Archive for the ‘media’ Category

2010

March 8, 2010

A little stunned that the first woman to win Best Director won in 2010.

That’s two-thousand-and-ten, people.

At least this happened before the flying cars?

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Oh, How I Love Thee….

March 2, 2010

J. and I have nearly finished the first full season of Farscape. Last night, he looked up some actors on IMDB to see what else they’d done, then came back into our room and said, deadpan, “Did you know that most of the actors are Australian?”

Oh, J….

Whip It

February 22, 2010

Nice little feel-good movie with all the right cliches (for most of the movie, I felt like I was watching Bend it Like Beckham) – but it nicely jettisons the not-so-nice cliches. This is a girl power movie, and it doesn’t mistake itself for a rom-com (thank god). It may be the only movie I know where the girl tells the guy to shove it (and he’s not explicitly a bad person) and her consolation prize isn’t another guy… it’s to just keep living her life on her terms. It’s a movie about a woman finding her voice, her confidence, and reveling in her own physical strength while forming strong friendships with other women. You don’t see that often… usually it’s “I found a man and it solved my life!” Not so, here. 

What I really came away with was just how physical these women get to be. When you watch them knocking each other over, wrestling, hitting each other on the back, jumping around, horsing around, what you realize is how meek and soft and non-threatening women are trained to be, and how rare it is to see this. It was cool to see how things could be really different, and what women’s culture could be like if we moved just one step to the left.

Oh, Syfy, tell me this is not the real ad for Caprica

January 22, 2010

Barf. Seriously?

SERIOUSLY??

Yes, Girls Play Video Games

January 15, 2010

Oh, the Alistair love!

BioWare writers do know how to woo the geek girls (me included. I did, uh, in fact, do a google search on this topic which led me here for, uh, personal reasons?). We’re always around playing your games, you know, you just don’t hear about it until we finally get something that’s, you know, actually made for us.

Donutman767: i´╗┐ never realized so many girls played this game until i read the comments
kingkarlone: You can thank Allistair´╗┐ for that.

Alistair Dragon Age love here.

Avatar

December 19, 2009

Did not suck.

What a relief.

There Will Come Soft Rains

November 19, 2009

Short animation based on the Ray Bradbury story of the same name.

In Case There Was Any Doubt About Who’s Creating Your Media…

November 19, 2009

… and why it’s still assumed that every audience member is straight, white, upper-middle class, and male.

WGA report examining employment and earnings trends for writers in the Hollywood industry:

2009 Executive Summary (.pdf)
2009 Hollywood Writers Report (.pdf)

(via deadbrowalking)

Dollhouse

November 11, 2009

Oh, thank God.

YOU WILL NOT BE MISSED.

Whedon is wasting his time on this one. Think of the incredible shows he could be creating RIGHT NOW but hasn’t been for the last year and a half because he’s been hip-deep in this piece of crap.

You can love two or three series from a writer, and hate their third. It’s okay. It’s allowed. Sometimes writers fail. It happens. I would have much rather he was attempting something great, like Firefly, than this piece of crap.

Moving on.

Prince of Persia

November 9, 2009

Sooo…. let me get this straight. You had folks like this chick and this guy to carry this movie:


And YOU CHOSE this guy and this chick?


I’m sorry, what planet are you living on, Hollywood? Because it’s not the same planet I’m living on.

Also, it looks like a terrible movie.