Feminist Call to Action 4: Think for Yourself
One need but compare the negative reviews for the highly successful MAMMA MIA! to the considerably more favorable reviews for its far inferior sequel HERE WE GO AGAIN to realize something is definitely rotten at ROTTEN TOMATOES*. And yet for a spell there, like many, I based many of my movie-going decisions on this popular […]
The Problem with “Chick Flicks”
Hear the term “Chick Flick” and what pops to mind? A girlie rom-com like PRETTY WOMAN or BRIDGET JONES’ DIARY? A female-driven comedy like BRIDESMAIDS or a musical like MAMMA MIA? Or is it a tearjerker like LOVE STORY or a weepie teen flick like THE FAULT IN OUR STARS? Hell, it might even be something more action-oriented, like THELMA & LOUISE or WONDER WOMAN.
And herein lies the problem. Just what the heck is “Chick Flick” trying to say?