One Bright Spot in Journey to the Center of the Earth

Journey to the Center of the Earth was an extremely amusing movie, but not a very good one. However, aside from exceeding at pure silliness and cool visuals, it got one thing pretty much right: the character of mountain guide Hannah Asgeirsson. The movie is about geology professor Trevor Anderson and his nephew Sean, who […]

Hellboy II: The Golden Army (Major Spoilers)

Hellboy II: The Golden Army is another visual masterpiece from Guillermo del Toro and Mike Mignola, but like its predecessor it falls down when in comes to its female characters. In the first film, Liz Sherman’s role as a dangerous, unstable pyrokinetic was overshadowed by her role as Hellboy’s love interest (an element not found […]

Iron Man: Pepper Potts

I just saw the new Iron Man movie last night, and while it is overall one of the best superhero movies ever made, there is one element that stands out as unusual: Pepper Potts. (Spoilers follow.) Virginia “Pepper” Potts (Gwyneth Paltrow) is Tony Stark’s personal assistant, whose responsibilities range from handling Stark’s everyday needs to […]

“I’ll tell you what I want. I want something now.”

“The Warriors” was filmed in 1979 and is about feuding gangs; I went to see it expecting that it would be fun but utterly misogynistic, possibly with a side of gay-bashing. Instead, it pulled off a difficult feat: it showed misogynistic characters, but demonstrated that they were in the wrong, and did so without feeling […]

Scene That Could Have Been

I love watching deleted scenes, even for films I find disappointing. Apart from any other reason, at times, I come across a scene that would have improved the film dramatically had they been included: case in point, X-Men the Last Stand. One of the scenes was an alternate version of the scene where Rogue returns […]