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April 2014

The Top 10 Thought-Provoking Science Fiction Films

Serious science fiction often takes a backseat to the more pulpy, crowdpleasing genre entries. Here are 10 titles far better than any "dogfight in space" adventure.


Why ‘Captain America: The Winter Soldier’ Is Not a ‘70s Thriller Throwback

When the film's story showcases the turncoat nature of those in power, it doesn't have the impact -- or the ideas -- of the films from the '70s.


‘Mother Wore Tights’ (1947)

Americana and Betty's legs


How Much Adversity Is Too Much?: ‘Rio 2’

Granted, Rio 2 is never dull and provides colorful images to ogle, but the end result is as empty as the calories in a candy bar. It's beautiful, if banal.


A Gonzo ‘Godfather’: ‘The Raid 2 - Berandal’

Taking the unknown Indonesian martial art form and marrying it to a simple (the first film) and overly complex (the second) scenario, Gareth Evans has reinvented the action movie once again.


The 10 Stephen King Works That Should Be Made Into Movies

In celebration of his 40th year as a published author, we present these five unfilmed, and five already available Stephen King books that are crying out for a cinematic (re)configuration.


The Misguided Man of Dark Knight Steel Justice League Lite Sequel

By jumping right into the whole Dark Knight/Clark Kent pairing, DC once again shows how clueless it is regarding the handling of their heroes.


‘Fibber McGee & Molly’ Double Feature

Tain't funny, McGee, but it's sure strange.


‘Dom Hemingway’ Offers Too Much, and Not Enough

Overwritten, overacted, and frequently over-stylized, Dom Hemingway is a movie that constantly gets in the way of itself.


The Prince of Panic: ‘Alan Partridge’

Over time, we become comfortable with Alan Partridge's panic. His seeming inability to do anything right provides a wellspring of witty weirdness.


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