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Monday, April 30 2012

Hot Stuff: The 2012 PopMatters Summer Movie Preview (May)

It begins with a bang, as one of the most highly anticipated comic book movies battles beleaguered vampires, underwater aliens, and the return of Agents J & K for May's monetary consideration.


Reviews

Tuesday, October 16 2012

'Chernobyl Diaries' Is Like the Real Chernobyl, in That There's Nothing There

Paranormal Activity took the most generic location possible, a suburban house, and wrung it for the maximum amount of tension it could create. Chernobyl Diaries took a setting full of inherent creepiness and made the event so predictable that it lost its power to frighten.


Thursday, May 24 2012

'Chernobyl Diaries': What if Something's There?

As you wait for each episode to lead where it must -- more victims dragged away screaming, more survivors wailing over particular losses, more exhortations to "Get out of here!" -- you might take a minute to reflect on what you actually see, which is not much.


Blogs

Friday, May 25 2012

Paranormal (Radio)Activity: 'Chernobyl Diaries'

Yes, this is another movie where suspense is shuttled aside for actors yelling at the top of their lungs and many meaningless things going much more than 'bump' in the Ukrainian night.


Wednesday, April 25 2012

The 10 Best Songs by the Band

We lost a true musical treasure last week with the passing of Levon Helm of the Band. As a tribute, here are 10 of his group's best songs.


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