Sometime last month I was at the theater with my partner (and occasional blog contributor) Liza, and we saw a trailer that comprised solely of Taraji P Henson shooting guns, and performing other action movie tropes. I turned to her and asked, “What do you think that movie is about?” Neither of could come up… Continue reading Proud Mary Doesn’t Live Up to it’s B-Movie Potential
Wonder Woman was always doomed to be held by a different standard, viewed with unrealistic expectations, and to be burdened with perpetually mounting symbolic pressure. That’s what happens when a male dominated industry collectively refuses to include women (both as leading characters and as creative leaders behind the camera) in spite of a constant high… Continue reading Wonder Woman is Bad like the Rest
King Kong has always been about spectacle. The 1933 original isn’t great because of it’s storytelling. This isn’t to say the storytelling isn’t great, it’s a tight and effective thriller. But that’s not the point of the film. The story works because it is in service to the astounding visual effects. It was about looking… Continue reading More like Kong: DULL Island, am I right folks?