The Best Films of 2013 | 5 Jan 2014 // 8:13 PM

After a shaky start, 2013 ended up a stellar cinematic year, covering subjects as varied as young love, '70s (and '80s and '90s) con men, our country's horrific history of slavery, and perhaps most importantly, giant robots battling equally elephantine alien monster.


How Did 'Frozen' Become so Popular? | 2 Apr 2014 // 3:15 AM

Now the highest grossing animated film in history, there's no denying a certain appeal to Disney's Frozen. That doesn't make it a quality film, though.

The Songs, Snow, and Alter Egos of 'Frozen' | 3 Dec 2013 // 3:15 AM

As alter egos go, you couldn't have two more opposite types than the adorable Sven and the relentlessly fierce ice monster.


Guessing the 2015 Grammys | 29 Jan 2015 // 3:48 AM

PopMatters predicts a night of newcomers, huge sweeps, and some love for two theme songs from 2013.

Girl Power at the Box Office | 9 Dec 2013 // 5:00 AM

Movies led by strong female characters are dominating ticket sales...


Guessing the 2015 Grammys | 29 Jan 2015 // 3:48 AM

//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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