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January 18, 2012

Haywire: Start 2012 Off Right, Y'all

If Haywire is opening in your city on Friday, please cancel any other plans you have and buy tickets immediately. Unless you already know that the way Steven Soderberg directs his actors often drives you up the wall... okay,...

December 07, 2011

Colombiana: Why you should see it

Colombiana is not perfect. But it's coming out on DVD on December 20th, and I think you should see it if you missed it in theaters. Colombiana is the story of Cataleya, a young girl whose father is murdered...

November 21, 2011

Attack the Block: Yes please, and can there be a sequel?

Attack the Block surprised the heck out of me. My husband said "hey, do you want to go see this, it's kind of like Battle Los Angeles mixed with Shaun of the Dead." Since I liked both of those...

May 23, 2011

Ninja Assassin: Love love love love love. And some more love.

Ninja Assassin is the story of Raizo, an assassin raised from a young age by a ninja clan. It's equally the story of Mika, a researcher who discovers the secret of the clans and is therefore marked for death....

April 19, 2011

Hanna: Which You Should Have Already Seen, Maybe Even Twice

All I knew about Hanna before seeing it was that Saoirse Ronan played the title character, a young girl trained to be an assassin by her father (Eric Bana), and Cate Blanchett played the "bad girl" (as my three...

February 01, 2011

The Millennium Trilogy: Why I loved it

Trigger warning: This is a review of films which contain graphic sexual violence. In June, Skye wrote a review of the first installment of the Millennium film trilogy, The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo. Put simply, she hated it....

January 13, 2011

Assault Girls (Asaruto gâruzu) - Only for those who like gaming, women kicking ass, and/or big guns

I didn't even mean to go to Vulcan, our local video store. Then we saw this poster on their front door. I apologize for the crummy picture of the poster (only one I could find online), but I wanted...

November 16, 2010

The Last Rites of Ransom Pride

If The Last Rites of Ransom Pride ever played in theaters, I completely missed it. It's not like me to miss a western, so I'm guessing it didn't have much of a presence. Finding it in the Redbox was...

June 07, 2010

Kamikaze Girls (Shimotsuma monogatari)

Netflix sometimes offers me extremely strange suggestions. My favorite one so far was "since you liked Eddie Izzard: Glorious (liberal standup by a transvestite Brit) and Throne of Blood (1957 Japanese masterpiece based on Macbeth), you will like The...

April 25, 2010

The Losers

In October, I gave Whip It! four stars. Previous to that, the last new release movie that received our highest HC honors was Mr. and Mrs. Smith, in January 2007. New movies don't get four stars very often. When...

March 11, 2010

Spy Kids

2001's Spy Kids was either going to be awesome or horribly annoying. That's how movies written for kids work. Lucky for us, it's awesome. Antonio Banderas and Carla Gugino play Gregorio and Ingrid Cortez, spies on opposite sides who...

October 18, 2009

Whip It

At Adventures of a Young Feminist, Laura writes "I'm not even going to try to pretend I didn't love this movie, because I did." You and me both, Laura. It's been a long time coming, my friends, but the...

August 19, 2009

Stick It

I did a mini-review of Stick It a while back, but since we've been searching for some positive vibes here lately at Heroine Content, I decided to re-watch it and pay more attention. I was so glad I did....

July 10, 2009

The Matrix Revolutions

Welcome to the third installment of Matrix reviews, brought to you by our guest poster known as d. If you missed her reviews of The Matrix and The Matrix Reloaded, check them out too! Then on Monday we'll have...

July 08, 2009

The Matrix Reloaded

Welcome to the second installment of Matrix reviews, brought to you by our guest poster known as d. If you missed her review of The Matrix, check it out too! "And after a century of war I remember that...



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