Screen

Sex and the City Gets a Sequel

  At the end of last week, New Line Cinema made it official: a sequel to Sex and the City is on the way.  Although no script has been developed yet, Sarah Jessica Parker, Kim Cattrall, Cynthia... Read more »

Wonder Woman Animated Movie Premieres at New York Comic Con... And It's Actually Pretty Wonderrific

One of the most exciting events of New York Comic Con this year was the world premiere of the new Wonder Woman animated film that will be available on DVD March 3, 2009.  No, it's not the big screen action film that Wonder Woman deserves. A whole mess of people - including Joss Whedon - have tried... Read more »

Challenging "Post-Racial" America

Young Jean Lee pushes and pulls the lines of cross cultural theater in her critically acclaimed, "The Shipment." Read more »

Push Gets a Distributor and Support from Oprah

Quick update: Sundance winner Push: Based on the Novel by Sapphire has landed a distributor! News broke yesterday that Lionsgate has acquired North American rights to the... Read more »

Marketing He's Just Not That Into You as a Film that Men Can Get Into

A week prior to the film's release, the marketing team for He's Just Not That Into You has released a video of three of film's male stars - Justin Long, Bradley Cooper, and Kevin Connolly - trying to persuade men to see the film. The reason they think men might actually like the film? Because,... Read more »

The Box's Crush of the Week: Kirsten Gum

This week the box has a good old fashioned feminist crush on Kirsten Gum, the Travel Channel's Treasure Hunter. There's no stretch of the imagination required to understand her appeal: She travels the world searching for treasure, often braving intense elements and physical challenges to get to it... Read more »

In Sorta Good News, Tomb Raider is Returning to the Big Screen

According to the Hollywood Reporter, Warner Bros. is developing a new film adaptation of the popular Tomb Raider video game.  In line with approach J.J. Abrams has taken for... Read more »

Tool Spirit

“Terrible boyfriend? We can fix him. Complete tools transformed into knights in shining armor.” These are the promises of the opening credits of Tool Academy, VH1’s latest trash-tastic series in which women drag their truly terrible boyfriends through a relationship boot camp in hopes of turning... Read more »

Push Gets a Big Win at Sundance, Still Trying to Win Over a Distributor

Big news from the Sundance Film Festival this past weekend: for only the third time in the festival's 25-year history, the Sundance jury and the audience awarded their top honors to the... Read more »

My Bloody Valentine 3D: Crappy Treatment of Women Flies Right off the Screen

As a big horror fan, I've been excited to see what My Bloody Valentine 3D would do for the genre, which trades primarily on thrills and spectacle.  But even if I wasn't into horror, the film would be worth taking note of because it's one of the first contemporary films shot in 3D that is not a... Read more »

Pages

"Moonlight" is an Essential Work of Art for the Current Political Moment

Moonlight displays the kind of empathy and humanity that we desperately need right now. Read more »

Saying Goodbye to Maria and the End of a Sesame Street Era

Growing up, Sesame Street's Maria was one of the best Latina role models I had. Read more »

What I Learned About Gender and Power from Sailor Moon

My life began in 1995 — the year I turned eight and became a divorced kid.    Read more »

Films and TV Portray Abortion as More Dangerous Than It Is

Films and television shows tend to present a skewed portrayal of abortion—when fictional movies and TV shows include a plotline about abortion... Read more »