The Worst Films of 2011 | 9 Jan 2012 // 4:00 PM

Nothing is more punishing than a bad movie. With these ten, 2011's torture was truly painful.

The PopMatters Fall Movie Preview - September 2011 | 1 Sep 2011 // 5:00 PM

September starts out with nearly 30 titles, including some Summer season leftovers (Shark Night 3D, Killer Elite), a few poorly timed temptations (Drive, 50/50) and at least two date hopping aesthetic question marks (The Debt, A Good Old Fashioned Orgy).


'Abduction' Fails to Turn Taylor Lautner into an Action Star | 27 Sep 2011 // 12:20 AM

Taylor Lautner does the tinny script no favors: in an early partying scene, he's spectacularly awkward, and in general seems most comfortable when engaging in his go-to move of aw-shucks shirt removal.

//Mixed media

Con Brio: The Best New Live Band in America?

// Notes from the Road

"There’s a preciousness to McCarter and the rest of the mostly young band. You want to freeze the moment, to make sure they are taking it all in too. Because it’s going to change.

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