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June 2013

Apocalypse Zow-ee!: ‘This Is the End’

This Is the End is a wildly inventive comedy that takes Armageddon and centers it within a surreal, sensational take on the whole Friends of Apatow dynamic.


‘Sincerely Yours’ (1955)

All the world seems bright and gay.


Future Crock: The Unexplored Possibilities of ‘The Purge’

A movie where potentially potent social commentary is sidetracked for the typical, tired horror genre cat and mouse.


The 10 Best/Worst Post Apocalyptic Future Scenarios in Film

It's the end of the world as we know it, and these are the 10 worst ways the planet's population could face its finalé.


Don’t Open That Door! #45: The Mysterians (1957)

Welcome to our weekly field guide to 1950s horror and sci-fi movies and the creatures that inhabit them. This week: Japan suffers from some seriously bad luck -- plus a giant killer armadillo robot -- in The Mysterians.


Can God Be Funny? Some Films Think So

Still, within a genre that sees few actual affronts, it's nice to acknowledge when intelligence is applied to the ridiculing of religion.


The Lame Lessons We’ve Learned About the Future in ‘After Earth’

The savaged sci-fi epic After Earth is another nail in the coffin of Will Smith's once dominant commercial appeal, and the final one in M. Night Shyamalan's struggles to regain his more or less DOA cred.


May 2013

V/H/S/2: More of the Same, But Better

V/H/S 2 is a consistently terrific genre omnibus, and an excellent example of a goofy gimmick seemingly past its cinematic sell date.


The 10 Greatest Rock Documentaries of All Time, Part 2

With some many great examples of the subgenre out there, here are ten more amazing rock documentaries that deserve recognition as the format's best.


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