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January 20, 2012

Underworld: Awakening - The Return of Selene

If you have to choose between seeing Haywire and Underworld: Awakening, you should see Haywire. If you don't have to choose, I recommend that you see both. (Two action films headlined by women opening in one weekend. WHY DOESN'T...

July 25, 2011

Captain America: The First Avenger - I loved it so much, I can barely type this

Dear Heroine Content readers, I don't want to write this review. What I want to do instead is take you out for coffee, or brunch, or whatever works for your schedule, so we can hang out in person for...

June 14, 2011

Battle: Los Angeles: Y'all Might Want to Queue This One Up

Battle: Los Angeles was not a great film. It was a solid war/invasion movie with a little bit of science fiction glued on. The performances were fine, though some characters were a little hackneyed and the "touching moments" and...

May 11, 2011

Thor: If You Survive The First Half, You Might Like It

So, Thor. He's a god, or maybe a space alien (same difference) from a magical realm called Asgard. He's going to be king, except he's a bit impulsive and loves a big fight, so his dad sends him to...

March 18, 2011

I Am Number Four: Would you like a side of ass-kicking with your cotton candy?

In films full of teenagers, you almost have to assume that the leading couple will be very pretty and also fairly bland. A lot of the characters will do the rebellious, dramatic, and often shortsighted things that many teenagers...

January 25, 2011

True Grit 1969 vs. True Grit 2010

I loved the original True Grit. It's been probably 15 years since I last saw it, but I remembered it well as I was watching the new Coen brothers version, and afterward it seemed only fair to watch it...

January 19, 2011

District B13

"Okay," I say to my husband, "I lined up the Netflix queue with a few things that are NOT for Heroine Content. I need a break." "Sounds good," he says. "The next thing coming is District B13. That's great,...

October 26, 2010

Red

Let's talk about Red. Bruce Willis plays Frank Moses, a retired CIA wetworks operative whose fairly boring suburban life is suddenly interrupted by a hit squad arriving in his kitchen. Since he's not particularly interested in being killed, he...

October 21, 2010

28 Days Later

Trigger warning on this film for threats of sexual assault. Until Patrick's review of Ghosts of Mars a couple of weeks ago, It's been on the negative side at Heroine Content lately. I actually caught myself thinking "Are we...

October 12, 2010

Ghosts of Mars

Another guest post from our esteemed correspondent Patrick. Enjoy! Mars in the 22nd century. A police squad led by Helena Braddock (Pam Grier) and her second.in-command Melanie Ballard (Natasha Henstridge) travels to an isolated mining town to pick up...

May 25, 2010

Batman Returns

If you had watched Halle Berry in Catwoman, you too might have turned to 1992's Batman Returns to undo some of the damage. Lucky for me, Michelle Pfeiffer's portrayal of the edgy Selina Kyle turned deadly feline superhero was...

January 18, 2010

The Book of Eli

Updated October 10th, 2010: Have you ever written a post you wish you could take back? This would be mine. -Skye When we got home from seeing The Book of Eli Friday night, my husband got on the web...

November 02, 2009

Blood: The Last Vampire (2009)

The live action Blood: The Last Vampire was released on Blu-Ray October 20th. It was never released in theaters in Austin, and I did not manage to see it when I went to Chicago in July, so I felt...

August 10, 2009

G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra

I am waiting to be inspired again. I am waiting for another Ripley, another Tank Girl, another Selene. While I am waiting, G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra is a perfectly acceptable way to pass the time. Despite my...

August 03, 2009

Chocolate

I know almost nothing about martial arts movies. I don't think I've ever seen anything starring Bruce Lee. I know I haven't seen Prachya Pinkaew's apparently legendary Ong-bak. However, now that I've seen Pinkaew's newest offering, Chocolate, I feel...

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