Saturday, January 18, 2014

Linksgiving - Movie Edition (Skyfall, Starship Troopers, and Disney)

And the award for meme of the week goes to Miss Officer and Mr. Truffles. *dies of cute*
You know what's awesome? Getting to catch up with a friend from out of town. You know what's even more awesome? Doing it over cheeseburgers and used books and frittering the afternoon away with one of your favorite people.

What I mean to say is that I'm having a fantastic weekend, and I hope you are as well. Either way, here are some links to stimulate your brain bits. Have fun!

1. The Princess Archetype in the Movies from Women and Hollywood. Are you an Artemis or an Aphrodite?

2. The Day the Movies Died from GQ. Because decrying the death of things is the real American pastime.

3. The Rebel Warrior and the Boy with the Bread: Gale, Peeta, and Masculinity in the Hunger Games from Bitch. Because Peeta's not unmasculine just because he likes baking cakes.

4. To the Academy: Consider the Women from Women and Hollywood. It's Oscar season again, guys.

5. Can We Nitpick Skyfall's Evil Plan for a Moment? from Vulture. It falls apart on a second look.

6. Where Have All the Women Gone in Movies? from LA Times. Statistics don't lie. They obfuscate, but they don't lie.

7. Starship Troopers: One of the Most Misunderstood Movies Ever from The Atlantic. Hey, satire is confusing, okay?

8. How Classic Disney Movies Made an Entire Generation Suck from Cracked. True story.

9. Will Hunger Games Fans and Twilight Fans Ever Get Along? from The Daily Beast. Well, they do both like violence.

10. Neville Longbottom is the Most Important Person in Harry Potter—And Here’s Why from This article. THIS ARTICLE.

11. Frozen Is the Best Disney Film Since The Lion King from The Daily Beast. Why are the ones about family always so much better?

12. What Really Makes Katniss Stand Out? Peeta, Her Movie Girlfriend from NPR. Team Katniss, though. All the way.

13. 13 Reasons Every Feminist Needs To Watch The Punk Singer from Buzzfeed. Gonna be honest, the numbering here is pure coincidence, which makes it way more awesome.

14. Gender Inequality in Film from NYFA Blog. Er, this is my alma mater. And since when did we go legit and research having and well read? This is weird, guys. Weird. Good graphic, though.

15. The Best Part of Catching Fire is What it Says About TV News from Bitch. Caesar Flickerman haunts my nightmares.

16. Can We Talk About The Rape Scene In The Wolf Of Wall Street? from Jezebel Groupthink. Reasons I have not seen this movie yet.

17. The Vulgar Genius of The Wolf of Wall Street from The Atlantic. Also reasons I haven't seen it.

18. The Feminism of Hayao Miyazaki and Spirited Away from Bitch. Love this guy and his movies. So wonderful.

19. How Netflix Reverse Engineered Hollywood from The Atlantic. Netflix is amazing and terrifying, as in, inspiring of terror and amazement.

20. A Girl Who Walks Home Alone At Night, an Iranian Vampire Western from The MarySue. Yes, that's "Things I Wished for for Christmas" for $800, Alex.

And, finally, a lovingly worded, beautifully animated letter to JJ Abrams, begging him not to ruin Star Wars from Sincerely Truman.

That's all for this week. Tune in on Monday for more shenanigans, including but not limited to, the race relations in Hairspray, Disney's Robin Hood, and the princess politics of Reign.


  1. Neville Longbottom is the Most Important Person in Harry Potter—And Here’s Why

    Whilenot specifically about Neville, this does remind me of one of my favourite things about the Harry Potter series - every horcrux being destroyed by a different person (Harry did the diary, Dumbledore did the ring, Ron did the locket, Hermione did the cup, Draco and team inadvertantly did the tiara, Neville did the snake, and Voldermot did Harry) (the only way I'd have liked it better would have been for Luna to take out the tiara).

    Can We Nitpick Skyfall's Evil Plan for a Moment?

    I'm always ready to hear people rag on Skyfall.

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