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Reel Women: The Women of ‘Oz’ Are the Great and Powerful Ones

Oz the Great and Powerful
Walt Disney Pictures

'Oz, The Great and Powerful' is in theaters this weekend, and while the film serves as an origin story for the Wizard of Oz, it's the women who are truly great and powerful.

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Reel Women: Why Do People Hate Anne Hathaway?

Anne Hathaway 2013 Golden Globes
Kevin Winter, Getty Images

We can all agree that Anne Hathaway is a gifted actress and a delight to watch on screen, but apparently many of you hate her off-screen persona -- an issue that calls to mind similar, recent complaints about Beyonce in her HBO documentary. And an issue that I don't agree with.

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Reel Women: Why Jennifer Lawrence Is the Best Choice for Young Han Solo

Jennifer Lawrence Han Solo
20th Century Fox/Vogue

With Lucasfilm and Disney making a standalone 'Star Wars' film focusing on the adventures of young Han Solo, we started thinking about the young actors that could possibly fill those shoes, and only one name made sense: Jennifer Lawrence. Too bad she's a woman.

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Reel Women: ‘Girls Against Boys’ Has Nothing New (or Interesting) to Say

Girls Against Boys
Anchor Bay

Austin Chick's 'Girls Against Boys' is yet another in a long line of rape/revenge thrillers, this time dressed down for listless millennials, but rather than turn in a thoughtful essay, it looks like Chick just copied from his classmates in Feminism 101.

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Reel Women: Are Romantic Comedies and Porn That Different?

Don Jon's Addiction Scarlett Johansson Joseph Gordon Levitt

'Don Jon's Addiction,' the directorial debut from Joseph Gordon-Levitt, explores the ways in which rom-coms and porn might both be creating unreasonable expectations for women and men alike -- but neither form of media is mutually gender exclusive and both can be damaging, if we allow it.

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Reel Women: Lena Dunham, Beauty Standards, and When Critics Go Too Far

Girls Season 2 Photos
HBO

This week journalist Linda Stasi of The New York Post wrote a review (?) of the second season of Lena Dunham's 'Girls,' but wound up passive-aggressively -- and sometimes aggressively -- critiquing Dunham's body instead. Why are we still talking about this?

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Reel Women’s Most Anticipated Movies of 2013

Most Anticipated Movies of 2013
Lionsgate/Open Road/Roadside Attractions/ERBP/CBS Films

You don't have to throw an internet-rock to hit a most-anticipated movies of 2013 list, but what about the female-centric films that we cover here on Reel Women? We've got a list of what we're looking forward to in the new year.

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Reel Women: ‘Save the Date’ Is So Relatable That You’ll Want to Dislike It

Save the Date Trailer
IFC Films

You know those movies where you relate so much to the characters and their emotional garbage that you almost want to dislike it for being so earnest? 'Save the Date' might be that film for you.

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The Top Women of 2012 From Film and Television

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In this week's Reel Women, we shine a spotlight on the top women of 2012 -- the women who really stood out to us this year on film and television.

Filed Under: Category: Movie News, Original Features

Reel Women: ‘King Kelly’ and the Indictment of Women Raised on Social Media

GoDigital Media Group
GoDigital Media Group

In its first 15 minutes or so, 'King Kelly' appears to be a grating portrait of an obnoxious cam girl, but stick with it long enough and you'll find an indictment of our current generation and the way modern young women are shaped by the social media that has raised them.

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