Manliness in the Movies & on TV

Opening scene: Manly guy doing manly things. Women want to be with him, unmanly men want to be him. Eventually, unmanly guy tries to act manly. Hi-jinx ensue. Cut to action sequence. Manly guy dramatically gets girl, loses girl then gets her back while beating up, shooting and/or rescuing scores of people in the process. Credits roll. Extend that formula over multiple seasons for a TV show, make it 2-3 hours for a movie and there you have it… Meanwhile, you’ll find all our posts about men doing “manly” things in the movies or on television here.

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I’m supporting “Daddy Don’t Go” will you?

in: Film & TV

Finally, someone is making a film about America's often overlooked and unappreciated dads. I'm not talking shiny, happy, Cosby-esque fathers, or suburbanite Modern Family dads, I'm talking about men struggling to make ends meet. Men trying hard to correct past mistakes and do right by their kids. Men we often dismiss as bad fathers because [...]

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February’s Dick-in-a-Box Goes To…

in: Film & TV

The votes have been submitted and results tallied. After much debate among the award selection committee the lucky recipient of February 2013's Dick-in-a-Box has been chosen. Your winner? The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences... aka, the organization that created and hosts the annual Oscars ceremony. But really, anyone associated with organizing and putting [...]

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2012’s Dick-in-a-Box Award for Film & TV Goes to…

in: Film & TV

Before I honor 2012's ultimate winner with a shiny new Dick-in-a-Box, I must begin with a warning; Our inaugural award is being given to an extremely disturbing, NSFW short film that features a very graphic assault and rape. The short, titled "Turn Off Your Bloody Phone" was directed by Can Evrenol and is one of [...]

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