With mega-watt stars Melissa McCarthy, Kristen Wiig, Leslie Jones, and Kate McKinnon, it’s apparent Paul Feig’s Ghostbusters reboot is already jam-packed with girl power. A tweet from Melissa McCarthy, however, showed us just how much further that girl power extends behind the scenes. (more…)
Warning – Minor spoilers for Pitch Perfect 2 and Mad Max: Fury Road are ahead. Nothing Earth shattering but hey, you have been warned.
This weekend, two new movies hit theaters across America and managed to kick the box office juggernaut Avengers: Age of Ultron down from its throne, landing the newest Marvel adventure in third place for the weekend box office. The backdrop of the new releases, Mad Max: Fury Road and Pitch Perfect 2, couldn’t be more different. Mad Max: Fury Road is a return to a dystopian world first introduced to audiences back in 1979, with original Mad Max director George Miller back behind the wheel. The movie is dark and action packed from beginning to end and presents a world lacking water, oil, and civility. Its main protagonists are an almost nameless man (Max, played by Tom Hardy) searching for redemption and a woman named Furiosa (played by Charlize Theron), who is searching for the same. Pitch Perfect 2, on the other hand, is a bright, cheerful movie about a group of college girls who are seeking redemption in a completely different way, in a completely different world. While in Fury Road, the good guys are battling mad men with weapons and vehicles that seem to have been literally transported back from a future that we all hope will never come, the girls of Pitch Perfect 2 were singing their way back to former glory while their main antagonists, a German a Capella group, happen to be able to make some great sounds with their mouths. The differences between the movies matter but what matters more here is the one thing they both have in common: Girl Power, in spades. (more…)
A documentary called Wonder Women! The Untold Story of American Superheroines will premiere at SXSW this year, and it’s all about girl power. In response to the fact that our society places significantly much more focus on the male superhero, this documentary explores the rise and development of the female superheroine. Powerful women in popular culture are more prominent than they were back in the day when Wonder Woman was pretty much it, and we can expect rates to keep increasing in the coming years. The documentary uses Wonder Woman as the jumping point for powerful women in comics and other media. It actually sounds pretty damn interesting, and I would definitely like to see this at some point.
Check out the trailer below!
Hit the jump for the official synopsis.