Tuesday, March 12, 2013

'Entertainment Weekly' lists super supernatural gals

She's wonder-ful, but supernatural? Courtesy DC Comics
One of the most popular entertainment news outlets just did a cool list that’s right up our dark alley. Over at Entertainment Weekly, they compiled a pretty comprehensive list of 25 Supernatural Women that takes us from the Twilight woods to magical Hogwarts.

Some of them were grouped together, such as the Powerpuff Girls, the three witches (Glinda, Theodora, and Evanora) from Disney's new Oz, the Great and Powerful, and the coven of teen spell-weavers from the 1996 film, The Craft.

It’s not like we want to choose favorites here, but with a list of 25, we will...

For example, with the highly anticipated (and quite secretive) season of True Blood on the horizon, we’re happy to see the half-human, half-fay Sookie Stackhouse (Anna Paquin) made the list. She not only attracts vampires and werewolves, but she reluctantly kicks ass with her blinding powers. Her down-to-Earth Southern charm and sunny good looks, makes her likable by both men and women. No air date has been set for episode one of Season Six, but it’s been hinted that a big War(low) will be occurring and Sookie will be getting a new love interest.

We think putting Carrie White on their list was a bloody good idea. In 1976, audiences got to meet this socially awkward young lady, played by Sissy Spacek, who just happens to be able to move things with her mind and ends up exacting revenge on her tormentors. This Oct. 18 (we hope the date won’t change again), a new generation will get their own version, starring Chloe Grace Moretz as the telekinetic teen, and Julianne Moore starring as Carrie’s religious fanatic mama.

If you’ve seen the 1982 Steven Spielberg/Tobe Hooper classic Poltergeist, a lot of elements of this film stuck with you -- trees and clowns that attack children, crawling meat that eventually leads to tearing your face off. One character in this thriller may have come in a small package, but she packed a big wallop. Hell, I still quote her after I (rarely) clean my home! Tangina Barrons (played by the late Zelda Rubenstein), wasn’t your average house-cleaner. Her distinct voice and confident style made an impact of both the world of the living, and the dead. Go into the light, Tangina! Or wait, DON’T go into the light?

Some other fab fem characters that made the list are: Hermione Granger (Emma Watson) from Harry Potter; Buffy the Vampire Slayer's Willow (Alyson Hannigan); River Tam (Summer Glau) from Firefly; DC Comics' Wonder Woman; colorful Ramona Flowers (Mary Elizabeth Winstead, who also played Mary Todd Lincoln in Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter) from Scott Pilgrim vs. the World; Max Guevara (Jessica Alba) from Dark Angel; elven Galadirel (Cate Blanchett) of The Lord of the Rings and Hobbit films; and Storm (Halle Berry) from X-Men.

Check out the complete list here and add some of your favorites. Who did they leave out? Who should be booted? Think they're stretching the bounds of "supernatural"?

-Larissa Mrykalo

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