Feminism in Movies: What’s the best approach?

The anticipated all-female Ghostbusters has recently garnered some unexpected results. Even though the trailer made it look like a monstrosity, the final reception was quite divisive. But one thing is for sure; whether you found it good, bad or merely okay it certainly wasn’t on Last Airbender levels of horrific. An argument against critics of this film is that they’re all raging misogynists. An unfair assumption to make, but all the controversy has begged the question; what’s the best way to make a movie feminist?

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Film Review: The Jungle Book

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As unnecessary and unacceptable as remakes are, Disney’s The Jungle Book was made in 1967, so an upgrade was arguably long overdue. Thus, foregoing a beautiful, sunny, summer’s day in lieu of one spent in the cinema didn’t seem like such a bad idea, leaving any misgivings, expectations or feelings of disapproval at the door. Momentarily, at least.

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Film Review: Tomorrowland

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For a film that preaches creativity and imagination, Tomorrowland is severely lacking in either. Instead of witnessing a Disney classic in the making, the audience is forced to sit through a bloated kid’s film with an over-reliance on CGI and chock full of unbearably schmaltzy dialogue in this underwhelming science fiction adventure. It’s an awful shame coming from director Brad Bird (The Incredibles, Ratatouille); especially considering that he chose to direct Tomorrowland over the upcoming Star Wars film.

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Film Feature: Princess Perceptions

This month, Disney’s latest princess film was revealed; Moana, set for release in 2016. The film was originally scheduled for 2018 but production was pushed forward after the overwhelming success of Disney’s latest princess film Frozen. Continue reading

Lucky Number Seven

Well if you haven’t heard yet we are finally getting Star Wars Episode VII, this news comes after Disney acquired Lucasfilm for $4 Billion. I am more than surprised at this news, not because it’s unlikely, but because there were no rumours, no leaks just good old fashioned secrets.
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