Alan Taylor
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The PopMatters Fall Movie Preview - November 2013
1 Nov 2013 // 3:31 AM

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.


'Thor: The Dark World' Brings the Hammer (and the Enthusiasm) Down
24 Feb 2014 // 9:10 PM

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

'Thor: The Dark World': Make That 'The Dull World'
8 Nov 2013 // 4:20 AM

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


See Ya Later, Terminator: How 'Genisys' Destroyed More Than the Future
6 Jul 2015 // 5:15 AM

From the casting to the concept, this latest attempt to revive the struggling film series is nothing but a CG stunt, a gimmick that gets old quickly.

Okie Dokie Loki: 'Thor - The Dark World'
8 Nov 2013 // 3:00 AM

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.

//Mixed media

Con Brio: The Best New Live Band in America?

// Notes from the Road

"There’s a preciousness to McCarter and the rest of the mostly young band. You want to freeze the moment, to make sure they are taking it all in too. Because it’s going to change.

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