Brett Ratner
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The PopMatters Summer Movie Preview: July 2014
1 Jul 2014 // 8:14 PM

We take another trip to a certain simian world, we have another experience with an annual government authorized night of lawlessness, and we get our second sighting of a mythic Greek muscleman.

Monkey Business (Part 4: August)
3 May 2007 // 5:00 PM

In past years, Hollywood purposely counter programmed these renowned Cineplex dog days, trying to offset the perception that cinematic scraps were all the studios had to offer. From the look of this lame list, it's apparently back to the filmic fridge for some patently warmed over offerings.


Dwayne Johnson Bulks Up for Nothing in 'Hercules'
17 Dec 2014 // 8:10 PM

One day, Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson will land a role in a film that’s fitting of his charisma, physique, and on-screen likability, but Hercules is not that film.

The Glory of 'Hercules' and the Glory of Dwayne Johnson
25 Jul 2014 // 4:15 AM

Sweating and bleeding, swinging maces and destroying architecture, Hercules imposes his will by way of his body, the legend becoming a truth in spite of itself.


Why the Academy booted Brett Ratner out as Oscar producer
9 Nov 2011 // 11:42 PM

LOS ANGELES — If the cloistered elders at the motion picture academy were shocked, surprised, appalled or dismayed to discover that Brett Ratner said that “rehearsal

A long-planned ‘Heist’
4 Nov 2011 // 2:35 AM

LOS ANGELES — Eddie Murphy had a simple suggestion about six years ago: Why not make an all-black version of “Ocean’s Eleven”? Director Brett Ratner

//Mixed media

Because Blood Is Drama: Considering Carnage in Video Games and Other Media

// Moving Pixels

"It's easy to dismiss blood and violence as salacious without considering why it is there, what its context is, and what it might communicate.

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