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Tuesday, September 4 2012

The 2012 PopMatters Fall Film Preview - Part 2: October

We get closer to the true cream of the cinematic crop, with some mandated seasonal horror thrown in for 31st consideration. Highlights include the Wachowskis/Tykwer epic Cloud Atlas and Ben Affleck's Argo.


Wednesday, April 30 2008

The Return of the Popcorn Circus: August 2008

Talk about a crowded schedule. There are more offerings scheduled this month than in the previous two combined.


Reviews

Sunday, February 3 2013

In 'Alex Cross', Tyler Perry Blows His Biggest and Best Chance to Gain Mainstream Popularity

Alex Cross and all of the other characters in James Patterson’s books savor and shun what life hands them even though its not always in equal measure. Why is that component lacking in this film adaptation?


Thursday, October 18 2012

Resistance Is Futile: 'Alex Cross'

This is the problem, repeatedly, in Alex Cross, its abject obviousness and distracting sloppiness.


Sunday, February 1 2009

The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor

I've never been so eager to skip past the story to get to the special features.


Thursday, July 31 2008

The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor

Amid all the poorly edited, atrociously written tumult, the silly CGI and the tragic misuse of Jet Li and Michelle Yeoh, Rick remains an appealing throwback hero.


Thursday, July 28 2005

Stealth (2005)

Kara's a lovely, leggy, perfectly made-up figure whose primary purpose is to provide moral framing for the boys' brilliant strikes and calculations.


XXX (2002) [8.Aug.02]
The Skulls (2000) [31.Dec.94]

Blogs

Monday, October 22 2012

(Why) Alex (Can't) Cross (Over)

Tyler Perry has no established persona. He's not a star, per se. He's a brand. An industry. A debated media topic... but he's not a star in the true sense of the word.


Saturday, December 13 2008

The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor

If aspirations and ambitions were all it took to make a good movie (or at the very least, a merely entertaining one), there'd be no


Wednesday, July 30 2008

Corpse Grinding

It's never pleasant when something that was lightweight (albeit cheesy) and fun is forced into profit sharing mode. Put another way, when a franchise has


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