Author: Catherine C.J. Baxley

Feminist Film Review of Star Wars VII: The Force Awakens

I’m still shocked I was able to acquire tickets for a 7:00 p.m. showing of Star Wars VII: The Force Awakens the night before it opened at a local theatre for December 17th, 2015. My man-friend has been talking about seeing it in theaters and I thought, “why not!” Although we didn’t see the film in IMAX, but instead an old classic one-screened theatre with balconies and two organs, it was one the most epic sequels I have ever seen. Note: The summary is spoiler-free and the review below it is spoiler-light. Spoiler-Free Summary Congratulations to Star Wars fans...

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Top 7 Star Wars Gifts for the Holiday Season

With fans across the globe itching with enthusiasm for the all-new film Star Wars: Episode VII – The Force Awakens to premiere in theaters, you may have some thoughts about giving the geek in your life a Star Wars-related gift this holiday season. The moment you type into your search bar, “Star Wars,” where do you look!? I’m here to help! Here are the 2015 Top SEVEN Star Wars gifts to give this season: #VII: An Ugly Sweater I know my man-friend has been wanting an ugly sweater and of course, there’s plenty of Star Wars-themed ones to choose from!...

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Gifts For My Puddin’! A DC Comics Gift Guide

Are you behind on your holiday shopping for your puddin’? Well what are you waiting for!? Check this list of badass DC Entertainment-inspired gifts for womyn! #1. Funko Pop! Heroes Collectible Figures I found it a little odd that Joker, Catwoman, Harley Quinn, and other notorious DC villains were listed under the “Hero” section for the Pop!’s. No matter! The section is mostly populated by bobblehead likenesses of Batman and Arkham Knight characters, but features other iconic DC heroes such as Wonder Woman, Superman, and the Flash. #2. Wonder Woman Infinity Scarf From CraftedFox, “This one loop Wonder Woman...

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Gifts for the Marvel-ous Womyn in Your Life!

Are you stuck on what to get as a holiday gift for a marvelous womyn this year? Or for a birthday? Any anniversaries coming up? You came to the right place! This Marvel-themed gift list is in no particular order, but will help guide you for inspiration on that next super present! #1. Ms. Marvel Comics Listed as one of The Geek Initiatives’ Top Ten Marvel-ous Female Characters, Ms. Marvel is about “an ordinary girl from Jersey City – until she is suddenly empowered with extraordinary gifts. But who truly is the all-new Ms. Marvel? Teenager? Muslim? Inhuman?”* Click here for a review...

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Top 5 Tarot Decks for the Yuletide Season

Are you considering a personal gift for a pagan or tarot card enthusiast? Think about these tarot decks. Yule The time of that year to celebrate the arrival of the Winter Solstice is soon upon us! The longest day of the year, also known as “Yule” or “Yuletide” is when the dark relieves the lighted half of the year and is considered to be the sun’s “rebirth.” This pagan celebration is honored with the power of light, ranging from candles, bonfires, and more. A tradition that has been passed down by the Norse peoples to the Celts to present...

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Film Review: “Grandpaland”

One week after receiving my Communications degree with a concentration in film, I had the opportunity to work as a Production Assistant in Connecticut for a new film, Grandpaland. The film is based off the two seasons of Welcome to Grandpaville, created by Michael T. Lombardi. Working through the production process and now watching the film onscreen has been an incredible experience. Branching off from its web series, Welcome to Grandpaville continued for two seasons ending with this recently premiered film. Shot on location in popular Connecticut attractions, such as Lake Compounce Amusement Park and the Trail of Terror, this family-fun filled...

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Comic Book Review: Echo – The Complete Edition

For my first time reading a comic book, I was delightfully surprised how immersed I was into the story from varying plot-twists and themes presented throughout while reading Echo: The Complete Edition. Published through an American independent company called Abstract Studio, Terry Moore, author and illustrator of the 30-issue story, begins with the life of Julie Martin, a young photographer facing internal and external tragedies all around her. From avoiding her signature to be imprinted on the divorce papers filed by her husband, Rick, to financial instability, Julie suffers without any assistance or support as she vents to her dog,...

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