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Friday, November 1 2013

The PopMatters Fall Movie Preview - November 2013

This month we move further away from the popcorn summer towards the prestige titles as Award Season heats up. This month alone will see Matthew McConaughey and Alexander Payne vying for Oscar glory, as well as the return of The Hunger Games.


Reviews

Monday, February 24 2014

'Thor: The Dark World' Brings the Hammer (and the Enthusiasm) Down

Thor worked due to its surprisingly-effective Shakespearean framework. Thor: The Dark World follows conventional Hollywood tropes and suffers for it.


Friday, November 8 2013

'Thor: The Dark World': Make That 'The Dull World'

While Loki's efforts at vengeance were mightily entertaining in The Avengers, his detainment is less delightful.


Sunday, April 1 2012

'Game of Thrones': The Wannabe Kings

With their lush set pieces and rocky coastlines, passionate betrayals and calculating re-alliances, the new episodes present an almost a too intricate meditation on power. Game of Thrones demands that you pay attention or be left behind.


Monday, September 19 2011

'The Playboy Club' Tries to Make Bunnies Into Feminists

Even as The Playboy Club raises worthy political and cultural issues, their presentation is too often too simple.


Blogs

Friday, November 8 2013

Okie Dokie Loki: 'Thor - The Dark World'

Without (Loki's) suave sinister panache, this would be nothing more than a series of subpar space battles. With him, the Asgard angle has a viable place in the Marvel movie empire.


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