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April 2009

The Five Best Films of Spring 2009

Compiling Best-of Lists is always tough. No matter what you pick, no matter the rest of the critical consensus on the issue, someone comes along

The Five Worst Films of Spring 2009

Welcome back traditional Spring film season - how we missed you so. You remember don’t you, the times we used spend together? We’d

How Niche is Niche?

It’s funny to watch the pundits weigh in, humorous in the kind of sick, twisted and very dark way that comedy can occasionally creep

SE&L’s Summer Loves for 2009

In connection with PopMatters’ first installment in a week long look at the hits and misses of Summer 2009, we here at Short Ends & Leader

Never Surrender (2009)

While sports reporters have sat back and lamented laboriously about the apparent death of “the sweet science” (aka, boxing), mixed martial arts and its various

‘Informers’ Offers Less than Zero Insights

If there is one name that’s synonymous with over-generalized ‘80s ennui, it’s Bret Easton Ellis. From his initial literary phenomenon Less than Zero

‘Soloist’ Suffers from a Lack of Honesty

Not every true story makes for good cinema. Sometimes, an intriguing idea is just that - a decent concept that can’t take the transition

Give ‘Em Hell, Spinell

Troma will be releasing The Last Horror Film as part of its Tromasterpiece Collection of classic titles. More information can be found on the company's website, with pre-order information now available at

Surround Sound: ‘Heroes’ and Villains

Heroes: The Television Series/ The Last House on the Left/ The Music of Batman

Why Biopics Just Don’t Work

It’s not a hard genre to mess up. There are so many pre and post production hazards to overcome that the moviemaking winds up

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//Mixed media

The Moving Pixels Podcast Discusses 'Tales from the Borderlands Episode 2'

// Moving Pixels

"Our foray into the adventure-game-style version of the Borderlands continues.

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