The PopMatters Summer Movie Preview - May 2014 | 2 May 2014 // 2:06 AM

It's that time of the year again. Time for the days to get longer and hotter and the moviegoing experience more complicated and chaotic.


In 'Maleficent', Angelina Jolie Channels Shakespeare's Richard III | 3 Nov 2014 // 8:10 PM

Like the great antiheroes of history, Angelina Jolie's seductive performance as Maleficent gets you to root for her even as she commits acts of evil.


'Maleficent' Gets Mangled in the Reimagining | 30 May 2014 // 2:00 AM

It's manufactured magic, the kind that Disney used to conjure up without breaking an aesthetic sweat.

//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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