by Susana Polo | 11:23 am, March 5th, 2014
Not all that glitters is gold
by Rebecca Pahle | 2:00 pm, March 3rd, 2014
You over the Oscars yet? Over its lack of surprises and its egregious absence of extravagant musical numbers (AMPAS, how can you have Ellen host and not give her a dance number?) and its general boringness? Good. Me, too. We have a much more fun awards reveal for you today: The 2014 Mary Sues, which is like the Oscars, except only geeky films are in the running and for the last month we’ve invited you to vote on the winners.
And we have something the Academy Awards doesn’t have: GIFS.
Let’s get started:READ MORE
by Rebecca Pahle | 12:10 pm, February 28th, 2014
Psst. Did you hear about the Mary Sues, where we ask our readers to vote on the biggest genre film achievements of 2013? I only ask because when the Oscars start—8:30 pm EST, Sunday, March 2nd—the Mary Sues will end. You still have a whole weekend before we stop counting responses. Plenty of time to vote for:
Best Lead Actress
Best Lead Actor
Best Supporting Actress
Best Supporting Actor
Best New (to Film) Female Character
Most Looking Forward to in 2014
by Jill Pantozzi | 3:34 pm, January 22nd, 2014
by Susana Polo | 11:44 am, January 13th, 2014
The Golden Globes, that other movie awards ceremony, happened last night, and between hosts Amy Poehler and Tina Fey, and other lovely ladies and gents in attendance, there were quite a few clips you’re probably interested in seeing again. And if you didn’t see them the first time, then you should come on in and watch Tony Stark give Lois Lane a Golden Globe, find out who got an award straight from the Khaleesi, and who showed up for a tiny Pirates of the Caribbean reunion.READ MORE
by Susana Polo | 11:23 am, January 9th, 2014
The bangle with the pink gem? It’s called “Damien.” The YOU CAN’T SIT WITH US bracelet? It’s $110. So I suggest you find your nearest “cool mom” and manipulate her into buying one for you when the line launches in February.
by Rebecca Pahle | 12:10 pm, January 3rd, 2014
“When he told me it was an ancient gold ring, it felt like a gift from the underworld. It was my magnificent ring. I didn’t want to give it up.”—The Local tells us about Camilla Lundin, who was walking through a field when she happened upon a gold ring that, upon scientific examination, was determined to be somewhere in the neighborhood of 2,000 years old. She sold the ring to the Swedish government for $1,672 and the opportunity to not have her soul slowly corrupted over the course of centuries. “I guess I knew right away it was special,” says Lundin, “but I had no idea just how valuable it was.”
Would you say it was… precious?READ MORE
by Susana Polo | 11:21 am, January 2nd, 2014
Ahh, it’s good to see The Bechdel Test used where it is most applicable: as a lens through which to expose a misrepresentational trend in modern film overall rather than specifically. Vocativ took nearly fifty of this year’s top grossing blockbusters, sorted them by whether they failed or passed the test. Turns out movies that passed were significantly more financially successful than not.
This is merely correlation between having movies make sure that their female characters, even the secondary ones, are shown to have thoughts and feelings that revolve around something other than male characters. What’s much more likely to be the causation, though, is that effective writing means you get good female characters, and effective writing produces successful movies.READ MORE
by Susana Polo | 2:01 pm, December 12th, 2013
Bob and Harvey Weinstein are suing Warner Bros. for a share of the profits on the second two Hobbit movies, which isn’t so much like thirteen dwarves trying to get some gold from a dragon, but two dragons trying to get some gold from each other.READ MORE
by Susana Polo | 1:14 pm, December 9th, 2013