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I pledge not to review any new movie available only in cinemas as long as COVID-19 remains a danger

Thu Jun 18 2020, 07:40pm | 0 comments

Teen Titans Go! To the Movies movie review: the last action heroes (to get a movie)

Thu Aug 02 2018, 07:57pm | 11 comments

Justice League movie review: grab ’em by the fanboy

Fri Nov 17 2017, 09:40pm | 76 comments

curated: be vewy vewy quiet: Elmer Fudd is hunting Batman

Mon Jun 26 2017, 04:23am | 4 comments

curated: all fucked up on the ‘Wonder Woman’ front

Tue May 16 2017, 05:16pm | 1 comment

curated: where is the saturation marketing for ‘Wonder Woman’?

Wed Apr 26 2017, 02:43pm | 17 comments

CHiPs movie review: they promised chip would happen, and it did

Mon Mar 27 2017, 10:22pm | 17 comments

La La Land movie review: city of stars, shining just for us

Fri Jan 13 2017, 10:35pm | 18 comments

from Facebook: open letter rages at Warner Bros. (and it’s not just about DC flicks)

Sat Aug 13 2016, 02:06pm | 10 comments

Suicide Squad movie review: sh*t squad

Fri Aug 05 2016, 06:30pm | 169 comments

London photo: Warner Bros. water tower, Lego version

Mon Nov 02 2015, 09:43pm | 2 comments

London photo: he’s Batman

Thu Apr 02 2015, 08:03pm | 4 comments

two things about Edge of Tomorrow

Fri May 30 2014, 07:34pm | 8 comments

is Russell Crowe’s Noah a “crazy, irrational, religious nut”?

Fri Feb 14 2014, 09:56pm | 26 comments

most popular posts on FlickFilosopher week of Jun 22-28 2013

Sat Jun 29 2013, 10:47pm | 0 comments

Jeff Robinov, who decreed that Warner Bros wouldn’t make movies with female leads, wants to not make women-led films elsewhere, probably

Wed Jun 26 2013, 11:19pm | 15 comments

breaking! photo of half-naked woman found on the Internet! (and other adventures in social networking)

Tue Feb 12 2013, 12:01am | 13 comments

Mitt Romney/Paul Ryan slash fan fiction is a real thing (and other adventures in social networking)

Thu Aug 23 2012, 12:01am | 0 comments

Blake’s 7 reboot coming to US television? (and other adventures in social networking)

Fri Jul 27 2012, 12:14am | 7 comments

The Dark Knight Rises (review)

Mon Jul 16 2012, 11:57pm | 2 comments

question of the day: With so many expensive movies sinking this year, will Hollywood step back from the blockbuster?

Mon Jun 04 2012, 12:08pm | 0 comments

London photo of the day: I always thought Harry Potter was a little square…

Mon May 07 2012, 01:59am | 0 comments

a U.S.-only Avengers postcredits tag scene (and other adventures in social networking)

Thu May 03 2012, 11:51pm | 0 comments

Project X (trailer)

Mon Feb 27 2012, 01:32pm | 0 comments

George Lucas says Greedo always shot first (and other adventures in social networking)

Sat Feb 11 2012, 12:25am | 0 comments

question of the day: Is there any way in hell that a live-action Jetsons movie won’t suck hyperdrive fumes?

Thu Feb 09 2012, 10:14am | 0 comments

Upside Down (trailer)

Mon Jan 09 2012, 09:00am | 0 comments

translating Hollywood: the greenlighting of the Lego movie

Thu Nov 17 2011, 10:30pm | 0 comments

must reads: “Warner Bros: we issued takedowns for files we never saw, didn’t own copyright to”

Thu Nov 10 2011, 09:27pm | 0 comments

question of the day: Is there any good reason for Warner Bros. to pull the Harry Potter DVDs from stores?

Tue Oct 25 2011, 08:55am | 0 comments

‘Hobbit’ films gets titles, release dates

Mon May 30 2011, 07:55pm | 0 comments

Osama bin Laden on Twitter; no black people at the royal wedding, duh; DVD sales are plummeting; more: leftover links

Sat May 07 2011, 09:01pm | 0 comments

wait, what? Warner Bros. now owns Rotten Tomatoes

Wed May 04 2011, 02:38pm | 0 comments

trailer break: ‘The Hangover Part II’ (the one you can’t see in theaters)

Fri Apr 08 2011, 01:20pm | 0 comments

Scott “Dilbert” Adams comes out of the closet as a misogynist; Duke Nukem Forever features “Capture the Babe” mode; how Disney invaded our childhoods; more: leftover links

Sun Apr 03 2011, 03:20pm | 0 comments

question of the day: Would you watch movies on Facebook?

Tue Mar 08 2011, 10:03am | 0 comments

wtf: ‘The Stand’ as a feature film?

Fri Feb 04 2011, 05:29pm | 0 comments

NBC is sooo regretting letting Conan go; new Wolverine movie is called ‘The Wolverine’; BBC continues to employ David Tennant and John Simm; more: leftover links

Sun Nov 21 2010, 04:06pm | 0 comments

tres cool: no 3D for ‘Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows’

Wed Oct 13 2010, 09:13pm | 0 comments

Flipped (review)

Tue Sep 07 2010, 02:36pm | 6 comments

Rooney Mara is the American girl with the dragon tattoo; Net neutrality’s swan song; is George Lucas an asshole?; more: leftover links

Sun Aug 22 2010, 01:05pm | 3 comments

trailer break: ‘Flipped’

Thu Aug 12 2010, 01:11pm | 2 comments

‘Inception’ attacks ‘X-Men: First Class’; pushing back against 3D; Lisbeth Salander does not eat pray love; more: leftover links

Sun Aug 08 2010, 11:03am | 2 comments

The Sorcerer’s Apprentice (review)

Wed Jul 14 2010, 02:25pm | 34 comments

question of the day: Are you suspicious when a studio tailors screening access to a film, as has happened with ‘Inception’?

Thu Jul 08 2010, 11:15am | 10 comments

trailer break: ‘Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows’

Wed Jun 30 2010, 12:36pm | 17 comments

going Godwin on ‘Toy Story 3’; why ‘Splice’ isn’t sci fi (and neither is ‘Minority Report’ anymore); more: leftover links

Sun Jun 20 2010, 05:41pm | 4 comments

Green Lantern’s CGI wardrobe, cutting the cord to cable TV, sexy Shrek, and more: leftover links

Sat Apr 17 2010, 12:31pm | 2 comments

how to create a male sex slave, Kevin Smith is fat, ‘FlashForward’s gonna suck, more: leftover links

Sat Feb 20 2010, 09:21pm | 5 comments

because there’s no formula Hollywood can’t beat into the ground

Tue Feb 16 2010, 08:21pm | 8 comments

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