Articles tagged adventure

‘Jack Reacher: Never Go Back’, Please!

There isn’t a single moment of genuine peril in this listless action-thriller.

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Nation-Building on Bajor: Why ‘Deep Space Nine’ Is Really the Post-9/11 ‘Star Trek’

Despite debuting in the early '90s, Star Trek: Deep Space Nine offers timely insights into 21st-century global politics.

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The Kindness of Scoundrels: Douglas Sirk in the ‘40s

A Scandal in Paris and Lured mix Hollywood with European sensibility.

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Just How Heroic Is Star Trek’s “I Don’t Like to Lose” James T. Kirk?

Captain James Tiberius Kirk sets the benchmark by which we can measure the decline of the “hero” into anti-heroism.

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Ambition, Folksy Charm, and an Alligator: ‘Carrying Albert Home’

Homer Hickman's story offers a light-hearted, ultimately feel good series of stories that are more often than not as amusing as they are poignant.

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Once Upon a Time: Season 6, Episode 1 - “The Savior”

Amidst hints that Aladdin may be in store, Emma begins having some nasty visions, and Gold seeks to wake Belle and, once again, win her love.

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‘Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children’ Is All Style, No Sense

Tim Burton misses again, though his bizarre take on the superteam gimmick has its charms.

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Star Trek’s George Takei’s Influence on an LA City Council Election

Can animated, "idealized" versions of political figures sway the average voter?

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‘Inside’ the Lie of Ambiguity

Inside is too literal to be expressionistic, but too vague to be a narrative. It's so ambiguous that it fails to be anything.

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Is the Flash Fast Enough in Season 2?

The Flash remains true to its namesake character and proves that DC Comics can indeed be translated successfully (and accurately) into live action.

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Exposing the Ridiculousness of Hypermasculinity: An Interview With Justin Tipping

Walk in his shoes. Filmmaker Justin Tipping talks about his feature debut, Kicks, and redefining modern masculinity.

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Fritz Lang Shows His Hand With ‘The Spiders’ and ‘Destiny’

From playing with Death to finding a lost Incan civilisation, these two silents are bursting with adventure and intrigue.

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8 Sep 2016 // 2:30 AM

The Reluctant Superhero: The Bionics

Television sci-fi finally landed on a winning formula with the reluctant, cyborg-like bionic superheroes, Steve Austin and Jaime Sommers.

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Tights and Pride in ‘Arrow: The Complete Fourth Season’

The fourth season of Arrow looks toward a wider universe.

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‘Five Day Lover’ and ‘On Guard’ in Dapper Double-Feature of Romance and Swashbuckling

Broca's brain is ruled by a French heart in an odd but gorgeous pairing.

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Writing in Subtext: The Brilliance and the Problems of ‘Steven Universe’

Steven Universe may be one of the most progressive cartoons ever, but it still stumbles when it comes to depictions of race.

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Best of the Moving Pixels Podcast: Further Explorations of the Zero

We continue our discussion of the early episodes of Kentucky Route Zero by focusing on its third act.

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The Girl of Steel Gets It Right in the First Season

Supergirl manages to balance a large (and growing) ensemble cast with aplomb, but any show with this many costumed characters can come off as a bit silly.

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I Just Murdered My Sister, and It Was Kind of Fun

The Deed makes murder a game, a pretty fun game.

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‘Kubo and the Two Strings’ Is a Stop-Motion Fable That Will Expand Your Imagination

Laika draws on Kurosawa and Harryhausen to create a deeply felt, visually dazzling hero's tale.

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