The Lovely Bones

The Best 30 Films of 2009 | 7 Jan 2010 // 3:00 PM

In one of the rarest rating periods ever, several on the staff could successfully argue for any of the Top 30 choices as a potential number one. While not all classics, they remain the consistent cream of 2009's crop.

The Best Female Film Performances of 2009 | 5 Jan 2010 // 3:00 PM

Some in the media would have you think it was a sparse year for women on the silver screen. One peak at this amazing list of 20 girl power performances will have you giving said sentiments a specious second look.


Cracking the Spine: The Lovely Bones | 25 Apr 2010 // 4:00 PM

The author's 'heaven' is a concrete and unexpected place with"lumbering women throwing shot put and javelin"; whereas the filmmaker's interpretation changes 'heaven' to something like a garish, 3-D Hallmark card.


The Lovely Bones | 10 Dec 2009 // 9:55 PM

The start of Peter Jackson's The Lovely Bones is indicative of the troubles to come, as the film makes awkwardly literal the fantasy spun in Alice Sebold's strange and poetic novel.


These 'Bones' Are Indeed 'Lovely' | 15 Jan 2010 // 2:00 AM

The murder of a child is, without a doubt, the worst crime of all. It is shocking in its randomness, depressing in its desire to


Peter Jackson's brave new world: the grief-stricken dreamscape of 'The Lovely Bones' | 11 Jan 2010 // 7:00 AM

MINNEAPOLIS — After four flamboyant epics — the "Lord of the Rings" trilogy and a remake of "King Kong" — Peter Jackson has moved to a film that's

Stanley Tucci: 'I never wanted to play a serial killer' | 3 Jan 2010 // 8:52 PM

You loved Stanley Tucci opposite Meryl Streep in "The Devil Wears Prada" and "Julie & Julia." You loved him in his Emmy-winning guest appearance on "Monk."

//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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