The Women Of BBC Sherlock

[Spoilers for Sherlock season 3 throughout] Hello, my name is Kayley and I’m addicted to Sherlock Holmes. It began when I was about 7, when my mom gave me a children’s adaptation of his most famous cases, which I reread numerous times. My first experience with an onscreen Sherlock Holmes came when I was around…
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Disney’s Frozen: Progressive Princesshood

By Kayley Erlandson Click here to read more from my Females in the Movies blog series. My siblings and I grew up with a steady diet of animated Disney movies. We absolutely loved them. Even today, my now 20-something siblings and I are always up for watching one of our old VHS tapes or streaming…
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Ender’s Game Review

By Kayley Erlandson In the not-too-distant future, the people of Earth suffered a nearly cataclysmic attack from marauding alien insects called the Formics. Since this attack nearly 50 years prior, Earth has been hand-selecting talented children to train in their universal Battle School, where the seeds of potential military greatness are sown. Colonel Graff (Harrison…
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Don Jon Review

“My body, my pad, my ride, my family, my church, my boys, my girls, my porn,” New Jersey boy Jon (Joseph Gordon-Levitt) mechanically recites his list of favorite things during his inner monologue. Although he lists porn last, in Jon’s life it reigns supreme and consumes his thoughts. Jon watches it every day and sees…
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Females In The Movies Part 3: Princess Leia And The Smurfette Principle

Click here to read more of my Females in the Movies blog series. Another female role model in media from my childhood was none other than a side-bun wearing, gun-toting space princess: Leia. Yes, she got captured and remained so for a majority of the first movie (a stereotypical damsel in distress by definition). But…
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