chick flick – (n.) A movie that targets a primarily female audience.
(e.g., most rom-coms, rom-drams, rom-droms and the like)
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”

Welcome to 2014(!), where chick flicks will be front and center at the January and February box office (YAY!)—and apparently are no longer content to keep it “PG”. In an unusual turn of events, 4 of the 5 chick flicks hitting theaters, VOD, and digital rental from January 3-31 have earned an “R” from the MPAA. (The fifth film was not rated.)
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I’m intrigued by this development. I dig vibrant and sassy flick chicks who aren’t afraid to tell it like it is, to get a little somethin’-somethin’ on their own turns, or to hand down a verbal bitch-slap when one is due. So, I suppose I should re-phrase this paragraph’s opening line: I’m not merely “intrigued by” January’s R-rated flavor—I’m 100% freakin’ psyched for it.
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Here, without further ado, is the 411 on January’s chick flicks…

UPDATED (Jan. 17): Link to Screen Invasion’s review of G.B.F. added below.
UPDATED (Feb. 4): Link to Screen Invasion’s review of That Awkward Moment and rental info for At Middleton added below.
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Vino Veritas
January 15, 2014
(iTunes / VOD)
NR....96 min.....Comedy
DIRECTOR: Sarah Knight……WRITER: David MacGregor
Carrie Preston, Heather Raffo, Brian Hutchison, Bernard White
Website....Facebook....@VinoVeritasFilm....YouTube

WATCH IT
(Jan. 15)
iTunes....VOD

This Chick’s Flicks: How to Make a “Successful” Chick Flick

G.B.F.
January 17, 2014
(LIMITED / VOD)
R....92 min.....Comedy
DIRECTOR: Darren Stein……WRITER: George Northy
Michael J. Willett, Paul Iacono, Sasha Pieterse, Andrea Bowen, Xosha Roquemore,
Molly Tarlov, Evanna Lynch, Joanna ‘JoJo’ Levesque, Derek Mio, Taylor Frey, Brock Harris,
Rebecca Gayheart, Jonathan Silverman, Horatio Sanz, Natasha Lyonne, Megan Mullally
Website....Facebook....@GBFmovie....YouTube

RENT IT
(Jan. 17)
iTunes....VUDU....Movies On Demand

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PRE-ORDER
(Feb. 11)
Amazon....Walmart

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G.B.F.Movie Review

G.B.F.: A Prime Pick-Up for U.S. Distributors

That Awkward Moment
January 31, 2014
R....94 min.....Comedy, Romance
WRITER / DIRECTOR: Tom Gormican
Zac Efron, Miles Teller, Michael B. Jordan, Imogen Poots, Jessica Lucas
Website....Facebook....@SoVeryAwkward....Google+....Instagram....Tumblr....YouTube

THAT AWKWARD MOMENT Movie Review

This Chick’s Flicks: Guilt-Less Pleasures

At Middleton
January 31, 2014
(LIMITED / VOD)
R....99 min.....Romance, Comedy
DIRECTOR: Adam Rodgers……WRITERS: Glenn German & Adam Rodgers
Andy Garcia, Vera Farmiga, Taissa Farmiga, Spencer Lofranco, Nicholas Braun, Peter Riegert, Tom Skerritt
Facebook....@At_Middleton

RENT IT
iTunes....Amazon....Google Play....YouTube....VUDU....VOD

This Chick’s Flicks: The Ups & Downs of 2012’s Chick Flicks

Best Night Ever
January 31, 2014
(LIMITED / VOD)
R....82 min.....Comedy
WRITERS / DIRECTORS: Jason Friedberg & Aaron Seltzer
Desiree Hall, Samantha Colburn, Eddie Ritchard, Crista Flanagan
Website....Facebook....#BestNightEver

RENT IT
(Dec. 30, 2013)
iTunes....Amazon....Google Play....VOD

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