Articles tagged joe anderson

24 Aug 2008 // 11:00 PM

He’s Lost Control

The kids who grew up in the '90s had the haunted Kurt Cobain; my generation had the tormented Ian Curtis.

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6 Jul 2008 // 10:45 PM

Ruining It for Everyone

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

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Ode to Joy: Joy Division / Control (2007)

The most revolutionary thing about punk wasn’t the music, though it’s hard to imagine that ‘70s listeners were ready for the Ramones/Sex

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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.

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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

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4 Apr 2008 // 2:25 AM

The Ruins

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

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Super Duper Bad: The Worst Films of 2007

From Good Luck Chuck to Julie Taymor's ill-advised Beatlesque '60s tribute Across the Universe, PopMatters presents the dreck of 2007.

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Performance Art: The Best Acting of 2007 - Male

From the tender and eerie precision of Sam Riley's depiction of Joy Division singer Ian Curtis in Control to yet another superlative performance by Daniel Day-Lewis in There Will Be Blood, PopMatters highlights the best male actors of 2007.

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11 Nov 2007 // 10:00 PM

Control

What could have easily ended up as a humorless exercise in hipster excess turns out warm and snappy.

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7 Nov 2007 // 3:55 AM

Control

Despite occasional strange and impossibly intimate reveries, the film lapses frequently into biopickish shorthand.

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11 Oct 2007 // 3:27 AM

A new script for Hollywood war movies

Anti-war demonstrators storm the Pentagon in the movie “Across the Universe.” A career soldier protests the Iraq conflict in “In the Valley of Elah.” The

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21 Sep 2007 // 3:00 AM

Across the Universe

Such structural spottiness -- great numbers punctuating humdrum character arcs -- is hardly unusual in a musical.

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20 Sep 2007 // 4:06 AM

She’s the guide on this magical mystery tour

NEW YORK—When visionary film and theater director Julie Taymor (“Frida,” “Titus,” Broadway’s “The Lion King”) signed on to make a musical about the

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19 Apr 2007 // 10:58 PM

Copying Beethoven (2006)

While Copying Beethoven is a technically well-made, good-looking film, there doesn't seem to be any true soul present.

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9 Nov 2006 // 9:00 PM

Copying Beethoven (2006)

Ed Harris is inspired, inventive and nuanced. At times he appears to be performing in another movie, the better one that might have been.

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The Moving Pixels Podcast Focuses on 'The Detail'

// Moving Pixels

"This week the Moving Pixels podcast discusses the possibilities and limitations of a crime drama in episodic game form, The Detail.

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