Category Archives: Movies

Last-minute Monday Fluff: Mysterious As The Dark Side Of The Moon

In which I talk about my really like disproportional, somewhat inexplicable, and frankly kind of embarrassing love of Disney films! ‚Ķagain. Y’all, I swear, I think about things other than this! Like all the fucking time! Like, I HAVE semi-substantialish … Continue reading

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Not a Fish, Not Yet A Human

So one time, Chloe at Feministing posted about Disney’s The Little Mermaid, calling it “a feminist’s worst nightmare,” because it’s literally the story of a woman who gives up her voice to get a man, which: sort of true, but … Continue reading

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Muslim Women on Sex and the City 2

In light of yesterday’s discussion of SatC, I thought I’d direct your attention to Muslimah Media Watch’s discussion of the film. If any non-Arab, non-Muslim readers are itching to say (or repeat), “Well, I don’t think it’s racist, and my … Continue reading

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Defending Sex and the City (sort of, not really).

I haven’t seen the latest Sex and the City movie, and I don’t plan to because I’m sure it will be terrible. It also sounds a little bit racist! And, like the rest of the franchise, shallow and kind of … Continue reading

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In case you needed another reason to be disgusted by Woody Allen

Funny movies? Check. Creative and talented guy? Check. Shockingly abhorrent human being? Double triple check. First there was the creepy marrying-his-stepdaughter thing. But that’s old news. More recently, Allen gives us this New Yorker article, which I understand was supposed … Continue reading

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Shame on you.

Gabe says so perfectly what I also think about tea partiers, after one of them — Caleb Howe, a right-wing writer regularly featured on sites like — taunted Roger Ebert for having cancer: But I will also say this: … Continue reading

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Me too.

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Oscars Open Thread

So the Oscars were last night, and a woman won Best Director for the first time ever! And that same woman’s movie won Best Picture! Which is exciting, especially since the next big contender was Avatar, which I have not … Continue reading

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Gender-Neutral Oscars?

Kim Elsesser from the Center for Study of Women at the UCLA poses this question in the New York Times: Why is it considered acceptable to segregate nominations by sex, offering different Oscars for best actor and best actress? The … Continue reading

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Seen and Not Heard

From the LA Times: Women may make up 51% of the population, but actresses nabbed only 29.9% of the 4,379 speaking parts in the 100 top-grossing films of 2007, or so says a new study released by University of Southern … Continue reading

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The Hurt Locker (2009)

There is a lot of chatter about The Hurt Locker and whether director Kathryn Bigelow will serve up a feast of schadenfreude by besting ex-husband and douche James Cameron at the Oscars this year. Despite not having seen Avatar just … Continue reading

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Golden Globes Redux

So, the Golden Globes happened. Let’s hope that Avatar’s big wins don’t repeat themselves at the Oscars — I’m not a huge fans of colonialist jerk-fest Pocahontas re-makes, even if they are visually stunning. Or, as our own Sady put … Continue reading

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