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The Month in Pop Entertainment: May 2013

See previews of this month’s biggest pop entertainment.

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Spidey, Oedipus, Jesus, & Platonic Love

Spider-man III was by far the most exciting Hollywood political critique of the Bush doctrine, reiterating the value of dialogue, cooperation and coalition.

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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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3 Apr 2008 // 11:00 PM

The Ice Storm

The general fuzzed-out sense of malaise that Lee is able to tap into while exploring the Nixon-era sexual revolution (and repression and adventure), creates a point of view that both ruthlessly observes and empathizes with these alien suburbanites.

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26 Jul 2007 // 10:58 PM

The Good German (2006)

Instead of a deeply involving present-tense drama, we get an essay on how such dramas used to look and work.

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7 May 2007 // 5:10 AM

Almighty Spidey spins out records

Spider-Man spent the weekend spinning a worldwide web of pure gold. “Spider-Man 3,” bringing back Tobey Maguire as the red-suited comic hero Peter Parker and Kirsten

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4 May 2007 // 4:00 AM

Spider-Man 3 (2007)

The point of Spider-Man 3, underscored by all the posters, trailers, and buzz, is black Spidey.

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1 May 2007 // 11:00 PM

A Guide to All Things Spider-Man

Before you see Spider-Man 3, there's a few things you should know about the spider's lair. So go ahead, get tangled up in this extensive guide to Spider-Man's wonderful world-wide web.

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1 May 2007 // 3:52 AM

Spider-Man returns for a bigger-than-ever third film

The problem with the present? All anyone wants to talk about is the future. At least that’s the case with director Sam Raimi and

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Monkey Business (Part 1: May)

Talk about frontloading your approach. Each week in this first full month of patented popcorn movies finds another famous franchise icon making a major blockbuster bow. Only truly disastrous results from these guaranteed crowd-pleasers will keep the coffers from clogging with cash.

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Spider-Man 2.1 - Unrated, Extended Cut (2004)

While Spider-Man 2.1 may add a few more dollars to the company coffers, it's definitely not doing the Spider Man series – or the digital domain – any real favors.

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18 Dec 2006 // 2:00 AM

The Good German (2006)

The Good German's visual evocations of 1940s movies only underscore its many deconstructions, of nostalgia, heroism, and political coherence.

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13 Dec 2004 // 1:00 AM

Spider-Man 2 (2004)

Uncomfortable with his abilities (they have come on him like a virus), Peter repeatedly returns to his central question: Who am I?"

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2 Jul 2004 // 1:00 AM

Spider-Man 2 (2004)

Though Spider-Man plainly enjoys saving kids from danger and even instructing them ('Hey you guys! No playing in the street'), he also longs for a more regular, selfish life.

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Spider-Man: Deluxe Edition (2003)

On screen, Spider-Man necessarily becomes more literal, less imaginative.

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24 Jul 2003 // 1:00 AM

Seabiscuit (2003)

Engaging viewers emotionally, in a way that the rest of the summer's car chases and explosions can't even imagine doing, the racing scenes create an exhilarating rhythm for Seabiscuit's story.

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19 Dec 2002 // 1:00 AM

Don’s Plum (1995)

And so the clichés begin.

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2 May 2002 // 1:00 AM

Spider-Man (2002)

Spider-Man doesn't get caught up in its own snazzy special effects.

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1 Jan 1995 // 1:03 AM

Wonder Boys (2000)

Hey there. If you find yourself pushing on past middle age and wondering why all your potential has only gotten you just where you are and not one iota farther, then Curtis Hanson's new film Wonder Boys may be your sunset tonic.

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1 Jan 1995 // 1:03 AM

Wonder Boys (2000)

Curtis Hanson's Wonder Boys is very much concerned with the boys its title declares (or, rather, with a certain sort of boyish behavior). More to the point, it actually seems to wonder, as we do and as the characters do, what is to be done with them.

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