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Wednesday, May 5 2010

2010 Summer Movie Preview - August

We round out our summer preview with the August releases, a rather dim bunch unfortunately. Will Edgar Wright save us from summer movie hell with the new Michael Cera vehicle?


Monday, January 24 2011

'The Last Exorcism' Is Satanically Awful

The great horror filmmakers are ironists. Despite his past work, Roth skips the irony and produces an exorcism drama built on religious fanaticism and moral panic.

Friday, August 27 2010

'The Last Exorcism': The Camera Can Watch All It Wants

Yet another Blair Witch wannabe, The Last Exorcism sets up a relationship between on-screen speakers and "you," addressed as such.


Thursday, August 26 2010

'The Last Exorcism' Is True Horror Movie Horror

The end is what finally keeps this from being a Paranormal Activity: instead of launching the horror into our world, The Last Exorcism signals to us that this is horror movie horror, and thus compartmentalized, ‘safe.’

Friday, August 20 2010

The Beg of Eli

As with most of the nu-media, the message is abundantly clear - it's time to take the cultural conversation away from those invested in its outcome and give it back to those who actually live it, day to day, dollar to dollar.

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