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April 2013

The 10 Best Animated Films With Paris as a Backdrop

Known for romance and the rococo, France and its main city Paris have long been fodder for filmmakers. Here's ten examples of how animation has treated the celebrated City of Light.

Pixar: Perfectionists… or Panderers

With a rash of recent sequel announcements, many wonder if Pixar is still being creative, or merely going commercial.

‘42’: Is It Too Simplistic?

The new Jackie Robinson bio-pic 42 is taking some heat in critical circles for portraying racism too simplistically. Have writers embraced over-criticism of the movie when they should be paying attention to its positive potential?

The Bummer of ‘42’

Race is always handled awkwardly and obviously in film. The latest on the legacy of Jackie Robinson is no exception.

Don’t Open That Door! #38: ‘The Wasp Woman’ (1959)

Welcome to our weekly field guide to 1950s horror and sci-fi movies and the creatures that inhabit them. This week: "animal cruelty" gets a whole new meaning in The Wasp Woman.

‘The Neverending Story’: Can Children Save the World?

Most movies dealing with the apocalypse have adults running about to stop it from happening, yet the Neverending Story is the exact opposite.

The 10 Best Non-Movie Moments in MST3K History

With another DVD box set release, it's time to countdown out Top 10 Non-Theater Moments in Mystery Science Theater 3000's history...

What’s So Funny? The Mis-Remembering of ‘The Evil Dead’

So you don't like the new Evil Dead remake because it's not funny enough? Really? What Evil Dead are you thinking about?

Horror…or Hooey? ‘6 Souls’

(T)here is a nice sense of dread here, a level of suspense that slowly dissipates as the movie meanders toward the exhausting end of its one hour and forty five minute run time.

Happily Ever Afterthought: ‘Thale’ (2012)

When it tries to do something different and dangerous, Thale succeeds. When it goes for the heart, or the hero moment, it winds up being more miss than hit.

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