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Thursday, July 31 2014

The PopMatters Summer Film Preview: August 2014

There's a lot to look forward to in August, including another amazing Marvel movie, a return of everyone's favorite "heroes on the half-shell", and a welcome return of a certain Sin City.


Wednesday, January 10 2007

Time Encapsulating: The Best DVDs of 2006

From solid single issues to amazingly complete film and television compilations, the works highlighted here argue for DVD's continued importance.


Reviews

Friday, August 1 2014

'Guardians of the Galaxy' Has Lots of Boys and "The Girl"

Gamora's role as The Girl is key to the appealing formula of Guardians of the Galaxy, a movie that delivers to expectations like nobody's business.


Tuesday, August 30 2011

'Super': An Off-Centered Approach to a Superhero Movie

Strange and funny, sad and dark, the film carves out its own place within superhero inspired movies.


Thursday, March 30 2006

Slither (2006)

The ensuing slimy onslaught combines and exacerbates conventions familiar from alien invasion and zombie movies, with a bit of David Cronenberg's body transmorphology as well.


Blogs

Wednesday, August 6 2014

‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ Out-Whedons ‘The Avengers’

What makes James Gunn's scruffier and un-spandex'd band of reluctant heroes so appealing is how they approximate the good-hearted rogues on the raggedy charm of space westerns like Whedon’s own "Firefly".


Tuesday, March 15 2011

SXSW Film Festival Day 2: 'Super' and 'Being Elmo'

If Super was on your radar, then it’s probably safe to say you are in the four percent that it was made for. And you will more than likely have yourself a grand ol’ time.


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