The Smurfs

Summer Movie Preview: July 2011 | 3 May 2011 // 4:00 PM

If automatons are battling genetically altered soldiers, talking animals, extraterrestrials, and cowpokes for box office supremacy, it must be July.


'The Smurfs': Less Magical Territory | 31 Jul 2011 // 10:40 PM

By taking a few select Smurfs out of their communist harmony, the filmmakers diminish their fascinating collective in favor of the usual fish-out-of-water hijinks.


Cream of the Crap: The Best/Worst Movies of Summer 2011 | 29 Aug 2011 // 1:00 AM

Five Good and Five Bad Examples of the Annual Box Office Money Grab.

//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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