Summer Movies with Dana Stevens

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Dana Stevens, Slate film critic and co-host of the Culture Gabfest, previews movies being released during the summer season.

What movies are you looking forward to this summer?


Dana Stevens

Comments [5]


The speed at which this guest talks reminds me of a Kirsten Wiig character on SNL.

May. 25 2011 04:30 PM
Inquisigal from Brooklyn

Oh Brian, must you fall into the trap of calling Bridesmaids a "chick flick" and making such a big deal that women starred in a comedy produced by Apatow? I feel like the media is partially to blame for Hollywood not making more movies like this - women represent half of the human race, yet somehow anything made by us is somehow only talked about in terms of
how it's ONLY for women, not that it's just a comedy worth critiquing based on laughs and storyline.

How long have we all been watching movies that are usually starring or about men - yet women are open-minded enough to check out "guy" movies without sort of smarmily pointing out the fact that they're only about men. I've seen pretty much every Apatow-related movie, and I like comedy, both low and highbrow, no matter who it stars or who wrote it.

Unless we're all going to come up with a special, denigrating term for movies more intended for the male audience, we should all agree to stop calling movies starring, written by, or more geared toward women a "chick flick."

Guys are plenty capable of enjoying this movie, and everyone in the media has got to stop perpetuating the idea that movies about women are only to be seen by women. You're only keeping your own gender in the dark ages, Brian!

May. 25 2011 12:34 PM

She didn't get The Hangover. Enough said.

May. 25 2011 12:05 PM
Mike from Tribeca

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2, Super 8, and Cowboys and Aliens, though I'd much prefer to see Stanley Kubrick's next film. Boy, movies could really use him now.

May. 25 2011 12:00 PM
a g from n j

can she talk a little faster[sarcasm alert]....i see why it's called gabfest. i'm dizzy lady..

May. 25 2011 11:59 AM

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