Monday, January 28 2013
From popcorn perfection to animation experimentation, foreign finesse and good old Hollywood hokum, 2012 delivered the shiny cinematic goods and then some. Here are our choices for the titles that took on the challenge, and won.
Wednesday, July 18 2012
Like it or not, something's missing from Marc Webb's cinematic reimagining of the Amazing Spider-Man, the exact piece that makes Spider-Man, Spider-Man…
Tuesday, July 3 2012
The actor-director Leif Gantvoort plays a pivotal role in the summer blockbuster The Amazing Spider-Man, and swings by PopMatters to tell us all about it: the Mensa premiere, his thoughts on if it's too soon for a franchise reboot, and why everyone should watch the movie Brick ...
Thursday, May 3 2012
It's a battle of the box office biggest superheros as July sees Batman take on a new webslinger for artistic and commercial bragging rights.
Friday, January 8 2010
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.
Thursday, January 28 2010
Either by coincidence or because I just happened to watch these all on a cold day when I needed a little warmth, the magic of the human condition emerged as a trend in these new DVD releases.
Monday, July 2 2012
The Amazing Spider-Man simplifies the well-known story's struggle between science and myth.
Monday, September 20 2010
Lone Star suggests that being human has nothing to do with conscience and empathy and everything to do with how well you deliver the performance your audience expects.
Friday, July 17 2009
(500) Days of Summer may not be a particularly happy love story, but it's a love story all the same.
Wednesday, July 4 2012
The core concepts may be the same, but this update on the character is not a remake of Raimi's original. It's its own unique vision, one apparently unable to be seen by some.
Friday, June 29 2012
The Amazing Spider-man is just that. It's a legitimate epic wrapped up in the tale of one mixed up young man.
Sunday, December 27 2009
Love hurts. Love stinks. It's all you need and often the answer. So a love story should be complicated, not pat and perfunctory. A romance…
Monday, July 27 2009
Does anyone really care about the romantic comedy anymore? Does anyone see the once burgeoning chick flick genre as anything but a placeholder for the…
Friday, July 24 2009
First-time filmmaker Marc Webb didn't like romantic comedies. And then he fell in love — with a script. Webb, a Wisconsin native with a background…