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The Reluctant Traveler: du Maurier vs Bronte

We’re talking about Rebecca and Jane Eyre. Two naïve young women come to live in lavish English houses owned by older men with secrets. One, a dead wife, and one a living wife who is insane. It’s the same story. … Continue reading

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The Exception: A Very Short Review

by Brenda W. Clough Stephen Sondheim famously complained in “Putting It Together” that the audience doesn’t want to be socked with novelty. It wants what it already knows. And since we all know this, the artist is always trying to … Continue reading

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Wonder Woman: A Very Short Review

by Brenda W. Clough My son and I agree that the super hero movie is now become formulaic. You need your origin narrative. Your superhero debut. Your major conflict, ideally involving saving the world. It’s as rigid a formula as … Continue reading

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Really Not the Story We’re Looking For

I went to see Wonder Woman because so many women — feminist women — said they cried when they saw it. That led me to believe that, even though it was a superhero movie based on a mass market comic, … Continue reading

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Wonder Woman, the Internet, and Tender Little Snowflakes

WARNING: LOTS OF STRONG LANGUAGE. MAY NOT BE SFW. Now the Internet is losing its shit over a screening of Wonder Woman: https://www.yahoo.com/movies/wonder-woman-update-theater-chain-behind-women-screenings-responds-complaints-adding-screenings-174319106.html Short version is, a movie theater company arranged a women-only screening of WONDER WOMAN.  In certain quarters … Continue reading

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Why I Won’t See Alien: Covenant

My husband Darwin likes horror movies. As a rule, I don’t. I do like SF movies, though, and here we have ALIEN: COVENANT, which combines the two genres. This, I thought, would be a perfect date movie!  Horror for Darwin, SF for me. … Continue reading

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Beauty, Revisited

Darwin and I finally saw BEAUTY AND THE BEAST.  My thoughts: –Emma Watson isn’t a great singer. Her voice is quite weak compared to Paige O’Hara. Come to that, none of the cast members has a standout voice, except the … Continue reading

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Revenge is a dish best savored…

…on film? I’ve never considered myself a particularly vengeful person, but over the years I have come to enjoy a good revenge flick. The good guy/gal wins inasmuch as they are able given the loss that led them to seek … Continue reading

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Lego Batman: A Brief Review

Saturday we all went to see the Lego Batman movie, mostly because Maksim (my youngest) wanted to see it, and partly to get out of the house on a Saturday evening. Batman and the Joker are facing off in a … Continue reading

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Ursula K. Le Guin’s Planet of Exile Movie Rights Acquired

Planet of Exile by Ursula K. Le Guin

Planet of Exile by Ursula K. Le GuinThe movie rights to BVC founding member Ursula K. Le Guin’s novel Planet of Exile have been acquired by Los Angeles Media Fund & Producer Mark Johnson. Article by Anita Busch, deadline.com Continue reading

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