This article is about Disney princess movies. Before we get started, if your first thought is: “I would never let my kids watch those movies,” I would like to ask you a question: Do you actually have kids? No—I laugh in your face. Yes—Good for you. But your kids still know the stories. Trust me. […]Read More The Disney Princess Problem
AKA: Top 5 Dragonfly Moments! As always, we begin: This is a spoiledy spoilfest spoilerific spoil-mania John Spoildy MacSpoilerdermus Spoilberg article. Don’t read it if you don’t want to know what happens in Dragonfly in Amber. “Alive, and one. We are one, and while we love, death will never touch us.” -Diana Gabaldon, Dragonfly […]Read More Outlander 2: Written in Diana’s Own Heart’s Blood
Where the hell is Magus Bane?!
I’m sorry, was that audible? Let me try a more dignified approach to this review.
Dead Man’s Party is the episode where everyone gets it on. (Bow chicka bow bow)Read More Shadowhunters: Putting the PG in PG-13
This is a big old spoiler MacSpoilsteen spoilerific spoil-fest. If you haven’t read Dragonfly in Amber, you might want to just go stare at shirtless pictures of Sam Heughan or something. Hell, you might want to do that anyway. Here, I’ll get you started: And we’re back for more analysis of Dragonfly in Amber, the […]Read More Outlander Season 2: WTF Bree!
This is the second article in a series on diversity in filmmaking. See the first article here. I know, I know. The stats are bleak. According to a December study published in The Guardian, only 6.4% of Hollywood movies were directed by women in 2013 and 2014. The numbers get worse for ethnic minority females, who directed […]Read More Top 5- Upcoming Female-Directed Movies 2016
This is the first article in a series about diversity in filmmaking. For the second article, Top 5 Upcoming Female-Directed Movies, please click here. Note: This article was amended on 1/24/15. A sixth movie was added. By now, I’m sure you’ve all heard that the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences is making some […]Read More Top 5- Upcoming Black Movies 2016
Getting ready for season 2! Let’s delve into some story issues (and shirtless pix of Sam Heughan, just because.)Read More Outlander Season 2: A “B” Story Problem
Shadowhunters: The Descent into Hell is easier to stomach than the pilot. Three words: Simon, Izzy, and Alec. Ok, that’s technically four. Let’s add Silent City to make it six.Read More Shadowhunters: Descent into Hell Is Easier to Stomach
The Oscar nominations are out, and it looks like a good year for lady stories. Both films I reviewed last week, Carol and Brooklyn, have received noms for best adapted screenplay, along with Emma Donoghue’s film version of her novel Room. I haven’t written about Room yet, mostly because I’m still in therapy from reading […]Read More How To Win An Oscar (For Lady Writing)
Please note: May contain spoilers for those not familiar with the series. The Mortal Cup, the pilot for Freeform’s new Shadowhunters series, lived up to my expectations: mediocre with a nice slice of Simon. It’s a TV pilot. Honestly, pilots tend to be the weakest episode of a series. There are exceptions like Mr. […]Read More Shadowhunters: Pilot – Who Are All These Peeps?