#LegallyBlonde15: 15 Ways We're All Elle Woods

Fifteen years ago, Legally Blonde was released and I was told by every single person I'd ever met that I had to see it.  Relax, people. I'm in the middle of an internship. I don't have time to go to the movies. ...more

Let's Stop Using the Phrase 'Chick Flick'

When The Little Mermaid first came out, my friend’s 7-year old son wanted to see it.  My friend took her son to the movies.  He loved the movie so much he wanted to have a Little Mermaid-themed birthday party.  My friend’s husband was not amused.  He expressed his concern that there must be something wrong with a little boy who was interested in a movie about a mermaid.  “That’s a ‘chick flick,'"he said. ...more
This and this again! An excellent article about a common, and yet often overlooked, case of ...more

Let's Stop Using the Phrase "Chick Flick"

 When The Little Mermaid first came out, my friend’s 7-year old son wanted to see it.  My friend took her son to the movies.  He loved the movie so much he wanted to have a Little Mermaid-themed birthday party.  My friend’s husband was not amused.  He expressed his concern that there must be something wrong with a little boy who was interested in a movie about a mermaid.  “That’s a ‘chick flick’”, he said.   ...more

Born to Be Blue - Movie Review

Born to Be Blue opens with Chet Baker (Ethan Hawke) locked away in a decrepit Italian jail cell. He’s on the floor and he’s hallucinating, hard. A guard abruptly snaps Baker back to reality by announcing, in stern Italian, that he has a visitor....more

Sometimes the Movie IS Better

It's a truism that the book is better than the movie. And like all truisms, it's not entirely true. In a few, rare cases, the movie is actually better than the book it is based on. Some films don't just adequately portray a book. There are times when the film outshines the book. ...more
BlogHer yes. Sometimes. But it's also important to remember that each is a different medium of ...more

Midnight Special - Movie Review

Midnight Special opens with Roy (Michael Shannon) and Lucas (Joel Edgerton)packing it up. They’re on the run and they don’t want to be spotted, so they’re vacating their motel room fast. With an Amber Alert broadcasting in the background, they gather their thoughts and belongings....more

Movie Review: "Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice" (2016)

"Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice" is a film that has been many years in the making. It was originally set to be released in summer 2015, but was pushed back nearly an entire year to allow for script rewrites. Needless to say, the hype has been building for quite some time. Small plot morsels and other details have been making their way onto the internet for the better part of two years, slowly but surely setting the expectation bar ever so high....more
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