Author: Donnia Harrington

The Girl We Left Behind: Why It Was A Mistake Not to Finish Fincher’s Dragon Tattoo Trilogy

The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo deserved better. David Fincher’s adaptation of the popular Swedish novel ranks amongst his most undercelebrated movies. Although it was critically praised and did moderately well at the box office (oh yeah, and it landed Rooney Mara a Best Actress nomination), it somehow still wasn’t enough for the studio to decide to continue the trilogy. I like to think of myself as the biggest enthusiast of this film but really, I was and still am in awe at how faithful the movie is to the book. Like many others, I’m a fan of Stieg...

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DC’s Animated Wonder Woman Is More than a Clash Between the Sexes

I didn’t know what to expect watching DC’s animated Wonder Woman film (for the first time too, forgive me), but hearing the first line of dialogue left me laughing in confusion. The film starts with a fierce battle between the Amazons and Ares’ army, and Queen Hippolyta is filled with rage against Ares. This monster betrayed her and she wants him dead—pretty intense, right? So imagine my surprise when the first line in the film comes from Ares himself, saying, “You seem as eager to meet me on the battlefield as you once did in the bedroom, Hippolyta.” Did...

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‘Wonder Woman’ Doesn’t Need Help With Advertising Because She’s Wonder Woman

Wonder Woman should already be everyone’s most anticipated movie. Sure, Justice League is going to be epic in scope, but the smaller scale period piece Wonder Woman is going to be a game changer. Because finally we have a female-lead, female-directed superhero film in a superhero franchise with ambitions of creating a universe. And even before this focused film, Wonder Woman was featured prominently in the marketing for Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. To be straight, Diana has never been sidelined. She’s been front and center for everything after Man of Steel. Her appearance in Batman v Superman...

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