Posts about movies

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Representation of (Mad) Women Scientists in Rampage

One of the reasons I started Mad Scientist Mondays was because a lot of people don't actually know any scientists. As a result, cultural depictions of science and scientists - like those in movies and on TV - have ... Read More  

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The Mad Science of The Lion King

Despite swearing off of live-action-remakes-of-Disney-movies-that-really-didn't-need-to-be-remade-to-begin-with, Tech Support and I recently watched the new version of The Lion King. Which isn't even "live action" so much as "slightly more advanced animation," but whatever. Read More  

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Wonder Woman: I Laughed, I Cried, I Felt All the Feels

Tech Support took me to see Wonder Woman yesterday.* It restored my faith in superhero movies. This is a superhero movie that’s actually about something – something much more than good versus evil. This is a movie about right and ... Read More  

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A Request for Hollywood

Is anyone else getting a little tired of superhero movies? With the exception of next year’s Wonder Woman, which not only looks awesome, but puts a female hero in a starring role, I am getting pretty burnt out on the ... Read More  

I Watched Star Wars: The Force Awakens and I Still Don’t Get It

I watched Star Wars: The Force Awakens. Actually, I watched it twice, because I wanted to make sure I knew it well enough to actually comment on it. It was really good! This was a pleasant surprise, because most of ... Read More  

Curse You, Netflix

Confession time: I do not understand why Star Wars is such a big deal. This is probably partly due to the fact that in general, I like fantasy a lot more than I like sci fi. But I love Edge ... Read More  

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How The Princess Bride Landed Me a Husband

Tech Support and I celebrated our 8th wedding anniversary last week, which is actually a bigger accomplishment than it sounds like because we dated for 13 years before tying the knot. We wanted to be really, really sure. 😛 We ... Read More  

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More Live Action from Disney

Next on Disney’s list of “animated-classics-remade-as-live-action” is Beauty and the Beast: What do you think about this phenomenon? Are you excited about beloved stories getting new life, or do you see this as yet more evidence that there are “no ... Read More  

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“Greased Lightning” Is the Perfect Couch Dancing Song

There were two things that my teenaged friends and I ended up doing at nearly every birthday party we had: 1) play Taboo and 2) watch Grease. John Travolta’s piercing blue eyes were definitely part of the appeal. We also ... Read More  

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Fantastic Beasts to Be a Trilogy!

I am super excited about this, because any excuse to spend more time in the Harry Potter Universe works for me. I can’t wait to see how they take a bestiary and turn it into a story. November is ... Read More  

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The Moment Jurassic Park Lost Me

Are you old enough to remember when Jurassic Park first came out? I’ll never forget seeing it for the first time. It was the summer after 10th grade, and Kelsey and Julie-Ann and I (three of the four Sisters ... Read More