Frances Ha(lladay) & Carrie Bradshaw: Two Women Who Iterate That Traveling Alone Blows

“There’s nothing better than traveling alone,” most men will tell you. Emphasis on men. And the women who try to tell you the same are subconsciously (though often overtly) just working to get banged by the men who love traveling alone or are suffering from an Elizabeth Gilbert-inspired breakdown brought …

Doris Day Juxtaposed Against Scenes of Lynching: Two Americas Contrasted in I Am Not Your Negro

Remember This House was one of James Baldwin’s few “unfulfilled” projects, stalled at the thirty-page mark before he died in 1987 and was unable to finish it. The premise of the manuscript, which McGraw-Hill later sued his Estate for after advancing him $200,000 for something he could never complete, was …

Some Kind Of Wonderful on Its 30th Birthday: Still The Ultimate Consolation to the Friend Zone Sufferer

Coinciding somewhat unfortunately with another John Hughes-related milestone–the death of Bill Paxton, legendary douchebag perfecter in the form of Chet from Weird Science–the thirtieth anniversary of Some Kind of Wonderful is upon us, with its original theatrical release date being February 27, 1987. Once again putting Howard Deutch in the …

Bill Paxton & Why We Should Thank Him For Perfecting the Art of the Douchebag As Chet in Weird Science

One of the least revered John Hughes movies from his renaissance period during the 80s is, apart from She’s Having A Baby, Weird Science. Released in 1985, on the heels of The Breakfast Club, it wasn’t yet Anthony Michael Hall’s time (nor would it ever seem to be) to carry …