Other Media Reviews

Avengers: Endgame (Spoiler Free Review)

Ed note: This is a very brief, spoiler-free review from Carrie. Please maintain the spoiler-free zone in the comments. Enough people haven’t seen it yet that we don’t want anyone who hasn’t sought out the information for themselves to be spoiled. So please keep any and all comments spoiler free. Thanks!  Well, here we are. Avengers: Endgame is out, I’ve seen it, and I feel all grown up. Consider this not so much of a review, as … Continue reading Avengers: Endgame (Spoiler Free Review)

Movie Review: Aquaman

In The Good Place, there’s a moment in which Chidi, the anxiety-ridden philosophy professor, is knocked off a footbridge into some shallow and photogenic water, and as he falls, he squeaks, “Whyyeeeee?” This was my reaction to Aquaman. I’m into comic books and comic book movies, and I can suspend disbelief like a champ, but Aquaman broke me. I’m going to take you through this movie with me, so spoilers abound, but I promise you … Continue reading Movie Review: Aquaman

Movie Review: Colette

Colette was a remarkable woman whose quest for freedom allowed her to accomplish great things, although it also led to her being hurt by, and hurting, many people. The movie Colette simplifies her into a woman who only needs to rid herself of a domineering husband to blossom into fabulousness. This makes for a satisfying arc with sumptuous scenery and costuming and wonderful acting, but at the cost of character complexity. The movie begins as … Continue reading Movie Review: Colette

Movie Review: The Favourite

Two women are facing each other in the background, while Emma Stone is sitting on the floor in the foreground, pouting.

This is the  story of Anne, Queen of Great Britain, and the power struggles between two women who sought to use their relationship with the Queen to further their own aims. It’s a darkly FUNNY movie with a love triangle, with a dash of political intrigue. The main story is the push and pull between these three women, and it’s seriously amazing. This is based on real events…well, more like it’s based on real relationships. … Continue reading Movie Review: The Favourite

Guest Squee: La Casa de las Flores

If you’re looking for something new to watch on Netflix, check out this guest squee from Laura! Lara is a teacher, feminist, knitter and proud co-parent to the greatest three-legged black cat in the southern hemisphere. … Note:  To set the scene, play Baccara’s “Yes, Sir, I Can Boogie” while you read this review. Oh, Bitches of the Bitchery, do I have a treat for you. Do you like drama? Do you demand a happy(ish) ending? … Continue reading Guest Squee: La Casa de las Flores

Guest Squee: Over the Garden Wall

An animated, cartoon image of two boys walking through a forest. It has the tagline line, will you take a peek.

This great guest squee is from Fairywine! Fairywine is a longtime SBTB devotee and lover of fantasy, romance, historical fiction, poetry and/or any permutations of those genres. Always ready for a cup of tea (black, with sugar and cream). Engage in discussions of European history at your own risk, because she will talk your ear off and possibly cry a bit about Elisabeth of Austria in the bargain. … “Somewhere lost in the clouded annals … Continue reading Guest Squee: Over the Garden Wall

Guest Review: The Man Who Invented Christmas

This guest review comes from Rhoda Baxter! If you’re looking to get cozy and into some holiday spirit, The Man Who Invented Christmas is a great movie suggestion. Rhoda writes contemporary romantic comedies about smart women and nice guy heroes. She also writes multicultural women’s fiction as Jeevani Charika. Her latest Christmas novella is Snowed In. Rhoda can be found on her website or on Twitter (@rhodabaxter). … It’s October, which means it’s time for … Continue reading Guest Review: The Man Who Invented Christmas

Movie Review: Crazy Rich Asians

Take a pile of pretty people, a GORGEOUS location, a fish out of water, a “you don’t know what you’re actually getting in to” love story based on a best selling book series, and you have Crazy Rich Asians. This is the story of Rachel Chu and Nick Young, two attractive people in New York who fly to Singapore for Nick’s BFF’s wedding, where Rachel meets Nick’s family… and he never told her that his … Continue reading Movie Review: Crazy Rich Asians

Movie Review: The Mermaid

An Asian woman is emerging from the sea. Her hair is shaped into a whale's tail and she's winking.

The Mermaid is a 2016 Chinese movie that broke a ton of box office records in China. It’s a romantic comedy about a mermaid named Shan who is supposed to seduce and kill a destructive billionaire named Xuan. Naturally Shan falls in love with Xuan (despite the fact that he has no redeeming qualities until well into the movie) so she has to persuade him instead, and they both have to fight off his evil … Continue reading Movie Review: The Mermaid

Movie Review: The Spy Who Dumped Me

If you are lucky in life, you will have a friend or two that you will ride or die for, and will ride or die for you. I highly recommend it. If you are unlucky, you may end up in a situation where you need to get a MacGuffin to Vienna after your roommate’s one night stand murdered your (Ex?) boyfriend who is also a spy.  But, if you do end up in that place, … Continue reading Movie Review: The Spy Who Dumped Me

Movie Review: Mary Shelley

A cross section of a woman's fact. She has blonde curls and bright green eyes. She's standing in front of a dark gray background.

Mary Shelley is on iTunes and Amazon, so I finally got to watch it. It’s not great. The casting is perfect but the history is inaccurate, even though the historical truth is so scandalous that it begs to be made into a movie. Seriously, any Mary Shelley movie that doesn’t show her losing her virginity to Percy Shelley on her mother’s grave is a waste of time and talent. That really happened. It’s a true … Continue reading Movie Review: Mary Shelley

Guest Squee: Set It Up

We’re so happy to have this guest squee of Set It Up, a new romantic comedy on Netflix!  This squee is from Darbi Bradley and you can find her on Twitter (@darbibradley). Darbi is a romance reader from Toronto, Canada currently living in Washington, DC. She hasn’t thought about moving home since November 2016. Not once…  … I am supposed to be studying for my Business Law final (I like to stay very #onbrand as a member … Continue reading Guest Squee: Set It Up