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Movies, music and popular culture reports from Ex-Press staff

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Breaking In Casts Union as Bad-Ass Momma Bear

Capsule Movie Review: Breaking In Gabrielle Union plays a mother embracing her grizzly side as she makes a desperate bid to free her two children from armed kidnappers in James McTiegue’s latest round of high velocity action.  
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Bad Samaritan Owes a Big Debt to Antonioni

Capsule Review: Bad Samaritan Dean Devlin, the producer behind Independence Day, steals a page from the indie playbook with a hackneyed story about a young photographer who accidentally captures a sex crime through his lens in this baby Blow Up.  
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Tully Captures the Waking Dreams and Broken Sleeps of Motherhood

Capsule Movie Review: Tully Charlize Theron reunites with Jason Reitman and screenwriter Diablo Cody for a beautifully rendered tribute to maternal sacrifice, and the unique mental space of a middle-aged mom who wonders if she did life right.

The Protest Movie: Medium Cool Gets Medium Hot

On Film: Activist documentary, embedded journalism at DOXA 2018 An explosion of activist filmmaking means a variety of issues are getting their closeup on the big screen. But are these new forms of non-fiction “protest movies” changing our minds, or changing our understanding of truth? The answer seems to be both.
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I Feel Pretty is Witty and Bright Because Schumer is Goofy and Good

Movie Review: I Feel Pretty Amy Schumer takes on the beauty myth -- literally -- in a story about an insecure woman concussed into confidence in I Feel Pretty, a piece of formula magically transformed into a one-woman screwball comedy of mistaken identity.

Happy National Canadian Film Day! Yes. We Have One.

News: National Canadian Film Day Once stunted by an icy carapace of quiet self-loathing and back-stabbing bickering, our love for Canadian cinema is beginning to blossom every spring with screenings across the country, and the world, in the budding celebration called National Canadian Film Day -- which celebrates its fifth year today with more than 850 events and a focus on female filmmakers.
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Beirut Blows Up Jon Hamm

Movie Review: Beirut The star of Mad Men brokers his movie star stubble and complex male charms in Beirut, a big-screen thriller where human drama is perpetually pushed out of the frame by the bulldozer of political urgency.

Stephen Campanelli: The Indian Horse Whisperer

Interview: Stephen Campanelli, Forrest Goodluck and AJ Kapashesit on Indian Horse He spent more than two decades in Los Angeles lensing Clint Eastwood’s Oscar winners. Now Montreal-born Stephen Campanelli is back on home turf, taking on Canada’s ugly legacy of residential schools with his big-picture take on Richard Wagamese’s Indian Horse.
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Borg vs. McEnroe: Resistance is Futile

Movie Review: Borg vs. McEnroe “The greatest tennis match of all time” serves as the final destination for Janus Metz’s crafty biopic about polar opposites Björn Borg and John McEnroe, but getting there is half the fun thanks to a sweaty workout from Shia LaBeouf and Sverrir Gudnason.
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Blockers Tackles Teen Sex Comedy Gender Gap

Movie Review: Blockers Veteran writer and producer Kay Cannon makes her directorial debut with this raunchy comedy about three young women hoping to lose their virginity on prom night, and the parents who want to stop them.