The PopMatters Fall Movie Preview - October 2011 | 9 Sep 2011 // 9:00 AM
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).
The Thing (2011): Bringing Quiet Tones and Space Vaginas Back from the '80s | 13 Oct 2011 // 10:00 PM
Matthijs van Heinjningen Jr.'s prequel to John Carpenter's The Thing summons the chilly vibe and the cinema-sexual psychoanalytic undertone of the best of '80s genre cinema. It's only the generic modern "female empowerment" story that seems dated.