Jurassic World – Movie Review

This post contains some small spoilers, so be aware if you plan to see this movie but haven’t yet. ┬áDiscussion of the movie in comments may also contain spoilers. There won’t be any major spoilers in this review.

On using online petitions to harangue Hollywood

I had a lot more sympathy for the petition against the casting of Ben Affleck as Batman in the upcoming Batty vs Supes movie than I do for the new petition against the casting announcement for the upcoming Fifty Shades of Grey movie. Perhaps only because the petition against Affleck’s casting was better written, which makes me a snob, I know.

Signal Boost: I Am A Girl

The new documentary I Am A Girl is about to screen, briefly, in Sydney and Melbourne. The film gives six teenage girls, each in a different country, the space to speak of their lives.

Marry, Shag or Cliff? Sean Bean edition

Remember the rules? It’s been a while: you must choose one of each of the three candidates to match each fate. No skipping any.

Or you could just talk about your favourite entertainments, since this is just a hook to hang some pop culture on. How about this awards season, eh?

Friday Hoydens: Chihiro, Ofelia and Coraline

Last night my family sat down together to watch Coraline, and I found myself instinctively grouping it with two other films centred on little girls navigating dark and strange fantasy lands, Hayao Miyazaki’s Spirited Away and Guillermo Del Toro’s Pan’s Labyrinth.