Editorials

by / on July 28, 2015 at 3:00 pm / in Editorials, Everything Else

JUST THE WORST

A few weeks ago, Dustin Hoffman made a pronouncement that films were “the worst they’ve been in 50 years.” While some critics agreed, others argued that Hoffman was just being bitter because he no longer had a guaranteed place in […]

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by / on July 21, 2015 at 3:00 pm / in Editorials, Everything Else

THE KEEPERS OF THE GATE

I have very mixed feelings about fandom. Sometimes I love it; sometimes I want to destroy it with fire. But most of us – at least, those of us with a vague tendency to obsession and an inveterate love of […]

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by / on July 14, 2015 at 3:00 pm / in Editorials, Everything Else

A DISASTROUS TRAILER

Anyone who knows me know that I am a shy, retiring sort of person; the kind of person who never gets involved in heated arguments, and who but rarely makes her opinion known to the world at large. Last week […]

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by / on July 9, 2015 at 8:00 am / in Editorials, Everything Else

WOMEN LOOKING: MAGIC MIKE AND THE FEMALE GAZE

Magic Mike XXL has hit cinemas and with it the usual shocked revelations of an apparently self-centered and/or profoundly stupid mainstream community. Women like looking at men’s bodies?! That’s, like, a thing?! And so forth. Not that this should shock […]

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by / on June 30, 2015 at 3:00 pm / in Editorials, Everything Else

YOU’RE NEEDED

I’ve put off writing this for days, because I wasn’t quite certain what I wanted to write…or what I was capable of writing. How do you go about expressing grief for an actor you’ve never met, never spoken to, never […]

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by / on June 23, 2015 at 3:00 pm / in Editorials, Everything Else

RE-BIRTH OF A NATION

In the aftermath of the horrific and racially-motivated shooting in Charleston, SC this past week, discussion has once more arisen about the “place” of the Confederate flag in South Carolinian history and, more importantly, in front of the state capitol. […]

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by / on June 16, 2015 at 3:00 pm / in Editorials, Everything Else

THE ENEMIES OF FUN

Over the weekend, the latest installment in the Jurassic Park franchise broke box office records, all but ensuring another sequel, perhaps more than one. Despite a fairly even critical split on the film’s quality (the film has a 70% Rotten […]

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by / on June 9, 2015 at 3:00 pm / in Editorials, Everything Else

RELUCTANT ASSASSINS

Don’t kidnap Liam Neeson’s daughter. Don’t kill Keanu Reeves’s dog. Don’t bully Jason Statham’s kid. Of course, there are quite a few movies that hinge on someone, somewhere, thinking that it’s a good idea to do just that. The results […]

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by / on May 26, 2015 at 3:00 pm / in Editorials, Everything Else

THE RAPE OF SANSA STARK

I am a patient person by nature. I don’t overreact. Ever. At all. But there are times when there’s no such thing as overreaction, when the anger just boils over and we have to say something. That point came for […]

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by / on May 19, 2015 at 3:00 pm / in Editorials, Everything Else

THE HYPER-MASCULINITY OF COMMANDO

In 1985, Arnold Schwarzenegger appeared in Commando as John Matrix, a badass ex-military commando who has retired to the foothills of…somewhere and become a stay-at-home dad for his daughter Jenny (Alyssa Milano). Of course, no special ops agent with the […]

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