Lucy Lawless will finally make an appearance on Parks and Recreation after a scheduling conflict with the television series Spartacus: Vengeance prevented her from playing Tammy 1, Ron Swanson’s first ex-wife. Hit the jump to find out some details about her role and consider yourself spoiler warned!
It’s a sad day for stop-motion animation. The latest project from Henry Selick, the director behind Coraline, James and the Giant Peach and The Nightmare Before Christmas (no, that wasn’t Tim Burton) has had his latest project canned by Disney.
In retrospect, isn’t it a little odd that it took Dana Scully a full seven seasons of The X-Files to become a believer? Especially considering how many times she felt compelled to utter “OMG” in the face of unexplainable. Seriously Scully, none of these moments made you question your belief system?
Here’s a supercut of Gillian Anderson being taken by surprise for all of you X-Philes out there, moments that, as we know, inevitably transformed into a cool, collected skepticism. Well, looks like its time for me to marathon The X-Files again.
Oh Ebay. You were there for me when I was 12 and able to convince my mother that I absolutely needed a crappy alarm clock with James Marsters’ face on it, and you’re here for me now as I struggle to buy college books and make rent. Unfortunately, it looks like you won’t have my back when I graduate next year and need a spell that will ensure me a well-paying job right out of college: in their 2012 Fall Seller Update, Ebay announced that it will ban all sales of magic potions, charms, and spells effective August 30th.
Just kidding, it’s a movie trailer for a fictional film called Ghost Tits. But hear me out: while yes, it is essentially about a doofy boyfriend whose life is “turned upside down” when his girlfriend (Olivia Munn) loses a cup size or two, perhaps it is also a metaphor for how objectification and the male gaze can warp not only the expectations placed upon women, but women’s actual bodies. Perhaps the male gaze can actually alter what’s real, shifting physical realities to conform to a certain level of social desirability. I swear, there’s a feminist critique here!
Oh, and Boy Meets World’s Mr. Feeny makes an appearance and says “tits,” (teehee) so you can watch it for that, too.
Sometimes miracles do happen: Not only has the 3D re-release of Jurassic Park been bumped up, meaning that dinosaurs will be stomping towards you in theaters sooner than ever, Indiana Jones and The Raiders of The Lost Ark is hitting the really big screen for an IMAX re-release. Can you handle this much action, adventure, and Steven Spielberg?
Perhaps spurred by the increasing popularity of comics films, NBC is developing a TV series based on the comic Hench, which centers around a regular guy who, in order to support his family, gets jobs filling in for super villains. Hit the jump to find out more!
Are you interested in reading manga, but don’t know where to start? Are you an avid comics fan looking to bulk up you feminist-friendly reading list? Much like anime, good, feminist manga is often difficult to find, especially when you’re relying on reading titles that are legally licensed in the United States. It’s often a very thin line that separates manga that pokes fun at sexist tropes, and manga that regularly utilizes sexism to advance its plot, and even if you can find that rare-as-a-unicorn story, there’s no guarantee the story will be compelling and worth $10 a pop. But don’t worry: we’re here to help. Hit the jump for 10 manga series you should totally throw your money at!
In preparation for The Avengers opening this month in Japan, the film’s marketing team has come up with an ad campaign that has some people very upset, and rightfully so: in Japanese, the film’s tagline is 日本よ、これが映画だ, translated as “Hey Japan, this is a movie”. While that sentence might seem utterly inoffensive, for a few prominent voices in Japan, it’s a phrase loaded with notions of cultural and cinematic superiority. Hey Mary Sue readers, this is a blog, hit the jump to find out more!
Good news everyone! We don’t have to fear haters snapping their head back Exorcist-style to judge our dietary choices when we reach for a chocolate bar in public anymore! Scientists have discovered a way to cut the fat in chocolate by half through the use of fruit juice. Finally, an adequate solution to the eternal, seemingly unsolvable equation: “Chocolate + ? = Cellulite-less thighs.” Science strikes again, ladies!