David Koepp
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Reviews // 5 Articles
Blogs // 3 Articles

Hot Stuff: The 2012 PopMatters Summer Movie Preview (August)
3 May 2012 // 5:00 PM

Bourne and a bunch of ancient action movie icons wrap up the annual popcorn movie march, not with a whimper, but (hopefully) with a box office bang.

Talk, Talk, Talk: September 2008
8 Sep 2008 // 5:00 PM

From wars both past and present to a number of nail-biting thrillers, September is sizing up as a potentially profitable one.


Why I Dumped Ricky Gervais for Karl Pilkington (but Am Still Seeing Stephen Merchant on the Side)
23 Feb 2012 // 3:00 PM

Did the record breaking Ricky Gervais Show podcast give insight into the real people behind it? Or were they just three more brilliant comic creations?


Johnny Depp Is Lost Once Again in the Clueless Caper 'Mortdecai'
23 Jan 2015 // 9:14 AM

As the eccentric art thief Charlie Mortdecai, Johnny Depp says things cleverly instead of saying clever things.

The Thrill of Bicycling in Traffic: 'Premium Rush'
23 Aug 2012 // 11:30 PM

So you can appreciate the risks Wilee takes, Premium Rush offers plenty of views approximating his, zipping through moving traffic, and leaping over fences and stairways.


The 10 Worst Examples of Screenwriters Turned Directors
20 May 2014 // 3:09 AM

Sometimes, letting a screenwriter direct a movie turns out to be a terrific idea. Here are 10 examples, however, where that promise translated into something pathetic.

Five Gears in Reverse: 'Premium Rush'
23 Aug 2012 // 11:00 PM

(I)n the capable hands of David Koepp, we see how a simple premise can be parlayed into entertaining, escapist late Summer fun.

//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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