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Chick Flicks: December 6-27

chick flick – (n.) A movie that targets a primarily female audience.
(e.g., most rom-coms, rom-drams, rom-droms and the like)
Note: Although commonly misconstrued as such, the term is not, in fact, a pejorative or a synonym for
The Notebook.
What’s In A Name?: Re-Defining “CHICK FLICK”

Although December 2013 suffers a serious shortage of good old-fashioned holiday chick flicks, here’s the 411 on 4 flicks hitting theaters and VOD/digital rental December 6-27.

UPDATED (December 6, 2013): Link to Screen Invasion’s review of Expecting added below.
UPDATED (December 27, 2013): Links to Screen Invasion’s reviews of Saving Mr. Banks and Her added below.

December 6, 2013 (LIMITED — LA)
NR....87 min.....Comedy, Drama
WRITER / DIRECTOR: Jessie McCormack
Michelle Monaghan, Radha Mitchell, Jon Dore, Michael Weston, Mimi Kennedy, Andrew Shea

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..RENT IT:..iTunes....Amazon Instant Video....Google Play....VUDU....YouTube....VOD (“Where to Watch”)..

EXPECTING Movie Review
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Saving Mr. Banks
December 13, 2013 (LIMITED) / December 20, 2013 (Wide)
PG-13....125 min.....Biography, Comedy, Drama, Family, History, Music
DIRECTOR: John Lee Hancock……WRITERS: Kelly Marcel, Sue Smith
Emma Thompson, Tom Hanks, Paul Giamatti, Jason Schwartzman, Colin Farrell,
Ruth Wilson, Rachel Griffiths, Annie Buckley, Bradley Whitford, B.J. Novak, Kathy Baker

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Oscar Watching: SAVING MR. BANKS for the Oscars?

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December 18, 2013 (LIMITED) / January 10, 2014 (Wide)
R....120 min.....Comedy, Drama, Romance, Sci-Fi
Joaquin Phoenix, Amy Adams, Rooney Mara, Olivia Wilde, Scarlett Johansson

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HER Movie Review

5 Fall Chick Flicks: November 1-27
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August: Osage County
December 25, 2013
R....130 min.....Comedy, Drama
DIRECTOR: John Wells……WRITER: Tracy Letts
Meryl Streep, Julia Roberts, Ewan McGregor, Chris Cooper, Abigail Breslin, Benedict Cumberbatch,
Juliette Lewis, Margo Martindale, Dermot Mulroney, Julianne Nicholson, Sam Shepard, Misty Upham
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5 Fall Chick Flicks: September 27–October 25

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Don’t see your most anticipated December chick flick above?
Tell me about it in the comments below!

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Happy holidays to one and all!

P.S. Don’t forget to check out other great Gift Guides from the Screen Invasion Team!

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Sarah Katz

Sarah Katz

Born-and-bred New Yorker. Lifelong film & TV lover—from chick flicks, rom-coms, rom-droms, rom-drams, and tweentertainment, to Shakespeare, period pieces, James Bond, fairy tales, and mafia movies.