Those Fantastic Incredibles!


I don’t know how I missed seeing The Incredibles earlier, but it is now my all-time favorite Pixar film. Overall, it is a clever, imaginative, and fun take on the super-hero genre. On top of that, it really shines when it comes to the female characters. First of all, let me introduce one of my […]

Open Thread: Precious

None of us have seen Precious, so I thought I’d open a thread inviting comments from anyone who has? The limited-release movie, based on the novel Push by Sapphire, features a female African-American lead and a number of other female characters (many of color, and at least one is a lesbian). The character “Precious” is […]


Fame follows the lives of a dozen or so young performing artists at the New York Academy of Performing Arts over a period of four years. It’s been roundly panned by the critics, but from a feminist perspective, there was a lot I liked about it. Obviously, this being an ensemble cast, it’s hard to […]

Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen

This was a trainwreck of a  movie. Basically, it’s a bit after the end of the first Transformers. Sam is now getting ready for college. His girlfriend Mikaela is staying home, and they’re going to be long distance. Sam finds a chunk of the All Spark in his stuff and starts having visions. He’s also […]

Up – by Pixar–SPOILERS and a small rant

Up was a heckuva lot of fun. It did get a little toothgrinding, though, that Ellie, Carl’s wife, ended up dying before she could have HER adventure, and it was a little too pat that, once he actually looked through her adventure book, he discovered all the pictures she of the two of them together […]

Open Thread: Night at the Museum: Battle for the Smithsonian

Night at the Museum 2–Second attempt at writing this review. I thought it was funny, but I didn’t like it much. The main change in this sequel is there’s a female costar. Amy Adams plays an effervescent Amelia Earhart. I won’t quibble too much with the immense difference between this adventurous, bubbly character who doesn’t […]