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Wednesday, Oct 20, 2010
Where are the positive representations for girls and women? The Oscar-winning Davis talks with legendary journalist David Frost about the shameful lack of gender equality in film and television.

I’ve long been an admirer of Geena Davis, of her daring commitment to originality in a plastic business, of her sharp sense of humor, and of her formidable, MENSA-approved intellect.  Let us not forget that she was also one half of Thelma and Louise, one of the most iconic, brilliant pieces of feminist cinema of all time, and that she is a champion archer. And a working mother.


If there was any doubt that Davis could claim the credit of “hero” on her resume, than her current project, The Geena Davis Institute on Gender in Media, forever cements her reputation as a passionate crusader for women. According to the Institute’s official website (www.SeeJane.org)“six years ago, while watching children’s television programs and videos with her young daughter, Davis noticed a remarkable imbalance in the ratio of male to female characters. From that small starting point, Davis went on to raise funds for the largest research project ever undertaken on gender in children’s entertainment.”


Davis recently talked about her work with David Frost:



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Thursday, Oct 7, 2010

W. Scott Poole’s recent PopMatters review of the Blu-Ray edition of The Blair Witch Project stung a little bit. While I think Poole absolutely nailed all of the problems inherent in improving the AV quality of a film that was supposed to be shot on handheld camcorders, I also have always had a soft spot for the Blair Witch deep in my heart, so it was a bit tough to see the film described as “dated”.


Which brings me, of course, to this post!  Watch below:


Now watch over here.


Frightening how relevant the movie just became, eh?


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Tuesday, Sep 21, 2010

As a concert fan who not only loves going to show, but also loves experiencing concerts through the eyes of fellow fans via mobile phones and hand-held cameras, I’ve had a lot of fun watching and learning about the new Radiohead Live in Praha DVD made by fans during the band’s August 29, 2009 concert in Prague at the Výstavištĕ Holešovice Exhibition Hall.


Though the project was impressive and inspiring, there a few things that would’ve made it even better.


I should tell you first that I understand how difficult developing and executing such a project can be. And what impressed me the most was the editing job and the collaboration of the fans/filmmakers and how they were able to pull a team of 80 people together to create the DVD.


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Wednesday, Sep 1, 2010
Oscar-watcher Matt Mazur dips into the history of this category and compares and contrasts the Academy's nominees with his own (frequently better) nominees!

Oscar’s Nominees
Jill Clayburgh ... Starting Over
Sally Field ... Norma Rae
Jane Fonda ... The China Syndrome
Marsha Mason ... Chapter Two
Bette Midler The Rose


Mazur’s Nominees:


Jill Clayburgh … La Luna



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Wednesday, Aug 25, 2010
by PopMatters Staff

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