Articles tagged jena malone

Five Hot Chicks and the MPAA, Why Can’t This Be Europe? Zack Snyder’s ‘Sucker Punch’

PopMatters was in Beverly Hills for the Sucker Punch press junket, and sat down with among others, Director Zack Snyder, Producer Deborah Snyder, and stars Emily Browning, Abbie Cornish, Jena Malone, Vanessa Hudgens, and Jamie Chung.

READ more

6 Jul 2008 // 10:45 PM

Ruining It for Everyone

In the case of The Ruins, the advertising took a decidedly odd approach.

READ more
20 Questions: Jena Malone

In-between The Ruins (just opened in US theatres) and The Go-Getter, opening in June, Jena paused while on tour to address PopMatters' 20 Questions.

READ more

4 Apr 2008 // 6:55 AM

Scott Smith’s novel ‘The Ruins’ comes to the big screen

Scott Smith hadn’t even finished writing “The Ruins” - and Stephen King had not yet hailed it as “the best horror novel of the

READ more

4 Apr 2008 // 2:25 AM

The Ruins

The Ruins achieves something like a metaphor, as the tourists' fears infect their very beings.

READ more

4 Mar 2008 // 10:00 PM

Into the Wild

A "follow your dreams" narrative in a package that belies the cliché that it expounds upon.

READ more
A Gallery of Good Works: The Best Films of 2007

From Julian Schnabel's artsy The Diving Bell and the Butterfly to the legendary Coen Brothers splendid adaptation of Cormac McCarthy's No Country for Old Men, PopMatters counts down the 30 best films of 2007.

READ more

11 Nov 2007 // 10:00 PM

Hitler: The Rise of Evil

The list of deliberate historical blunders that Hitler: The Rise of Evil shamelessly uses to enhance its moralistic agenda is unacceptably large for a production that claims to be a biographical epic.

READ more

28 Sep 2007 // 6:25 AM

Emile Hirsch talks about his ‘Wild’ adventure film

LOS ANGELES—Now that the movie “Into the Wild” is not only a done deal but is ready to hit theaters, Emile Hirsch feels confident

READ more

27 Sep 2007 // 3:53 AM

Sean Penn voyages ‘Into the Wild’

TORONTO—It’s not difficult to see why Sean Penn was drawn to the story of Chris McCandless. An idealistic college kid who embraced political

READ more

21 Sep 2007 // 8:05 AM

Into the Wild

Into the Wild reveals the sense of loss that drove Chris McCandless. It also shows that it isn't only his.

READ more
The Ballad of Jack and Rose (2005)

They inhabit an ideal world, located, a title helpfully informs you, on an isolated island off the Eastern Coast of the United States, 1986. They coo and cuddle, he coughs ominously, and they seem momentarily content, absorbed in one another. And then comes trouble.

READ more
Donnie Darko: Director’s Cut (2001)

The problem embodied by Donnie is at once mundane and painfully special, the dilemma of fate vs. free will, laced though with unanswered questions of identity and responsibility.

READ more

5 Oct 2004 // 1:00 AM

Saved! (2004)

'I think we've all had those moments in our lives where we question,' says Brian Dannelly.

READ more
The United States of Leland (2003)

Leland meets a teacher who's been tending to young hard cases for too long.

READ more
Cold Mountain: Collector’s Edition (2003)

Anthony Minghella's image of the birds in snow articulates Cold Mountain's aesthetic and themes, its interest in collision and reverie, in nostalgia and resistance.

READ more

28 May 2004 // 1:00 AM

Saved! (2004)

Those seeking a movie about Christians with absolutely no flaying whatsoever can proceed directly to Brian Dannelly's Saved!.

READ more
The United States of Leland (2003)

Leland will come to be instructive and redemptive for others, just as he has tried to find instruction and redemption in others.

READ more

23 Dec 2003 // 1:00 AM

Cold Mountain (2003)

The first scene in Cold Mountain is sensational and sickening, an apt introduction to what will be a Civil War saga.

READ more
The Dangerous Lives of Altar Boys (2002)

Undertakes yet another examination of the restraints of orthodox Western religion.

READ more
More Recent Articles
//Mixed media
//Blogs

'Five Came Back' Is an Unusual and Seminal Suspenser

// Short Ends and Leader

"This film feels like a template for subsequent multi-character airplane-disaster and crash projects, all the way down to Lost.

READ the article