Video Show: Stuff You Like

VIDEO: The Incredible Hulk (2008)

In order to do a thorough study of the Hulk (and Bruce Banner), Ursa had to watch Ang Lee’s Hulk and The Incredible Hulk starring Ed Norton and Liv Tyler. She hopes you appreciate the sacrifice. And yes, she still loves Mark Ruffalo’s Bruce best.

VIDEO: Miss Congeniality (2000)

What happens when you combine Sandra Bullock, Michael Caine, and William Shatner with pratfalls and lipstick? Well… Miss Congeniality, of course! Which obviously means a discussion on makeover narratives and the Pygmalion myth, with supporting materials provided by Trinny and Susannah and the Apostle Paul. Because, why not?

VIDEO: Serenity (2005)

This week, we side with the Browncoats in a Serenity-themed “Agency vs. Structure” Smackdown! With cameos from Welshy, Cheapus, FunkyMonkey, Sofie Liv, the Porn Critic, and Mysterious Overlord of the Agony Booth Winston O’Boogie, it’s going to be… interesting.

VIDEO: The Scorpion King (2002)

What has: swords, sorcery, and a female lead who wears nothing but sequins and chiffon? The Mummy prequel The Scorpion King, which also handily features Actual Funny™ and lots and lots of half-naked men. She may not love it, but Ursa’s probably not going to be too disappointed in this one.

VIDEO: Batman Begins (2005)

It’s Ursa’s Five Fave Fings (she’s a trained alliterationist–don’t try this at home) about Batman Begins! And Batman, according to this movie, begins with Morgan Freeman, Liam Neeson, Katie Holmes’ lack of undergarments, themes of idealism and fear, and Christian Bale’s abs.

VIDEO: The Mummy (1999)

Brendan Fraser and Rachel Weisz are an adventurer and a librarian who team up in 1920s Egypt for an archaeological expedition, only to accidentally awake a high priest buried alive 3,000 years ago. Though it’s based on the 1932 Boris Karloff movie of the same name, it has just a tad more in common with the Indiana Jones films.

VIDEO: The Italian Job (2003)

The Special Relationship Part Four!

Sursum Ursa continues a series from long ago, where we compare British films against their U.S. remakes! In Part Four, Ursa looks at 1969’s The Italian Job with Michael Caine, versus the 2003 remake, er, “homage” starring Mark Wahlberg.

VIDEO: Avatar: The Legend of Korra

Taking place 70 years after the adventures of Aang and the gang, the show focus on Korra, a teenage girl who’s the current incarnation of the Avatar. Sursum explains why this show has everything you could possibly want from children’s entertainment.

VIDEO: 10 Things I Hate About You (1999)

It’s the High School AU based on Shakespeare’s The Taming of the Shrew! Who’d have thought such a crappy play could make such an awesome film? In today’s episode: A Party Also Known As An Orgy, Allison Janney, Heath Ledger, Julia Stiles, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, and Ye Olde Butchered English. Enjoy!

VIDEO: Labyrinth (1986)

Sursum Ursa dissects Labyrinth, starring Jennifer Connelly, David Bowie, and a bunch of Muppets, and uses it as an aid to explore the Hero’s Journey! What do Labyrinth, Harry Potter, and Star Wars have in common? Well… quite a lot, actually.

VIDEO: Stuff You Like vs. the Disney Princesses

In this episode of Stuff You Like, Sursum Ursa decries the marketing machine of the Evil Empire (AKA Disney), and their ongoing efforts to sell a crapload of glittery pink and purple merchandise to impressionable little girls by convincing them to want nothing more than to be princesses like Aurora and Ariel.

VIDEO: Beauty and the Beast (1991)

It’s the first episode of Stuff You Like, where redheaded fangirl Sursum Ursa waxes enthusiastic about movies, TV shows, and anything else that comes to mind!

She kicks things off with Disney’s Beauty and the Beast. Ursa really, really loves this film. Seriously. It’s quite sweet. Join her for songs, sarcasm, recurring motifs and character development. Belle meets Beast. Story arc ensues.