It’s time (finally!) for Women in Film, where we take a look at the state of women actors in tackling the serious Hollywood box office – the “summer” blockbusters, tent pole special effects movies, high octane action films, suspense thrillers, horror flicks, big buzz dramas, children’s and animated major features and comedy adventure films. In this first part, we’ll take a look at the past year of 2015. In Women in Film, Part Two, we’ll take a look at what’s been happening so far and what’s still to come in 2016 (and a little about 2017 and beyond.)
I will admit that I did not, going in, have particularly high expectations for the movies in 2015 when it came to the “lady actors.” I thought, from the look of those revamped big boy franchises for that year, that 2015 would be something of a placeholder year , like 2013 and 2014 – a year that didn’t particularly lose the trickle, trickle gains for women set off in 2012, since it would have some women leads in films and women in major supporting roles in big ensembles, but didn’t dramatically advance them either, since the machismo looked to be coming out the ears of the summer and winter line-ups.
Filed under Movies/TV, Women
No, I did not fall off a boat into the ocean. Working on several things, have them up soon.
In the meantime, enjoy Jennifer Hudson and James Corden hamming it up performing public domain songs, because it was a Monday, and we could all use some nice singing:
Some interesting bits and news from the Internet:
Mindy at Skepchick ponders the science of Star Wars: The Force Awakens‘ Starkiller base.
And speaking of Star Wars: The Force Awakens‘ Starkiller base, blogger Matty Granger fisks and debunks a really obnoxious article in the Huffington Post about plot holes in the movie. Not that there weren’t any plot holes in the movie, but I agree with Granger that there’s a big difference between inattention and actual plot holes. Plus, it’s just a fun piece if you’re a Star Wars fan.
An announcement that Vanessa Hudgens will headline a new DC Comics sitcom. Which sounds like an interesting experiment.
The New York Times digs out a business piece from 1985 expressing that laptops and mobile computers is going to be a limited market, just to show that tech prediction is frequently not very predictive about how we’ll use tech.
Author Kevin Hearne gets author Ursula Vernon to do her rant about the potato apocalypse on Twitter.
An interesting experiment based on the Harry Potter world, though she seems to have cheated a good bit.
A rundown on everything you need to know about upcoming Disney movies. (The Mouse will not be stopped!)
For those of you who find the topic of fiction publishing utterly boring, here are some silly videos:
First, Alanis Morissette and James Corden update the lyrics of Morissette’s iconic song “Ironic”:
Second, Sesame Street tackles “Game of Thrones” in one of the best parody sketches they may have ever done:
And finally, actor McCauley Kulkin revisits his most famous character from his child actor days, Kevin from the hit movie “Home Alone” as a rage-filled Uber-like driver for a web series called “Dryvrs”:
And his co-star in that movie, actor Daniel Stern, responded to the video as his thief character Marv from the movie:
Filed under Humor, Movies/TV