Star Wars: The Force Awakens is, predictably, making an ungodly amount of money; the question is only much more it will make. But here’s the biggest question: why do we care so …Read More
In the past weeks, fans have expressed dismay that several sets of action figures relating to Star Wars: The Force Awakens have conspicuously omitted the heroine of the story, Rey. …Read More
“Where’s Rey?” feminist Star Wars fans are asking on social media. Their urgent query is not about The Force Awakens film, which features the Force-sensitive scavenger as its primary protagonist and heroine, but rather about the toys that have accompanied the film, including action-figure sets and board games.
At the beginning of last year, I eagerly anticipated the rise of the “female fuckup,” a character that I predicted would spread from films like Bridesmaids and shows like Girls to all corners of mainstream culture, hopefully diversifying as she went. Rather than just being a “badass” and reflecting another recent cultural trend, 2015’s most celebrated woman could simply be bad at whatever she was trying to do.
People sure do love spending money going to the movies, and not just here in these United States! As Star Wars: The Force Awakens continues to shatter domestic records left and right, the final till has been counted for the year in worldwide box office, and holy bananas, it’s a lot of dollars.
Carrie Fisher further cemented her status as a heroine of realtalk on Twitter yesterday when she told fans who were obsessing over how well she’d aged since the last Star …Read More
This fall saw the release of a new volume, Great Showdowns: The Revenge, in which Scott C brings to life, in his inimitable style, scenes from everything from Dazed and Confused to Oldboy to The Empire Strikes Back. The fine folks at Titan Books were kind enough to share a few images from the book; these are some of our favorites. …Read More
Star Wars: The Force Awakens shattered more records over the holiday weekend, as director J.J. Abrams’ return visit to a galaxy far, far away proved a popular post-Christmas dinner destination for families around the world.