Sometimes, you stumble upon a post in social media, and for a moment, you’re completely dumbfounded. You need to take a breath and let whatever it is that just caught your attention slither its way into your psyche.
As children of the 80s started producing teen comedies, the 00s brought forth a too self-assured brand of teen comedy that tried to rehash those John Hughes movies of their youth, but got caught up in trying to make every possible pop culture reference that they produced mildly enjoyable,which lead to immensely forgettable and amazingly messy movies. 2001s Get Over It, is one of those movies.
Some schools may be on Passover/spring break this week, but misogyny didn’t take the week off. Instead, we’ve learned that young girls think it’s normal to be sexually harassed, that even women who become CEOs aren’t exempt from harassment, and that we shouldn’t try to earn the same wages as men if we ever want to catch a husband. Sigh. At least there’s a new GoldieBlox ad! With a baby chicken! (As usual, trigger warnings for pretty much everything apply.) Read More This Week in Misogyny is Your Brain on Engineering
When the title card of von Trier’s Melancholia appears, you know that two hours later the world is going to end. This isn’t a spoiler: the whole point of the movie is that we know the world’s going to end. We feel the end of the world approaching almost as palpably as the characters feel the approaching planet sucking away their breath. But von Trier’s film isn’t about the end of the world, a statement so obvious that it almost disguises the film’s complexly layered structure. Read More Movie Review: Melancholia, Melancholy, and Gynophobia