Belle, directed by Amma Assante, is an ambitious and clever film. It takes a historical figure, Dido Elizabeth Belle Lindsay, of whom we know very little and only in relation to her more famous and notable relatives, and places her at the center of a romantic tale worthy of Jane Austen, the Bronte Sisters, or Merchant…
A lot has been said over Dodai Stewart's article regarding the rise of the Beefcake and the increasing pressure placed on actors to increase their muscle mass and definition in order to land choice roles in film and on television. Comparisons to the male gaze, and the unrealistic standards of beauty women in the media…
I'm an unabashed lover of action films. I grew up watching films like Die Hard, Point Break, Total Recall, Passenger 57, Top Gun, and The Terminator franchise, so I spent a good deal of time as a kid running around my backyard screaming, "YI PEE KAY YAY MOTHERFUCKER" and "SAY HELLO TO MY LITTLE FRIEND."
Okay, kids. I have a pretty wild idea.
OMG YOU GUYS I'M OVER HERE FANGIRLING SO HARD IT WAS SO AWESOME OMG I CAN'T WAIT TO SEE IT AGAIN.
Image via moviesofhollywood.com and Entertainment Weekly.
Let me start by saying that I am a HUGE X-Men fan. I may not have earned my X-Men bona fides by reading the comics as a kid, but I did get into the comics eventually by watching the incredibly well-made 90's animated series. If you'll recall, it's the one with the catchy theme music.
This week's issue of Entertainment Weekly contains a blurb in the magazine's "Hollywood Insider" section titled, How Will Lupita's Star Rise?
...and I am way too tired to write a coherent review of this film. But I will, because it was AMAZING and you should all go see it because it's such an important film.
...And I have no idea what to expect.
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Basically, what this gif says.
In the hands of a more competent filmmaker, Pompeii could have been a great film about one of the greatest natural disasters in history. Paul "Resident Evil" Anderson is limited in his abilities, so we have to settle for Gladiator-meets-Earthquake-meets-Titanic-with-a-bit-of-Horse Whisperer-thrown-in-because-why-not.
It wasn't cute the first time you did it. It isn't cute now.
There are a ton of series out there, some critical darlings, some audience favorites, some a combination of both, that I have not yet seen. One of these days, most likely a lazy Sunday, I will sit down and attempt to watch one or more seasons of these shows. For now, I can only list them and wonder why it is I missed…
...and the best special effect in the whole damn picture is Kit Harington's abs.
...and I like it. One of my favorite procrastination aids, Cracked.com, ran an article this weekend deconstructing various types of female character tropes. It's called "The Six Male Characters Women Never Get to See in Movies."
(WARNING: SOME SPOILERS AHEAD)