Tag Archives: #sexism

I wanted to see what an R rated abortion looks like

There was a small furor a few weeks ago when members of the Christian Right, including the slimeball my local newspaper insists on paying to syndicate even though they have perfectly good opinion writers on staff, were up in arms … Continue reading

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I’m only doing this because of the Oscar noms: The Danish Girl

It’s the most cynical thing in the world. Former Oscar winners? Check. Based on a true story set in the early 1900s? Check. Gay* person that dies? Check. The Danish Girl was set up to be one of the most insufferably … Continue reading

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The Möbius strip: Mockingjay disappoints, new releases disappoint further

Part two of The Hunger Games: Mockingjay won the weekend with maybe the first disappointing $100 million opening ever. The film was predicted for north of $120 million. Other new releases, The Night Before and Secret in Their Eyes, also underperformed with just $10.1 million and $6.6 million, respectively- … Continue reading

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Pixels is tolerable, not great, everybody calm down

Critics are going absolutely apeshit about Pixels, and it’s a gigantic overreaction. The movie follows Sam Brenner (Adam Sandler, who also produces), a competitive arcade gamer in 1982, into the present day as an abject failure — divorced, installing other peoples’ entertainment … Continue reading

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