Cinderella Is A Different Kind of Feminist Fairytale

Hollywood has undeniably seen a rush of a specific kind of feminist tale in recent years. Female-driven films like The Hunger Games, Divergent, and even Jupiter Ascending have featured strong women who take a stand and fight back against whatever corrupt powers-that-be exist in their fictional universes. Leading rebellions and physical combat are pretty much a requirement for being a female hero these days. It’s clear that women are no

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Jupiter Ascending: The Female Fantasy You Should Really See

Jupiter Ascending, the latest film by the Wachowski siblings, marks their return to the scifi genre. It’s a romp that sends the titular hero Jupiter Jones across galaxies after discovering that she’s the reincarnation of the matriarch of the Abrasax dynasty, a family of capitalists that produce a youth-restoring solution called Regenex. With the help of a wolf-human hybrid named Caine, Jupiter must tangle with the three Abrasax heirs, bounty

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The Problem With Peter Parker, And Marvel’s Challenge To Give Fans Something Different

One of the biggest film announcements of the last week was that Marvel and Sony had finally reached an agreement that would allow Marvel to introduce Spider-Man into the Marvel Cinematic Universe, followed by a solo film co-produced by the two studios. Of course, bringing the web-slinger back to the MCU has been a dream for fans ever since the first Iron Man movie became a success – and why

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Fifty Shades of Desperation: An Open Letter to Hollywood

Dear Hollywood, I’m a twenty-something adult woman. I have the disposable income, time, and ability to go out and see any movie that I want. In fact, I’m part of the group that makes up the largest percentage of moviegoers. So why on earth is the horror-show that is Fifty Shades of Grey the only film I can think of in the past year directed at me? Now let me

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