Timur Bekmambetov
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The Best Guilty Pleasure Films of 2012
20 Jan 2013 // 4:10 PM

As much as we hate to admit it, these addictive missteps captured our attention in ways cinema shouldn't. Others will condemn them. We can't complain... not at all.

Superheroes Versus Comics
27 Jan 2009 // 1:59 PM

There can be no doubt that the summer of 2008 stands as a high-water mark for superheroes. But in the wake of a superhero renaissance and the growing cultural legitimacy of the genre, the question must be posed: Has the superhero genre evolved beyond the comics medium?


'Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter': The South Sucked... Blood
21 Jun 2012 // 9:55 PM

This movie shows how brutal death -- living death too -- is deeply entwined with idealizing and politicking and speechifying.

26 Jun 2008 // 7:59 PM

Angelina Jolie has evolved. As of Wanted, she is no longer merely mortal, but her own sublime creature.


The Un-Civil War: 'Abraham Lincoln' vs. The Critics
25 Jun 2012 // 2:00 AM

The amount of vitriol aimed at the film and its makers may have little to do with what's up on the screen and more to do with industries out of touch with each other and their own individual best intentions.

Crackpot History and the Right to Lie: 'Abraham Lincoln, Vampire Hunter'
22 Jun 2012 // 2:00 AM

It's crazier than an antebellum bedbug, but Abraham Lincoln, Vampire Hunter is one of Summer 2012's definite sleepers.

//Mixed media

Because Blood Is Drama: Considering Carnage in Video Games and Other Media

// Moving Pixels

"It's easy to dismiss blood and violence as salacious without considering why it is there, what its context is, and what it might communicate.

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