FILE - This publicity file photo provided by Saban Brands, shows a scene from the "Mighty Morphin Power Rangers" TV show. Lions Gate Entertainment Corp. said Tuesday, May 6, 2014, it was partnering with Haim Sabanís Saban Entertainment to produce a live-action feature film based on the spandex-wearing, martial arts superheroes who are usually called upon to save the world. "Power Rangers" have had a continuous presence on U.S. TV since 1993. (AP Photo/Saban Brands, file)
Posted on December 8, 2016

Why the original Power Rangers are amazing

Film/TV

Yesterday, I talked about Hollywood making too many remakes and I briefly mentioned the upcoming Power Rangers film. For many of people born after the glorious 90s, The Power Rangers are probably an unknown thing. But for us 90s kids, the Power Rangers mark a glorious era where we could pretend that wearing tight latex suits would give us super powers, as long as we worked together.

The idea of the Power Rangers was of course taken from the Japanese show Kyoryu Sentai Zyuranger, because at least the Japanese are capable of coming up with their own ideas. Regardless of that, the Power Rangers were a hit and had me tuning in on the Kids Channel on Sunday to watch it (and Biker Mice from Mars. Who remembers that one?). The CGI effects were bad. The plot was horrible and the acting was even worse, yet still I enjoyed it. When I played Power Rangers with my brother and his friends, I always had to be the Pink Ranger, even though I really wanted to be the red ranger. He was the coolest and the leader. Yeah, I know he was always played by a dude, but red is just my colour, okay?

Now that a new Power Rangers film is in the making, I figured it would be a good idea to reminisce about all the good things about the Power Rangers. Things that cannot be topped by whatever new CGI effects they are throwing in our faces. What? Elizabeth Banks is involved you say? Oh well, I guess we’ll have to wait and see. But anyway, read more to find out the three reasons why the original Power Rangers were so amazing.

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Posted on December 6, 2016

How many remakes do we need?

Film/TV

It was 1999 when a film called The Mummy was released in theatres. I did not see it on the big screen but much later on television. I was young, probably about 8 years old and I was mesmerised by the film, even a little scared. Mostly because of the insects that crawled under your skin and that seemed very unpleasant to me. I just rewatched the trailer and noticed how fake it all looks. That’s 90s CGI effects for you. Still, it has a special place in my heart as one of the first films that truly gave me chills, apart from IT of course. Then again, IT basically made me die a little inside.

Now I recently saw a trailer for a new Mummy film. Starring Tom Cruise, the Mummy is now a woman who wreaks havoc in London, after Tom, his love interest and some other extras awaken her from her slumber. I did not know that there would be a remake of the Mummy. Well, let’s not call it a remake. A re-imagining. I watched the trailer and the despite the fact that I will probably go see it anyway, I wasn’t all that excited. This is not the first re-imagining of classics that do not need re-imagining. It seems as though the well of stories in Hollywood has run dry, but movies and money need to be made and thus they resort to taking an old idea and turning it into something new.

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Posted on December 5, 2016

Christmas is Coming: Gifts for Pop-Culture-loving chicks Part 1

Film/TV

Ah! Christmas is getting closer! Soon we will spend our days listening to All I Want For Christmas and will we sing along to Last Christmas like the world is ending. But the good thing about Christmas is that it will also be a great opportunity for your pop-culture-loving-heart to ask for items related to your favourite films, books and tv-series. Because Christmas is the most wonderful pop-culture time of the year!

If you do not have any inspiration what to ask for Christmas or what to give your female friends, do not fret. TheSassologist is here to help you find inspiration. You are very welcome!

In this post we will discuss Harry Potter, Star Wars! In a next post we will discuss other Dr. Who and Game of Thrones!

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Posted on December 4, 2016

A look at the Britney Spears Biopic

Film/TV/ Music

When you say Britney Spears, everyone from your parents to your great-uncle Bernie will know who you are talking about. She doesn’t even need a last name, saying Britney is enough to know who we are talking about. She is a pop culture icon, whether or not you like it. Because she has led such an interesting life and because we all witnessed her highs and her lows, Lifetime, an American channel which creates trashy tv programmes aimed at women, decided it was a fantastic idea to make a biopic about Britney. Unauthorized of course, because why the hell would Britney lend her lifestory to a company like that?

A few days ago, the first images from the biopic were leaked and of course we wanted to provide you with our sassy commentary and let you decide. Will you watch this trainwreck or not? You decide!

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Posted on December 2, 2016

Gilmore Girls: A Year In The Life

Film/TV

Together with all Gilmore Girls fans around the world, I eagerly awaited A Year in the Life; the Netflix revival with four episodes of 1,5 hours each. I even rewatched all seven seasons of Gilmore Girls to get into the mood. This revival would make everybody forget the terrible season 7, since it was again written and directed by creators Amy Sherman – Palladino and her husband, Daniel Palladino. It would even feature the (in)famous four last words. And sadly, it did make me forget season 7. Sadly, because A Year in the Life was TERRIBLE. Read my spoiler-filled opinions below.

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