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The Best DVDs of 2010
5 Jan 2011 // 4:00 PM
As the medium continues to struggle with significance in the steady "streaming" of the 21st Century, here are PopMatters' picks for the best the format(s) have to offer.
The Best 30 Films of 2009
7 Jan 2010 // 4:00 PM
In one of the rarest rating periods ever, several on the staff could successfully argue for any of the Top 30 choices as a potential number one. While not all classics, they remain the consistent cream of 2009's crop.
Deconstructing the Star Beast: How the 'Alien' Saga Went Wrong
4 May 2015 // 1:01 AM
Alien was a planned B-Movie that transcended its genre and spawned the rare sequel that is neither imitation nor complete deviation. Then the saga went to hell.
Building the Perfect Star Beast: The Antecedents of 'Alien'
20 Nov 2012 // 5:20 PM
The impact of Alien is undeniable, and with Prometheus breathing new, terrifying and artistic life into the saga, Alien's legacy could go anywhere. However, Alien didn't spring, fully-formed onto movie screens as the near-perfect Star Beast that it is.
One of the Most Popular Movies to Date Is Back to Prove Why We Love it So: 'Titanic'
10 Sep 2012 // 6:10 PM
This will most definitely not be the last home media incarnation Titanic gets, but at the moment it’s undeniably the most exquisite.
'Titanic 3D' Connects on an Elemental Level
16 Apr 2012 // 1:00 AM
Titanic's re-release in 3D provides the opportunity to drink in its spectacular mise-en-scène, to admire its graceful, imposing, and majestic camerawork, particularly in several magnificent sweeps across the bow of the ship.
'The Terminator' Was Indeed the Start of Something...Significant
20 May 2011 // 8:00 AM
In 1984, Hollywood had never really heard of The Terminator's team. Today, it wouldn't be the same without them.
Bigger Than Life: 'Avatar' on Blu-ray
25 Apr 2010 // 5:30 AM
Avatar is one of the most versatile entertainments ever conceived, a big idea epic that also excels in the smaller, more detailed moments. It's eye candy of a type so amazing and monumental that you rarely get tired of consuming it.
Is the world ready for more ‘Titanic’ tears? James Cameron & Co. hope so
4 Apr 2012 // 12:13 AM
LOS ANGELES — In the late 1990s, a peculiar global fever broke out. Boys in Afghanistan began cutting their hair like Leonardo DiCaprio, girls in Japan
A pair of 'Avatar' sequels is on its way from James Cameron
28 Oct 2010 // 1:40 AM
LOS ANGELES — James Cameron has set his return trip to Pandora. Fox announced Wednesday morning that "Avatar 2" and "Avatar 3," the sequels to last year's science-fiction