Critical Hits and Misses #10: August 19, 2016

  • There’s going to be a Supergirl/The Flash musical crossover! For real!  There’s also rumors that Joss Whedon will direct the two episodes, but it so far it’s only just that, rumors. Still, a geek can dream.And re-watch Once More With Feeling. (Tova)

  • The downside of having Ana debut in Overwatch a month after the game’s release is that she isn’t part of the vast majority of fan videos. Luckily, Instalok has us covered with a song/music videos, Ana Said, featuring Lunity— a parody of Lukas Graham’s Mama Said. (Dominik)

  • The cast of the female-centered heist movie Ocean’s Ocho just gets better and better. This is a good time to revisit Aya de Leon’s article on Bitch Media, about the opportunities missed through the lack of heist movies with women as the (anti)heroes: “After all, heist fantasies are doubly meaningful for women: The big score isn’t just a way to be set for life, it also offers the possibility of being free from patriarchal control.” (Tova)

  •  Laika’s CEO Travis Knight discusses diversity and casting decisions in a measured response to criticism over the cast of Kubo and the Two Strings. (Ivonne)

  • Feminist professor Renee Ann Cramer talks about why “Bad Moms” aren’t actually bad, and how society’s expectations of women to be perfect mothers are challenged in Bad Moms. (Ivonne)