Do you have a movie fan in your life? Have they already received a Star Wars box set, the best of Scorsese, and a Breakfast at Tiffany’s poster? Then this is the gift guide for you! Read More Holiday Gift Guide for the Movie Fan
This isn’t a definitive list of women of color in film. This isn’t a “best of” list, or a list of the most complicated or progressive characters in science-fiction or fantasy. This is simply a list of women of color in science-fiction and fantasy films. I tried to make it as full as possible, but ultimately had to decide on some parameters. Read More 45* Women of Color in Science-Fiction/Fantasy Movies
Two weeks ago, I extolled the virtues of Mako Mori in Pacific Rim.
There aren’t a lot of women who look like me leading summer Hollywood blockbusters.
Growing up a fan of giant monsters and giant robots, I was excited when Guillermo Del Toro announced he was working on a mecha vs kaiju film. Del Toro is a fanboy at heart so I trusted he would take the source material and put his spin on it. His handling of Hellboy really spoke to the comics, and Pan’s Labyrinth is one fairy tale I sometimes want to forget existed. So where does that leave Pacific Rim?
Summer always brings some great movies and a lot of them are big blow up your face type action movies. I am not always an action girl but there is a particular type of action film people are surprised I love. I love Tokusatsu films, specifically the subgenres of Kaiju and giant robots. I grew up watching the Sci-Fi channel and late night TV on USA and TNT. They showed boatloads of Godzilla and Ultraman films. Ultraman is by far my favorite of any subgenre of Tokusatsu. I think my love for Ultraman spurred me to sit through three seasons of Power Rangers. People always seem shocked that I love Giant Superheros fighting Robots and Space Aliens? I have no idea why! The best part is this summer is bringing a Giant Robot fighting Kaiju film, Pacific Rim. I am so excited for it, I can barely contain my elation. I mean it helps that it has Stringer Bell, Jax, and Charlie in it and is directed by Guillermo del Toro. Read More Lunchtime Poll: Surprise Favorite Movie Genre