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Diablo Cody Takes on a Zombie Rom-Com, Makes More Room for Women in Horror?

So Variety has reported that Diablo Cody (Juno, The United States of Tara) is joining forces with Fox Searchlight to develop a film... Read more »

Blogging about those Commie, Homo-Loving Sons of Guns at the Oscars

Well, I watched the whole darn Oscar ceremony.  And I've blogged it... After the jump, some of my thoughts on the winners, the oddities, and the guys and dolls of the Academy Awards. Read more »

The Box's Crushes of the Week: Saturday Night New Girls

Maybe I over-post about Saturday Night Live, but I just can't help myself. This season is one of the best ever! Plus, I'm thrilled with the screen time that female cast members are getting. The newest lady cast members, Michaela Watkins and Abby Elliott, are especially crushable. They were... Read more »

Pride and Prejudice Finally Gets the Time Travel, Zombie Apocalypse and Sci-Fi Movie Adaptations It So Richly Deserves

The past two weeks have been chock full of news about upcoming genre-bending film adaptations of the Jane Austen classic Pride and Prejudice.  Elizabeth Bennet slaying zombies!  Mr. Darcy doing combat with Predator!  Highbrow time travel!  Yes! More details after the jump...   Read more »

"Humor": The Ultimate Cop Out

By now, I've imagine that most folks have seen the controversial Sean Delonas cartoon from yesterday's New York Post. For those of you new to this story, the New York Post claims that comic is supposed to be a play on both the current economic situation and a reference to a woman who was attacked... Read more »

Update to Agnes Scott College: Healing the Insulted Intellect

Some patches have been applied to the bleeding wound on the arm of Agnes Scott College who opened their all women's college campus to be the background of Road Trip II: Beer Pong, but is it enough? Read more »

Whedon Fighters

Joss Whedon's Dollhouse premiered last week, and The Box breathed a sigh of relief. I've been waiting so long to see Eliza Dushku kick ass and smart off in the style of Buffy, the Vampire Slayer, Angel, and Firefly. Unfortunately, there is not a lot of ass-kicking in the first episode. Or smarting... Read more »

Women Earn Top Filmmaking Honors at NAACP Image Awards

Big news from the NAACP Image Awards at the end of last week: women took top honors in the film directing and writing categories.  Gina Prince-Bythewood won the prize for Outstanding Directing in a Motion Picture for The Secret Life of Bees, while Jenny Lumet took home honors for Outstanding... Read more »

The OTHER Teen Vampire Romance Movie

Several months ago, I remember hearing a movie reviewer say, "If you seen one teen vampire romance film this year, let it be Let The Right One In." I figured that since the Bitch site has been ... Read more »

The Box's Crush of the Week: Daniel Dae Kim

My Daniel Dae Kim crush began when I first saw him on Angel as Gavin Park, a rising star at an evil law firm. (Those cheekbones! That comic timing!) But of course, he's best known as Jin-Soo Kwon on Lost. After only one season on network primetime, Kim already had enough people crushing to earn a... Read more »

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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 »

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 »

The Feminist Power of Female Ghosts

The female ghost is an enduringly fascinating figure. Read more »

The Dramatic History of American Sex-Ed Films

In 1948, in a seventh grade classroom in Eugene, Oregon, a teacher dimmed the lights and flipped on 16mm projector. A film called Human... Read more »