Queer · TV & Movies

#Queerpop Movie Review: G.B.F.

Remember just last week, I was saying we deserve more high-quality queer movies? G.B.F. is the queer high-school comedy-drama you’ve always wanted! Here’s the trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=krEdqwLLASw If you can’t watch the trailer, the basic idea is it’s a 2013 high-school comedy-drama, along the lines of Easy A or Mean Girls. G.B.F.s — Gay Best Friends — are the hot new trend…… Continue reading #Queerpop Movie Review: G.B.F.

Children's & Middle Grade · Fantasy · TV & Movies

“Pixie Hollow Games” and Final Thoughts

In Pixie Hollow Games, a 20-minute special, Tinker Bell’s friend Rosetta takes part in the Pixie Hollow Games despite her distaste for dirt. Rosetta is my second-favorite character, after Vidia. (I know, I’d be surprised too, except after Pinkie Pie turned out to be my favorite pony, nothing surprises me anymore). So, I really enjoyed…… Continue reading “Pixie Hollow Games” and Final Thoughts

Children's & Middle Grade · Fantasy · TV & Movies

“The Pirate Fairy”: A New Direction

This movie opens not with Tinker Bell, but with Zarina, a fairy we haven’t seen before. She’s a Dustkeeper fairy, one of the workers who maintains the flow of pixie dust for the others. We find out she’s an inquisitive fairy, running experiments on the dust even though tampering with dust is forbidden. She goes…… Continue reading “The Pirate Fairy”: A New Direction

Children's & Middle Grade · Fantasy · TV & Movies

“Secret of the Wings”: More on Discrimination in Pixie Hollow

Please note you can’t find this movie by searching “Tinker Bell” on Netflix, you have to search “Secret of the Wings.” Carry on — spoilers ahead. In the fourth Tinker Bell movie, we discover that warm-temperature fairies aren’t allowed into the Winter Forest, and winter fairies aren’t allowed into the warm-weather segments of Pixie Hollow.…… Continue reading “Secret of the Wings”: More on Discrimination in Pixie Hollow

Children's & Middle Grade · Fantasy · TV & Movies

“Tinker Bell and the Great Fairy Rescue”: Mostly Notes for Parents

In this third Tinker Bell movie, Tink and her friends are spending the summer on the mainland. On her first day, Tink is captured by a little human girl, and they become friends. The other fairies also play important roles, but the focus is on the female fairies from the first two movies this time…… Continue reading “Tinker Bell and the Great Fairy Rescue”: Mostly Notes for Parents

Children's & Middle Grade · Fantasy · TV & Movies

“Tinker Bell and the Lost Treasure”: I Love Tinker Bell Now

First off, I’m happy to see the same characters again in the opening montage, especially the little bluebirds. Kids like to see the same characters again, and so do I! I’d worried about the baby bird!After the establishing action, Tink travels beyond the borders of Pixie Hollow on a quest to secretly fix a magic…… Continue reading “Tinker Bell and the Lost Treasure”: I Love Tinker Bell Now

Children's & Middle Grade · Fantasy · TV & Movies

Why I Love My Little Pony, or, Networking is Magic

  Season four of My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic premieres this Saturday at 9:00 am Central! (The Doctor Who 50th Anniversary special is also happening tomorrow, so you can expect a post about that in the near future). Why do I love My Little Pony? I’m glad you asked! The characters are lifelike, consistent,…… Continue reading Why I Love My Little Pony, or, Networking is Magic