Call for Feature Essays About Any Aspect of Popular Culture, Present or Past

Seven Pounds

Features

Thursday, September 11 2008

Talk, Talk, Talk: December 2008

Just like the end of an inspiring speech that may or may not succeed in making its point, these final four weeks before 2009 tend to define or defeat the entire awards season purpose.


Columns

Thursday, December 18 2008

Exquisite Agony

This holiday season, Mickey Rourke (in The Wrestler) and Will Smith (Seven Pounds) suffer for all us sinners.


Reviews

Thursday, December 18 2008

Seven Pounds

Equally afflicted by an old-school weepies affect and new-agey self-righteousness, Seven Pounds is by turns clumsy and overbearing.


Blogs

Thursday, December 18 2008

Tearjerker Given a Post-Modern Make-Over in 'Pounds'

If there is one genre that's in desperate need of a post-modern make-over, it's the tearjerker. Comedy gets retrofitted every few years, while the action


News

Thursday, December 25 2008

Hollywood, race and the Age of Obama

Gook. Dragon lady. Swamp rats. These are but a few of the cringe-inducing racial epithets spewed by Clint Eastwood's Walt Kowalski in "Gran Torino," the


Now on PopMatters
PM Picks
Announcements

© 1999-2014 PopMatters.com. All rights reserved.
PopMatters.com™ and PopMatters™ are trademarks
of PopMatters Media, Inc.

PopMatters is wholly independently owned and operated.