Hot Stuff: The 2012 PopMatters Summer Movie Preview (August) | 3 May 2012 // 6:00 PM

Bourne and a bunch of ancient action movie icons wrap up the annual popcorn movie march, not with a whimper, but (hopefully) with a box office bang.


'Sparkle' Offers a Last Look at Whitney Houston | 17 Aug 2012 // 12:31 AM

What's missing in Sparkle is made apparent in the scene where Whitney Houston sings.


For Your Consideration: Best Supporting Actress, Carmen Ejogo in 'Sparkle' | 7 Dec 2012 // 2:00 AM

Loosely based on the gritty 1976 original, the new film never quite takes off and because of this actress Carmen Ejogo’s blisteringly soulful performance will very unfortunately not be getting the awards attention it so richly deserves.

//Mixed media

Con Brio: The Best New Live Band in America?

// Notes from the Road

"There’s a preciousness to McCarter and the rest of the mostly young band. You want to freeze the moment, to make sure they are taking it all in too. Because it’s going to change.

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