Yeah, you heard it right. Amazon has announced an interest in developing a Lord of the Rings tv-show. Practical issues aside (I thought the filming rights were securely locked away, but apparently you can now have them for a very high price) I’m pretty sure I’m not alone in asking: WHY?
I’m a sucker for period dramas. But as much as I love Tudors, Bourbons, Caesars and Victorians, why don’t we shake the genre up a bit with some new approaches? Here’s five ideas I’d love to see on the big screen, in no particular order.
It’s finally here, the first full trailer for The Defenders! I’m incredibly exited to see the whole gang team up and kick ass. This trailer already starts out awesome; we finally get to see Matt Murdock be another hero’s lawyer! And it keeps rolling from there. My personal highlights were the Matt/Jessica interactions, Claire the team coach and wondering what the hell is gonna happen to Elektra. It’s cool to see her finally wear bright red, but for whatever reason she’s still really into the cold shoulder look. I guess being a living weapon makes that a bit less important, though. For the rest I’m not quite sure how to feel about the Hand storyline (mainly because an ancient destructive power seems like a lot to handle for these people), but having two cool female villains is definitely nice and it’s just going to be awesome to see everyone together. Bring on August!
Are we still calling this a teaser? Really? It gives away like half the story! Anyway, reaction time.
Last year, I started watching a pirate show called Black Sails. It quickly became one of my favorite series, and this sunday it aired its final episode. Today I´d like to talk about the show in general and give my thoughts on the finale, as this is definitely a show worth checking out.
Last week I finally saw Rogue One! A review/my thoughts are under the cut. So, spoiler warning!
It’s not exactly new or fresh to say that many Disney movies are not a paragon of feminism or progressive thought. Yet, every time a new movie surfaces, the discussion is opened again; people need to point out what was wrong with the older movies, and some avid fans will try to defend them. I feel like these two parties don’t even disagree that much, they just value other aspects of the movies more. So today, I’d like to examine the different layers of Disney Princess movies to see where both sides of the argument may come from.