If there’s one thing that annoys me…well, there are a lot of things that annoy me, but if there’s one thing that annoys me the most about media coverage as shown on Twitter, it’s the media’s insistence that we fall over ourselves for the likes of Gigi Hadid, Taylor Swift, Amy Schumer, and Jennifer Lawrence. I’m officially sick of it.
Month: October 2015
It’s about to be horror season, and we’re all probably looking for something a bit more unique than just the regular hack/slash scenario. If your version of horror is being scared out of your mind by the psychological, then take a look at the trailer for the Hawaii International Film Festival headliner, Pali Road.
If you’re an old hat at this site, then you’ll know I’ve had my fair share of opinions about Nicki Minaj and some of the ways she presents herself. At the risk of sounding like the Respectability Police, the major issue I have with things like Anaconda is that it still exists within the realm of patriarchy and exoticism while supposedly being an “empowering” thing. But, Minaj gets credit for being right on the money when it comes to cultural appropriation and calling people out who engage in it, including Miley Cyrus. She explained more about why her now-infamous “Miley, what’s good?” call-out means so much to people.
It’s an exciting time in the Disney Princess world! The voice for their latest princess movie Moana, has been found in 14-year-old newcomer Auli’i Cravalho!
Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them is Warner Bros.’ next play at keeping the Harry Potter franchise going, and it’s got a lot going for it. Not only will it be a magical film starring current British It Boy Eddie Redmayne, but it’ll also be a period film, set in the 1920s. Everyone loves a good period film, and I’m sure everyone loves a supernatural period film even more. But I’ve got some questions about this film. Perhaps you do too. Here are three of mine.
Fresh Off the Boat‘s latest episode, “Shaquille O’Neal Motors,” feels like the show’s first real stab at story continuity, and it’s a welcome addition. It was fun hearing the funny moments from the first season come back around in this episode. More like this, please.
The past three fall TV seasons have been amazing in terms of Stage 1 in Addressing Diversity in Entertainment. We’ve seen breakout shows like Sleepy Hollow (in it’s first season; for coverage on last season and the present one, click here), How to Get Away with Murder, Jane the Virgin, Elementary, the continuation of Scandal‘s dominance, etc., etc. But there something these shows, and other shows this season including Minority Report and Quantico have in common; they all include women of color with white men. What’s with that?
It’s not a surprise that America’s getting tired of the Kardashians. We’ve had to endure what started out as a relatively harmless reality show for over a decade. It’s now turned into a monster for many different reasons, and Cosmopolitan just added to the Kardashian Hate Machine with their new cover, proclaiming the Klan as “America’s First Family.” To which Twitter responded, “But what about the actual First Family, the Obamas”?
The upcoming film Suffragette seems like it’s about to become the higher-budget Stonewall, in that even though it’s bound to be an Oscar bait movie, it’s going to whitewash the truth about pioneers in the civil rights sphere yet again.