Saying that most movies, whether independent or blockbuster, star men is such an extreme understatement that it's like saying the ocean is wet. Sadly, even when women are given the lead, they're frequently just passive damsels in distress. That's equally true with child roles. The standard for young female characters is that even when they're smarter, their male counterpart ends up with all the glory (Harry Potter, we're looking in your direction).
Fortunately, we're not the only ones who've noticed this pattern, and a few movies have begun featuring girls in starring roles — ones where they not only don't play second fiddle to men, in some, they even get to make their own honest-to-goodness choices. Pixar joins the trend with its latest, Brave, the studio's first movie to feature a female lead. In honor of its release, we put together a list of our favorite movies starring spunky young women.
See the "Not Your Pretty, Pretty Princess" List >> Posted 06.19.12 by reelz
Columbia Pictures and The Weinstein Co. are currently battling in a Canadian court to determine who owns the rights to produce a sequel to Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon, the Chinese martial arts epic that grossed over $200 million worldwide in 2000, reports the L.A. Times.
Why Canada? That's where Hong Wang, son of deceased Crouching Tiger novelist Wang Du Lu, resides. Hong Wang and his Beijing-based sister Qin Wang control the rights to their father's novels.
The case promises to be challenging one for both parties involved, as studio attorneys will be making their arguments to a jury of Canadian citizens largely unfamiliar with such modern concepts as "moving pictures" and "electricity." Posted 05.07.07 by reelz