Bride Wars An Insult To Women, Brain Cells

Have you seen the steaming pile of monkey dung that is the trailer for the upcoming Anne Hathaway/Kate Hudson chick flickstravaganza Bride Wars » 10/22/08 3:20pm 10/22/08 3:20pm? Well here it is, and it's pretty offensive to anyone with a soul or a comedic sensibility. The movie is about two women who are OMG BFFS forevs, until it turns out that they…

Must Female Movie & TV Characters Always Have Men On The Mind?

Ever hear of the Bechdel Rule? That's where a story, movie or TV show has at least two female characters — who talk to each other about something other » 9/03/08 4:30pm 9/03/08 4:30pm than a man. Yesterday, NPR reporter Neda Ulaby . Twenty-three years ago, Bechdel wrote the Rule in one of her comics — a woman in the strip won't see a movie unless…

Coming Soon: 2008, The Summer Of The Dick Flick

We've harped on the lack of female leads in Hollywood movies (here, here, here, here and here, for starters) and in Sunday's New York Times, Manohla Dargis also mourns the dearth of chicks in flicks. (Not to be confused with chick flicks!) The summer movie season is upon us and the blockbuster films will be almost … » 5/05/08 4:00pm 5/05/08 4:00pm