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defining the female gaze

In response to something I posted recently about “the female gaze,” I got an email from a male reader who appeared to believe that “the female gaze” refers to “movies women like to watch.” It doesn’t. Not even close. But his email got my thinking that perhaps I need to explain what “the female gaze” … more…

Killers (review)

Kutcher is barely plausible in those TV ads for digital cameras, sneaking up on people to take their pictures. A spy and hired killer? Don’t make me laugh.

trailer break: ‘Killers’

Take a break from work: watch a trailer… Girls and guns don’t go together! Everybody knows that. The silly guns never work right and they’re impossible to accessorize. You would think that especially a professional killer would know that, and especially about a girl who’s so indecisive and moronic that she doesn’t even know her … more…

trailer break: ‘Law Abiding Citizen’

Take a break from work: watch a trailer… I mentioned a couple days ago, when I featured the trailer for Gamer, that it sounded like maybe Gerard Butler’s American accent had improved dramatically over its dreadfulness in The Ugly Truth. And here we can tell that yes, he’s been working with a voice coach or … more…

trailer break: ‘Gamer’

Take a break from work: watch a trailer… So the guys who did Crank and Crank: High Voltage — Mark Neveldine and Brian Taylor — are back… and it looks a lot like a lot of other shit we’ve seen before, doesn’t it? Prisoners forced to play bloodsports? A game that’s really real? Gee, why … more…