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Sunday, January 5 2014

The Best Films of 2013

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.


Monday, July 1 2013

The PopMatters Summer Movie Preview - July 2013

Dead policeman battling demons, giant monsters taking on equally elephantine robots, true crime, documentaries, and lots more CG kid fare. That's what July has in store for us, including a return of a certain masked man and his faithful 'Indian' companion.


Columns

Sunday, January 19 2014

Cinematic Kaiju: A Worm's Eye look at Filmdom's Biggest Monsters

In the sagas of film's biggest monsters, what qualifies as a Kaiju? And does the giant monster have to be a Japanese creation to be considered Kaiju?


Reviews

Sunday, October 20 2013

'Pacific Rim' Is a Visual Feast That's Heavy on Fluff, Light on Substance

Pacific Rim serves up the kind of visual smorgasbord that those of us weaned on sci-fi and monster movies would have devoured when we were kids.


Friday, July 12 2013

'Pacific Rim' Is Positively Godzillian

The realness of Mako (Rinko Kikuchi)'s trauma functions on multiple levels, and the image of Raleigh Becket (Charlie Hunnam) visibly walking into it is multiply disconcerting.


Blogs

Monday, July 15 2013

'Pacific' Hmmm...

Of course, there's still word of mouth and relatively weak competition in the upcoming days, but for the most part, it seems like Pacific Rim reached out to its prime demo (the geek) and then, strangely enough, stalled.


Friday, July 12 2013

Dad Against the Apocalypse in ‘Pacific Rim’

By drafting in ersatz familial emotions (fathers and sons, soul-bonded brothers, little daughters lost) amidst the hi-tech glitz, Guillermo del Toro’s resuscitation of the kaiju monster-movie template marks a step up from his forgettable comic-book films.


Wednesday, July 10 2013

Monsters Inc-redible: 'Pacific Rim'

A big budget spectacle where every dollar is up on the screen, a boy's adventure tale told by a man who never ever wants to grow up (and hopefully, he never will). Pacific Rim may well be the Star Wars for a new millennium.


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