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14 Jan 2009 // 8:00 PM

OMG - The 20 Worst Films of 2008

There's bad, and then there's 2008 level bad. You know this list is looking down into a deep dark bottomless pit of cinematic despair when Mike Myers' shameful Love Guru didn't even make the Top 20!

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12 Jan 2009 // 8:00 PM

Celulloid Culpability - Top 10 Film Guilty Pleasures of 2008

Like comedy or music, one's choice in cinematic pleasure can be very personal - and very peculiar. Take this tantalizing list of shameful indulgences. You can argue over their artistic value, but their individuals rewards definitely speak to those who champion them.

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Robin of Sherwood: The Complete Collection

"One woman and half a dozen men?! It's a recipe for disaster!"

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‘Indiana Jones’ will open strong, but will it stay hot?

LOS ANGELES - It’s been nearly two decades since Indiana Jones graced the silver screen and while times have changed, the initial box-office draw

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Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull

It is a little surprising to see the silliness that leads to Crystal Skull's gargantuan climax, a series of antics simultaneously hyper and enervated.

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20 May 2008 // 3:00 AM

Indiana Jones paved the road for dumb box-office thrill rides

Largely by cracking jokes and his bullwhip, Indiana Jones snared American hearts in the 1980s. Ever since, the indefatigable finder of incomparable objects in improbable

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Harrison Ford returns to the real ‘let’s-pretend’ job that propelled his career

When Harrison Ford attended Wisconsin’s Ripon College, he drifted over to the theater department from the philosophy department and stuffed a pillow under his

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Karen Allen is back where she belongs: in an Indiana Jones movie

The eyes still have that twinkle, though they twinkle behind wrinkles these days. The freckled girl-next-door grin is still infectious, the voice and laugh as

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After 20 years, Harrison Ford returns to his signature role: Indiana Jones

With most of our action movie icons, there are easily identifiable trademarks: John Wayne’s pigeon-toed swagger and slow-rolling drawl; Humphrey Bogart’s facial twitches

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The Return of the Popcorn Circus: May 2008

In the first act of this four-part production, Tinsel Town decides to do some unbelievable front loading. Will there be room for independent offerings, or former HBO carnal comedy divas? Who knows? Without a doubt, it's an interesting way to start the season.

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2 Mar 2008 // 9:00 PM

Beowulf (2007)

Crawling with mermaids and monsters, irony, and gore, Beowulf delivers the goods, without betraying its core narrative.

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8 Feb 2008 // 12:55 AM

Fool’s Gold

In fact, Fool's Gold is pretty much bereft of bright spots.

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‘Beowulf’ screenwriter says don’t expect `300’ in Viking horns

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif.—Fantasy author Neil Gaiman automatically turns down offers to rewrite others’ work for the screen, but in the case of “Beowulf,” whose

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16 Nov 2007 // 1:05 AM

Beowulf

Beowulf is the model man, outrageous and arrogant, and so admired far and wide.

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29 Jan 2007 // 12:00 AM

Breaking and Entering (2006)

While Breaking and Entering leans heavily on its metaphors (see especially, the titular allusions), it doesn't make any of its roiling notions compelling.

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10 Jan 2007 // 8:00 PM

The Pay Off: The Best Film of 2006

For many of the movies on PopMatters' 2006 list of the year's best films, it is clear that a heavy personal and professional stake was riding on the final product.

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6 Oct 2006 // 1:00 AM

The Departed (2006)

The Departed's understanding of identity is deeply rooted in place and culture -- South Boston, Irish Catholicism, masculine rituals.

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26 May 2006 // 2:00 AM

The Proposition (2005)

Nick Cave's The Proposition blends equal parts Walkabout and Sergio Leone's grim atmospherics to illustrate the brutality of imperialism.

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26 May 2006 // 2:00 AM

The Proposition (2005)

Signaling death and dryness, the flies also mark transitions from one location to another: everywhere, it seems, someone is dead or dying.

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King Arthur: Extended Unrated Director’s Cut (2004)

'The idea of these young boys being taken away from home at a young age... reminded me a lot of my own culture,' says director Antoine Fuqua.

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The Best and Worst Films of Spring 2015

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"January through April is a time typically made up of award season leftovers, pre-summer spectacle, and more than a few throwaways. Here are PopMatters' choices for the best and worst of the last four months.

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