Heroes for All:
Ripley? Believe it or not…

I'm seeing a bunch of memes and comments repudiating the idea that Wonder Woman represents a breakthrough for women in movies, and they do so by comparing Gal Gadot's Diana to Sigourney Weaver's Ellen Ripley (Aliens). Essentially, 'Ripley got there first, your argument is invalid, redo from start.' This idea misses the point. Misses it like a Stormtrooper shooting at a main character. And it's important to note why. Before we begin, let's get one thing crystal clear: I love Aliens. It's a so...
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The Force Awakens (Spoiler Free Review)

This review of Star Wars: The Force Awakens is 100% spoiler free. With that comes the possibility that chunks of it'll seem quite mystical if you haven't seen the film, as I'm not even going to reference character names or reveals in the trailer - but spoiler free is spoiler free, right? Let's get one thing out of the way first: I grew up with Stars Wars all around me. It's still with me now (there's an AT-AT walker to my right as I scribble this). So if you're looking for an unbiased, emotio...
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