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Should Women Support Snow White?

11 Apr

By Open Book

You may have recognized the number of fairy tale movies being produced in Hollywood this year. Two films centered on Snow White and another on Sleeping Beauty. Yet, there is a tradition in literature where the female antagonist is the powerful, sexual, wicked older woman.[1] Really? What a way to marginalize women. All these films cast “older” Oscar winning actresses as the evil stepmother. So far we have Mirror, Mirror evil stepmother played by Julia Roberts, Snow White and the Huntsman with wicked, Charlize Theron and finishing up the evil older women crew is Angelina Jolie in Maleficent due out March 2014.  Looking at the media today young girls and women might get the impression women over the age of 30 are evil and jealous of young girls?  Why should society support films that put women at odds with one another and play on their insecurities?

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Movie Buzz 7-8

8 Jul

Transformers: Dark of the Moon dominated the box office last weekend despite its bad reviews by film critics and consumers, how will it do this weekend? Also, opening last weekend in wide release was Larry Crowne we will see how film critic reviews measure up against consumer reviews on this film. Then let you know if it’s worth the money.

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