BY Emily Robinson in Movies on Aug 29, 2014 |
Most US, live-action adaptations of mangas are known to be thrown into developmental hell and take years before they see the light of day. In a movie landscape that is mainly dominated by instant adaptations of YA novels, their sequels, and remakes, only two movies come to mind as being a directly sourced from popular mangas and/or animes: 2008’s Speed Racer and 2013’s American remake of Oldboy. Neither of the movies were box office hits. Instead of ... Read More
BY Sonia Edwards in Movies on Aug 29, 2014 |
There’s nothing I love more than a solid night in and a good movie. As much as I enjoy a classic, though, a lot of them come from a time when “Bechdelling it” wasn’t a thing. Movies were (and in many unfortunate cases, still are) made to make money, not to make sure women get represented fairly in the entertainment industry. Or in any industry. Or in life. But I digress.
Wouldn’t it be so good if our favorite movies ... Read More
BY Meg Zulch in Movies on Aug 29, 2014 |
What’s more kickass than a female superhero? A queer female superhero.
The Soska Sisters (twin sisters who are known for making super rad female-focused horror films like American Mary) are set to direct the movie that will bring Jimmy Palmiotti and Joe Quesada’s Painkiller Jane to life.Painkiller Jane is a comic from the '90s that focuses on a bisexual cop-turned-superhero with special healing and regenerative powers. She’s a woman, ... Read More
BY Gwen Berumen in Movies on Aug 28, 2014 |
Never would I have thought that I would laugh so much in a film that speaks so deeply on cultural implications about diaspora and religion. Self-categorized as a “dramedy”, the new film May in the Summer reveals deep connection between nationalism and love, while leaving some room for growth of both the characters in the film and the viewers.
The film follows May Brennan (Cherien Dabis), an esteemed author who has been told she “puts a ... Read More
BY Emily Robinson in Movies on Aug 27, 2014 |
Matthew Weiner, head writer and show runner of AMC’s Mad Men, tackles unfamiliar territory with his new film, Are You Here. This is not to be confused with Zach Braff’s Wish I Was Here - though they are both indie films about white families with lots of emotions.
Apart from that, it’s hard to describe exactly what Are You Here is in terms of a single genre, which may or may not have been the intention. In simplest of words, I would call it ... Read More
BY Emily Robinson in Movies on Aug 27, 2014 |
Yo, I hate to say it, but summer is almost over. RIP. But hey! Fall is right around the corner, with all of the orange leaves and cozy sweaters that go along with it. Oh, and don’t forget the campfire GHOST STORIES and bad Halloween movies! (Haunted Ouija boards, anybody?)
Fortunately, Lifetime is set to prep you for all of fall’s creepy, dark nights and the nefarious things that happen after dark in the woods. They are adapting the Stephen ... Read More
BY Emily Robinson in Movies on Aug 22, 2014 |
Manhattan women of a certain age have always been known to have great taste in style. This was no secret to Ari Cohen, who in 2008 began photographing the older women of the city with a show-stopping fashion sense for his blog, Advanced Style. Flamboyant, pattern heavy, and each individually unique, the women of Advanced Style gathered a following strong enough to spawn a photo book as well as a coloring book. We even featured one of his muses, Debra Rapoport, as ... Read More
BY Jackie Leahy in Movies on Aug 22, 2014 |
If you're looking for an alternative to watching 2014's 'meh' summer releases,Flavorwire's list of 50 essential feminist films cuts across history, mixing oldies-but-goodies with cult and criterion favorites.
Check out some legendary picks, like the ever-androgynous goddess Tilda Swinton in Orlando, or the experimental Dyketactics, the first lesbian-made short film to portray lesbian sex. The list also features Alien, the first ... Read More
BY Caelan in Movies on Aug 20, 2014 |
While dream girls were once known to make you happy, to always care and to never leave you (cause all you had to do was dream and baby, they’d be there), now it’s time for dream girls to start dreaming themselves! Dream, Girl is a documentary being created by director Erin Bagwell about redefining what it means to be a boss lady by telling the stories of female entrepreneurs.Why do we only know the names of powerful male CEO’s? Why are we ... Read More
BY Laurie in Movies on Aug 19, 2014 |
We're getting excited for our Dirty Dancing viewing party this weekend, where we’ll be watching the 80s classic Dirty Dancing staring Patrick Swayze and Jennifer Grey. I was assigned the laborious task of carrying the watermelon, AND creating the signature cocktail for the evening, but I persevered, and came up with the Kellerman Kooler, aka the Dirty Watermelon Margarita, which is guaranteed to get everyone loosened up for the dance ... Read More