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Disney Swears Off Princess Stories For The Time Being

My little nieces think I’m a nut job: They hand me Cinderella Barbie and tell me we’re going to meet Prince Charming at the ball and I’m, like, “Instead, let’s pretend Barbie is a brain surgeon! Or the first female president!” Lucky for crazy aunts like me, Disney is abstaining from princess flicks for a bit. After “Tangled,” Disney’s newest flick about Rapunzel, the company will focus on non-princess-centric movies, like “Winnie The Pooh” and “Reboot Ralph,” about a video game character who has been left behind with new technology (i.e., “Toy Story” 2.0). Two princess-related movies in development, “The Snow Queen” and “Jack and the Bean Stalk,” have also been killed.

But Disney isn’t swearing off princesses because pretty women who moon after boys all day are sucky role models for little girls. (Ha!) Rather, princess flicks, the company lamented, do not rake in enough dough. Keep reading »

Trailer Park: “Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows” “The Next Three Days,” “Today’s Special”

It’s the weekend before Thanksgiving and I guess you’re supposed to be freezing pies or making a shopping list for Black Friday or something. But don’t forget to make some time for yourself! Maybe that’s not a great angle since, given an extra hour, most of us would sleep or catch up on TV shows, but don’t forget the movies! It’s frickin’ “Harry Potter” time! There are other movies coming out too, but I’m pretty sure that 95 percent of moviegoers will be heading to the “Deathly Hallows.” And I wouldn’t blame them. That stuff is riveting. So go get ‘em, troops, and don’t forget your wizard scarves, ’cause it’s cold out there! Keep reading »

Cher’s Brilliant Relationship Advice For Christina Aguilera

“We were like old chatty girlfriends that could not stop talking. They had to drag us to set a few times because we were late just talking about love and relationships and life. … She said, ‘You know, honey, husbands come and go, but I am still Cher at the end of the day.’”

Christina Aguilera talks about her off-screen rapport with her “Burlesque” co-star, Cher. That’s pretty good advice. [People] Keep reading »

Ryan Gosling Thinks The NC-17 Rating For “Blue Valentine” Is Misogynistic

“You have to question a cinematic culture which preaches artistic expression, and yet would support a decision that is clearly a product of a patriarchy-dominant society, which tries to control how women are depicted on screen. The MPAA is okay supporting scenes that portray women in scenarios of sexual torture and violence for entertainment purposes, but they are trying to force us to look away from a scene that shows a woman in a sexual scenario, which is both complicit and complex. It’s misogynistic in nature to try and control a woman’s sexual presentation of self. I consider this an issue that is bigger than this film.”

Ryan Gosling on the MPAA giving his upcoming film, “Blue Valentine,” an NC-17 rating. Now, I’ve obviously always lusted for The Gos because of his talent and good looks, but when he goes and spouts intelligent, feminist truth like this, there’s a full-on river of love gushing in my panties. Ryan, this is my kind of dirty talk. [Tres Sugar] Keep reading »

Little Red Riding Hood Gets The Sparkle Vamp Treatment


What’s up with the “Twilight“-ization of everything lately? Apparently, now not even “Little Red Riding Hood” is safe. In this clip from the new remake, starring Amanda Seyfried, Red is a sexy, sultry blonde, hunting a sexy spiky-haired wolf guy. Is nothing sacred anymore? [Dlisted] Keep reading »

We See Chick Flicks: “Made In Dagenham”

Starring Sally Hawkins, Miranda Richardson, Rosamund Pike, and Bob Hoskins

We all know what 1960s America looked like for white-collar professional women like the ones on “Mad Men.” While Joan and Peggy were fighting off handsy account men in New York’s office towers, women in working-class towns like Dagenham, England, were doing hand-to-hand combat as well — only against the entire Ford Motor Company. “Made In Dagenham” is based on the true story of 187 women who sewed car seat upholstery for a Ford plant in Britain and what happens when they banded together to fight exploitation by their bosses. Their classification as “unskilled” laborers and the fact that they earned a fraction of the male employees’ paychecks led these strong, brave ladies to launch a history-making 1968 strike. Keep reading »

Female Balkan War Victims Pen Open Letter To Angelina Jolie

Female victims of the Balkan war have penned an angry open letter to Angelina Jolie regarding her movie “Untitled Bosnian Love Story,” in the English language newspaper The Balkan Chronicle. Angie’s directorial debut is a taboo love tale about a Serbian man and a Bosnian woman during the war that took place between 1992 and 1995. It is currently being filming in Hungary. But rumors have circulated that the characters aren’t just a Serb and a Bosnian, but a Serbian rapist and his Muslim victim. Although Angelina, her producer and even a local Sarajevo actor have all steadfastly denied that plot line (the producer called it “insane”), the Association of Women Victims of War’s open letter accuses her of trying to “falsify the historic truth about the crimes of mass gang rapes of Bosnian women.”

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Johnny Depp Says Angelina Jolie Is A “Really Cool Broad”

“We sat there and babbled about our kids. … I was pleasantly surprised that she has an incredibly perverse sense of humor. She’s a really cool broad.”

Johnny Depp talks about how he bonded with Angelina Jolie on the set of “The Tourist.” Maybe it’s just me, but don’t actors usually gush on and on about their co-stars? And doesn’t “cool broad” sound more like something you’d say about Judi Dench? This statement has me thinking that maybe Johnny and Angie didn’t get along so well. [Daily Mail] Keep reading »

Brad Pitt Wants To Make A Chilean Miner Movie

We said it was a Lifetime movie waiting to happen. And this is why we are not big-time Hollywood producers. Brad Pitt sees far more potential in the story of the 33 miners who were trapped underground for more than two months earlier this year. His production company, Plan B—which also produced “Eat, Pray, Love” and “The Time Traveler’s Wife”—is close to inking a multi-million dollar deal to the rights to the saga. Apparently, there are just two hold-ups.
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“Blubberella” Movie Breaks Out The Fatsploitation Genre


In a world where skinny starlets are the norm, one woman is ready to live large and kick butt! That woman is Blubberella. The lastest Uwe Boll flick, which stars Lindsay Hollister and Ron Howards’ bro, Clint, is not just hitting the interwebs, it’s also breaking out a whole new genre of badassedness — fatsploitation. In the grand tradition of Blacksploitation and Jewsploitation, the movie tagline promises, “The first female fat superhero … She will kick major ass — with her major ass …” Huzzah! She’s fighting Nazis and eating sandwiches. Go get ‘em, girl! [Dangerous Minds]

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