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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Is DC late to the Party? | Justice League Review

The following article contains Justice League spoilers. Over a relaxing, cozy weekend with my fiancé, I saw Wonder Woman and Friends. Sorry– I mean Justice League. The DCEU has undergone some serious rebranding in the last five years. Warner Brothers has done their very best– or tried, at least– to keep up with the staggering success of Marvel films.…

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Don’t Sleep on Netflix Original THE BABYSITTER

Not The Babysitters Club.  Not Adventures in Babysitting.  Not My Babysitter’s a Vampire. Not even Jonah Hill’s The Sitter. The Netflix original The Babysitter is brand new, campy, absurd and perfect. I must admit, when I heard Netflix was putting out a babysitting comedy, my gut reaction was they can do better. The babysitter trope has been stretched in so many directions…

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10 MORE Feminist Horror Flicks To Watch This October (+Diversity)

I was so excited to kick off the month with my article 13 Feminist Horror Flicks To Watch This October, certain I had planted a seed of femi-wisdom into the Halloween season. That excitement remained until a dear friend of mine politely inquired why my list was so white. To my own disbelief, I scrolled through my work to…

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The News About Harvey Weinstein Isn’t Shocking

I often think about Hollywood as America’s Chocolate Factory. The outside world sees its glittering, golden towers from afar and aches for a peek of what it’s like on the inside. We consume its chocolates– the feature films, the television shows, the rep carpets, the celebrities– like a swarm of Charlie Buckets, full of delight…

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