Get On Up

The PopMatters Summer Film Preview: August 2014 | 31 Jul 2014 // 1:23 AM

There's a lot to look forward to in August, including another amazing Marvel movie, a return of everyone's favorite "heroes on the half-shell", and a welcome return of a certain Sin City.


'Get On Up': James Brown Imagined | 1 Aug 2014 // 5:30 AM

"You see where this thing is going" from the first frames of Get On Up. But you also wish you didn't; you wish that it would have been smarter, more nuanced, and less fantastic.


The 2015 SEALS - Short Ends and Leader's Annual Film Awards | 18 Feb 2015 // 3:54 AM

As the awards season prepares to wind down, Short Ends and Leader sizes up those not in Academy competition with our annual preferential picks.

Everybody 'Get on Up' and #SayItLoud This Thursday at 4pm EST on @PopMatters Twitter | 30 Jul 2014 // 11:30 AM

Stay tuned to the @PopMatters Twitter tomorrow at 4.00 pm EST as we do a live Twitter session about James Brown and the new biopic celebrating his career, Get on Up. We will be handing out prizes, including $100 iTunes cards.

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Because Blood Is Drama: Considering Carnage in Video Games and Other Media

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"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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