Injection smection! Botox ….? No Thanks!

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The other day I was in the supermarket with my son and we saw Jada Pinkett Smith on the cover of “SHAPE” magazine. I was stunned into . . submission. But it wasn’t her lovely athletic (and probably somewhat airbrushed) form that had me stymied. It was her face. Even tho we see women all of the time that have some sort of surgery to improve their looks or postpone the effects of time; I just was struck. Jada Pinkett Smith. Why I was more struck that day over all of the other times in the past couple of years when I’ve seen her in the media I don’t know. But she just looked so – different than she used to. Altered.  Continue reading

Recasting Against Race

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A very insightful read indeed. I especially loved the analyzing of why Captain America HAS to be blonde haired and blue eyed; the original Captain America that is. GREAT!

So, I pondered...

motokokusanagiOver the years there has been a push for more diversity in movies. Essentially that means that the people making movies are saying they want more people that aren’t white in their movies, but they don’t want them either. You might be thinking huh? How can they say they want more diverse people, but not want them? Well that goes back to their long standing tradition. White people make up the majority of the actors in movies. When a movie starring a primarily white cast fails, they move on to the next one. When a movie starring a primarily minority cast, they take a step back and re-evaluate the risks. Thus we end up seeing minority actors composing small portions of a movie. The real issue that we are running in to is the desire to have a more diverse cast intersecting with the popularity of remakes, reboots, and bringing…

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To fire or…to be fired?

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This week I downloaded and started to listen to one of my favorite podcasts, “The Adam Carolla Show”, and was stunned and shocked to hear Adam opening the show with a very brief and somewhat cold announcement that the show was not going to include Alison Rosen going forward. It was the announcement that somewhat shook up the podcast world really. Four years Alison Rosen sat by Adam (and Bryan Bishop). Four fucking years and he let her go with an email over the holiday break.  Continue reading

Daredevil Finally Has a Release Date, But What About Jessica Jones?

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Methinks I will check this one out!

We Minored in Film

April 10th. That’s when Netflix will drop every single episode of Daredevil. April 10th, April 10th, April 10th. Do you got that? Good. I think we are all on the same page now. Daredevil, Netflix’s first of four original Marvel TV shows leading up to an Avengers-style mini-series, is going to be available for us to stream to our heart’s delight on April 10th. I fear that I’m not making myself clear. The date we have to remember here is

Actually, the date I’m thinking of at the moment is November 7, 2013. That’s when Marvel first announced its deal with Netflix to produce four 13-episode TV shows focused on Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Luke Cage, and Iron Fist as a precursor to a Defenders mini-series. After that, it seemed like any additional news about the shows…

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New Arrow Artwork

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Wonder if these are real – either way they are fantastic!

Problems with predictability

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Interesting take – and I happen to agree that I do relish the fact that Oliver and Felicity’s “relationship” isn’t (or hasn’t until this point) fallen a predictable pattern. Let’s hope it continues!

Create Parity

A few things happened this week that got me thinking about predictability. The first is that since it is Christmas Eve and I mentioned last month that I am a Christian, I suppose it is expected that I would talk about Christmas. I hope you don’t actually want me to do that because I’m not.
I do want to talk about predictability, however. I recently got sucked back into Arrow. I was perusing some YouTube videos and came across this:

Normally, this would be a scene that includes a kiss, so it got me curious. Why isn’t there a kiss? I started fishing around other clips and watched what was still available between Netflix and Hulu and then hit up YouTube for some more missing bits. I had always found Felicity to be an interesting character and a good model of women of tech but it seems to have changed…

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Shot through the heart…….and you’re to blame..!

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I’m fairly obsessed with a little show on the CW called “Arrow”. Maybe obsessed isn’t the right word – or hell maybe “fairly” is too light. I don’t know. What I do know is that this show makes me think all of the time. It has turned my brain ON.  The topics raised are varied (from silly to serious).  In the middle of what I call “theory-crafting” I can be brought to an abrupt halt with the simple thought of  “OMG he’s beautiful. Have you ever seen something so beautiful?!” – only to then go right back to crafting my theory and tying clues together. I haven’t really spent this much time mulling/thinking about a TV show since “LOST” broke me and left the airwaves. That is saying something. It is perfect? No. Is it for everyone? No. Do we learn anything from the many flashbacks? Yes! Does it have the awkward and hard to watch teen angst (for me)? Yes – on occasion.   Continue reading