Disney’s National Treasure

For those of you who haven’t seen the movie National Treasure, the basic premise as found on IMdB: A treasure hunter is in hot pursuit of a mythical treasure that has been passed down for centuries, while his employer turned enemy is onto the same path that he’s on. We won’t talk about the ridiculousness […]

Mom-Fu

I’ve been meaning to write about the movie Ultraviolet, as I rented it a couple weeks back.   Milla Jovovich stars as Violet, a woman with a disease that caused her to lose her son, have a short life span, and kick a whole bunch of butt. The film is filled with vibrant colors and […]

Hell Hath No Fury Like A Kitty Scorned

By the end of watching Batman Returns I had a split view of how I felt about the movie’s portrayal of Selina Kyle (a.k.a. – Catwoman). On the one hand, this shy, introverted woman transforms into a strong, sassy kitten who won’t back down from what she wants.  She fights Batman hand-to-hand, is proven to […]

Nonsensical Code

When I saw The DaVinci code, my main thought, other then what a paint-by-numbers adaptation it was, was what the hell is that body language between Tom Hanks and Audrey Tatou? In the book, they’re cryptologists (he’s far more well established than her, though) who are thrown together to solve a murder they’re both implicated […]

Cellular: can you hear me now?

In a fit of complete boredom a while back, I flipped to one of the movie channels I get  and discovered the movie “Cellular”  had just started. “Yeah, okay,” I thought to myself. “Why not?” Turned out it was as schlocky as I figured it would be, filled with unbelievable situations and guys who can […]

War of the Worlds

This article was actually written by Chameleon. Spielberg’s reinterpretation of H.G. Wells’ classic short novel (originally published in book form in 1898) allows for a marginally greater part to be played in the storyline by female characters, although the main focus in both versions is their vulnerability. H.G. Wells in many respects adopted a more […]

The Girly Gun: Gender in Mr. and Mrs. Smith

I saw Mr. and Mrs. Smith a while ago, and have been sort of ruminating on it since. First off, I think I should mention that I loathe Angelina Jolie, generally. She gives me the willies in real life interviews, and I have a really hard time watching her as an actress. That said, I […]