The PopMatters Summer Movie Preview: July 2014 | 1 Jul 2014 // 8:14 PM

We take another trip to a certain simian world, we have another experience with an annual government authorized night of lawlessness, and we get our second sighting of a mythic Greek muscleman.


'Lucy' Entertains Despite Its Stupid Science | 26 Feb 2015 // 8:10 PM

Lucy's idea of science is akin to a stoner complaining about how math doesn't really exist, but it does have an audacity that many sci-fi thrillers in the present day lack.

Scarlett Johansson Gets Goopy in 'Lucy' | 25 Jul 2014 // 6:50 AM

This might be as close to a point as Lucy can get, the essential illogic of movies, of illusion, of delusion.


You Barely Need One Percent of Your Brain to Appreciate 'Lucy' | 25 Jul 2014 // 12:00 AM

If you surgically grafted a snippet of Flowers for Algernon and a low-end documentary about the human brain onto a Cliff Notes summary of La Femme Nikita, the result might approach the lazy schizophrenia of Luc Besson's latest fembot warrior fantasy.

//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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