Suspension of Disbelief

Suspension of Disbelief: Ruby Sparks

Title: Ruby Sparks Director: Jonathan Dayton, Valerie Ferris Actors: Paul Dano, Zoe Kazan   I walked in to Ruby Sparks expecting something light. A bit of a rom com. A chick flick. I walked out having been hit with a whole lot more movie than I bargained for. Ruby Sparks …

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Quick Hit: Feminist Frequency

For those of you who do not compulsively follow internet news (ahem, not that I do–I work 8 hours a day), you may not be aware of the Feminist Frequency videos and the violent reaction they have caused in the gaming and comic book communities. Anita Sarkeesian has made several …

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Scarlett Johansson as Agent Natasha Romanoff in Marvel's The Avengers
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Latrodectus: In Defense of Black Widow

Scarlett Johansson gets to reprise her role as superhero/superheroine Agent Natasha Romanoff, also known as “Black Widow”, in a quaint little independent film called Marvel’s The Avengers that made its premier in the United States a couple weeks ago.  Agent Romanoff is a reformed freelance assassin who now works for …

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John Carter on Mars
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Science Sunday: Jumping on Mars and Other Extreme Sports

On March 8th, 2012 Disney’s John Carter was released in theaters to the general public.  Adapted from Edgar Rice Burroughs’ 1917 pulp novel, A Princess of Mars, the movie’s plot follows the swashbuckling antics of John Carter, a disillusioned Civil War veteran who is transported to Mars after he kills …

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Suspension of Disbelief

Suspension of Disbelief: Never Let Me Go

Suspension of Disbelief is a weekly feature, in which we review movies, books, TV shows, and other popular culture for the skeptical teen. I have a major league soft spot for dystopian novels. The more tragic the better. So when I heard about Never Let Me Go when it was …

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