Real Steel

The PopMatters Fall Movie Preview - October 2011 | 9 Sep 2011 // 8:00 AM

With Award Season in sight, October offers up the last of the should-have-been-summer blockbusters (Real Steel, Anonymous), a few indie darlings (Like Crazy, Martha, Marcy, May, Marlene), and the usual dose of All Hallow's Eve tie-ins (Red State, Paranormal Activity 3).


'Real Steel' Is Adept at Squandering Its Own Fun Ideas | 6 Oct 2011 // 11:20 PM

Real Steel sounds like a streamlined, more human, less bombastic version of Transformers, but turns out to be just as adept at squandering its own fun ideas.


'Real Steel' is Real Dumb | 7 Oct 2011 // 7:00 AM

Channeling well as dozens of Popcorn King imitators, (the director) winds up delivering a braindead blockbuster that is guaranteed to generate income, if not entertainment.

The 10 Things We Learn About the Future in 'Real Steel' | 6 Oct 2011 // 2:00 AM

The 10 things we learn from the lame future shock that is this latest kiddie-oriented action adventure.

//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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