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10 Chick Flicks: May 2014 – WALK OF SHAME, MALEFICENT & More

chick flick – (n.) 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”

Spring has sprung, summer is on its way, and here’s the 411 on 10 chick flicks hitting theaters and digital/VOD from May 230.
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UPDATED (May 9): Links to Screen Invasion’s reviews of Belle and Chef added below.
UPDATED (May 13): Info for A Short History of Decay and The Big Ask added.
UPDATED (May 23): Link to Screen Invasion’s review of Blended added.
UPDATED (May 29-30): Link to Screen Invasion’s review of Maleficent, and links to rent Lucky Them, added.
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May 2

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Belle
(LIMITED)
PG....104 min.....Drama
DIRECTOR: Amma Asante….WRITER: Misan Sagay
Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Tom Wilkinson, Miranda Richardson,
Penelope Wilton, Matthew Goode, Emily Watson

Website....Facebook....#BelleMovie
Pinterest....YouTube

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Where & When to See BELLE

BELLE Movie Review

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Walk of Shame
(LIMITED / VOD / Digital)
R....95 min.....Comedy
WRITER/DIRECTOR: Steven Brill
Elizabeth Banks, James Marsden, Gillian Jacobs
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Website....Facebook....@WalkOfShameFilm
Tumblr....YouTube

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RENT / PRE-ORDER
iTunes....Amazon....VUDU
Focus World VOD/Digital

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May 9

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Chef
R....115 min.....Comedy
WRITER/DIRECTOR: Jon Favreau
Jon Favreau, Emjay Anthony, Sofia Vergara,
John Leguizamo, Scarlett Johansson,
Dustin Hoffman, Oliver Platt
Website....Facebook....@ChefTheFilm
Instagram....Pinterest

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CHEF Movie Review

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Mom’s Night Out
PG....98 min.....Comedy
DIRECTORS: Andrew Erwin & Jon Erwin
WRITERS: Jon Erwin & Andrea Gyertson Nasfell
Sarah Drew, Sean Astin,
Patricia Heaton, Trace Adkins
Website....Facebook....@MNOmovie....G+
Instagram....Pinterest....Tumblr....YouTube

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Theaters & Showtimes

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May 9 (cont’)

Palo Alto
(NYC + LA / VOD / Digital)
R....100 min.....Drama
WRITER/DIRECTOR: Gia Coppola
Based on short stories by James Franco
Emma Roberts, James Franco, Jack Kilmer, Nat Wolff
Zoe Levin, Chris Messina, Val Kilmer
Website....FB....@PaloAltoMovie....Instagram

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Find a Theater

RENT / PRE-ORDER
iTunes

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May 16

A Short History of Decay
(LIMITED – NYC)
R....Comedy
WRITER/DIRECTOR: Michael Maren
Bryan Greenberg, Linda Lavin, Harris Yulin,
Kathleen Rose Perkins, Benjamin King,
Rebecca Dayan, Emmanuelle Chriqui
Website....FB....@ShortHistory....Pinterest

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Village East Cinema – Tickets

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May 23

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Blended
PG-13....117 min.....Comedy
DIRECTOR: Frank Coraci
WRITERS: Ivan Menchell & Clare Sera
Adam Sandler, Drew Barrymore,
Wendi McLendon-Covey, Kevin Nealon
Website....Facebook....@BlendedMovie....G+
Pinterest....Tumblr....YouTube

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BLENDED Movie Review

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Lila, Lila
(LIMITED – NYC)
NR....104 min.....Comedy
DIRECTOR: Alain Gsponer
WRITER: Alex Buresch
Daniel Brühl, Hannah Herzsprung, Henry Hübchen
Website....Facebook....#LilaLila
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May 23 (cont’)

Words and Pictures
(LIMITED)
PG-13....111 min.....Comedy, Drama, Romance
DIRECTOR: Fred Schepisi
WRITER: Gerald Di Pego
Clive Owen, Juliette Binoche
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Website....Facebook....#WordsAndPictures

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May 30

The Big Ask
(LIMITED/VOD/Digital)
NR....90 min.....Comedy, Drama
DIRECTORS: Thomas Beatty & Rebecca Fishman
WRITER: Thomas Beatty
Gillian Jacobs, Zachary Knighton, David Krumholtz,
Melanie Lynskey, Ahna O’Reilly, Jason Ritter
Website....Facebook....@BigAskMovie....Tumblr

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RENT / PRE-ORDER
(May 20)
iTunes....VUDU....VOD

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May 30 (cont’)

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Lucky Them
(LIMITED / VOD / Digital)
R....97 min.....Drama, Comedy
DIRECTOR: Megan Griffiths
WRITERS: Huck Botko & Emily Wachtel
Toni Collette, Thomas Haden Church, Oliver Platt,
Nina Arianda, Ryan Eggold, Ahna O’Reilly
chick flicks
Website....#LuckyThem

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RENT
iTunes....Google Play
Movies On Demand
IFC On Demand

LUCKY THEM Movie Review

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Maleficent
PG....135 min.
Action, Adventure, Family, Fantasy, Romance
DIRECTOR: Robert Stromberg
WRITERS: Linda Woolverton & John Lee Hancock
Angelina Jolie, Elle Fanning, Sharlto Copley, Imelda Staunton
Miranda Richardson, Juno Temple, Lesley Manville

Website....Facebook....@Maleficent
G+....Pinterest....YouTube

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MALEFICENT Movie Review

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