A SIMPLE FAVOR – Review by Brandy McDonnell

Anna Kendrick stars as Stephanie, an overachieving mommy blogger raising her young son alone following her husband’s death in a car crash. A buttoned-down perfectionist whose elaborate volunteer efforts make her the object of ridicule at her son’s school, she seems like the last person in the world who would become friends with Emily (Blake Lively), the glamorous, high-powered publicist.

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AWFJ Movie of the Week, July 10 – July 16: GHOSTBUSTERS

Opening July 16, AWFJ’s Movie of the Week is Ghostbusters, the hotly-awaited new all-female reboot of the beloved sci-fi franchise from director Paul Feig (Bridesmaids, The Heat, Spy) which stars Kristen Wiig, Melissa McCarthy, Kate McKinnon and Leslie Jones as the quartet of spook swatters.
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THE WEEK IN WOMEN: FURY ROAD on DVD Brings Furiosa Home, plus Kudos for Blanchett, Hathaway’s Sci-Fi and McCarthy Hypes GHOSTBUSTERS – Brandy McDonnell comments

Invite Imperator Furiosa (Charlize Theron) into your home when Mad Max: Fury Road releases on Blu-ray and DVD this week. Cate Blanchett to receive the BFI Fellowship at London Film Festival in October. Anne Hathaway will produce and star in The Shower, a Scifi comedy with a kick ass female lead. Melissa McCarthy is stumping to boost interest in Paul Feig’s not-so-hotly-anticipated all-female Ghostbusters reboot. Read this week’s The Week in Women.

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Top Five Cinema Female Psyche Distortions and the ‘Isotta Fraschini’ Syndrome – Quendrith Johnson comments

Ever since Maggie Gyllenhaal went public with the fact that she lost a role, at 37, as a love interest

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