Closed Circuit

The PopMatters Summer Movie Preview - August 2013 | 30 Jul 2013 // 11:20 PM

As we enter the dog days of summer, we get the summer movie season dregs as well. Still, there's some stuff to look forward to, including the latest from Neill Blomkamp, a biopic on Linda Lovelace, more Disney cross promotional marketing, and the latest from the almost always brilliant Edgar Wright, Simon Pegg, and Nick Frost.


'Closed Circuit' Is More Interested in Tracking Romance Than Terrorism | 28 Aug 2013 // 10:00 PM

Closed Circuit follows a predictable romance and misses a much more compelling plot in the story of an accused terrorist's teenaged son, Emir (beautifully played by Hasancan Cifci).

//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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