Shut Up; Xanadu Ruled

“Magic,” the biggest hit from 1980’s Xanadu, is somewhat unheralded as an empowerment anthem. One of that year’s most popular songs, its slinky John Farrar guitar line lent itself to the narrative told by the film—which is, obviously, that Olivia Newton John’s character Kira is a daughter of Zeus come to life via a… »8/11/15 11:42am8/11/15 11:42am

You Should Watch These Badass, Women-Led Martial Arts Films

When you think about classic Chinese martial arts films (because I know you do all the time), usually, heavy hitting actors like Bruce Lee, Gordon Liu, Jackie Chan, even Lau Kar-leung immediately come to mind. But what about women martial artists? Turns out, there are a lot of them. And they are the epitome of badass. »11/09/14 4:30pm11/09/14 4:30pm

A Lot of Actors Yell 'Let Her Go!' in Lots and Lots of Movies

For as long as there have been movies, there have been damsels in distress. Whether we're tied to train tracks or dangling out of windows for dear life, us gals can't seem to stay the hell out of trouble. Thank goodness there's always been a movie hero to hold off on saving the world just long enough to swing on by… »10/03/14 11:40am10/03/14 11:40am

Netflix Launches Spoiler Alert Site to Help Ruin Everything For You

Just like Billy Crystal in When Harry Met Sally, some people like to read the last page of the book first ("That way, in case I die before I finish, I know how it ends," Harry tells Sally). For some, it makes it easier to get through a story knowing what you're going to end up with. Not everybody can handle the stress… »9/23/14 10:40am9/23/14 10:40am