With all the heat Anita Sarkeesian gets for her Tropes series, you’d think it was a new topic, but Gene Siskel & Roger Ebert had a discussion on a similar theme when they were talking about the influx of slasher movies on their show in 1980.
34 years later and this is STILL relevant
I used to watch Siskel and Ebert all the time. They had a lot to do with teaching me to appreciate movies - as well as shaping my stance on ethical issues like this.
It saddens me all this time has passed and not much has changed. But I am also thankful they got through to me at such a young age. To me, it’s proof that talking about important issues is worth it. Some of us will eventually get it.
You know the thing about a SpongeBob, he’s got…lifeless eyes, blue eyes, like a doll’s eyes. When he comes at ya, doesn’t seem to be livin’. Until he bites ya and those blue eyes roll over white. And then, ah then you hear that terrible high pitch screamin’ and the ocean turns red and spite of all the poundin’ and the hollerin’ he comes in and rips you to pieces. Fortunately you used his body to clean up all the blood.
Films Watched In 2014 - (56/???)
Frank - Lenny Abrahamson (4.5/5)
Wow. Just…wow. While Fassbender is far from being the central character (as the marketing would have you believe), he gives an otherworldly performance bolstered by the content of the film as a whole that is 100% worth it. If you want a film that’s unpredictable yet still has a solid plot to follow, this is your best bet.
Films Watched In 2014 - (55/???)
Obvious Child - Gillian Robespierre (4.75/5)
Between this and Skeleton Twins, cinema has been kind to me lately. More comedians need to be given a chance to give dramatic performances. With the right direction and script (which this film has in spades), I feel as though it’s easier to go that way than for a serious performer to do comedy. Either way, Slate is brilliant, and the film is soul-baring on multiple levels.
Hide and Shriek Official TrailerSix twenty-something friends cap a wild Halloween party with a game of hide and seek. Little do they know that a masked psychopath is in the house, determined to kill them off one by one. Will anyone survive? Why are they being hunted?
Reasons I love Megan Denise Fox.
Because if I don’t stand up for her, who will? Okay, I can name about 6 people that will, but we’re small voices that can’t do anything. But I’m not gonna stop standing up for her. Even if the media refuses to NOT take Michael’s side.
You don’t have to be a fan of Megan Fox to acknowledge the injustice Megan suffered on the set of Transformers from Michael Bay and his “loyal” crew. When Megan’s comment on Michael Bay came out, everyone sided with Michael Bay, calling Megan a “brat” or “ungrateful” and saying she should have kept her mouth shut. These are grown ass men and they couldn’t shrug off a comment from a 23 year old woman. This Behind the Scene clip is just a glimpse and I cannot even imagine what ended up on the cutting room floor. Detailed bullet point of their relationship throughout the years. (stops after Jonah Hex) [x]
Michael made Megan model wardrobe options (short shorts and belly tops) in front of a room full of men, made her audition by washing his car in a bikini while he filmed it (of which Michael Bay hasn’t denied) And while the disgusting 3 quarters of the planet will side with Michael saying Megan’s a “whore” and “agreed to it anyways” or “asked for it”, do not know her side of the story. Megan’s wanted to act for her entire life stemming from Judy Garland and Marilyn Monroe.Day in and day out for both Transformers movies, Megan had this tyrant barking orders at her about bending over the car, arch her back and dictating what she wore and even naming her character after himself. Michael Bay is disgusting. I don’t care what Megan says about him now, it doesn’t excuse how he treated her and dragged her name through the mud. Megan’s been on 12 movies so far and has only had ONE crew complain about her. But to this day, people BELIEVE she’s the bad one to work with. That’s the power of this piece of shit, Michael Bay.
Say what you will about Fox’s acting ability (and I’ll defend Jennifer’s Body, for the record), but Bay is an awful director AND human being.
White Heterosexuals in Love
Coming to theatres next spring, a love story that is vaguely forbidden between two kind of sarcastic, innocent cisgender people who grew up in middle class american families.
Based on a book featuring White People Almost Kissing
Just stop writing the books, and Hollywood will have just a few fewer poor adaptations coming out.