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Fifty Shades of Fail
With the release of the new teaser trailer, Fifty Shades of Grey proves that what might work in the boudoir just doesn't translate to the big screen. [28.Jul.14]
'Maidentrip' Is a Journey Across the Sea and Into Adulthood
Laura Dekker was born to be a sailor, a fact she proves in her successful solo sail around the world in Maidentrip. [28.Jul.14]
'Love Child' Crosses the Line Between Real Life and Virtual Life
The parents of the dead child declared that online gaming impaired their judgment, their comprehension, their fundamental life skills. [28.Jul.14]
#SayItLoud: Five Career Highlights of James Brown (Sponsored Post)
By PopMatters Staff
PopMatters looks back on some of the standout moments from the Godfather of Soul, from his work in film to his identity as a "sex machine". [28.Jul.14]
Scarlett Johansson Gets Goopy in 'Lucy'
This might be as close to a point as Lucy can get, the essential illogic of movies, of illusion, of delusion. [25.Jul.14]
Reviews
Laura Dekker was born to be a sailor, a fact she proves in her successful solo sail around the world in Maidentrip. [27.Jul.14]
The parents of the dead child declared that online gaming impaired their judgment, their comprehension, their fundamental life skills. [28.Jul.14]
This might be as close to a point as Lucy can get, the essential illogic of movies, of illusion, of delusion. [25.Jul.14]
Sweating and bleeding, swinging maces and destroying architecture, Hercules imposes his will by way of his body, the legend becoming a truth in spite of itself. [25.Jul.14]
Stanley rejects the very notion of an afterlife, bitterly noting, like so many Woody Allen characters before him, that our current existence is all we get. [25.Jul.14]
The plot these would-be terrorists conjure is as preposterous as any you'd find in a bad action movie. [24.Jul.14]
DVD Reviews
Laura Dekker was born to be a sailor, a fact she proves in her successful solo sail around the world in Maidentrip. [27.Jul.14]
Even with some dips in quality, these four movies represent part of a remarkable run; you can feel all of them strive for masterpiece status. [22.Jul.14]
Mixed Media
News
Features
By Ellise Fuchs
"The rangers risk their lives every day because of their hope for the park, and the hope that this amazing place promises for Eastern Congo." [16.Jul.14]
By Ellise Fuchs
"So it all came from a point of view of nostalgia, of how India used to be when I still lived there," says Ritesh Batra of his film, The Lunchbox. [13.Jul.14]
Columns
Channel Surfing
American Revolutionary wants to offer the appearance of revolution while anesthetizing any deeper understanding of the forces involved. [21.Jul.14]
Subaltern Talkies
Recent films from the action-masala genre project India as a global sheriff, replacing a toothless West as an expression of muscular nationalism. [20.Jul.14]
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