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Every macho movie producer to ever say that movies about women don’t sell is now choking on those words as new reports finally prove them wrong. The website FiveThirtyEight decided to take a serious look at how movies about women have fared in the box office over the last 20 years. Using the Bechdel test, 1,615 films were analyzed for their relationship between the prominence of women in the film, and the film’s budget and gross profits.Time out. If ... Read More
Wes Anderson's newest film, The Grand Budapest Hotel, came out today and I don't know about you, but all of those luscious color schemes made me want to re-watch his entire film canon and... eat. Well people, we're in luck because Nitehawk Cinema in Brooklyn is holding a, "The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou" FILM FEAST on Wednesday, March 12th at 7:15pm. What is this you may ask? Well, NiteHawk Cinema is famous for serving food and drinks in their theaters, and I ... Read More
The rumors are true-mors. Finally, after nine years, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences finally got their act together and decided to bring back Ellen DeGeneres to host the 80th Academy Awards which will broadest live on Sunday, March 2.Since I have apparently been living under a rock for the few months, I was surprised (as I hope some of you were, or else this post is redundant) by the new promo pics for the 2014 Oscars showing DeGeneres ... Read More
It seems all this talk of movies with lead female characters making more money has finally caught on to the head media honchos in Hollywood, and I think it's about time. IndieWire created a list of some of the most anticipated movies of 2014 and I was happily surprised to find so many female driven plots as well as strong female influence behind the scenes. You can expect everything from a fierce Angelina Jolie in "Maleficent," the long awaited Veronica Mars movie ... Read More
  Looking to embark on a beautifully dark science fiction journey with an amazing and brave female protagonist? We sure are! Luckily, we can get excited about the upcoming Divergent, the March 2014 film adapted from the beloved Veronica Roth novel. The film stars our remarkable and enchanting February/March BUST cover girl Shailene Woodley as Beatrice Prior, a unique young women thrust into the dark underbelly of her dystopian futuristic society. This ... Read More
  Between the Lines Productions, the company behind the “Twilight” parody film “TwiHarder,” is now suing Summit Entertainment and Lionsgate Entertainment because the companies sent repeated letters threatening legal action if Between the Lines did not cease distribution of the parody. Between the Lines now seeks payment for business disrupted and lost because of the cease-and-desist orders.    But the most intriguing part of ... Read More
   Our favorite super-heroines are about inner strength, teaching us to do what’s right even when it’s hard. And that can get lost when we lose complex characters to women who are portrayed as hyper-sexualized objects, devoid of complex character development. Women have long been asking for more female superheroes with more dialogue and less unrealistically revealing outfits, but what do young girls think?    The artist ... Read More
Two of my all-time favorite things in the world are old movies and Christmas. So when the two intersect, my heart squeals and jumps up and gives my brain a great big kiss! It’s time to stop watching those Hallmark Channel movies and gather the family ’round the big screen hearth and settle in for some truly delightful holiday movies. 5 Classic Christmas movies you NEED to know By now everyone knows about It’s a Wonderful Life, Miracle on 34th ... Read More
The music industry is a wacky place that just seems to get wackier every day. Being a DIY-driven artist in a corporate world sounds more like a path to grey hair than to success. But in 2011, a few brave souls organized a completely DIY national tour, titled "Check Yo Ponytail." The 20 dates featured the talents of Spank Rock, Big Freedia, Pictureplane, The Death Set, and the mastermind behind it all: Franki Chan. Franki Chan and his partner Danny Johnson ... Read More
In the past decade, we have seen many of our favorite childhood superheroes come to life on the big screen: the victorious Superman, the conflicted Batman, the unpredictable Hulk, the suave Iron Man. So where are the women? Sure, Black Widow made an appearance in The Avengers and Catwoman (my personal favorite) showed up to save the Dark Knight, but most films are uncomfortably lacking in women characters with fully explored, complex identities. Well, all that ... Read More
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