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  • Clicking and Streaming: 'Fried Green Tomatoes' and 'Bridesmaids,' two films that pass The Bechdel Test

    Clicking and Streaming: 'Fried Green Tomatoes' and 'Bridesmaids,' two films that pass The Bechdel Test
    When it comes to film, representations of women are for the most part, epic fails. They're almost always afforded roles like a flatly characterized romantic partner or their actions and emotions are used toward other, almost always male characters' motivations. One way to understand just how frequently movies undermine or just plain ignore women characters is The Bechdel Test. Conceived by cartoonist Alison Bechdel in a 1985 strip from her seminal comic "Dykes To Watch Out For," it is used to highlight the rare movies which feature women talking to each other about something other than a man. That's literally it. Three criteria: It has to have (1) two named women who (2) talk to each other, (3) about something other than a man. You'd think that it would be incredibly easy to pass this test, but the sheer volume of movies (most of them) that don't make the cut is disappointing and lame.
  • Billy Gardell loves giving away 'Monopoly' money

    Billy Gardell loves giving away 'Monopoly' money
    Comedian Billy Gardell is so grateful about hitting the show-business jackpot as star of CBS’ “Mike & Molly” that he’s perfect casting to host TV’s “Monopoly Millionaires’ Club.” “You get to give...

    Monday's TV Highlights: 'The Late Late Show with James Corden'

    Monday's TV Highlights: 'The Late Late Show with James Corden'
    Customized TV Listings are available here: www.latimes.com/tvtimes Click here to download TV listings for the week of March 22 - 28, 2015 in PDF format This week's TV Movies -------------------- SERIES 2 Broke Girls A businessman (Ian Reed...

    SXSW: 'Furious 7,' 'Steve Jobs,' 'Trainwreck' debuts rev up film crowd

    Compared to prestige-oriented film festivals like Cannes, Toronto or Sundance, the SXSW Film Conference and Festival has always been a freewheeling affair. This year the Austin, Texas-based event has ratcheted up that approach even further by premiering...

    Monday's TV Highlights: 'Mike & Molly' on CBS

    Monday's TV Highlights: 'Mike & Molly' on CBS
    Customized TV Listings are available here: www.latimes.com/tvtimes Click here to download TV listings for the week of March 15 - 21, 2015 in PDF format This week's TV Movies -------------------- SERIES Dancing With the Stars The ballroom...