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Posted 21 Dec 2016 @ 12:03pm

Welcome to Beat's weekly rundown of what's hot in the coming seven days of cinematic releases. After Disney's surprisingly divisive Star Wars effort (which I dug), the Boxing Day Onslaught has finally arrived: the cinematic equivalent of...

Posted 14 Dec 2016 @ 2:11pm

Welcome to the Beat's weekly rundown of what's hot in the coming seven days of cinematic releases. This week, Disney beats everyone to the punch, with what is shaping up to be the biggest screen event of the year.

 

I, too, intend to punch first by getting a few more of these big ol' Boxing Day launches out of the way. I'm dosing you out another three so that you can still fit...

Posted 7 Dec 2016 @ 1:20pm

Welcome to the BRAG's weekly rundown of what's hot in the coming seven days of cinematic releases. I'm easing the BOXING DAY OVERLOAD here by introducing a film *previewed* this week that doesn't launch for a fortnight.

 

In an interesting turn of events after last week's strong female turnout,...

Posted 30 Nov 2016 @ 4:07pm

Welcome to the Beat's weekly rundown of what's hot in the coming seven days of cinematic releases. This week, the ladies reign supreme with lead roles in all five films.

 

Plus, three of the six directors are women, meaning actual equal representation! At least for this week, anyway.

 

The women in these stories are not two-dimensional: they are champions, leaders...

Posted 23 Nov 2016 @ 11:02am

Welcome to the Beat's weekly rundown of what's hot in the coming seven days of cinematic releases. This week, the folks at A Night Of Horror / Fantastic Planet Film Festival are looking forward to your company!

 

But that's an article in and of itself (if I play my cards right)....

Posted 27 Oct 2016 @ 11:36am

Welcome to Beat's weekly rundown of what's hot in the coming seven days of cinematic releases. This week, everyone wisely backs off the major releases, because the alpha is in the house and hungry for box office dolla$.

 

That's right, folks: for those still not suffering from costumed-hero fatigue, Benadryl Cumberbund...

Posted 13 Oct 2016 @ 9:55am

Welcome to Beat's weekly rundown of what's hot in the coming seven days of cinematic releases. One movie for every day of the week this time around. 

 

There's more Tom Hanks than you can poke a global conspiracy at this year, but there's also brand new Aussie drama, real crime, three-quarters of the Ghostbusters, and the return of three masters - Almodóvar, Anno and Chan....

Posted 31 Aug 2016 @ 12:49pm

Welcome to Beat's weekly rundown of what's hot in the coming seven days of cinematic releases. My bugbear of unresolved problems on a script level comes roaring back this week, along with some refreshing horror and painterly drama.

 

Six films again? Goodness, I spoil you. To be fair, there's seven releases, but ...

Posted 9 Aug 2016 @ 2:53pm

Welcome to Beat's weekly rundown of what's hot in the coming seven days of cinematic releases. Today is an auspicious day, as I've finally given up completely on DC after its total botch job on Suicide Squad

 

Two big studio comedies hit screens this week, along with a local offering making waves on the festival circuit...

Posted 4 Aug 2016 @ 1:35pm

Welcome to Beat's weekly rundown of what's hot in the coming seven days of cinematic releases. Hey, you know how you got a bonus film last week? Well, now I'm taxing you. Or, more accurately, there's only four films out this week.

 

I'm making up the shortfall with a SURPRISE GUEST that shows how deeply current I am. Witness me.

 

Thing is, for me, there's only...

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