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Fear of a Mouse Planet: What Disney’s Acquisition of Marvel Means for the House of Ideas

The fears of a Disney planet are fears that these characters we cherish will be tinkered with or even taken away from us.

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My Son, My Son, What Have Ye Done? dir. Werner Herzog (trailer)

Since 1987’s Cobra Verde, Werner Herzog has directed just two feature films in the ensuing twenty two years—Invincible (2001) and Rescue Dawn (2007), preferring to focus

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Has it really been 12 years since Beavis and Butthead went off the air? And please, don’t even try to tell me you haven’t

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Inception dir. Christopher Nolan (trailer)

Do I have any idea what this film is about after viewing this trailer? Nope, not a clue. Am I going to be the first

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Agora Director: Alejandro Amenábar Cast: Rachel Weisz, Max Minghella, Oscar Isaac Releasing: 18 December 2009 Set in Roman Egypt, Agora concerns a slave who turns to

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31 Aug 2009 // 9:59 PM

Audience of One

Director Michael Jacobs resists simplifying his subject, leaving viewers to come to their own conclusions about pastor Richard Gazowky, who he is, and why he wants to make his movie.

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It has been quite a while since we’ve seen a really good werewolf movie, hasn’t it? Well, fellow movielovers, butter your popcorn and

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Red Menace in the Mirror: Identity, Politics and Identity Politics in Superman Red Son

In writer Mark Millar's visionary recasting of Superman as a Soviet dictator, questions of personal and social identity become the staging point for a central drama around global justice.

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This new Terry Gilliam film will surely get major play because it features the final performance of Heath Ledger, but that aside, the visual side

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Vampires, zombies, the occult: When life is in tumult, pop-cult goes undead

Pop culture is dripping, dripping, with the occult. The book and movie of “Twilight” have become instant megahits, HBO’s “True Blood” is one of

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30 Jun 2009 // 7:09 AM

If it seems appropriate that “Public Enemies,” director Michael Mann’s film starring Johnny Depp as Depression-era bank robber and all-around gangster John Dillinger, is

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Glenn Tilbrook and the Fluffers: Pandemonium Ensues

Pandemonium Ensues is Glenn Tilbrook's third solo album since fronting Squeeze, and though it suffers from some spotty moments, it provides plenty of the magical melodic gifts for which Tilbrook is known, along with several pleasing sonic surprises.

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Summer of Same: July 2009

In a rare attempt at novelty, July jets along with only Harry Potter and the Ice Age crew sampling continuing series spoils. The rest provide unknown pleasures.

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Bat-Manga: The Secret History of Batman in Japan

Kuwata's Batman stories are Japan's stories of the 1960s.

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Summer of Same: June 2009

This month's "original" fare offers a take on a Sid and Marty Krofft classic, more battling seizure robots, and the retaking of '70s subway thriller. Everything old is new again.

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It’s the Pictures That Got Small by Christine Becker

People in the movie business may have looked down upon television as a lesser medium, but they were not too good to engage in television production themselves.

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Summer of Same: May 2009

May's titles include the fourth films in two aging franchises, more Pixar perfection, and the reboot of a TV series from 40 years ago. And they say there are no new ideas.

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The Tudors: Season Three Premiere

The Tudors reminds us that, like Islam and Judaism today, Christianity has had, and undoubtedly continues to have, its own fundamentalists, ideologues, and terrorists.

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For years I’ve been aware of the “Superman” animated shorts made by the Max Fleischer Studio in the early 1940s. But apart from a

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Part 5: Toy Story 2 to Titus (November - December 1999)

On this final day of PopMatters' 1999 overview, awards season hype gives way to pure acting prowess and definitive directorial flair.

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Supernatural: Season 11, Episode 19 - "The Chitters"

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"Another stand-alone episode, but there's still plenty to discuss in the Supernatural world.

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