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Tuesday, July 1 2014

The PopMatters Summer Movie Preview: July 2014

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.


Thursday, May 3 2007

Monkey Business (Part 4: August)

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.


Reviews

Wednesday, December 17 2014

Dwayne Johnson Bulks Up for Nothing in 'Hercules'

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.


Friday, July 25 2014

The Glory of 'Hercules' and the Glory of Dwayne Johnson

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.


Wednesday, May 7 2014

'30 for 30 Soccer Stories: Barbosa' and 'Mysteries of the Rimet Trophy'

On Moacir Barbosa and Brazils self-image of ongoing suffering and its perpetually elusive redemption.


Sunday, March 25 2012

The Heist of the 99 Percent: 'Tower Heist'

Though it pretends to speak for the populace, Tower Heist only robs them of their hard-earned dollars.


Thursday, November 3 2011

Eddie Murphy Is Back with the Formulaic 'Tower Heist'

The heist of the film's title is thus premised on a desire for revenge that seems timely, but is more formulaic.


News

Wednesday, November 9 2011

Why the Academy booted Brett Ratner out as Oscar producer

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


Friday, November 4 2011

A long-planned ‘Heist’

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


Sunday, August 12 2007

Rush Hour series was 'meant to be,' says Chris Tucker

The last time we saw Los Angeles Police Detective James Carter and Chinese Chief Inspector Lee, in "Rush Hour 2," they had dusted off another bunch


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