After Earth

The PopMatters Summer Movie Preview - May 2013 | 29 Apr 2013 // 5:14 PM

Within the first two weeks of the 2013 summer season, we'll see two of the most highly anticipated releases of the year. We'll also get more Hangover, some F. Scott Fitzgerald, and the (hopeful) return of M. Night Shyamalan to the ranks of legitimate filmmaker.


Fear Is Literally Fatal in 'After Earth', and the Obvious Is Fatal, Too | 30 May 2013 // 11:30 PM

Alas, M. Night Shyamalan's After Earth is obvious and unoriginal, a science fictional meditation on excess by way of exceptionalism, loss by way of triumph.


The Lame Lessons We've Learned About the Future in 'After Earth' | 3 Jun 2013 // 12:40 AM

The savaged sci-fi epic After Earth is another nail in the coffin of Will Smith's once dominant commercial appeal, and the final one in M. Night Shyamalan's struggles to regain his more or less DOA cred.

Bombs Away: Predicting the Summer 2013 Flops | 6 May 2013 // 12:00 AM

Our choices for five Summer films that (probably) won't live up to expectations, artistically or commercially.

//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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