Hope Springs

Hot Stuff: The 2012 PopMatters Summer Movie Preview (August) | 3 May 2012 // 5:00 PM

Bourne and a bunch of ancient action movie icons wrap up the annual popcorn movie march, not with a whimper, but (hopefully) with a box office bang.


Meryl Streep, Sex Goddess | 21 Mar 2013 // 5:30 PM

Meryl Streep is portraying a string of desirous mammas, these days. In Mamma Mia, It's Complicated and Hope Springs, each of the leading ladies are mothers with grown children and a sexual appetite. A healthy one.


'Hope Springs' Eternal, and So Does Formula | 7 Aug 2012 // 10:36 PM

While you can appreciate that Meryl Streep and Tommy Lee Jones are the focus here, as opposed to playing the parents or employers of younger, superficial types, they end up in the same place as those younger types.


Tommy Lee Jones: an actor who directs, lives on a cattle ranch, and chooses his words carefully | 6 Aug 2012 // 2:35 AM

LOS ANGELES — Do they make men like Tommy Lee Jones anymore? Men who can rope a calf, direct a movie, and, you want to believe,

//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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