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Dora and the Lost City of Gold Isabela Moner

new and ongoing cinema releases, US/Can, Aug 09
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movies by or about women opening US/Can Aug 09
Andrea Berloff writes and directs The Kitchen, starring Elisabeth Moss, Melissa McCarthy, and Tiffany Haddish; more… [This post is for Patreon patrons only for the first month.]
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new and ongoing cinema releases, UK/Ire, Aug 09
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movies by or about women opening UK/Ire Aug 09
Ry Russo-Young directs romantic drama The Sun Is Also a Star, costarring Yara Shahidi; more… [This post is for Patreon patrons only for the first month.]
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new and ongoing dvd/blu/vod releases, US/Can, Aug 06–09
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new and ongoing dvd/blu/vod releases, UK/Ire, Aug 05–09
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Blinded by the Light movie review: bend it like The Boss
Seriously adorkable teen is saved, in 1987, by the rock poetry of Bruce Springsteen. The Boss is still relevant today, as is, alas, the harsh political and economic setting of Thatcher’s Britain.
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Dora and the Lost City of Gold movie review: archeology is her religion [pictured]
Raiders of the Lost Ark lite for kids, but juvenile humor and a derivative plot limit its appeal for adults. Teen Dora is really cool, though, and a great role model for girls and boys alike.
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Fast & Furious: Hobbs & Shaw movie review: everything wrong with the world today
A stew of “hilarious” toxic masculinity and nonstop violence as the solution to all problems. Sexist, stupid nonsense, tediously familiar and wholly predictable. Even the cartoonish action falls flat.
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