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.


'Elysium' Has a Ton of Underutilized Ideas | 6 Jan 2014 // 1:10 AM

Elysium's ambitions are undeniable. It's just a shame the same can't be said for the plot or characters.

What Happens to the Human Body in 'Elysium' | 9 Aug 2013 // 1:00 AM

Elysium is another allegory, a sharper, more finely honed story than District 9, with less leaden symbolism, still stamped with Neill Blomkamp's less admirable quirks.


'Elysium' Depicts the Cinematic Shape of Things to Come | 6 Aug 2013 // 11:10 PM

It may not be nominated for an Oscar, but Elysium stands as a triumph for those who think sci-fi is nothing more than dumbed down dogfights in space.

//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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