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Ghostbusters Trailer #1: A Major Bust.

My nine year old niece wants to be a scientist when she grows up. For holidays and birthdays she begs for science kits and star wars stuff (because she dreams of being a scientist in SPACE). She does experiments and … Continue reading

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Fantastic Beasts & Invisible Diversity in the Harry Potter Series

For a body of media that seems fixated on different avenues of oppression, the Harry Potter series is seriously lacking when it comes to actual diversity and oppression that doesn’t revolve around magical beings. Seriously, just about everything’s a metaphor … Continue reading

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[Film Review & Recap] Spectre

Here you have it, almost 5000 words on Spectre that looks at the film’s plot, its shortcomings, and my expectations for the film. All of the photographs in this monster baby of a post come from antovolk‘s trailer screencaps on flickr … Continue reading

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[Movie Review] Crimson Peak

This rambling review contains minor to major spoilers for the film as well as some mentions of incest, ableism, abusive relationships, and violent women. And of course paraphrasing. Lots of paraphrasing. Crimson Peak is a beautiful movie about extremely messed … Continue reading

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Crimson Peak’s pretty but it sure doesn’t look diverse!

No matter what, I am going to see Crimson Peak next month. I decided this back when the cast was first announced and then when we got those set photos of what looked like a funeral. I love Tom Hiddleston. … Continue reading

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Bond Girl: GoldenEye

This week’s Bond Girl post is about my favorite Bond film in Pierce Brosnan’s run: GoldenEye. Here’s an excerpt: Alec Trevelyan betrays Bond (and MI6) while his own feelings of betrayal drive him. Of course. He has the requisite tragic backstory … Continue reading

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A few of my favorite Bonds

Trying to choose your favorite James Bond actor is like trying to pick your favorite child or your favorite book.

Too many options.

Too many chances to get the whole thing wrong.

It’s not as if the fate of the world hinges on that decision or as if there’s any way to be wrong, but still, when it comes time to pick that one top Bond, I stall. Continue reading

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007: Spectre Trailer + Reaction

I can’t stop making all of the high-pitched screaming sounds. Not this time.

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Is a James Bond Musical really in the works?

Um yeah?

I hope you’re prepared for me to squee about this for as long as it takes for it to come out. I literally didn’t know I needed this sort of musical until the Independent announced it. Now it’s all I can think of. Continue reading

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Selma

My face is still wet with tears from watching Selma. I rented it to watch with my mother and I wound up watching it because Ave DuVernay had me hooked from the opening with the bombing of that church. I … Continue reading

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