The 2nd ‘KINGSMAN: THE GOLDEN CIRCLE’ trailer is better than the 1st, but still unremarkable

July 20th, 2017 | Movie News, Poster, Trailers | 0 Comment

Courtney Howard // Film Critic I'll have to hand it to 20th Century Fox - and maybe also those filmmakers behind KINGSMAN: THE GOLDEN CIRCLE. After the (in my humble opinion) disastrous first trailer, at least they took to heart the sweeping suggestions I made in my rage-induced riot act (which you can read here). For their second attempt at recapturing my love of this franchise, they put the icksnay on the objectification of women, said "no more" to hiding ...

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‘PROUD MARY’ sends an electric jolt through our veins

July 20th, 2017 | Movie News, Poster, Trailers | 0 Comment

Courtney Howard // Film Critic There are very few trailers out there that instantly grab our attention the way PROUD MARY does. Maybe it's the way the titular Tina Turner songs is utilized. Maybe it's the exciting visuals that accompany the building momentum of that song. Maybe it's in star Taraji P. Henson's magnetism. It's probably ALL of these things. It's clear that Director Babak Najafi (LONDON HAS FALLEN) has crafted 70's throwback cinema that sends ...

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Does ‘THE SNOWMAN’ metaphorically stuff women in a refrigerator?

July 19th, 2017 | Movie News, Poster, Trailers | 0 Comment

Courtney Howard // Film Critic Please, indulge me for a brief moment. I am sick of seeing women constantly put in peril for the sake of narrative drive. I am sick of seeing females written as the hapless victims, struck down by the hands of a madman. I am sick of seeing this regressive trope-filled story rehashed again and again on screen. This is only made worse when there’s little to no profundity infused about the psychological state of either the ...

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