Hollywood is finally making an effort to give women and their stories the blockbuster treatment. In doing so, the film industry is hearkening back to what was once a strength of classic Hollywood: the blockbuster women's film.
The utter lack of any wide releases next weekend plus the likely downward plunge for Breaking Dawn part I means that The Muppets will likely top the box office next weekend. There clearly is an audience for this 35-year-old franchise.
Mia Maestro's passion for the environment wasn't a requirement for being cast as a forest-dwelling vampire. However, like filmic vampire family, her power as an artist derives from the many wild, far-off places she calls home.