Note: any comments indicating you read the title and immediately jumped down to comment will be deleted, because boring. Please actually read the post, or don’t bother commenting. You can get your own blog for free from any number of providers. J. J. Abrams recently said: “Star Wars was always a boys’ thing, and a
I just saw Into the Woods. I’ve loved the musical for ages, and have been agonizing about its transition to screen. Fortunately, I think the changes from stage to screen have nicely updated some aspects of the original I struggled with. The movie cuts out a couple songs intrinsic to the plot of the original musical.
I went to see The Avengers yesterday! And, okay, you know how I’m usually Ms. Betty Buzzkill when it comes to SF/F, right? With my Critical Thinking Cap on and everything? And how I don’t like Joss Whedon, because his character-writing is formulaic, and he has significant issues writing women, PoC, and queer characters? And
Finally, here’s a study to document what we all kind of suspected: the Oscar Academy is a bunch of old white dudes. According to a study conducted by The Los Angeles Times, the Academy, which boasts 5,765 members, is 94 percent Caucasian and 77 percent male. Only 14 percent of the Academy is younger than
Everyone knows that men do better at the box office. It might even be true. Of course, men typically get bigger budgets, and budget is the single biggest predictor of success. But what if part of the problem is that female characters aren’t being taken seriously enough? Last year Jennifer Kesler suggested that female action
A friend sent me a quote from a recent edition of Entertainment Weekly, wherein they’ve reunited the cast of Aliens for interviews and photos: The 62-year-old actress still scoffs at how the costume designers tried to dress her in a light blue shirt with pink embroidery. Fortunately, she uncovered a closet full of old NASA