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  1. Maleficent: Lessons on Rewriting History

    June 24, 2014 by Kiersi

    Disney's Maleficent

    When I first saw ads for Disney’s Maleficent, my first thought was: Duh. Of course. Disney’s capitalizing on an existing property by retelling it from the villain’s point of view, with the necessary added bonus of lots of expensive special effects! 

    So, yeah, I was both super thrilled and totally underwhelmed by the idea of Maleficent. Because, see… I love bad guys.

    I mean, boy, do I LOVE bad guys. You have no idea. (more…)


  2. Grandpa’s in High School

    April 14, 2012 by Kiersi

    Kristen Bell in Veronica MarsRecently I started re-watching Veronica Mars, arguably one of the best young adult television series ever created*. It’s a film noir-style private detective show, starring Kristen Bell as high school pariah Veronica Mars. My only complaint about the show (besides having a terrible third season and thus, getting cancelled) is that, while attempting to portray a high school junior, Kristen’s age sometimes shows too much.

    Kristen Bell was 24 years old when the first season of Veronica Mars was filmed in 2004. In flashbacks to her freshman and sophomore years, director Rob Thomas dresses Kristen up in straight, long hair, apparently to make it clear this was another time in her life–before she went rogue and chopped it all off. She looks simply comical, like a grown woman in a wig (which, if I were to a hedge a guess, she is). (more…)