Category Archives: Movies & TV

Can A Series Go On For Too Long?

I feel as though ‘have we dragged this on too long’ is a question that every TV writer, or film writer, has asked themselves at one point throughout a series, only some seem to get it wrong. When you start watching a series, whether it be a new TV series, or a series of films new or a remake, you always expect the end of that series to end with a bang.

From the minute you start watching it, from that very first minute you begin to think about how it might end, you think about your favourite characters, what might happen to them, where they might end up and you constantly wish your dream of it will come true. And in some circumstances that does happen, even if it isn’t the ending you want it’s something so brilliant you often don’t even care. But, sometimes, just sometimes, that doesn’t happen. And the ending is so shocking you wonder why they didn’t think to end it before or what in their minds made them think it was a good plan!  Continue reading Can A Series Go On For Too Long?

“We Are Not Things!” – The Flaw in the Strong Female Character™

On a sweltering day this past June, I tumbled from the darkened aisles of the cinema and into the blinding sunlight with tears streaming down my face. In dark, smoke-y lines down my cheeks, streaked eyeliner and mascara, the back of my hand stained with the smeared remnants of my painstakingly applied wingtip. An elderly woman passed me by, concerned, hanging her head, probably wondering what movie currently showing had left me in such distress.

Perhaps something about an ill-fated family pet? (I still haven’t forgiven you for Marley and Me, motion picture gods! Or I Am Legend, for that matter. Will Smith, why?!? We trusted you!)

Or maybe a tragic love story? (Yeah…despite attending many a slumber party in my single-sex education life, I have yet to finish the Notebook, no matter how devastatingly handsome Ryan Gosling happens to be. I was only able to skate by throwing some lines out about being a bird or writing letters. Hell, for all I know, that movie was centered around carrier pigeons.)

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Retrospective Reviews: The Problem With Duckie Dale, the Original Fedora

When I was in middle school, I had a particular fascination with updating my name on Facebook to something absolutely ridiculous once every couple of weeks. These spanned from “Sashuh Fyerce” (a title I oh-so-cleverly spelled incorrectly on purpose to spite Facebook for telling me that the moniker of Beyoncé’s alter-ego was not a legitimate name) to the delightful “Ferocia Couturia” (because Season Four of Project Runway was an incredibly influential presence in my young adult life).  Continue reading Retrospective Reviews: The Problem With Duckie Dale, the Original Fedora

TV Review: Wet Hot American Summer-First Day of Camp

The cult classic film, Wet Hot American Summer, has seen its reprise, only fourteen years after its release. On July 31, Netflix released its new series, Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp. The series serves as a prequel to the 2001 film, which took place on the campers’ last day at Camp Firewood. The episodes emulate a typical camp schedule, beginning with the campers’ arrival, and continuing through meals, a camp musical, and a raunchy staff after-party. Continue reading TV Review: Wet Hot American Summer-First Day of Camp