Author Archives: Anna Balasi

September 22

Broad Concepts: Emma Watson Speaks for Feminism

It’s an interesting time to be a feminist. I think that’s always been the case, to be honest, but TODAY, when feminism is finally gaining a foothold across genders, is a good time to be a feminist. Right now, feminism has a long ways to go, which is probably the case for any worthy movement, […]

September 15

Health is Hard: Getting Off the Excuse Train

When I decided to take control of my health again some three years ago, I decided I would do it by running.  Unsurprisingly, I came up with many excuses not to start doing it: I don’t have a gym membership, I don’t have time, I’m too exhausted, I don’t have the proper gear, I’m hungry, I’m busy, I’m this, […]

July 20

Dominion Recap: Episode 5, Something Borrowed.

SPOILER WARNINGS APPLY.   The show begins with Alex in the middle of the desert firing his gun at Michael who was swooping in from the sky. Frustrated by Michael’s insistence on wearing coats in this blistering hot weather of Vega, he shoots aimlessly at Michael who honestly thought his aim sucked so bad that […]

July 14

The Main Reason I Watch Defiance

SPOILER ALERTS BELOW. I turned to Defiance back in April 2013 because I wanted to curb the space frontier void that Firefly had left in me since the show was canceled and its movie, Serenity, never got its sequel. But it wasn’t the space-cowboy-slash-Mad-Max feel of Defiance that has kept me watching. The main reason […]

June 20

Optical Illusions Make Awesome Music Videos

We’ve come a long way since Rick rolled into our television screens with his awesomely awful music video.  There’s A-ha’s “Take on Me“, which I still thank, along with baby Jezuz, for paving the way for movies like Who Framed Roger Rabbit and–more importantly–Cool World, where I was introduced to Brad Pitt. Oh, Brad Pitt. […]

June 17

Moar Guardians of the Galaxy

Let us take a moment to honor a truly dedicated, ill-represented guardian of the galaxy. We’ve not forgotten you, Hal Jordan. Now we’ve gotten that out of the way….   Just a few more weeks before August 1! And these new trailers aren’t making it any easier. Moar trailers, more dialogue, more Rocket, more Groot. […]

June 17

Broad Concept: World Cup Ads

Sometimes I wonder why I even bother, but just like a bad habit, it reels me in and spits me out. I blame the generally entertaining World Cup ads designed to delight, like the amazingly nostalgic ad that harkens back to Michael Jordan’s Space Jam, which was a generally terrible movie for many, but fabulous […]