Mark Waters
Features // 1 Articles
Reviews // 7 Articles
Blogs // 3 Articles
//Features

Summer of Same: May 2009
26 Apr 2009 // 4:00 PM

May's titles include the fourth films in two aging franchises, more Pixar perfection, and the reboot of a TV series from 40 years ago. And they say there are no new ideas.

//Reviews

'Vampire Academy': It's Just About High School
19 May 2014 // 8:15 PM

Some of the seams of the vampire / teenager connection are starting to show.

'Mr. Popper's Penguins': Bodily Functions
16 Jun 2011 // 9:59 PM

The movie insists on treating a group of animals as, essentially, little people. At least they don't talk.

//Blogs

'Vampire Academy' Sucks!
7 Feb 2014 // 10:00 AM

Vampire Academy is not a movie for the uninvited or the uninitiated. If it were any more niche it would be made for one single career gal living in a loft apartment somewhere in BFE, Missouri.

'Popper's Penguins' Are Pathetic
16 Jun 2011 // 3:00 AM

Mr. Popper's Penguins is all about the lowest of the lowest common denominators. When in doubt, it runs to animal gas or inherent cuteness as an entertainment placeholder.

//Blogs

The Best and Worst Films of Spring 2015

// Short Ends and Leader

"January through April is a time typically made up of award season leftovers, pre-summer spectacle, and more than a few throwaways. Here are PopMatters' choices for the best and worst of the last four months.

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