Mamo #346: Convergent

Matt and Matt deconstruct the mid-range success of the high-expectations Divergent, walks away from Muppets Most Wanted, and announces the 2014 Mamo Road Trip.

If the “fitting ending that sets up Fellowship" is "Tauriel dies with Kili and thereby inspires Legolas to really hate dwarves (for a little while)," I’m gonna be suuuuuuper pissed.
Howsabout we call a 5-year halt on the “female character dies to motivate male character’s feelings” trope in movies, books, comics, and video games, and just see what happens.

If the “fitting ending that sets up Fellowship" is "Tauriel dies with Kili and thereby inspires Legolas to really hate dwarves (for a little while)," I’m gonna be suuuuuuper pissed.

Howsabout we call a 5-year halt on the “female character dies to motivate male character’s feelings” trope in movies, books, comics, and video games, and just see what happens.

Destroy All Monsters: Katniss Everdeen's Utopia

In which I think a lot about Katniss Everdeen, the end of the world, and heroes for a new generation. Read more

Mamo #330: Women In General

As Catching Fire catches fire at the box office to the tune of $150 million or more, it’s time to call shenanigans on Hollywood’s decade-old assertion that women can’t open blockbusters – or more to the point, that what a person has between their legs lets you predict what they will and will not do in relation to a good or not-good movie. Correlation and causality get rewired in the latest episode of Mamo!

"It’s not obedience, Mr. Becket. It’s respect."

(Source: soundingsea)

Destroy All Monsters: Divergent Twilight, Catching Fire

In which I wonder what this genre is called anyway. And then talk about it. A lot. Read more

I have daughters and I would love for them to be able to dream of being equal and not having to fall in love with every bastard that shows up.
I was 9 when Supergirl came out, I loved it so damned much. I didn’t even care about the bad script back then because I walked out of that theatre believing I could fly.