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Category Archives: film
It can be easy to fall into a rut with horror, because… horror. Lately, all the mainstream flicks that have been hitting theaters have all been kind of “meh” for me. Not all is lost though, as my appetite for … Continue reading
This post first appeared on Graveyard Shift Sisters and is cross-posted here with permission. The site’s motto is “Purging The Black Female Horror Fan From The Margins” and you can also follow along on Twitter @GraveyardSister. Horror’s true effectiveness is … Continue reading
FANCASTBUSTERS!!!! Breaking news, if you live under a pile of ancient sea turtle shells: Paul Feig, who directed Bridesmaids, is making a new Ghostbusters movie, and this time it has GIRLS. I know…right?! For me, though, this is sort of where the excitement … Continue reading
As director Bong Joon-ho’s first Hollywood collaboration Snowpiercer takes American theaters by storm, many reviewers have praised the film’s socio-political underpinnings. In the film, in the year 2031 after a second (manmade) Ice Age has covered the planet in snow, a single … Continue reading
Snap Synopsis: Buddy cop movie, except one is a Bronx cop and the other a priest. “OH, SHIT!” Moments: Don’t trust birds. Don’t trust dolls. Definitely don’t trust bird dolls. Trigger Warning: One graphic instance of animal cruelty. There’s nothing quite like an … Continue reading
When the cast of the Fantastic Four remake was announced, we were really – really – excited because not only should Michael B. Jordan should be in All the Things (have you seen Fruitvale Station yet?), but it’s also really … Continue reading
This post originally appeared on Persephone Magazine. It is cross-posted here with editorial permission. As a child, I watched a lot of horror movies. We were poor and could rarely afford to go to the theater to see new films. But, … Continue reading
There’s an art to surviving in a horror film. It used to be as simple as “the virgin lives”, but the rules have changed with audience demands and production values. The goody-goody from next door doesn’t always get to make … Continue reading
As you probably guessed from the title, I recently saw The Heat. The movie is not without its flaws; there were definitely some examples of problematic humor. While that’s seems to often be par for the course in raunchy comedies, … Continue reading
Most people who follow us on Twitter or Tumblr know that we’ve been waiting for Guillermo del Toro’s latest, Pacific Rim, as if our life depended on it. A movie that promised to deliver giant robots, creepy kaiju, a diverse … Continue reading
Contributors on this site have discussed the concept of Otherness, of feeling like an outsider, at length. To put it simply, women of color haven’t always had characters in whom we could see ourselves, or aspire to, within mainstream media. … Continue reading
When it comes to interesting roles for women in horror movies, it’s slim pickings. If they are the leading characters, it’s because they’re the target of a male gaze gone terribly wrong (stalking, haunting, hunting), or they’re on a revenge … Continue reading
The Academy Awards are upon us and with the nominations in and speculations a-brewing, it’s a great time to step back and check out the scope of what we’re dealing with this award season. As any jaded film fan knows, … Continue reading
On October 30th, the Walt Disney Company announced that it would be acquiring Lucasfilm Ltd, including the rights to the Star Wars franchise. Included in the press release was the goal for a new installment of Star Wars, Episode VII, … Continue reading