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Monday, January 13 2014

The Guilty Pleasure Films of 2013

Sometimes, a bad movie inspires a bit of unnatural love. In other instances, films overlooked by the masses make it into our personal preferences. Whatever the case is here, we have several examples of efforts we feel bad for enjoying, but love nonetheless.


Tuesday, November 12 2013

Hi Ho Silver, Again

Much of the thrill of watching The Lone Ranger comes from its death-defying ability not to fall.


Monday, July 1 2013

The PopMatters Summer Movie Preview - July 2013

Dead policeman battling demons, giant monsters taking on equally elephantine robots, true crime, documentaries, and lots more CG kid fare. That's what July has in store for us, including a return of a certain masked man and his faithful 'Indian' companion.


Reviews

Thursday, December 19 2013

Ultimately, the Weirdness of Both Johnny Depp and 'The Lone Ranger' Is Engaging

Depp riffs on Buster Keaton, performing ridiculous feats of derring-do (including riding a horse through a train, which Verbinski makes look about as believable as possible), and train cars hurtle past each other with perfect timing.


Wednesday, July 3 2013

Tonto and 'Stupid White Man' Carry on the Self-Mythologizing of 'The Lone Ranger'

All of the stories that come together in The Lone Ranger are the bits and revisions of the same story, and the most terrifying aspect of these centuries of self-mythologizing is the capacity to absorb and recycle, to own and reframe.


Blogs

Friday, December 20 2013

How Does It Feel to Be Wrong?: 'The Lone Ranger' (Blu-ray)

Everyone was wrong when they tagged this Summer of 2013 entry a "bomb." Instead, it's a sorely misunderstood work of warped genius.


Monday, August 19 2013

Why Do We Care How Much Movies Cost to Make?

Money matters to audiences because you made it matter to them. You thrust dollar signs and the discuss of same like it's an important part of the artistic process.


Monday, July 8 2013

The Lone-ly 'Ranger'

Films fail for a number of reasons. Trying to repeat the unrepeatable is one of them.


Monday, July 1 2013

The Mad "Genius" of 'The Lone Ranger (2013)'

While this new Lone Ranger is no masterpiece, it's also one of the most inventive and insane movies of the Summer 2013 season.


Monday, May 6 2013

Bombs Away: Predicting the Summer 2013 Flops

Our choices for five Summer films that (probably) won't live up to expectations, artistically or commercially.


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