Tagged: movies

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Gone With the Wookie

That’s no sexist moon, it’s a feminist space station.

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Confessions of a Manic Pixie Dream Girl

How much more satisfying might a romance be if you could see yourself there, not just a faceless, shapeless, personality-less blob like Bella Swan?

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2019 In Film: A Monumental Year For Cinema

An endless supply of franchises, big box office numbers, a stellar and different kind of Oscar buzz lineup, and a breakthrough for a gamechanger in how we view film

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Fake People, Pure Product

Joyfully imagining something might be true in the privacy of one’s own mind seems a very different thing than “profiting from” and “getting off on” it. Exploitative. The word is exploitative.

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Disney + Lives Up to the Hype

I not only had to work, but kept running into extra obligations that have kept me from doing the only thing I truly wanted to: binge watching Disney + so that I could tell you how awesome it is.

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Killing the Joke

The most controversial comic book of all time won’t go away.

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Universal Pictures Should Not Cancel “The Hunt”

Is the current political climate too fragile to withstand the release of the violent satire film “The Hunt”? That’s a question best left to American consumers, not the president or his friends in the media.

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Jane Wick

We’ve had female Terminators and female superheroes.  Why couldn’t a woman be the next John Wick?

Alfred Pennyworth 8

All-In For Alfred

The fascinating history of Batman’s Batman.

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Rub and Tug

Sometimes enough is enough and you should step aside and let others have a swing at the pinata.  

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Actually, the Film Was Better Than These Books

“The book was better” is not something I say very often, but it is no less true: books are a different medium and what works on the page my not work on the screen and vice versa.