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Monday, Apr 7, 2014
The film indicts US arrogance in its many forms, including the American administrations and corporate interests that blundered their ways through decades of combat and escalation.

“Look, they’re focusing on us now. First they bomb as much as they please, then they film.” Responding to the camera following him across a broken, muddy plot of land where the remains of a home lean into the rain, a Vietnamese villager disdains the effort to document his loss. Among the many self-aware moments in Peter Davis’ Hearts and Minds, this one is particularly tragic. There is no distinguishing between invasions for him, as he remains resilient and proud, as a neighbor leans down to pick up debris in the background. The camera pans with his movement to find another man, who stares directly into the lens as he puts a cigarette to his lips. Affronted perpetually, all they can do is watch those who watch them.


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Friday, Feb 14, 2014
Ten entertaining ways to avoid romance this holiday.

Many of us who are single hate this time of year with the fire of a thousand suns. Maybe that’s a little too dramatic, but what else can you say about a holiday solely focused on happy couples trading romantic gifts during what is often the coldest, slushiest month of the year? Plenty of singles will be stuck alone indoors this V-Day, forced to sit through mushy jewelry commercials on TV or sappy ballad requests on the radio. 


We know what you’re going through, and we’re here to help. Here are some pop culture suggestions: movies, books, and video games designed to get your mind off the subject.


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Friday, Feb 14, 2014
by PopMatters Staff
Enter to win an Endless Love prize pack which includes the Original Motion Picture Soundtrack and a Bose SoundLink Mini Bluetooth speaker.

Endless Love arrives in theaters this Valentine’s Day and stars Alex Pettyfer (Magic Mike) and Gabriella Wilde (The Three Musketeers) in the story of a privileged girl and a charismatic boy whose instant desire sparks a love affair made only more reckless by parents trying to keep them apart.


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Tuesday, Feb 11, 2014
by PopMatters Staff
Take the Fandango Awards Ballot Challenge for your chance to win movie tickets and an A-list Hollywood vacation.

Take the Fandango Awards Ballot Challenge for your chance to win movie tickets and an A-list Hollywood vacation. Make your picks, share with friends, and come back weekly for extra sweeps entries. PLUS stay up to date with Fandango’s “Awards Watch”—your all-access pass to celebrities, red carpets, and award season buzz.


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·      $100 Visa gift card and $30 Fandango gift card

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Monday, Feb 3, 2014
by Isaiah Wooden

There are two dynamic, exceedingly bright boys from Brooklyn at the center of Joe Brewster and Michèle Stephenson’s American Promise. The documentary chronicles the lives of Brewster and Stephenson’s son, Idris, and his best friend, Seun. Hoping to avail them of the many opportunities and privileges that an expensive, private school education often affords—and wanting, too, to equip them with skills to counter a world that frequently elides black maleness with criminality—Idris and Seun’s parents enroll them in Manhattan’s tony Dalton School for kindergarten.


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