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by Sarah Zupko

2 Jun 2009

The Beatles: Rock Band releases 9 September, “coincidentally” on the same day as the re-mastered Beatles CD catalogue drops. Think you can play these songs like the Fab Four?

by PopMatters Staff

28 May 2009

Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call New Orleans
Director: Werner Herzog
Cast: Nicolas Cage, Eva Mendes, Val Kilmer, Fairuza Balk, Jennifer Coolidge, Vondie Curtis Hall, Shawn Hatosy, Denzel Whitaker, Xzibit, Shea Wigham, Katie Chonacas, Brad Dourif
Opening: not yet scheduled
Distributor: Millennium Films


Plot summary: Werner Herzog directs a remake of the 1992 film by Abel Ferrara. Ferrara isn’t too happy about it either, as he said at Cannes last year, “As far as remakes go, ... I wish these people die in Hell. I hope they’re all in the same streetcar, and it blows up.”

by PopMatters Staff

21 May 2009

Guy Ritchie is helming the new Sherlock Holmes movie starring Robert Downey Jr. and Jude Law, releasing Christmas Day in the U.S. The first trailer is here, as well as bunch of stills…

by Sarah Zupko

14 May 2009

Nine is Chicago director Rob Marshall’s eagerly awaited musical version of the classic Federico Fellini film . The Weinstein Company is releasing the flick into theatres on November 25th around the time of year people start looking in earnest for classy art films. The stellar cast will bolster that prestige. Check out this line-up: Daniel Day-Lewis, Judi Dench, Penélope Cruz, Nicole Kidman, Kate Hudson, Marion Cotillard, and Sophia Loren.


by PopMatters Staff

9 May 2009

Whatever Works
Director: Woody Allen
Cast: Larry David, Ed Begley Jr., Patricia Clarkson, Conleth Hill, Michael McKean, Evan Rachel Wood
Opening: 19 June 2009
Distributor: Sony Pictures Classics


Plot summary: An eccentric New Yorker played by Larry David abandons his upper class life to lead a more bohemian existence. He meets a young girl from the south and her family and no two people seem to get along in the entanglements that follow. Run time: 92 minutes. Rated: PG-13 [Sony Pictures Classics]
//Mixed media

Because Blood Is Drama: Considering Carnage in Video Games and Other Media

// Moving Pixels

"It's easy to dismiss blood and violence as salacious without considering why it is there, what its context is, and what it might communicate.

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