Author: Kimberly Pierce

Classic Film Through A Feminist Lens: THE PARENT TRAP

During Walt Disney‘s tenure, Disney films are widely known for their wholesome conservatism. At first glance, the movies harken back to an idealized Rockwellian Americana. However, when examining one of the studio’s most popular films from this era, The Parent Trap, the movie seems more complex than many of its contemporaries. The memorable family film not only creates rich and interesting characters, but demonstrates the subtle societal evolution occurring during the era.  The Parent Trap follows separated at birth, identical twins Sharon and Susan McKendrick (Hayley Mills in dual roles). The girls first learn of each others existence while at summer camp....

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MURDOCH MYSTERIES Rewatch: (S03E03) Victor, Victorian

Murdoch Mysteries opens inside a shadowy house as chanting men slowly descend the stairs. They wear heavy hoods and carry candles. A blindfolded man (Kevin Dennis) slowly kneels before the group. This is an initiation ceremony. As he swallows a mouthful of wine, the young man collapses. He’s been poisoned. As the others drop to their knees around him, two pull back their hoods revealing Inspector Brackenreid (Thomas Craig) and Constable Crabtree (Jonny Harris). They need to call Detective Murdoch (Yannick Bisson)… Later, Inspector Brackenreid leads Detective Murdoch to the crime scene. As they crouch over the body, it...

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Movie Review – THE EXCEPTION

Jai Courtney‘s career is mired in the middle of a rough stretch. While the Australian actor initially caught fire co-starring in the first season of Spartacus, his most recent credits include roles in films like Suicide Squad, Terminator Genisys and Man Down. In short, the critical reception to his films has been pretty… rotten. It is with this track-record in mind that audiences come to The Exception. Jai Courtney wears a Nazi uniform, and the film touts an 80% on Rotten Tomatoes. Wait, what? A 2017 release, The Exception follows the semi-fictional goings-on surrounding the elderly Kaiser Wilhelm II (Christopher Plummer)...

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SUPERNATURAL Rewatch: (S02E10) Hunted

Supernatural opens inside a therapist’s office. A young man (Richard de Klerk) sits on the couch. He talks quietly with his doctor (Bill Mondy). As he speaks, he describes his “abilities”. He recounts the time he “fried up the neighbors cat like a hamburger”. When the  older man isn’t convinced, the boy reaches out to demonstrate. However, the therapist doesn’t budge. The boy sits back and continues. The Yellow Eyed man is telling him to do terrible things… Later, the boy walks through the streets. He goes to open his car door, but quickly catches sight of a figure...

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GGA’s Salute to the Chris’s: Chris Pine

It seems Chris’s are all the rage in Hollywood right now. Of course, we have a plethora them over at Marvel. Chris Evans, Chris Pratt and Chris Hemsworth each took their turn dominating the summer movie box-office. Meanwhile, with the entrance of Chris Pine into the DC cinematic universe, the circle seems complete. We here at Geek Girl Authority are taking the time to spotlight and profile each of these talented actors. What are some of their greatest roles? Why are they awesome? What makes them our favorite Chris?  With his entrance into the DC Cinematic Universe as Steve Trevor, Chris Pine continues...

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MURDOCH MYSTERIES Rewatch: (S03E02) The Great Wall

Murdoch Mysteries opens in the briefing room of Station House Four. Inspector Brackenreid (Thomas Craig) stands in front of his men. The Police Games are coming up, and they are taking on Station House Five. This year, the men of Station House Four are going to win. It seems Detective Murdoch (Yannick Bisson) even has a new strategy for tug-of-war… However, the moment is interrupted by a phone call. It seems the body of a police constable (Martin Happer) was discovered in the local Chinatown district. While this is Station House Five’s territory, it seems they are requesting Detective Murdoch’s help.  Related:...

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Adam West, TV’s BATMAN Dies at 88

The classic television community lost one of its legends today. Adam West, best known as Bruce Wayne in the iconic 1966 Batman television series, passed away at the age of 88.  The morning, Variety reported that the actor’s family announced his passing after a short battle with leukemia, “Our dad always saw himself as The Bright Knight, and aspired to make a positive impact on his fans’ lives. He was, and always will be our hero”. Variety also quotes an emotional statement from West’s “Robin”, his longtime friend and co-star Burt Ward:  Adam and I had a special friendship for more than...

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SUPERNATURAL Rewatch: (S02E09) Croatoan

Supernatural opens in a shadowy hallway. Dean (Jensen Ackles) hovers in a doorway, a gun in his hand. He enters the exam room of a small clinic. A young man (Diego Klatenhoff) looks up. He is tied to a chair, his expression panicked, “It’s not in me!”. A group of petrified bystanders watch as Dean raises his gun, “I have no choice”. The screen cuts to black as gunshots ring out.  Later, Sam (Jared Padalecki) wakes up on the floor of his hotel room. He looks around quickly, his forehead dripping with sweat. Is he having another premonition?  Later, the brothers cruise down...

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Recasting Couch: STAR WARS: A NEW HOPE

Forty years ago, the cinematic landscape changed when George Lucas’ hallmark film Star Wars: A New Hope hit theaters. The movie not only served as the jumping off point for the franchise (which is still going strong today), but it also revolutionized the science fiction and space opera genre.  What if Star Wars: A New Hope were released in the 1940s? How would the film be different?  Related: Check out our previous entries of Recasting Couch, here.  Luke Skywalker Mickey Rooney’s career dates back to the silent film era. Barely six years old, the actor is first credited in a short film...

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Roger Smith, 77 SUNSET STRIP Detective, Dies at 84

Actor Roger Smith personified the slick glamour of private eyes in the classic television series 77 Sunset Strip, and later resilience as he fought to overcome nerve disease myasthenia gravis. Smith, whose career dates back to the 1950s passed away Sunday at the age of 84.  The LA Times reports that Jack Gilardi, the agent of Smith’s wife Ann-Margret announced Smith’s passing after a battle with a terminal illness.  Born in 1932, Smith seemed ready for stardom, even at a young age. The LA Times continues, “When he was 6, his parents enrolled him in professional school in Hollywood where he...

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