The PopMatters Summer Movie Preview - August 2013 | 31 Jul 2013 // 12:20 AM

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 // 2:10 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 // 2:00 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 | 7 Aug 2013 // 12:10 AM

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.

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Con Brio: The Best New Live Band in America?

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"There’s a preciousness to McCarter and the rest of the mostly young band. You want to freeze the moment, to make sure they are taking it all in too. Because it’s going to change.

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