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29th-Apr-2008 11:35 pm
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30th-Apr-2008 09:27 am (UTC)
Jeffs preaches to his estimated 10,000 followers that all blacks are the descendants of Cain, “cursed with a black skin,” and selected by God to be the “servants of servants.”

...they really can't get any new ideas, can they? That view's been around since at least the fifteenth century.
30th-Apr-2008 01:34 pm (UTC)
The "She Made Me Watch This"...that list just pissed me off because half the movies weren't that good.

Some of them were solid B pictures, The Mummy Returns and Charlie's Angels, while others are just bad movies: Underworld a.k.a. Style over Stubstance Cardboard World of Darkness RPG Campaign, Resident Evil: Appocalypse better known as Mila Jovovich plays a Mary Sue and Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines a.k.a. How to Rape Series Mythology 101.

Sure, you could argue that they had strong women--only if your definition of "Strong Woman" is "Woman Who Participates in Action Sequences." I require a bit more emotional substance than that.

The lack of Serenity, Kill Bill and The Incredibles just ticks me off. Helen Parr not an action heroine? The Hell?

Now, I love bad movies. I've sat through The Giant Claw, Attack of the Crab Monsters and The Monster that Challenged the World willingly, for Christ's sake! I'm always first to admit that a movie I like happens to be bad, and that doesn't stop me from liking a movie.

But the 3 films I mentioned aren't bad, they're awful. Towards the end, I started skipping around, fearing that they'd mention the Golden Rassberry-winning Catwoman in a positive light. Listen, I don't care how many action scenes and how much kick-butt-ness is in a lady's action sequence, if the ideas behind it are shallow crap it isn't worth mentioning. Even Attack of the Crab Monsters has more imaginative substance to it than Underworld did. It also has the Professor from Giligan's Island.

The lack of animated prospects also annoyed me, but that's a grievance I generally share with american society's thoughts on animation's intended target audience. But why else would they not mention Princess Mononoke, Ghost In The Shell: Solid State Society and Mulan. How can they ignore the only Disney "Princess" whose entire film is about how much of an action heronie she is?

Make me want to tell them of Black Lagoon and see their reaction to an action heronie who is a Heroic Sociopath.

Sorry. That list just ticked me off. No amount of Lesbians could save it.
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