20 Years After Buffy, What’s to Watch?
We all celebrated the 20th anniversary of the first episode of Buffy the Vampire Slayer last week. What can you watch now that compares? I’m sure you can come up with some ideas of your own. I’d love to hear about them in the comments. I’ll mention three of my favorites.
Review: Big Eyes
Big Eyes is a tale emblematic of the late 1950s and early 1960s, in the days before the women’s liberation movement. The idea that a man would take credit for his wife’s work, and that she would let him, is a symptom of how is was.
Review: Doctor Strange
My reaction to Doctor Strange was mixed. It looked good in the previews, otherwise I wouldn’t have forked over enough money to pay for a whole month of Amazon Prime to go see it. I now know the origin story for Dr. Stephen Strange, which will be helpful in understanding future Marvel productions, so there’s […]
Review: Luke Cage
Sweet Christmas but Luke Cage is good. This Marvel comic book come to life is dramatic theater and thrilling action. It’s populated with thoughtful goodness and evil greed. It’s a love song to Harlem, black history, and black lives matter. There are some spoilers ahead, so beware.
Trailers and News from Comic Con SDCC
There is so much news and hype coming out of the San Diego Comic Con. I’m not interested in most of it, but I’m very interested in some of it. Here are some of the things I’m watching happen in San Diego.
Review: Sassy Pants
Sassy Pants is a coming of age story starring Ashley Rickards as the very sheltered, home-schooled Bethany. Bethany suffers under the heavy hand of her prudishly dysfunctional mother, played by Anna Gunn. Bethany dreams of going to fashion school. But in her closet there is nothing but pink – because her mother decided pink is her favorite […]
Celebrating Female Friendship For Good
Ignorance is not stupidity. This probably means there is hope for the minions who currently support Trump. Assuming they learn something. Forget that horror show. I want to talk about learning a new song.
The Competent Female Sidekick Trope
I want to point out some interesting work from other sites today. The first is a short video that I found on whohaha.com. (If you haven’t subscribed to WhoHaHa yet, you really must.) The video is from Saturday Night Live and a bit gross, but give it a chance.
Wynonna Earp: Thoughts on the First Episode
Wyonna Earp is off to a demon hunting start on SyFy. First let’s talk about some of the familiar, known and loved characteristics of this series. You get a kickass but reluctant heroine Wynonna (Melanie Scrofano) who resembles all your favorite such heroines. Think Buffy, Bo Dennis and Jessica Jones. You gotta love Wynonna already.
Watch This: Trailers for Daredevil Season 2
I watched the first season of Marvel’s Daredevil because I heard it had some crossover with Jessica Jones. That amounted mainly to the inclusion of the nurse Claire Temple (Rosario Dawson). By the time I realized what slim pickings the crossover included, I was hooked on the series.