Chris Columbus
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Reviews // 9 Articles
Blogs // 3 Articles

Summer of Same: July 2009
28 Apr 2009 // 4:00 PM

In a rare attempt at novelty, July jets along with only Harry Potter and the Ice Age crew sampling continuing series spoils. The rest provide unknown pleasures.


'Pixels' Can't Survive It's Hackneyed Script
24 Jul 2015 // 3:15 AM

Other elements of the movie almost work. The screenplay definitely doesn't.

'Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief' Needs a Bit More Voltage
8 Jul 2010 // 4:00 PM

This is a rare case of a film that could have used another 15-minutes to build its characters and emotional relationships.


Pottering Around
15 Nov 2010 // 4:20 AM

The Star Wars and Lord of the Rings film franchises are revered by millions. Harry Potter? Not so much. The question, of course, is 'why?'

'Percy Jackson' is Slick, Superficial...and Subpar
20 Feb 2010 // 9:49 PM

Ah, Chris Columbus, you interminable franchise-mongerer. Having done nothing of real worth, commercially or in terms of entertainment, since the first two Harry Potter movies,

//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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