Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Fangirl Confessions: Batman & Robin is the Reason I Need Representation

It is a truth universally acknowledged that Joel Schumacher’s Batman & Robin (1997) is a terrible film. I’m not going to argue with that universally acknowledged truth because I would look like an idiot. And the fact is Batman & Robin truly is a terrible film but that doesn’t change the fact that when I was an impressionable young fangirl I absolutely adored it. Even at 11 I knew this movie wasn’t great, but I still loved it unironically because it gave me something I didn’t know I needed, it gave me Batgirl. 

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Something Resembling a Review of The Maze Runner

Based on James Dashner’s best selling novel and starring Teen Wolf’s very own breakout babe Dylan O’Brien - The Maze Runner is the latest YA dystopian novel to get The Hunger Games treatment. Fans of the series are probably shouting at me to not make comparisons, but lets face it, if it weren’t for The Hungers Games this movie would not have been made. But I guess if I was a fan of The Maze Runner I wouldn’t want it compared to The Hunger Games either because the fact is it’s just not as good. That said, The Maze Runner is still pretty entertaining and worth seeing on the big screen for the action sequences alone… Also Dylan O’Brien. 

Monday, August 4, 2014

Something Resembling a Review of Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy

Surprise, I'm going to rave about another Marvel movie. I know it's getting old but I can't help it that they keep making movies that are so damn entertaining. If you want to know if this movie is worth the price of admission, the answer is yes. It's a super fun Star Wars-esque sic-fi, the action sequences/special effects are fabulous and it will make you cry about a walking tree and a walking raccoon. Chris Pratt as utterly loveable as Peter Quill (aka Star-Lord) and the soundtrack is an instant classic. If you're looking for a fun night out Guardians of the Galaxy is the film for you. Now that we know what was good about it, let's talk about the other stuff. 

Sunday, July 20, 2014

Why I Won't Be Watching NBC's Constantine

Around this time every year I am continuously asked about which shows I'll be tuning in for when the US Fall season starts up. I try to be pretty vague because it's impossible to tell which, if any, new show I will actually end up investing in. But the truth is I have to narrow down my potential viewing options some how. Like, I don't like procedurals and I refuse to acknowledge anything created by Chuck Lorre. Most people accept that, because there are only so many hours in the day. But as soon as I say that I won't be watching NBC's Constantine because they're erasing the titular character's bisexuality, suddenly I'm being unreasonable. 

Saturday, June 28, 2014

Teen Wolf 4x01: Glow-Stick-Nun-Chuks

Teen Wolf came back this week with an hour of exposition and recapping that doesn’t make much sense and yet somehow manages to be incredibly entertaining. Sure “Mexico” looks like it’s made out of cardboard, they keep conveniently forgetting that wolf’s bane is poisonous for people too, not just werewolves, and they seemed to think they were shooting a make-up commercial rather than a television show at one point. But who cares because the pack came together to rescue Derek and nothing else matters.

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Fangirl Adventures: Harry Potter Studio Tour

It was cold and wet and raining, as it tends to be in England, but that didn't matter because nothing could reduce my excitement. The Harry Potter Studio Tour opened just after I moved back to Australia from the UK, which seemed particularly cruel but after years of waiting my time had finally come. I was going to see the magic that went into making the eight films that played such an important role in my life.

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Something Resembling a Review of The Amazing Spider-Man 2

I'm running behind the times, I know. Travelling has taken up so much of my time I have fallen behind on the Pop Culture front. But I finally saw The Amazing Spider-Man 2 and now I need to vent my feels at you guys. Because maybe it's not just travelling that was preventing me from watching this film maybe I just didn't want to see that thing we all knew was going to happen happen.


Saturday, April 12, 2014

UndieGirl Adventures: Celebrity Stalking Limits

Yesterday I went on one of those celebrity home tours you get in Hollywood. I wasn’t particularly keen but the girl I met in this hostel so I figured why not, I didn’t have anything better to do. Now don’t get me wrong, I am totally into celebrity culture – I write excessively on this blog about my one-sided but incredibly rewarding relationship with Tyler Hoechlin’s abs – I also read trashy celeb magazines like their Pulitzer Prize winners – but there was just something about this tour that made me really uncomfortable.

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Something Resembling a Review of Captain America: The Winter Soldier

Every time I walk into the cinema to see the latest instalment from the Marvel Cinematic Universe I think there is no way that this film is going to live up to the standard created by the last one. So far I have been wrong every single time (with the exception of Iron Man 2, which wasn’t even that bad). But of all of phase two Captain America: The Winter Soldier was the film I was looking forward to the most because the Cinematic Universe has turned me into a total Captain America convert in a way I never was before.

This review is mostly spoiler free but something might slip through so watch out.

Sunday, March 30, 2014

Catch-Up TV: Ten Reasons to Watch Arrow

Teen Wolf is on hiatus so I needed to get my cheesy supernatural fix from somewhere – I figured why not give the CW’s Arrow a second chance. I watched the first couple of episodes of Season 1 as they aired but it didn’t hook me to I gave it up (there’s only so many shows I can watch at once). I’m kind of bummed I didn’t stick it out because it turns out that once it found it’s groove Arrow is actually pretty awesome. Why is it is awesome? Well here’s ten reasons just to get you started.

Talking Teen Wolf: The Frustrating Life of a Teen Wolf Fan

At the moment my Tumblr inbox is full of people asking the same thing: “yo Undie, how come you can stay positive about Teen Wolf after all the shit?” And well I’m not really sure how to answer that. I mean at some stage during almost every Teen Wolf episode my head falls into my hands as I question why I am invested in this stupid show. But at the same time, I actually kind of love it. 

Thursday, March 20, 2014

Talking Teen Wolf: On Mourning Character Death And the Loss of Allison Argent

It happened, and I still haven’t really accepted it – although I swear to goodness MTV if this is all an elaborate trick I will hurt you, I don’t know how I am going to hurt a faceless corporation but I will figure it out and it will suck for you. Anyway, as you can tell I’m a little upset by what happened to Allison Argent, and I wanted to vent share my feelings with you. 

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Recapturing Teen Wolf: Never Trust a Fox

Previously on Teen Wolf… Scott has the ability to take people’s pain away. Peter has Talia’s claws, after Derek used them to ask her a question. And Isaac can do anything now that Allison has kissed him. Also skinny, defenseless Stiles is the nogitsune, and it attacked the hospital.

Monday, February 17, 2014

Recapturing Teen Wolf: Hurts So Bad

Previously on Teen Wolf… When a kitsune rubs its tails together it can create fire of lightening. Just like Kira did with Barrow. It’s called firefox foxfire. Also Lydia’s hearing things and the Oni were looking for a dark spirit. The dark spirit is Stiles.

Friday, February 7, 2014

Recapturing Teen Wolf: Hurts So Good

Previously on Teen Wolf… Kira won the selfie Olympics because she has a foxy magic shield. Stiles is losing time and possibly leaving messages for mass murderers. And the masked firefly demons came out of the shadows and they might be after Chris.

Thursday, January 30, 2014

Recapturing Teen Wolf: The Kitsune and The Key

Previously on Teen Wolf… The chemistry closet was supposed to be locked. Someone wrote atomic numbers on the bored and Barrow took Kira’s picture so she took the towns electricity. Also masked demons attacked Isaac.

Monday, January 27, 2014

Recapturing Teen Wolf: Kira You're a Firework!

Previously on Teen Wolf… Kira likes Scott and her dad is super embarrassing. Derek found the magic cylinder he was looking for and Lydia is something.

Monday, January 20, 2014

Talking Teen Wolf: Crystal Reed is Amazing, Everything Else is Not Important

I’m not sure what to say folks, we’re two episodes down and I really don’t have anything to complain about. I know, I know. I’m as shocked as you are. Okay, there is something that I have to complain about but it has more to do with someone putting a gag on Jeff Davis than anything that has aired so far. But that’s becoming par for the course these days(we’ll just ignore him). Overall, I’m still generally impressed and excited, so let’s talk about Teen Wolf shall we?

Thursday, January 16, 2014

Recapturning Teen Wolf: More Good Than Bad

Previously on Teen Wolf… Scott, Stiles and Allison are losing their minds. A family died but Malia Tate’s body was never found because surprise, she’s a werecoyote. And for something new and different, Derek’s getting tortured; it’s all Peter’s fault. 

Side Note: I’m aware this episode was actually called “More Bad Than Good” but I changed it because it was a good episode. Get it? Stop being so pedantic Internet. 

Sunday, January 12, 2014

Talking Teen Wolf: In Which It Was Surprisingly Good

Huge sigh of relief everyone because the first episode was actually kind of good. I’m as shocked as you are. JK, I was hoping it would be good although it is much more fun to recap when it sucks on account of I’m not actually witty, I’m just kind of a bitch. Anyway, everyone’s losing their mind, myself included but especially anyone who let’s Jeff speak because it’s more trouble than it’s worth anyway. Oh and I am instigating a new rule: we ignore everything MTV Remote Control posts because no matter how hard they try they will never be cool. Right well, let’s talk about Teen Wolf then shall we.

Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Recapturing Teen Wolf: Consequences and Coyotes

Previously on Teen Wolf… Scott, Stiles and Allison sacrificed themselves to the magic fairy tree Nemeton, making Beacon Hills an actual beacon for the supernatural and giving them a heart of darkness. Also Scott is a true Alpha and let’s just appreciate that that is all the information they gave us because literally everything else that happened in 3A is insignificant. At least we all agree we should forget the whole thing ever happened. 

Friday, January 3, 2014

Talking Teen Wolf: New Year, New Teen Wolf

Last time I spoke to you it was 2013 and now it’s 2014 so yay congratulations on making it around the sun one more time. It was touch and go for a minute there but we made it and I’m pretty proud us. I think we deserve a reward don’t you? How about new Teen Wolf episodes? Well that’s what you’re getting whether you want it or not to be grateful dammit. Anyway, everyone has been celebrating and tensions are high so let’s talk about Teen Wolf shall we.