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Geek Girl in Hollywood: On the Disney Princesses Avengers movie

There is allegedly a spec script floating around Hollywood called “Princesses,” which has fairy tale princesses teaming up a la the Avengers. It immediately piqued my interest, in both positive and negative ways. I’ll just go with the negative first, since there is far less of that.I was a Disney...

Wednesday, March 22, 2017 - 4:30pm

Geek Girl in Hollywood: Thank god 'Doctor Who' is back

Gosh, I’ve missed “Doctor Who”! I’ve missed it in the way I miss having a “Star Trek” series on TV. (Please get “Star Trek: Discovery” ready to go!) I know “Doctor Who” hasn’t been off for that long in the grand scheme of things, but it’s far longer than I would've liked. BBC America just released...

Wednesday, March 15, 2017 - 7:00am

Geek Girl in Hollywood: Why an 'Overboard' remake won't work now

This week, the news broke about an “Overboard” remake. If you don’t recall the 1987 film, it starred Goldie Hawn as Joanna Stayton, a spoiled heiress. She and her husband Grant (Edward Herrmann) were having work done on their yacht by carpenter Dean Proffitt (Kurt Russell).Of course, she was...

Wednesday, March 8, 2017 - 10:00am

Geek Girl in Hollywood: Xbox Game Pass may be a game-changer

In case you need a break from the endless Oscar news and the Amazon outage, I’m here to distract you. On Tuesday, Microsoft announced a new subscription service for Xbox called Xbox Game Pass. For $9.99 a month, gamers can download over 100 Xbox games and backwards-compatible titles, with discounts...

Wednesday, March 1, 2017 - 9:56am

Geek Girl in Hollywood: Let's all binge-watch 'Supernatural'

I’ve been binge-watching “Supernatural” for a project. I used to watch it live, years ago, but sort of fell off of the “Supernatural” train. It’s been lovely to rediscover what I’d missed out on. Though I’m not able to get to this weekend's “Supernatural” convention, at the very least I wanted to...

Wednesday, February 22, 2017 - 7:00am

Geek Girl in Hollywood: Do we really need 22 episodes of a TV show?

At a “Supergirl” after-show I was hosting this week, we found ourselves asking this question: Do we really need 22 episodes in an era of cable/streaming shows that only have 10?For years, our favorite shows have had a lot of episodes. Sometimes, we even got 24. From sitcoms to dramas, we spent what...

Wednesday, February 15, 2017 - 7:00am

Geek Girl in Hollywood: 'The Handmaid's Tale' is terrifyingly relevant

When I was in college, I read Margaret Atwood’s novel “The Handmaid’s Tale.” If you haven’t heard of it, you’ve surely seen the posters and the Super Bowl trailer for the Hulu series starring Elisabeth Moss of "Mad Men." If you’re not familiar with the story, it’s set in a dystopian future where...

Tuesday, February 7, 2017 - 8:49pm

Geek Girl in Hollywood: How Supergirl can inspire us

The other night I started doing an aftershow for “Supergirl.” Obviously I love that we have a TV show with a female superhero lead (I love you, too, “Jessica Jones”). The cast is charming, it’s funny and full of pop culture references. I could say that about many shows, but I think the thing that...

Wednesday, January 25, 2017 - 9:57am

Geek Girl in Hollywood: What to look forward to in 2017

We’ve finally rid ourselves of the year from hell, but what’s on the horizon? I’m not even going to begin to speculate on the politics. You can just check your Facebook feed if you feel the need for that. Actually, maybe don’t do that. Here’s what I’m looking forward to on the entertainment side...

Wednesday, January 4, 2017 - 10:06am

Geek Girl in Hollywood: How to make a decent movie trailer

I spent this morning watching trailers for a zillion movies and TV shows. I did it because a certain transforming robot movie trailer intrigued me. I’ve been pretty public about my dislike for the “Transformers” films. Please don’t get mad. If you love them — and clearly a whole heck of a lot of...

Tuesday, December 6, 2016 - 6:10pm

Geek Girl in Hollywood: Take a break with the 'Beauty and the Beast' trailer

I couldn’t write about politics today. Heck, I can barely stand looking at my Facebook feed anymore. I made that mistake earlier this week and I’m still reeling from having to unfriend 37 people. Don't misunderstand - it wasn’t for their differing opinions, but for straight up hate-mongering. The...

Wednesday, November 16, 2016 - 3:30pm

Geek Girl in Hollywood: I cannot believe Trump happened

When I woke up Tuesday morning, I thought I’d be writing a very different article. I watched the polls almost obsessively. I spent time in a voting line with parents proud to bring their children to vote for the first “girl president.”Forget politics. I’ve never been terrified for myself and my...

Wednesday, November 9, 2016 - 9:05pm

Geek Girl in Hollywood: Don't be the type who says 'I won't vote'

It's a week before the election, and I’m desperately hoping this is the last article I have to write about it. As a country, we’ve suffered so much over the last 18 months that the American Psychological Association had to put out election stress tips to help us cope. At this point many of my...

Wednesday, November 2, 2016 - 2:30pm

Geek Girl in Hollywood: 'Westworld' is your new great show

I get hooked on a lot of TV shows, but some are different. You know how “Game of Thrones” and “Breaking Bad” hooked you right away and made you desperately wish it was Sunday night, even if that meant you were heading back to work in a few hours? Well, I’ve been hooked by another one: I am now...

Wednesday, October 19, 2016 - 2:30pm

Geek Girl in Hollywood: Grabbing back from Trump

I didn’t want to do this. I didn’t want to do another damn story about the Trump tapes. But I just couldn’t let it pass, not when friends and strangers were posting stories about their sexual assaults for the first time after hearing him. I’ve shared mine before, so that’s not what I’m writing...

Wednesday, October 12, 2016 - 2:30pm

Geek Girl in Hollywood: Marvel's TV may be better than its movies

I just started watching “Luke Cage.” Sadly, since I’m my own boss, I couldn’t call in with a terrible cold to binge-watch the entire thing. I’d know I was lying, and I’d totally fire me. Anyway, though I’m not through it (and not reading spoilers is killing me), there is a lot that stands out here....

Wednesday, October 5, 2016 - 2:30pm

Geek Girl in Hollywood: How to complain about your Patronus

Everyone is talking about the debates and frankly, I just can’t today. I needed repeated palate cleansers of cat videos while watching … and I couldn’t even look at the orange ones. So today, I’m writing about the national obsession that was going on before the debate. Let’s talk about the Patronus...

Wednesday, September 28, 2016 - 9:51am

Damn Delicious creates simple, luscious meals you won't be able to resist

Los Angeles-based blogger Chungah Rhee's mouth-watering food photos are everywhere.You'd probably seen her Damn Delicious recipes and photos on Buzzfeed — or the Huffington Post — or the Kitchn. Her simple, but fulfilling meals that are both obtainable and Pinnable, so it wasn't much a surprise...

Thursday, September 15, 2016 - 2:51am

Geek Girl in Hollywood: The problems of cosplaying as Harley Quinn

I spent the weekend at my first convention since “Suicide Squad” came out, and I noticed something: There were a lot of children dressed as Harley Quinn. Now, if you’ve ever been to a convention, you know this is not surprising. Harley is one of the most popular cosplays out there. She’s been a fan...

Tuesday, August 30, 2016 - 1:57am

Geek Girl in Hollywood: Another reason to be excited for 'Rogue One'

There have been endless articles since the “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story” trailer premiered last week. There are bound to be more with the arrival of the international trailer, which features brand new footage. I’m not going to break the trailers down for you, as it’s been done over and over. I do...

Tuesday, August 16, 2016 - 7:11pm