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With Marvel yet to announce a female-lead superhero movie and Warner Bros opting to introduce Wonder Woman as part of the ensemble in Batman v Superman: Rumble In the Courtroom, the absence of a female superhero movie is becoming more glaring. It’s not that there haven’t been attempts in the past. Indeed, Supergirl got a feature film before every other hero but Superman (unless you want to count the Batman film based on the Adam West TV series.) However even if you completely discount “team” superhero films like X-Men and Fantastic Four, the gender ratio is seriously imbalanced. Even She-Hulk isn’t safe. This is not going to be another “Why Isn’t There a Wonder Woman Movie Yet?” post. As the author of “The Biggest Challenges Facing a Wonder Woman Movie” I fully understand that’s a tough nut to crack. Similarly, just last month, I addressed the reasonable justifications for Marvel not launching a Black Widow solo film… yet. Having said that, I want to attack the school of thought that says audiences won’t embrace female superhero movies. There have been three major attempts to bring female comic book superheroes to the big screen: Supergirl, Catwoman and Elektra. (Some lesser examples include Tank Girl and Barb Wire, as well as Aeon Flux, but for now I’m going to stick to the big three.) Supergirl grossed a mere $14m at the domestic box office. Catwoman took in $82m worldwide on a $100m budget and Elektra earned only $56m worldwide on a $43m […]

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When I saw that The Other Woman made more money over the weekend then Captain America: The Winter Soldier, my first thought was that now Hollywood’s going to want to make the guys’ version, because presumably that’ll do even better at the box office. As it turns out, there is a 2008 movie called The Other Man, and like The Other Woman it involves a friendship between a character’s spouse and lover, but other than that the two movies are quite different, in plot, characters, genre and success — both critically and financially. While The Other Woman received mostly negative reviews, The Other Man was even more panned, and while the former opened to almost $25M, the latter grossed only $150K in total in the U.S. So, Hollywood is very likely thinking of how to do “The Other Dude,” which will be a crude comedy that winds up dealing more in misogyny and slut shaming. The cast will consist of Owen Wilson, Jason Sudeikis, Adam Levine and Jennifer Aniston as the four-timing wife, and it’ll unfortunately be huge. Movies that are basically remakes of other movies but as “the male version” are called “spear counterparts,” according to the website TV Tropes (it has to do with the gender symbols, not a phallic connotation). Understandably, there aren’t a lot of movies that fit this category, however. You’ve got The Covenant (aka the male take on The Craft), the Jerry Lewis comedy Cinderfella and the 1996 TV movie The Stepford Husbands, and nothing else comes to mind. On the other hand, there are plenty […]

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The Officially Cool Collector

since there aren’t any big toy-type movies on the way, I’m taking the opportunity to dig into my own personal collection to show off some things that I think are officially cool. This week’s feature is all about the Women of the DC Universe line, produced by DC Direct.

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