu Jun 30 2016, 10:30pm | 0 comments

Our Kind of Traitor movie review: ordinary everyday spies

Thu Jun 30 2016, 10:18pm | 0 comments

from Facebook: maybe Brexit won’t be a disaster for British film?

Thu Jun 30 2016, 08:48pm | 0 comments

from Facebook: the new AMPAS members are only a small step in the right direction

Thu Jun 30 2016, 08:32pm | 0 comments

The BFG movie review: that sense of wonder where it all went wrong

Thu Jun 30 2016, 12:29pm | 2 comments

from Facebook: David Tennant reads anti-Trump tweets

Wed Jun 29 2016, 10:40pm | 0 comments

from Facebook: is Paramount trying to kill Star Trek fandom?

Wed Jun 29 2016, 10:39pm | 7 comments

from Facebook: more on what Brexit means for British film and TV

Wed Jun 29 2016, 10:38pm | 3 comments

from Facebook: Defense Against the Dark Arts prof Elizabeth Warren

Wed Jun 29 2016, 10:36pm | 0 comments

Independence Day: Resurgence movie review: Precis of Report on Readiness of Planet YD56201.3 to Join Galactic Alliance

Wed Jun 29 2016, 09:59pm | 10 comments

from Facebook: whither the Enterprise shuttles?

Tue Jun 28 2016, 09:18pm | 1 comment

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