Taken 2

The 2012 PopMatters Fall Film Preview - Part 2: October | 4 Sep 2012 // 5:12 PM

We get closer to the true cream of the cinematic crop, with some mandated seasonal horror thrown in for 31st consideration. Highlights include the Wachowskis/Tykwer epic Cloud Atlas and Ben Affleck's Argo.


'Taken 2' Dutifully Follows the Most Standard of Sequel Formulas | 22 Jan 2013 // 4:10 PM

At no point does Taken 2 work any harder or get any smarter than it needs to be.

The Ideal War on Terror Dad: 'Taken 2' | 5 Oct 2012 // 1:05 AM

The desire for revenge is at once a cursory plot point and a cursory theme, as Murad and Bryan have occasion to discuss the reasons for and likely outcomes of such desire.

//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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