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Get your free passes to see The Other Woman in Baltimore or DC

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Want to be among the first to see the new comedy ‘The Other Woman’? CliqueClack has your free passes to the advance screenings in Baltimore and DC. Find out how to get a pair!

 

CliqueClack has partnered with Twentieth Century Fox to offer readers in the Baltimore and DC areas an opportunity to attend an advance screening of the new comedy The Other Woman, starring Cameron Diaz, Leslie Mann, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Kate Upton, Taylor Kinney, and Nicki Minaj.

After discovering her boyfriend is married, a woman (Diaz) tries to get her ruined life back on track. But when she accidentally meets the wife he’s been cheating on (Mann), she realizes they have much in common, and her sworn enemy becomes her greatest friend. When yet another affair is discovered (Upton), all three women team up to plot mutual revenge on their cheating, lying, three-timing SOB.

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Apr
18

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Win free passes to see Walking With the Enemy in Boston

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CliqueClack wants to give our Boston fans a chance to attend the advance screening of ‘Walking With the Enemy.’ Find out how you can win a pair of passes!

 

CliqueClack has partnered with Liberty Studios to offer readers in the Boston area an opportunity to attend an advance screening of the drama Walking With the Enemystarring Jonas Armstrong, Hannah Tointon and Ben Kingsley.

Inspired by the true story of Pinchas Rosenbaum, Walking With the Enemy begins in the final months of World War II.  The Nazis are desperately trying to enact their genocide against Jews in Hungary, who had been protected from persecution until their leader Regent Horthy (Kingsley) was forced to bow to the will of Hitler and Eichmann. Hoping to find his displaced family and avoid being placed in a labor camp, young Elek Cohen (Armstrong) undertakes extraordinary measures to survive, using a stolen uniform to pose as a Nazi officer so that he can reroute Jews to safety and disrupt the activities of the German occupiers.

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Apr
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Alan Partridge is a funny movie, even if it ends up mostly pointless

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‘Alan Partridge’ is a funny movie, but the comedy may be too dry and odd for those unfamiliar with British humour.

 

As people get older, they struggle with the ever increasing feeling of wondering if they still matter. Technology doesn’t help matters, with new ways overwhelming the old ways all the time, from blue collar manufacturing work to old school newspaper journalism. Sometimes these changes lead to greater improvements for society as a whole, even if they cause problems with a workforce not used to the new order of things. But there is also the corporate, insidious side of things, concerned with the lowest common denominator and jumping on the latest fad.

Of course, this sort of subject has been covered in movies from Network to Wayne’s World, and countless other examples in other forms of media. By this point, it’s hardly a new worry, although people certainly still worry about it. The Internet and YouTube have made it easier for people to become famous with very little talent and no training, although often the more talented and charismatic ones tend to eventually do better than the rest. Usually, anyway. But as the talent pool of unpaid labor grows and more distractions are available to the public, sacrifices will be made in the old media guard, because there’s only so much money and energy to go around. And only so many hours in the day.

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Apr
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Transcendence is a dumb movie about smart people

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‘Transcendence’ wants to be a smart, thrilling, what-if sci-fi flick, but like an overworked hard drive, the whole thing just ends up crashing.

 

We’ve all seen movies featuring sentient computers: 2001: A Space Odyssey, WarGames, Eagle Eye, Demon Seed, Colossus: The Forbin Project, TRON, and of course the Terminator movies. And we all know how badly things usually go once the computers become more intelligent and “alive” than their human counterparts. But what would happen if a human’s intelligence and essence were to be uploaded into a super computer?

That’s the question posed by the new sci-fi thriller Transcendence. Johnny Depp stars as a computer genius who has helped develop a supercomputer known as PINN, a creation that is as “alive” as a machine can be. But a fringe group of techno-terrorists believe that PINN and other pieces of technology like it threaten our very being on the planet (kind of like The Terminator‘s SkyNet), so they bomb several computer labs and attempt to assassinate Depp’s Dr. Caster. He doesn’t die from the shooting, but it turns out the bullet was laced with radioactive material that was detected too late to save him, so his wife decides to take the PINN project one step further and upload her husband onto the hard drives. What could possibly go wrong?

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Apr
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Win free passes to see The Other Woman in Indianapolis

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Want to be the first to see the new comedy ‘The Other Woman’? CliqueClack can make that happen for readers in Indianapolis! Read on to find out how to get free passes to the advance screening.

 

CliqueClack has partnered with Twentieth Century Fox to offer readers in the Indianapolis area an opportunity to attend an advance screening of the new comedy The Other Woman, starring Cameron Diaz, Leslie Mann, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Kate Upton, Taylor Kinney, and Nicki Minaj.

After discovering her boyfriend is married, a woman (Diaz) tries to get her ruined life back on track. But when she accidentally meets the wife he’s been cheating on (Mann), she realizes they have much in common, and her sworn enemy becomes her greatest friend. When yet another affair is discovered (Upton), all three women team up to plot mutual revenge on their cheating, lying, three-timing SOB.

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Apr
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Win passes to see Finding Vivian Maier in Washington, DC

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Vivian Maier was a prolific photographer no one had ever heard of until recently, and now her story is being told in the new documentary ‘Finding Vivian Maier.’ Find out how you can get tickets to an advance screening in DC.

 

CliqueClack has partnered with Sundance Selects, Ravine Pictures and Allied Integrated Marketing to offer readers in the DC area an opportunity to attend an advance screening of the new documentary Finding Vivian Maier. Who is Vivian Maier? Now considered one of the 20th century’s greatest street photographers, Vivian Maier was a mysterious nanny who secretly took over 100,000 photographs that went unseen during her lifetime. Since buying her work by chance at auction, amateur historian John Maloof has crusaded to put this prolific photographer in the history books. Maier’s strange and riveting life and art are revealed through never-before-seen photographs, films, and interviews with dozens who thought they knew her.

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Beyond the Wall: Who is the most evil in the land?

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‘Game of Thrones’ has been lucky to have an antagonist as reviled as Joffrey Baratheon. But considering the events surrounding the Red Wedding, perhaps someone else is the most evil person in Westeros. Non-book readers, remember this post is dark and full of spoilers.

 

The word “gamechanger” is thrown around a little too often these days. Game of Thrones, though, is a show that establishes its right to use it time and time again. “The Lion and the Rose” was just the next in a lineage of episodes that includes “Baelor,” “Blackwater” and “The Rains of Castamere” … and we are only two episodes into this season!

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Joffrey Baratheon has long been this show’s biggest antagonist. In recent seasons though, there have been a couple of contenders to that crown. Have the recent actions of people like Walder Frey, Roose Bolton, Balon Greyjoy and Tywin Lannister himself changed that dynamic? Considering the lay of the land after this week’s events, who is the most evil in all of Westeros?

But before we get into that, our regular SPOILER WARNING. Beyond the Wall is a column that is written for book-readers by book-readers. So if you aren’t a fan of the hairstyles of the highborn ladies of Westeros, then this post isn’t for you. Continue reading 'Beyond the Wall: Who is the most evil in the land?' »

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Win free passes to see The Quiet Ones in DC

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Hammer Horror is back with ‘The Quiet Ones,’ and we have free passes to the advance DC screening. Find out how you can scare up a pair!

 

CliqueClack has partnered with Lionsgate and Allied Integrated Marketing to offer readers in Washington, DC an opportunity to attend an advance screening of the new thriller The Quiet Ones starring Jared Harris, Sam Claflin and Olivia Cooke. Tucked away in an estate outside of London, Professor Coupland along with a team of university students conduct an “experiment” on Jane Harper, a young girl who harbors unspeakable secrets. What dark forces they uncover are more terrifying than any of them expected. Inspired by true events.

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Apr
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Ripper Street, Anger Management, Flowers in the Attic come to home video

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TV on DVD and Blu-ray April 15 includes ‘Ripper Street,’ ‘The Bletchley Circle,’ ‘Anger Management,’ ‘Flowers in the Attic,’ ‘The Gabby Douglas Story,’ ‘Hell’s Kitchen,’ ‘The Carol Burnett Show,’ ‘The Beverly Hillbillies,’ ‘Petticoat Junction,’ ‘Angry Birds Toons,’ and more!

 

New TV shows and TV movies are coming to home video this week, including the canceled but revived BBC series Ripper Street, which will get a third season courtesy of Amazon. PBS is airing The Bletchley Circle, and season two is also coming to home video this week. Charlie Sheen’s Anger Management arrives as well, along with Lifetime’s remake of the disturbing horror thriller Flowers in the Attic and the uplifting The Gabby Douglas Story. Classic TV fans can catch up with newly released episodes of The Carol Burnett Show, The Beverly Hillbillies and Petticoat Junction. These titles and more will be available April 15. Take a look at our shopper’s guide after the jump to see the week’s highlights, and click on a link to get more information or to make a purchase.

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Philomena, Walter Mitty, The Nut Job and more come to home video

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Movies on DVD, Blu-ray and Digital April 15 include ‘Philomena,’ ‘The Secret Life of Walter Mitty,’ ‘The Nut Job,’ ‘Ride Along,’ ‘Black Nativity,’ ‘Interior. Leather Bar.’, ‘Great Expectations,’ ‘Mallrats,’ ‘Reality Bites,’ ‘Uncle Buck,’ ‘Touch of Evil,’ ‘Double Indemnity,’ and more!

 

We’ve got some great movies to tell you about this week which are coming to home video. Leading off the group is Philomena, the film that probably would have won Judi Dench another Oscar if it hadn’t been for Cate Blanchett’s extraordinary performance in Blue Jasmine. Ben Stiller’s reimagining of the classic The Secret Life of Walter Mitty was expected to be a big deal over the holidays, but it seems to have gotten lost in the shuffle. Our Kim Tibbs enjoyed it, however. Kim also enjoyed the casting of The Nut Job, but thought the movie may have been overly complicated for the kiddies. We kept Kim busy in January with reviews, and she checked out another of this week’s video releases, Ride Along, as well. Classic movie fans should be very excited for the Blu-ray releases of Double Indemnity and Touch of Evil, and the modern day classic Reality Bites. These titles are more will be available April 15. Check out the week’s highlights in our shopper’s guide after the jump, and click on a link to get more information or to make a purchase.

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