It’s Christmas in July! Or rather, it’s the summer version of our secret santa movie exchange. We had so much fun doing this last time that we brought Christopher Ortiz back to do it again. Our pal (and former co-host) Ryan James assigned each of us a person and we gave them a movie we thought they would enjoy (or not).
Continue reading Episode #194 – Secret Santa In July
Go see this movie. Don’t make me have to hurt you.
As you must know by now, Wonder Woman is almost here. The big marketing push hasn’t begun yet, making some nervous that the studio isn’t going to support the film as much because it has a female lead. Others are dismissing the concerns, asserting that the marketing barrage will begin as soon as Guardians 2 hits theaters and stops sucking the air out of the room.
“Why does this even matter?” You may ask. “If the movie is good, it will make money. If it’s bad, it won’t! So stop worrying and go to the movies.”
If that is what you’re saying, you’re probably a dude.
I plan to see this movie about a dozen times, whether it’s good or not. Don’t get me wrong – I hope with all of my being that it’s amazing and blows every other superhero film right out of the water, but it’s getting my dollars even if it turns out to be worse than that one really terrible Batman movie (you pick which one).
I’ll explain. It starts at the beginning:
Continue reading Wonder Woman: Why She Matters
When your government forces you to murder teenagers on a live TV show, you really need somebody to hug.
Let’s talk about girls.
I’m a girl. You may or may not be a girl. But one thing we both know is that girls don’t always get the best roles in film. I watch a lot of action films, and sometimes I’ll watch a movie that is otherwise spectacular, but has zero women in it. Sometimes action films will have a cool prostitute character who keeps our hero grounded emotionally while also having super sweaty sex with him.
There was a time when conventional wisdom was that you couldn’t get an action film made with a lady in the lead unless that lady was Angelina.
That was then.
Now I have all kinds of girl crushes. Watching women kick ass is probably my favorite thing in the whole world besides impressing strangers at a karaoke bar.
Every so often I’ll be popping by here to talk about films from the lady perspective. I won’t just stick to action films, but I will start there.
One of my biggest girl crushes is Katniss Everdeen from The Hunger Games. If you haven’t seen the movies, go watch them right now and come back, otherwise you’re gonna be super spoiled by what comes next.
Continue reading Katniss & the Strength of Vulnerability
We’ve got a super special episode for you this week. We’re joined by the folks from The Front Row Movie Reviews to give us their best of the year in movies. Special Guest Jeff Ott calls in to tell us the go-to games from last year. Coy Jandreau from Marvel Movie News flies in to gush about how Marvel took 2016 by storm. The Chicks Who Script hit us up with the best television. It’s a big episode so don’t waste another minute and listen now!
If you want to play along, we list all the categories we discussed below. Why not fill it out and let us know in the comments?
Continue reading Episode #174 – Best of 2016!
It’s the end of the world as we know it, and we feel fine…about Jeff Goldblum in INDEPENDENCE DAY! Well, some of us. *cough*Bryan*cough* We’re joined by Emily Blake from CHICKS WHO SCRIPT who is two for two on epic movie breakdowns. There’s a lot here so let’s get right to it. Welcome to EARF.
Continue reading Episode #145 – Independence Day