This week it was announced that Katie Holmes is divorcing Tom Cruise. The usual tabloid suspects jumped on it so quickly you'd wonder if there's some sort of press room offering free brunch and mimosas aboard that train wreck. But there was something a little too opportunistic happening -- posts about Cruise's career and the possible effects of this divorce on box office sales of 'The Master,' and even a magazine spread re-worked to appear as though it foretold the divorce. To all of which we say, seriously?
When we watch movies that feature violence and heinous acts against women, our immediate response is typically repulsion, but why are we okay with violence against men?
'What to Expect When You're Expecting' hits theaters Friday -- based on the best-selling guide to maternity by Heidi Burkoff and Sharon Mazel, the film tells the interwoven stories of four women in the midst of various maternal crises. The book is filled with valuable information, but what does the film teach us?
Mostly that women are shrews!
In this week's Reel Women we discuss something that people often shy away from: the sexualization of young actresses. In Tim Burton's latest film, 'Dark Shadows,' Chloe Grace Moretz plays a pretentious, grating teen with all the sexual emphasis of the film's co-stars -- women who are more than twice her age.
Does Hollywood have a problem? Or are we the problem?