Archives for May 2011

Bridesmaids: Bringing Gender Equality to Raunchy Humor

Before getting into the movie, I'd like to give a little introduction to the co-writer and leading role, Kristen Wiig. For  the past five years, she (along with Bill Hader) was one of the few reasons I (and many others) watched Saturday Night Live at all. She often played quirky and energetic characters, and her humor usually blended bizarre, off-color ideas or characters with … [Read more...]

New Chick Flicks March Down the Aisle This Summer

All women want to get married, right. We love weddings, wedding dresses, wedding cake and according to recent movie releases, Hollywood thinks we love wedding movies. Three new movies hit the big screen this month, Something Borrowed, Jumping the Broom and Bridesmaids. The potential for horrible chick flickery is tremendous. After seeing 27 Dresses and Bride Wars, I lost faith … [Read more...]

Elizabeth Taylor Is The Queen of Texas in Giant

Edna Ferber's novel comes to life in the film Giant, starring Elizabeth Taylor, Rock Hudson and James Dean. Director George Stevens who also worked with Miss Taylor in A Place in the Sun took the cast to Marfa, Texas to shoot the movie, which also helped show the vastness (and flatness) of the Texas landscape. Made in 1956, Giant tells the story of Jordan 'Bick' Benedict … [Read more...]

ABC Brings Fairy Tales and Charlie’s Angels to the Fall Line Up

Movie theaters are no longer the only place to watch a good chick flick. ABC TV has announced their line up of Fall shows and a couple of show caught my eye.  Once Upon a Time and a new version of  Charlie's Angel's produced by Drew Barrymore are just two of the new female focused shows. Here is your first look at these new shows: Once Upon A Time The producers of Lost … [Read more...]

My Super Summer Of Comic Book Super Heros Movies

This summer your local movie theater will be invaded by a horde of tall handsome men with super powers and super abs!  This is the Super Summer of Comic Book Super Hero movies. Starting with the release of Thor, in May  you can look forward to the men in your lives dragging you to theater to see at least one of these comic book inspired movies. But do not dispair, my fellow … [Read more...]

Jane Eyre and A Sexy Mr. Rochester

There have been numerous movie adaptations of Charlotte Brontë's, Jane Eyre.  Charlotte and her sister Emily, who wrote Wuthering Heights were the queens of gothic romantic novels. The most recent adaptation of Jane Eyre, directed by Cary Fukunaga  stars Mia Wasikowska (Alice in Wonderland, The Kids Are Alright) , Michael Fassbender (Inglorious Basterds, X-Men: First … [Read more...]