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Category Archives: Movies
Finally got a chance to do viewing #2 this past week. I watched with a clearer, more critical eye this time, and I think I’ve dug down into what much of the disconnect may be (aside from the stuff I … Continue reading
I’ll be seeing it again later this week, but after a couple of days to process it, I think I’m ready to write something about The Last Jedi (though my memory on details may be a tad fuzzy.) Fair warning! … Continue reading
I had just finished a med-check psych appointment when I heard the news about Carrie Fisher. These appointments are mostly tedious–I have to go every few months since I need paper prescriptions for a controlled substance–but they’re also kind of a … Continue reading
As the parent of a very curious and physically rambunctious three year old, I’m looking at my favorite entertainment in a new way these days. It’s kind of disturbing how much of the stuff I like has a crapload of … Continue reading
I’m planning to see Doctor Strange tomorrow, and am looking forward to it, as I do for all of the MCU stuff. There are, however, some problematic aspects of it (as there are with pretty much anything that gets mainstream … Continue reading
There’s a great little opinion piece in the Seattle Times today, illustrated with an even better–and hilarious–image of Trump as a rampaging supervillain and Hillary as the hero fighting him off. This got me to thinking, so if you’ll indulge … Continue reading
Ever since The Force Awakens’ release, many smart people of the intarweebs have been asking the same question: Where’s Rey? Why is this film’s protagonist not represented in more of its tie-in toys and other merch? She’s on a few … Continue reading
First off: Hi! Long time, no blog. More on that in another post. For now, I want to talk about something that’s gone around the intarweebs in the past few weeks, as The Force Awakens has become a pretty big … Continue reading
Diversity in YA creator Malinda Lo is currently doing a great blog series on how reviewers often betray underlying biases when reviewing books about characters from marginalized groups. Highly recommended read. The topic is also a big jumping-off point for … Continue reading
Carrying on from the specific-show discussion in part one. In this segment, I’ll explain why I keep watching the problematic stuff I do, while I also ditch stuff that’s theoretically less problematic.