The PopMatters Summer Movie Preview - May 2015

The PopMatters Summer Movie Preview - May 2015

By Bill Gibron

6 May 2015 // 8:40 AM

The popcorn movie season starts in earnest with efforts from the Avengers, Mad Max, the ladies of Pitch Perfect 2, and Brad Bird's Tomorrowland, among many others. ...

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"The Only Good Bug Is a Dead Bug": 'Starship Troopers' and the Politics of Science Fiction

By Jeremy Griffin

28 Apr 2015 // 1:09 AM

There's little a remake of Starship Troopers could add to the original's deceptively deep insights into the nature of social organization....

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Is Black Widow Still a Hero? Dissecting the Misogynistic Outrage Against the Avengers

// Short Ends and Leader

"Black Widow may very well be the pinnacle of the modern action heroine, so why is there so much backlash about her role in the new Avengers film?

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