Don Jon: Thoughts on relationships and pornography

On one hand, men consume hypersexualized female images that abound in our culture and media, while women get their kicks from far-fetched formulaic romantic tales and demand the same kind of chivalry and sacrificial spirit. What happens when two highly polarized sets of expectations must configure in the same relationship? To me, that’s Don Jon … More Don Jon: Thoughts on relationships and pornography

Riddick (2013): Men are all rapists

A continuation of my earlier Riddick review, although from a different perspective. Riddick in a nutshell: Fierceness, bravado, and profanities.  While Riddick embodies the kind of hyper-masculinity that our patriarchal society idealizes, and without question delivers entertaining action and emotional thrill–this “man culture” is essentially problematic because it idealizes both violence and sexual domination.  If … More Riddick (2013): Men are all rapists

Captain America: The First Avenger (2011)

Directed by Joe Johnston Produced by Kevin Feige Screenplay by Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely Based on Captain America by Joe Simon and Jack Kirby Let me go straight to the review. ***EXTREME SPOILERS ALERT*** Honestly, I thought the movie was fairly boring, and intermittently ridiculous. Since I haven’t read the comics, I won’t judge it as … More Captain America: The First Avenger (2011)

Priest (2011)

Directed by Scott Stewart Produced by Michael DeLuca, Joshua Donen, Mitchell Peck Written by Cory Goodman Based on Priest by Min-Woo Hyung Music by Christopher Young My first impression of this movie is…this looks and feels like Legion! Apocalyptic, tinged with Christianity and saturated with horrific action as well as occasional, wonderfully written lines. I … More Priest (2011)

Rio

Rio Directed by Carlos Saldanha Produced by John C. Donkin, Bruce Anderson, Chris Wedge Screenplay by Don Rhymer, Joshua Sternin, Jeffrey Ventimilia, Todd R. Jones, Earl Richey Jones Story by Carlos Saldanha Music by John Powell View Trailer (So I ended up watching this movie before Sky Crawlers…but don’t worry, will watch it soon.) Initially, … More Rio

Legion

Legion Directed by Scott Stewart Produced by David Lancaster, Michel Litvak Written by Peter Schink, Scott Stewart Music by John Frizzell (This is reposted. Original post from Somewhere Nowhere In My Kingdom) Watched “Legion” last night. Well, it wasn’t as good as I expected it to be. I think the trailor sent the wrong message: … More Legion