Hot Stuff: The 2012 PopMatters Summer Movie Preview (August) | 3 May 2012 // 5:00 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 | 16 Aug 2012 // 11:31 PM

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 // 1:00 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

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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