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Flick Filosopher–on–Apple News experiment ends
I had hoped that it would bring in a lot of new readers, but it never garnered more than a scant handful of views each month…
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Godzilla: King of the Monsters movie review: gives new meaning to the phrase “disaster movie”
An absolute mess, and nowhere near enough monster action. Does not give good disaster. No fun at all. Makes me long for guys in rubber monster suits awkwardly sparring. At least you could see them.
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new and ongoing cinema releases, US/Can, May 31
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movies by or about women opening US/Can May 29–31
Karen Kramer directs documentary Renegade Dreamers; more… [This post is for Patreon patrons only for the first month.]
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The Secret Life of Pets 2 movie review: gone to the dogs
Underwhelming: episodic, a random collection of unconnected vignettes rather than one cohesive story. Inoffensive, but missing the first movie’s fantastical animals’ perspective on the human world.
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new and ongoing cinema releases, UK/Ire, May 27–31
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movies by or about women opening UK/Ire May 27–31
Octavia Spencer, Diana Silvers, and McKaley Miller star in horror thriller Ma; more… [This post is for Patreon patrons only for the first month.]
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Ma movie review: revenge is sour [pictured]
A bargain-bin cockadoodie pseudo-Misery, a disgraceful waste of the brilliant Octavia Spencer. Has no interest in women’s pain and trauma even as it appropriates it for entertainment purposes.
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new fantasy flash fiction: “Contrary Malediction”
He had been hanging in the theater for many years before he suddenly realized who he was, where he was, and what purpose he served…
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new and ongoing dvd/blu/vod releases, US/Can, May 28
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new and ongoing dvd/blu/vod releases, UK/Ire, May 27–31
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Rocketman movie review: what makes a rock star, and what unmakes him
Joyful and rowdy, self-deprecating and vulnerable, absolutely electrifying as it deconstructs the sex-drugs-and-rock’n’-roll story. Taron Egerton is chills-inducingly good. Sheer cinematic magic.
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