Posts Tagged: ‘movies’
by Tracy V. Wilson | February 5, 2013
Holly and I do love commentary tracks … Holly loves them in general, and I love them when I also love the movie in question and really want to know all about the production of it. Case in point: “Lord of the Rings.”
by Tracy V. Wilson | December 24, 2012
You know how sometimes it’s Christmastime, and maybe you don’t celebrate, or maybe you’re just over it, and you want to see something different … but without turning your back completely on the holiday? OK, maybe it’s just us. But we thought we’d talk about some of those movies that happen at Christmas but just aren’t “Christmas movies.”
by Tracy V. Wilson | December 14, 2012
I used to go to a lot of midnight movies. One, there were more movies I was that excited to see. Two, the midnight crowd usually keeps its mouth shut and its phones off. And three, I was a lot younger. I could function better on less sleep, and I had jobs that required less of my brain. I also had fewer demands on vacation time and could use a day here and there to sleep in post-film.
Now the midnight movie is rare for me, thanks to the general trend of feeling like death afterward. For “The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey,” I was ready to face that consequence.
Yet, here I am the next morning, working and surprisingly functional. Your mileage may vary, but here’s my recipe for midnight movies without next-day misery.
As the most anticipated sci-fi movie of 2012, “Prometheus” deserves our attention. So in this episode of Stuff to Blow Your Mind, Julie and I suit up and venture into the film’s dark and Gigery heart. Consider us your prom (etheus) dates for the film.
by Tracy V. Wilson | June 18, 2012
Let’s make this clear from the get-go: Holly and I love Pixar movies. We truly do. And we think that just because they don’t feature many – or, until “Brave,” any – female characters in starting roles, they still have plenty of value as stories. But … we wouldn’t mind it at all if there were more leading ladies in the world of Pixar, both onscreen and on staff.
See “Prometheus” over the weekend? Aching to learn a bit more about some of the futuristic technology that pops up in the film? Well then allow me to share a few HSW links with you — links to wash down all that space horror goodness with a tasty chaser of SCIENCE.
by Tracy V. Wilson | May 9, 2012
Once again, a thing we love: People asked us to talk about something we already want to talk about. This time, franchise reboots. As with comic book movies, these have a pretty bad reputation among moviegoers at this point. But once we started looking, we saw lots of stuff that’s really good.
by Tracy V. Wilson | March 12, 2012
At least two listeners asked us to podcast about this subject, which made it extra serendipitous that we’d had it on our idea board almost since day one. Right now it seems like Snow White is everywhere. Including this episode. So here we go.
The Bechdel Test came from Alison Bechdel’s comic strip “Dykes to Watch Out For,” after one of the characters said she only went to movies that featured at least two women who talked to each other about something besides a man. Every now and again, it makes the rounds on the Internet. Sometimes, it does what it should — points out trends in how many movies there are that don’t feature women, or only feature women in the context to their relationship with a man. But often, the Bechdel Test shows up as a yardstick for whether a movie is good or not — or whether it’s feminist or not. That’s when it gets my goat.
by Tracy V. Wilson | February 8, 2012
Ah, love. It’ s so different in the real world than in the movies. Or, rather, if you get your relationship information from the movies, you might notice things don’t quite match up to your own life. And that might not be fun. So how much are movies to blame for relationship troubles?
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