Francis Lawrence
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//Features

The PopMatters Fall Film Preview - November 2014
6 Nov 2014 // 5:09 AM

November 2014 offers up standard award seasons fare, a couple of cool indies, and five horror films that, according to the calendar, are a bit past their celebration sell-by date.

I Am Obama: The American Imagination and the New Black Hero
24 Feb 2008 // 4:00 PM

If Americans are willing to believe that the former Fresh Prince of West Philly can save the world all by himself, then there is a possibility that a black man may be the next president of the United States.

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Formulating 'The Hunger Games' Part 1: When Books Catch Fire
25 Apr 2016 // 9:00 PM

Like The Hunger Games? There are a lot of similar books that you'll love. Think The Hunger Games stories are a rip off? Read on; the same applies.

40 Nights at the Movies (in the Comfort of Your Home): The Franchise
26 Nov 2015 // 5:59 AM

Back by popular demand! Recommendations from "40 Nights at the Movies" will keep you, your dog and your elephant glued to the couch for months.

//Reviews

The Arrow Must Fall: 'The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2'
10 Apr 2016 // 9:10 PM

Mockingjay Part 2 is an excellent finalé to the popular film series, but due to its nature as a second (or fourth) part, it can't stand on its own.

'The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 2': Jennifer Lawrence Is the Best Female Action Legend
20 Nov 2015 // 3:30 AM

Katniss is her own savior. She's also a hero for a demographic that sorely needs one.

//News

He may no longer be fresh, but Will Smith remains a prince
16 Dec 2007 // 11:35 PM

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. -- Back in the early 1990s, just as Will Smith was making the transition from rapper to television star with "The Fresh

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'SUPERHOTLine Miami' Is Exactly What It Sounds Like

// Moving Pixels

"SUPERHOTLine Miami provides a perfect case study in how slow-motion affects the pace and tone of a game.

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