The Big Year

The PopMatters Fall Movie Preview - October 2011 | 9 Sep 2011 // 8:00 AM

With Award Season in sight, October offers up the last of the should-have-been-summer blockbusters (Real Steel, Anonymous), a few indie darlings (Like Crazy, Martha, Marcy, May, Marlene), and the usual dose of All Hallow's Eve tie-ins (Red State, Paranormal Activity 3).


Born to Birding: 'The Big Year' | 16 Oct 2011 // 9:30 PM

As Edith (JoBeth Williams) watches her birder husband head off on yet another adventure in search of a fabulous and strange species, she's not imagining that he's going to come back enlightened, more passionate, or even richer.

//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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