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Is Lisbeth Salander a feminist heroine? According to the Internet, the answer depends on the medium in which her story plays out.
In her original form, as a character in the novel The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo and its sequels, the answer readers gave is unequivocally yes. Lisbeth finds herself in a world where every man is an… Read the rest
This is a great little roundup of every movie poster cliche currently operating right now.
It’s easy to poke fun at Hollywood (fun too), but the underlying problem with such a massive industry relying so heavily on visual cliches is that it works. From action films to romantic comedies, we the audience respond to the cliches because we… Read the rest
Smurfette, the seductress, the Manic Pixie Dream Girl, the overweight friend as surrogate mom, the patient nurse, the frumpy friend, and the superficial high maintenance hottie. We all know the tropes, and deconstructing them is easy pickings.
And that’s precisely why it is pointless to do so without understanding why they persist in the face of such criticism.
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This movie came out 2010, why hasn’t anyone talked about it? Because everyone was too busy waiting for Harry Potter (deus ex machina for idiots). This move asks questions that no one is willing to answer. The story is as follows: An American born Muslim convert plants three nuclear bombs around the country and purposefully gets captured in order… Read the rest
Everyone now knows what everyone long suspected: Arnold Schwarzenegger isn’t the monogamous type. Who knew that this former bodybuilder who spent his formative years and professional career moving between the gym and the movie set would enjoy sleeping with a lot of women he wasn’t married to.
We love reading about the collapse of Arnold’s marriage and his… Read the rest
This is one of the most electrifying movie scenes I’ve seen in awhile.
I first saw this in an IMAX theatre with my cousin and my brother. I rarely see movies in theatres that I like. And by rarely, I mean just about never. But Tron looked cool in the commercials so I thought I’d give it a shot.… Read the rest
Universal Pictures refuses to greenlight Guillermo del Toro’s next picture At the Mountains of Madness because the director insisted on creating a film that would earn a hard ‘R’ rating. The studio concluded that it would not be able to recoup the investment in a big-budget film if it had an R rating.
Implicit in the studios reasoning… Read the rest