I’ve spent a considerable portion of my life telling people I wasn’t a feminist because I was friends with too many men, or because I believed in equality. My journey into the heart of feminism isn’t important now, though, because I am now a woman in the film and television industry and because of this, I hear a lot about “The Bechdel Test” and I feel like we need to clear some things up. (video version of this post at the bottom) Lets jump right in:
I know I already posted a blog for today, but in honor of my waiting in line for 4 hours in FULL Harry Potter costume for the final movie to come out, I felt I should at least touch on it. I’ll be posting a video about my night on Sunday on my TheseFolk channel (although I think I’ll be the only one posting this week…) and I’ll also be doing a new 2 part blog series about the Harry Potter movie series, but for now, my initial thoughts.
My Tweet last night at 3am after the movie:
As a fan, the only word to describe how I feel right now is betrayal. #harrypotter
I stand by that assessment. Completely. I was so disappointed by this movie. The first part, that came out in November, was fantastic. It was one of the best done films in this joke of a film series, and I was legitimately impressed. But last night just took a massive crap on everything that was good about the first half of the movie. I’m not exaggerating.
I’ll go into more detail once my Doctor Who blog series is over, sometime in August, because I need to wrap my head around a few things before I do.
Granted, Rachel and I should probably not be able to see movies for the first time together. We’re horribly judgmental and spend the entire time mocking every little inconsistency. And it’s even worse when we’re watching, again for the first time, a movie based on a book that was the summation of our entire childhoods. I will admit that we’re not the best movie-going pair.
But I doubt that even after a second viewing I’ll be impressed. This movie was poorly timed, bizarrely executed, and a downright disgrace to all that makes Harry Potter good. Thanks for the memories, Deathly Hallows, but I doubt I’ll be looking back on the experience with fondness.
Last year, two films were made that are similar in story. Both Twilight and Let the Right One In were love stories about a vampire and non-vampire. One is American, one is Swedish. So which one is the better film? Continue reading “Twilight vs. Let the Right One In”
Which trilogys, series, or groups of movies have you ever watched back to back? Here are some of mine…
Again, I’m gonna have to start at 41 since I just watched a film this week that made my top 20. Hope you enjoy…
All right, no changes were made in the last week, so I’ll just jump right into my #60-41
Today I’ll reveal the movies from 80-61 on my top 100 list of favorite movies. The list did change over the last week so I’ll be filling in for those corrections. I watched two movies that made it in higher than #80 so I’ll go back to the new 82.
For the next 5 weeks I’ll be revealing my top 100 favorite movies. I’ll say a little something on why I like them too. Continue reading “My top 100: Part 1 of 5”
Cinematography is really just how a certain shot looks like in a movie. So the ones I am including in this list all look beautiful from one scene to the next. I think all were nominated for Academy Awards, and some won. Continue reading “Top 5 Best Cinematography Movies”
I think the best way to get people to watch a movie is the trailer. It can hype you up for a movie you’ve never even heard about through careful editing and music. Here are some that I like… Continue reading “My Favorite Trailers”