Little (feminist) things that make me happy

It seems that Emma Watson’s HeForShe campaign speech reached quite a few people, not only her fans but also colleagues in the film business. When I looked through my Twitter feed this morning, I stumbled upon this post, and it made me smile:

 

I’m a huge fan of Benedict Cumberbatch, so seeing him wearing this t-shirt and declaring himself a feminist made me very, very happy.

Earlier, in search of above mentioned tweet, I also found this gem:

Joseph Gordon-Levitt declared on several occasions that he is a feminist. So seeing him wearing this t-shirt while not surprising was still very welcome. Anyway, kudos to Elle magazine for their #ELLEfeminism campaign. Really nice! 

Movie Review #1: Sin City – A Dame To Kill For (2014)

movie poster for Sin City A Dame To Kill For
Sin City: A Dame To Kill For (source: superherohype.com)

 

Title: Sin City – A Dame To Kill For (IMDb)
Directed by: Robert Rodriguez and Frank Miller
Written by: Frank Miller
Year: 2014
Length: 102 min
Rating: 18
My IMDb rating: 9/10

This movie is really sexy. Naked bodies everywhere (mostly female but on one occasion also male). The rating isn’t just for sexiness either. There is more than enough of violence in Sin City: A Dame To Kill For. While the feminist in me was screaming at me to get out, the comic geek in me was cheering in her seat. I couldn’t help thinking: Damn, what an amazing movie.

I haven’t read the graphic novel yet, so I can’t compare that to the movie adaptation. I will solely consider the movie then.

The cast speaks for itself: among others, we have Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Bruce Willis, Jessica Alba, Josh Brolin, Mickey Rourke, Rosario Dawson, and of course, our dame Eva Green.

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