Articles Posted in the " Movies " Category


  • The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug Review

    While it’s not really possible to outright compare this second installment of Peter Jackson’s Hobbit trilogy with the second installment of his Lord of the Rings trilogy, what comes to mind when I consider my opinion of The Desolation of Smaug is that it, like The Two Towers, was “better than the first one”. I, […]


  • Katniss Everdeen can open Hollywood’s Eyes!

    Hollywood is full of male-centric films. And who can blame them? These are the films that make the most money at the box office. The highest grossing action-hero films of 2013 include Iron Man 3, Thor 2 and Man of Steel. That’s why it’s a nice surprise when an action film with a female lead […]


  • Loki and the Language of Sexual Violence in the MCU

    [Trigger warning: discussion of sexual violence, consent issues, and rape]   All this talk of Marvel’s Thor: The Dark World (2013) inspired me to break out my Blu-ray edition of Marvel’s Thor (2011) the other night. By all accounts, it’s my favorite film of the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) since it taught me to love […]


  • The Hunger Games: Catching Fire Review

    The Hunger Games: Catching Fire is one of the rare sequels that surpasses the original movie. All of the problems with the first movie were eliminated in Catching Fire. There was not one shaky cam shot, characters were fleshed out (some even more so than the book), and the political turmoil throughout Panem was brought […]


  • Thor: The Dark World Has Strong Characterization, Lacks Adventure

    Lo, goodly reader. Throughout this article lies spoilers. Verily, proceed with caution.   Thor: The Dark World got a lot of things right and just as many things wrong. Through my almost hysterical giddiness, I saw pacing issues, a two-dimensional villain and a disappointing lack of adventure. Was it unbearable? By no means. 2011’s Thor […]


  • Veronica Mars Featurette: Ships Ahoy!

      We finally got another look at the much anticipated – and famously fan-funded – Veronica Mars Movie and this time it’s got a bit of a controversial twist. Well I guess it’s not all that controversial unless you’re a fan, but pushing a love triangle is always a risky move where fandom is concerned. […]


  • “X-Men: Days of Future Past” Trailer Review

    Finally, the first trailer for “X-Men Days of Future Past” has been released.  Although I have my doubts about the movie, the trailer actually made be excited to see it next year. Director Bryan Singer did say in response to the fan questions he answered this week that the trailer will be focusing on the […]


  • Zombie Media: the Other Green Meat

    Zombie movies: love them or hate them, they seem to be everywhere these days.  I’m sure you’ve thought of at least one by the time this sentence ends.  Maybe you have a favorite, maybe you hate the thought of them (if that’s you, turn around and run), but you can’t get away from them.  But […]


  • The Fifth Estate: When Fangirls Go See Serious Cinema

    I’m going to admit it right off the bat here.  I spent $10 to see Benedict Cumberbatch on the big screen.  It’s not that I wouldn’t have been interested in The Fifth Estate had he not been cast, but I might have waited for it to come out on DVD to do so.  I didn’t […]