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House at the End of the Street (review)

Banal, lazy filmmaking that cannot even be bothered to be cheerfully cheap and cheesy. Jennifer Lawrence is trapped in something that is constitutionally unable to allow her to be the strong, competent young woman she arrived as.

question of the day: Will women see ‘Watchmen’?

Kim Voynar, one of the smartest women writing about movies at the moment, wonders whether women will want to see Watchmen. Much of what she writes, in her extended musings on movie violence, context, and whether female moviegoers approach cinematic violence (and cinematic superheroes) on a different level than male moviegoers do, sounds very much … more…

bias update

obsession: awards season (though I’m kinda dreading the huge quantity of movies demanding to be seen between now and December 31) boyfriend: Lee Pace in Pushing Daisies (cuz he’s just the cutest thing ever) psyched: Synecdoche, New York (I am so ready for another Charlie Kaufman mindfuck) dreading: An American Carol (because watching the implosion … more…

bias update

obsession: awards season (though I’m kinda dreading the huge quantity of movies demanding to be seen between now and December 31) boyfriend: Patrick Wilson in Lakeview Terrace (and when he’s a big star, remember that I saw him first) psyched: Religulous (yeah, Bill Maher is a bit of prick, but he’s my kind of prick) … more…

bias update

obsession: awards season (though I’m kinda dreading the huge quantity of movies demanding to be seen between now and December 31) boyfriend: Patrick Wilson in Lakeview Terrace (and when he’s a big star, remember that I saw him first) psyched: Appaloosa (even though someone’s got a weird idea of what constitutes Viggo Mortensen’s appeal) dreading: … more…

what Hollywood does to women

• Sarah Jessica Parker gets shit because of her mole or lack thereof. • Rumer Willis (Bruce’s daughter) gets shit because of her chin. • Katie Holmes gets shit because of her height. She is all of five-nine, which causes her to call herself “a big one,” and to consider her height an “imperfection.” Is … more…