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Monday, May 9 2011

Selling Sex: The Media, Fantasy, and How I Fell in Love with Britney Spears

It all started when I was in Walgreens buying deodorant and I saw her looking me right in the eye with a glossy glow from the cover of an October 2010 issue of US Weekly.


Thursday, April 14 2011

HBO goes medieval with ‘Game of Thrones’


Wednesday, July 14 2010

The Magicians: Forget Kansas—We’re Not Even in Narnia, Anymore

Lev Grossman has created a fantasy epic that calls into question fantasy epics, revealing the secret poisons hiding in Narnia and Hogwarts.


Thursday, July 8 2010

‘Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief’ Needs a Bit More Voltage

This is a rare case of a film that could have used another 15-minutes to build its characters and emotional relationships.


Wednesday, April 7 2010

The Neverending Story

This '80s fantasy classic gets the Blu-ray treatment. This is a wise decision, given that most of the film's attributes are of the visual sort.


Thursday, December 17 2009

Blue World: James Cameron’s ‘Avatar’

Cameron's evocations of everything from Blackwater's Iraq massacres to the Trail of Tears gives his story an uncommon resonance. This is a whole new kind of science fiction filmmaking, something particularly grandly spectacular, even if occasionally daft and overblown.


Monday, October 5 2009

Sanctuary: The Complete First Season

The modern-day stories mirror our society's uncaring treatment of outsider groups without being too blatant.


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