17 May '11, 6am

Is "Bridesmaids" A Feminist Milestone, Or Just Another Dumb Comedy?: This weekend, the new woman-centered comedy...

Is "Bridesmaids" A Feminist Milestone, Or Just Another Dumb Comedy?: This weekend, the new woman-centered comedy...

This weekend, the new woman-centered comedy, Bridesmaids , performed far better than expected, raising the question: what does this movie's success mean for comedy in general, which is overwhelmingly dominated by men? The stakes were high for Bridesmaids from the moment the trailer came out, earlier this winter. And for the most part, critics seemed to feel that it lived up to the hype. New York Times critic Manohla Dargis claimed that the film offered "irrefutable proof that along with producing and starring in a hit TV series (thank you, Tina Fey), women can go aggressive laugh to aggressive-and-absurd laugh with men." An Entertainment Weekly piece, though, pointed out that there's no reason that we should expect this film not to do well. Daniel Frankel asked , "Why would a major comedy produced by Judd Apatow, heralded by enthusiastic reviews, featuring a breakout perfo...

Full article: http://www.care2.com/causes/womens-rights/blog/is-bridesm...

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Let’s Destroy Another One! First Habitable Exoplanet Revealed

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ecorazzi.com 17 May '11, 6pm

“Is there life on other planets?” We’ve all heard this asked hundreds of thousands of times — and while we’ve found things...