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The Worst Films of 2012
23 Jan 2013 // 4:10 PM
When movies are mediocre, they're maddening. But when they are as bad as the selections here, you can't help but question the artform's overall validity.
Hot Stuff: The 2012 PopMatters Summer Movie Preview (May)
30 Apr 2012 // 5:00 PM
It begins with a bang, as one of the most highly anticipated comic book movies battles beleaguered vampires, underwater aliens, and the return of Agents J & K for May's monetary consideration.
'Cinderella' Is All Eye Candy and Empty Entertainment Calories
13 Mar 2015 // 3:16 AM
The audience already primed for more "happily ever after" will be more than satisfied with the results. Everyone else will wonder what the studio was thinking with this strategy.
'Big Eyes' Celebrates the Right to Self-Expression
22 Dec 2014 // 7:00 AM
Tim Burton’s sweet little film about art and identity doesn’t demand enjoyment of Margaret Keane's big-eyed waifs, but instead an appreciation of her sincerity and expression.
Where It All Began: 'Frankenweenie'
5 Oct 2012 // 2:05 AM
Though the subject matter and style may be a bit too frightening for some kids, the overall result is a clever, cheeky homage.
1 Oct 2012 // 4:00 AM
Dark Shadows is one of the best satires of the last few years. It channels the PG-13 passivity of post-millennial horror, forcefully mocking the Twilight-ing of the genre while reinvesting the source with a surreal bit of social commentary.
Back to Tim Burton’s Realm of Misfits and Oddballs
3 Oct 2012 // 2:00 AM
Frankenweenie features plenty of homages to classic monster movies — those produced by Universal Studios in the 1930s, atomic horror from the 1950s; there’s even a cameo from Christopher Lee as Dracula in one of England’s Hammer Film productions.
Alan Rickman can be a saint, but sometimes evil becomes him
3 Jan 2008 // 6:45 PM
Alan Rickman isn't a bad guy. He just often plays one. Bad guys like Gruber in "Die Hard," Marston in "Quigly Down Under" and the