For your reading pleasure this weekend:
Get Out (2017)
Wow, there is so much meta being written about Get Out that its hard to keep track of it all. (Do these writers know thats what they’re doing?)Everybody has something to say aobut this movie, even when they dont have anything to contribute. For the record, I have seen this movie and I loved it as much as I’ve loved anything on the Key and Peele show. (And no, I dont have much more to add to the discussions Ive already read.) If you’ve ever watched that show, than Get Out is not some huge surprise for you, as you are well aware of Jordan Peele’s Horror credentials. For example, his zombie spoof is pretty deep:
And this spoof of vampire tropes is hilarious:
I dont have anything to add since people pretty much have every topic covered:
Buffy The Vampire Slayer (1997)
Its the 20 year anniversary of Buffy the Vampire Slayer, and yep, people are writing about it. I was total trash for this show. I used to watch it like a religious duty, and even back then I was drafting meta, in my head, about this show. For the record, I hated the movie it was based on, and I was prepared to ignore the show. I watched it off and on for the first season. Then the internet started writing about it, and I really revved up my watching in the middle of season two, after Angel became evil. (I didn’t completely understand what was happening but I caught up fast.)
Buffy is also one of the most written about and talked about shows in television history. There are aabout a bajillion books, articles, and websites, devoted to parsing everything from the fashions, to the plot, to the characters and language.
I did go see Logan, as I promised. I was going to write a review, but a lot of people have already written about the issues I would’ve covered in my review. It’s an excellent movie, btw, and every bit as heartwrenching as you expect.
I haven’t seen this movie yet, but I’ve heard such wonderful things about it. I’ve seen a few clips come across my dash on Tumblr, which have me intrigued, and of course, it won Best Picture at the Oscar Awards. I’ve made plans to watch the DVD soon, however.
Why I refuse to watch “Moonlight,” or any other film about race, with white people
A Hero, Just Not The Hero: Masculinity in Star Wars: The Force Awakens
Yes, I’ve already seen this movie. I loved it, but as a long time Blerdgirl, I’m still processing my thoughts about it. I haven’t finished geeking out about it yet, but when I do, I’ll come back at you with some knowledge. Ideas are already percolating as I type.
What’s Hiding Behind the Feel-Good Curtain of <i>Hidden Figures</i>: One Black Feminist’s Take
Taraji P Henson’s Hidden Figures is the intersectional feminist movie we need right now
ETA: This last link was removed because, while I have plenty of issues with feminism, I won’t tolerate any lying MRA mansplaining bullshit on my blog.