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Art Transforms in Brad Bird's Pop Americana Film, 'The Iron Giant'
20 Feb 2017 // 10:00 PM
This film takes a revisionist approach to forms of American popular culture and mythology -- the Atomic Age, comic books, sci-fi, mid-century design -- and depicts a fierce battle between orthodoxy and individual vision.
The PopMatters Summer Movie Preview - May 2015
6 May 2015 // 4:40 AM
The popcorn movie season starts in earnest with efforts from the Avengers, Mad Max, the ladies of Pitch Perfect 2, and Brad Bird's Tomorrowland, among many others.
'Tomorrowland' Captures Sci-fi’s Shiny Surfaces but Misses Its Geeky Heart
4 Nov 2015 // 12:30 AM
Brad Bird’s message, with which he clubs the audience about the head and shoulders, is that we could have had jet packs, space travel, and all of that by now -- if only we hadn’t stopped believing.
'Tomorrowland' Is a Future That's Past
22 May 2015 // 5:35 AM
In loving a future that used to be "better", Tomorrowland is predictably incoherent. It wants an old future, one that's long gone.
The 20 Most Anticipated Films of 2015
20 Jan 2015 // 4:00 AM
Over the next 12 months, we will be bombarded with all manner of proposed cinematic spectacle. Here are the 20 films we are most looking forward to.
A Real Action Film: 'Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol'
16 Dec 2011 // 1:00 AM
Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol is 2011's most consistently entertaining effort.
Stand-up comic rats on the making of 'Ratatouille'
1 Jul 2007 // 10:05 PM
Unlike his namesake, Patton Oswalt is an unlikely candidate for military glory. Then again, Oswalt is not a retired Marine colonel like his father, who