This article features no spoilers for the 2016 Warner Bros. Film, Suicide Squad. Despite having mixed feelings about DC's latest film endeavor Suicide Squad, I came away with one resounding impression: Harley Quinn was rad. I first learned about Harley Quinn/Dr. Harleen Quinzel from a high school friend who has cosplayed as her for years (and loves her … Continue reading A DC Comics Villain Made Me a Better Me
This past summer, the city of Auckland, New Zealand celebrated the 400th anniversary of the death of William Shakespeare in a very unique way - by building an exact replica of the second Globe Theatre and putting on a series of tours, workshops, and Shakespeare-penned productions. This was an effort conceived by Professor Tim Fitzpatrick … Continue reading Look What Popped Up at the Pop-up Globe Theatre
Since arriving in New Zealand, I have only seen two new films at the local cinema, both of which are based in the superhero genre: Deadpool and Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice. I was initially never planning on seeing either of these films, as I had some prejudices against Deadpool's character for personal reasons and Man of Steel set the … Continue reading Batman vs. Superman vs. Deadpool: SPOILER FREE!
I think Disney has crossed a line with its new bout of feminism. I know that's controversial of me to say, but as a woman, I feel that I can state my reasons why. Before I proceed, let my preface my point by stating SPOILER ALERTS AHEAD. If the title didn't already state my emotions … Continue reading Maleficent Does NOT Wear Skinny Jeans
So did the sequel disappoint me? Well, consider this: I don't like the Muppets. I LOVE them. And I didn't use to. This was when I was going through my "I'm too old for that" phase. I thought they were made with a younger audience in mind--a branch off from Sesame Street. In some ways, … Continue reading The Muppets + Sequel = Low Expectations
This has undoubtedly been THE MOST sequel/prequel/remake year for cinema. Let me throw out EVERY sequel this year has doled out- note: This list goes in order from January of 2013 to movies in pre-production set to be released in early 2014. You ready for this? >takes deep breath< Alrighty then. The Last Exorcism Part … Continue reading Welcome to Sequel-ville! Population-Too Many
Ever wonder why movies are costing more and more to see in theaters? Well they are costing more and more to MAKE as well. Recently, Stephen Spielberg made an observation about the slump the movie business finds itself in....not the first observation of course but the community knows that when the King of Cinema speaks, … Continue reading The Solution to the Great Movie Slump: We Hate Stereotypes!!
I am a fangirl—a fangirl of certain tv shows (I AM NOT COUNTING THE BACHELOR), movie series, etc. Specifically, I have a specific league of gentlemen who I am a fan of above the rest. These are five "Fantastic Fellows," as I call them. They thoroughly entertain me, and I find myself enthralled with their … Continue reading PLEASE HEAR ME: The Lone Ranger is NOT a Bad Movie!