Sunday, January 11 2009
The Year in TV was a lot like the US economy: struggling until summer and then tanking under the hope of a 2009 comeback. Still, our staff found 30 solid reasons to be cheerful come entertainment investment time.
Friday, October 31 2008
The way The Simpsons not only apes, but also twists familiar cultural touchstones shows reveals again that it's still smarter than all other parodists.
Friday, September 26 2008
For its 20th season premiere, The Simpsons takes aim at all the big targets: bounty hunting, the IRA, and erotic baking.
Thursday, January 17 2008
In memoriam of a TV season cut down before its prime time, PopMatters staff celebrates the Top 30 TV Shows of 2007. Some are old favorites. Others have barely made their impression felt. But at a time when all broadcast fortunes are up in the air, they definitely deserve the recognition.
Thursday, January 10 2008
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.
Thursday, December 20 2007
The Simpsons Movie may be familiar, but it's bigger and visually richer than what we're used to, as well as funnier than many of the show's more recent episodes.
Tuesday, October 9 2007
It would never work... no one challenged the reigning broadcast junta and survived. No surprise then that the upstarts snuck in and changed the face of TV forever.
Friday, September 21 2007
Springfield, destroyed at the end of the movie, is still in ruins, and Bart careens off of pieces of the dome that had quarantined the city.
Wednesday, August 8 2007
Sunday, August 5 2007
Season 10 marked the beginning of The Simpsons' metamorphosis from mere long-running comedy series to cultural institution.