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Features

Tuesday, January 11 2011

The Best Films of 2010

Among this year's winners include a fake documentary, a comedy about Jihad, a vampire story NOT dealing with tacky tween romance, a haunting hillbilly noir, and an elegant tale about clones. Not necessarily the usual cinematic suspects.


Wednesday, January 5 2011

The Best DVDs of 2010

As the medium continues to struggle with significance in the steady "streaming" of the 21st Century, here are PopMatters' picks for the best the format(s) have to offer.


Wednesday, May 5 2010

2010 Summer Movie Preview - August

We round out our summer preview with the August releases, a rather dim bunch unfortunately. Will Edgar Wright save us from summer movie hell with the new Michael Cera vehicle?


Columns

Sunday, August 29 2010

'Scott Pilgrim' and What Movies Mean to Comics

Why do comics readers care about the movies made from their favorite books?


Wednesday, May 5 2010

Comics: It's Such a Big Small World

One of the key differences between Stumptown and Comic-Con is that the bigger gathering is the fans' party, while the smaller event is the creators' shindig.


Reviews

Friday, August 13 2010

'Scott Pilgrim vs. the World': Love Is a Nintendo Battlefield

Scott Pilgrim deftly recasts the YA emo romantic comedy inside a snow-globe fantasy of underground rock bands, epic Mortal Kombat battles, and electric kisses.


Blogs

Wednesday, November 10 2010

2010: The Year of the Misunderstood Movie

If it goes down as anything, 2010 will be seen as the year of the misunderstood movie, an artistic anomaly which saw at least four fine films fall by the commercial wayside.


Monday, November 8 2010

Sidekicks Rule!

Ten examples of cinematic 'second bananas', the glue that holds most superhero/genre efforts together.


Tuesday, August 31 2010

Dream State: The Best/Worst Films of Summer 2010

Our choices for the Top Five Best/Worst films of the flawed 2010 summer movie season.


Monday, August 30 2010

Scott Pilgrim vs. Thematic Clarity

Inasmuch as Pilgrim explores the "save the princess" archetype and questions romance as an abstracted end point arrived at through violence, the story then summarily rejects deeper characterization by asking us to forget all that and cheer for the death of the final boss anyway -- simply because he's a bigger jerk than Scott is.


Monday, August 16 2010

Game(r) Over

Simple math would suggest that 'Scott Pilgrim' only played to those already prepared for it, failing to move beyond the invested in-crowd. They couldn't even reach those who loved Edgar Wright's work before.


Making Mr. Wright (Short Ends and Leader) [11.Aug.10]

News

Tuesday, August 24 2010

'Pilgrim' rock world is a hard place

Nigel Godrich has had no problem working with what some would consider the best artists ever. The real challenge is the acts that never were.


Friday, August 13 2010

'Scott Pilgrim' actor carries on in family business

When your mother is Talia ("Rocky") Shire, your uncle is Francis ("The Godfather") Coppola and your cousins are Oscar-winning actor Nicolas Cage and filmmaker Sofia


Thursday, August 12 2010

Filmmaker Edgar Wright brings 'Scott Pilgrim' comics to the screen

When "Scott Pilgrim vs. the World" arrives on movie screens everywhere Friday, it'll be the end of a long odyssey for filmmaker Edgar Wright. The


Tuesday, August 10 2010

'Scott Pilgrim vs. the World' is fast-paced and innovative , some say too much so

"I don't think overwhelming the audience is necessarily a bad thing," opines the British filmmaker Edgar Wright. "Sometimes people get so used to bland, microwaved


Thursday, July 29 2010

Major studios think outside the box to recruit directors to the fanboy genre

LOS ANGELES — Not so long ago, when the big studios would commit big bucks on their big franchises, the list of directors deemed equal to


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