What’s puzzling about Wonder Woman is the reaction from a small-but-noisy contingent of men; what is it about this film that provokes such anger and hostility in certain quarters? What are the things in ‘Wonder Woman’ that seem like such a threat to these guys? I think there’s one thing in particular that’s a sticking point; I think what bothers them more than anything is that Diana’s fight matters.
Everlasting love and romance can seem such a fantasy. Especially within the movies and books showcasing scandalous affairs and love struck tragedies. As much fun it is to imagine such passionate adventures, it takes a story like A Man Called Ove, by Fredik Backman, to simply say love and romance is here you ninnies so shut your slobberin’ yappin’ mouth and get some work done.
The long-awaited Wonder Woman film arrived in theaters on June 4, 2017. It happily won the box office over the weekend and has continued to perform well since the opening. An additional note regarding the audience response is worth remarking on is that many of the women who see the film have said “I’ve waited all my life for this.”
Today, I take a look at what I call The Goldblum Effect. Why no, I don’t have much to do, why do you ask?
Travis takes a look at the movie based on the board game Clue, and finds that it’s pretty good overall.
I bet you thought Star Wars Day was May 4, right? That silly pun has gotten most of the attention, but given the significance of the day this year, we’re going to go ahead and celebrate the real Star Wars Day. Forty years ago today, May 25, 1977, was the world premiere of Star Wars (renamedStar Wars Episode 1: A New Hope when it was re-released in 1981), the movie that introduced the world to Jedi and Sith, droids and wookiees, Han Solo and the Force. It also sold a whole lot of theater tickets and toys.
A couple of weeks ago I spent a Monday evening at the world premiere screening of the National Geographic Channel’s first scripted series, Genius, followed by a pretty elaborate cocktail party at which I almost met Ron Howard, Geoffrey Rush and Vincent Kartheiser. But we’ll get to that.