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Features

Friday, September 9 2011

The PopMatters Fall Movie Preview - October 2011

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).


Reviews

Friday, October 28 2011

'The Rum Diary' Misses Thompson's Language

A literal-mindedness about Hunter S. Thompson's metaphors infuses the film: scary Puerto Rican natives threaten Paul and Salas during their wild nights, rich white men look overstuffed in their wicker chair.


Blogs

Friday, October 28 2011

This Sampling of 'Rum' is Intoxicating

The Rum Diary is an overheated, heartfelt tribute. It's celluloid strained through a homemade still and fermented until near toxicity


News

Tuesday, November 22 2011

Hunter S. Thompson’s Novel ‘Rum Diary’ Displays His Forming Thoughts

For Thompson, the window between creation and calcification was narrow.


Wednesday, October 26 2011

With ‘The Rum Diary,’ Johnny Depp seeks ‘closure’ with an old friend

ORLANDO, Fla. — Like everyone who knew him, Johnny Depp collected Hunter S. Thompson stories. The first one is how the already-famous actor first met his


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