The Spectacular Now

The Best Male Film Performances of 2013 | 7 Jan 2014 // 8:14 PM

The best male film performances highlight how masculinity, managed within a more considered and complete character overview, can turn even the most rugged rogue into an equally strong if sensitive cinematic center.

The PopMatters Summer Movie Preview - August 2013 | 30 Jul 2013 // 11:20 PM

As we enter the dog days of summer, we get the summer movie season dregs as well. Still, there's some stuff to look forward to, including the latest from Neill Blomkamp, a biopic on Linda Lovelace, more Disney cross promotional marketing, and the latest from the almost always brilliant Edgar Wright, Simon Pegg, and Nick Frost.


What's So Great About Being an Adult? | 22 Jan 2014 // 1:00 AM

In the hands of James Ponsoldt, The Spectacular Now becomes a teen movie that resembles real life more than other teen movies.

'The Spectacular Now': High School and Consequences | 2 Aug 2013 // 12:30 AM

What high school partier Sutter can't realize is that being 18 and in love with the perfect, nerdish Aimee may be the high point of his life.

//Mixed media

The Hills Are Alive, But Nobody Else Is in 'The Happiness of the Katakuris'

// Short Ends and Leader

"Happiness of the Katakuris is one of Takashi Miike's oddest movies, and that's saying something.

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