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  “Women do not do any of the creative work in connection with preparing the cartoons for the screen, as that task is performed entirely by young men,” wrote the Disney company in 1938 in response to a female animator. It’s hard today not to treat Walt Disney worshipfully, as the Disney film “Saving Mr. Banks” might have done, but remembering the Disney legacy must include honest reflection on his mistakes, mainly his sexism and ... 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
Take a glance back in time, just for a second, and think about what you were doing when you were 14. Maybe checking out TRL after school? Eating junk food and talking about young love at sleepovers with your best buds? Cutting your own bangs? Well before she was old enough to drive a car, Laura Dekker sailed around the world.  Maidentrip chronicles the journey of 14-year-old Laura Dekker’s record-breaking sail in an inspiring film, screening on January ... Read More
If you’re new to the transcendent wonderfulness of Patton Oswalt, congratulations on finally making it out of your basement prison bunker, and please remember to wear dark glasses until your eyes adjust to the sun. Oswalt first sprung into mainstream consciousness in 2007 as the voice of Remy, the gourmet rat in the Pixar film Ratatouille. But stand-up comedy fans have known about his particular brand of hilariously candid philosophizing, on subjects ranging ... Read More
There's been some debate over whether Disney's new film, "Saving Mr. Banks," is borderline sexist or fairly accurate, mostly in regards to the portrayal of P.L. Travers, the author of Mary Poppins (played by Emma Thompson). In a review of the film for LA Weekly, writer Amy Nicholson explains that Travers is portrayed as uptight and, well, bitchy, while Walt Disney, (Tom Hanks) comes off as a hero. Nicholson's reader's were pretty up in arms about these ... 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
It's hard to believe that is was 2009 when a small gem called "Obvious Child," a short film starring Jenny Slate, went viral and stole our hearts.  Finally, after four years of anticipation, "Obvious Child" is receiving  the full-on movie treatment it deserves, but it needs your help to get there. For the few who missed the short film the first time around, it's a romantic comedy centered around a stand up comedian who gets an abortion after a one night ... Read More
  Despite Cher's assertion that "the cops usually break them up in twenty minutes and it takes that long to get there," I think we all would have jumped at the chance to go to a party in the Valley if it was anything like the iconic one featured in the '90s classic Clueless. From Travis's herbal refreshments to a scandalous game of suck 'n' blow, the ensemble-challenged Amber, and Murray just keepin' it real, this was the kind of party we all wished we were ... 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
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