Monday, August 29 2005
Hollywood may be aware of auteur theory, but it has yet to sanction it as a proper means of creating capital.
Sunday, August 21 2005
Wonder what makes a bad movie bad? Gibron offers six easy lessons in those fabulous disasters known as the So-B.I.G. films.
Thursday, August 18 2005
In 10 simple steps, Harris shows how you, too, can undermine an entire ethnicity, Tinsel Town style.
Wednesday, August 17 2005
In her celebrity filled Hollywood strip mall coffee store job, Horn is trying to figure out in what episode of Quantum Leap 'iced old-school Americano with two Splendas' guest starred.
Wednesday, August 10 2005
Makowsky laments the continuing influence of 'Chick Lit' in both bookstores and movie houses worldwide.
Sunday, August 7 2005
To be fair, with musicals out of vogue, rappers as a group are more intrinsically prepared to handle movie roles than other pop stars.
Tuesday, August 2 2005
Bricks and mortar will unavoidably symbolize different things to different people, and they are very rarely going to coincide.
Wednesday, July 27 2005
Although Hollywood might have rotted the zombie film through insipid cliché, there's plenty of 'fresh meat' available from these straight-to-video auteurs.
Tuesday, July 26 2005
Scientists have spent a great deal of time deconstructing physical desirability among humans. But all they had to do was watch 100 Hottest Hotties and call it a day.
Thursday, July 21 2005
Without an acknowledgment of race, reality TV can never be 'real'; it can only be '-ity'.
Wednesday, July 13 2005
The 2005 War of the Worlds may be one of the few times where the credits 'based on the book by...' actually has a legitimate meaning.
Monday, July 11 2005
Director-driven fare is back in Hollywood vogue, and one of the great joys of this new auteurist era is watching it spill into comic book adaptations.
Friday, July 1 2005
The mainstream movie fan, in all reality, simply does not want to watch actors, no matter how talented, that they neither recognize nor care about.
Wednesday, June 29 2005
If the degree to which art imitates life can be a measure of greatness then The Office is king of the workplace comedy.
Tuesday, June 21 2005
We grays won't overcome until that one special gray actor or actress steps forward to show us as living, breathing entities with more to offer than a healthy head of hair and corporate hireability.
Tuesday, June 14 2005
Like most bibliophiles, I often cringe when a favorite book is transformed for the big screen. It doesn't mean I won't give it a chance though.
Monday, June 6 2005
It's war to see who really came to America's rescue after the big crash of '29. And the cinematic suspects are a boxer, a ghost, and a horse... of course.
Thursday, June 2 2005
One of the benefits of no longer being a teenager is that I don't care if the high school dramas I watch are realistic because I no longer expect to be validated by television.
Friday, May 27 2005
For PopMatters TV/Film Columnist Mark Harris, being a minority in a majority world created an ironic, lifelong battle against being force-fed at the teat of popular culture.