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Chick Flicks: April 2014 – CUBAN FURY, THE OTHER WOMAN and More

chick flick – (n.) 1. A movie that targets a primarily female audience.
(e.g., most rom-coms, rom-drams, rom-droms and the like)
2. A movie centered around a strong female protagonist.
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”
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Normally I’d write an intro…but honestly, I think that the good people at FiveThirtyEight said it all earlier this week, in their analysis of The Dollar-And-Cents Case Against Hollywood’s Exclusion of Women (April 1, 2014). They certainly did an excellent job of presenting a notion I’ve always known to be true: There’s money to be made by films that prominently feature women, whether they’re chick flicks or not.
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So, without further ado, here’s the 411 on 6 chick flicks hitting theaters and digital/VOD April 425.
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UPDATED (April 10-11): Links to Screen Invasion’s reviews of Cuban Fury and Hateship Loveship, and for renting Hateship Loveship added.
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April 4

10 Rules for
Sleeping Around

(LIMITED / VOD)
R....94 min.....Comedy, Romance
WRITER / DIRECTOR: Leslie Greif
Jesse Bradford, Tammin Sursok, Chris Marquette,
Virginia Williams, Michael McKean,
Wendi McLendon-Covey

Facebook....@4SleepingAround

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In AMC Theaters (4/4–4/10)

RENT / BUY
iTunes

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April 11

Cuban Fury
(LIMITED / WIDE: Apr. 18)
R....98 min.....Comedy, Romance
DIRECTOR: James Griffiths
WRITER: Jon Brown
Nick Frost, Rashida Jones, Chris O’Dowd,
Olivia Colman, Ian McShane, Wendi McLendon-Covey
Alexandra Roach, Rory Kinnear, Kayvan Novak

Website....FB....#CubanFury....YouTube

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CUBAN FURY Movie Review

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April 11

Hank and Asha
(LIMITED)
NR....73 min.....Comedy, Romance
DIRECTOR: James E. Duff
WRITERS: James E. Duff & Julia Morrison
Mahira Kakkar, Andrew Pastides
Website....Facebook
@HankandAsha....YouTube

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NYC (4/11) | LA (4/18)

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Hateship Loveship
(LIMITED / VOD)
R....102 min.....Drama
DIRECTOR: Liza Johnson
WRITER: Mark Poirier
Based on the short story by Alice Munro
Kristen Wiig, Guy Pearce, Hailee Steinfeld, Nick Nolte
Website....#HateshipLoveship

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RENT
iTunes....Movies On Demand
IFC Films On Demand

HATESHIP LOVESHIP Movie Review

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April 18

Tasting Menu
(LIMITED)
PG-13....85 min.....Comedy
DIRECTOR: Roger Gual
WRITERS: Javier Calvo & Roger Gual
Stephen Rea, Finnoula Flannagan, Claudia Bassols
Jan Cornet, Vicenta Ndongo, Togo Igawa
Website....Facebook
@menudegustacio....#TastingMenuFilm

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In Theaters

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April 25

The Other Woman
(WIDE)
R....Comedy
DIRECTOR: Nick Cassavetes
WRITER: Melissa Stack
Cameron Diaz, Leslie Mann, Kate Upton,
Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Nicki Minaj, Taylor Kinney
Website....Facebook....@OtherWomanMovie....G+
Instagram....Pinterest....Tumblr....YouTube

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Don’t see your most anticipated April chick flick above?
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