Wonder Woman 2 Might Tackle AIDS Crisis

When I learned the return of Wonder Woman would be staged in 1984, I groaned. My hopes for Wonder Woman as a soon to be franchise are far too high to be given a sequel that panders to the 80’s nostalgia trend bombarding films and streaming services today. I thought certainly Diana’s superhuman compassion and warrior abilities…

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Fragile Masculinity in Incredibles 2

This article contains Incredibles 2 spoilers. Father’s day is meant to celebrate the males in your upbringing; to honor the special gift of fatherhood and the many life lessons and laughs it brings throughout. These Hallmark holidays are typically warm, sunny excuses to bond with family members and take an afternoon to unwind and smile…

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The Female Athlete Spectacle

No thanks to Southwest Virginia’s tedious film distribution, I finally saw I, Tonya last month. I believe my exact words used to describe it post-viewing were “show-stopping”. Craig Gillespie’s I, Tonya was an energetic, raw heap of fun that I would gladly see again. While I’m familiar with the infamous Nancy Kerrigan incident (me to pop culture is peas to carrots–…

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Three Billboards Outside– Where, Exactly?

It appears Frances McDormand ‘inclusion rode’ her way into another well-earned victory for Best Actress in Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri (2017). The peculiar little tale follows a mother scorn after the her daughter’s murder and the darkly comedic aftermath of her small town’s police department. Three Billboards sailed through awards season with high praise for its chaotic glance…

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Black Panther’s Perfect Timing

I knew ahead of time– both peripherally and intuitively– that Black Panther would be excellent. The $8 ticket was just for incidentals, really, because attending the premiere was a sure thing. Marvel makes no mistakes, that much we are all aware. Still, Black Panther had to show up to succeed. It wasn’t exactly a question of if it would deliver,…

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Your Valentine’s Day Movie Viewing Guide

Happy Valentine’s Day all lovers and loners! Romance films are the bread and butter of this month. Top off your February 14th with the perfect movie for your mood– all of these are better with chocolate. If you’re in for a classic…   If you’re looking for sex… (the nice stuff)   (the naughty stuff)  …

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Bloody Valentine: I Love True Crime

A little about me: I’m the cat lady demographic Law and Order thrives on. I don’t keep it a secret I have a darker side to my interests, but since the horror market has gone a little dry as of late, I’ve turned to the more factually inspired this winter. I’ve always loved true crime. Blame it…

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Black Museum is Scarier Than Anything Coming Out in 2018

The first month of the year is often met with optimism– we are certain of all the good things coming our way in the next 52 weeks. Prosperity, new beginnings and– of course– new media. I hate to put an end to that optimism, but there is a glaring issue in the upcoming year I…

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I’ve Had It With Hollywood Elitism

Okay, crucify me: I have no interest in seeing Lady Bird anytime soon. Same goes for The Post and del Toro’s latest where the lady hooks up with a fish. Awards season has officially arrived, its legion of critically-acclaimed films bombarding theaters. As a lover of film, this time of year of has always been exciting for me because…

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MY JAWBREAKERS WOMEN OF THE YEAR

What. A. Year. The voices of 2017 were anything but quiet. I consider this a year of so much passion, courage and expression for women. As 2017 comes to a close, and we reflect upon peaks and pits, I wanted to celebrate women that really did it this year. Here are the females in media that made…

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