The Worst Films of 2011 | 9 Jan 2012 // 3:00 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 // 4:00 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 | 26 Sep 2011 // 11:20 PM

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

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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