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In Defense Of ... A Second Season for 'Halt and Catch Fire'
Women are the alpha-characters in Halt and Catch Fire. There may be no better dynamic duo of smart leading females on TV today than Donna and Cameron. [20.Aug.14]
'Toy Story of Terror!' Delivers on Halloween and the Toy Story Name
This holiday special perfectly balances the recognizable elements found in horror movies and the elements of the Toy Story universe. [20.Aug.14]
PopMatters 2014 Fall TV Preview: Wednesdays
Get a taste of Fall 2014's new shows on Wednesday evenings, with a little analysis on their odds for renewal. [20.Aug.14]
'Dallas' Season 3 Is Rich with Reincarnations and Recycled Plots
By Amanda Gilroy
The real pleasures of the new Dallas involve engaging with repetition in all its forms and taking melodrama seriously. [18.Aug.14]
You Should Have to Make Your Case with Comedy: An Interview with MST3K's Michael J. Nelson
He has been the host and head writer of both Mystery Science Theater 3000 and RiffTrax, and now takes on his biggest comedy challenge yet: riffing 1998's Godzilla in front of a live audience. [13.Aug.14]
Reviews
This holiday special perfectly balances the recognizable elements found in horror movies and the elements of the Toy Story universe. [20.Aug.14]
By Amanda Gilroy
The real pleasures of the new Dallas involve engaging with repetition in all its forms and taking melodrama seriously. [18.Aug.14]
Again and again, The Knick makes visible the traumas suffered by bodies, at risk, unequal by law, and struggling to survive. [13.Aug.14]
Low Winter Sun tries to stand out as a refreshing take on the cop drama formula, but it's far too preoccupied with the shows that it knows audiences will compare it to. [12.Aug.14]
There are good MST3K box sets, and then there are great MST3K box sets. The difference? All the Jack Palance jokes you could ever hope for. [03.Aug.14]
DVD Reviews
This holiday special perfectly balances the recognizable elements found in horror movies and the elements of the Toy Story universe. [20.Aug.14]
Low Winter Sun tries to stand out as a refreshing take on the cop drama formula, but it's far too preoccupied with the shows that it knows audiences will compare it to. [12.Aug.14]
Mixed Media
News
By Glenn Whipp
“Breaking Bad” triumvirate — actors Bryan Cranston and Aaron Paul and the show’s creator, Vince Gilligan — had just seen each other… [14.Aug.14]
Features
He has been the host and head writer of both Mystery Science Theater 3000 and RiffTrax, and now takes on his biggest comedy challenge yet: riffing 1998's Godzilla in front of a live audience. [12.Aug.14]
Columns
In Defense Of…
Women are the alpha-characters in Halt and Catch Fire. There may be no better dynamic duo of smart leading females on TV today than Donna and Cameron. [19.Aug.14]
The Next Reel
After the best-selling novel La Planète des Singes and the hit film Planet of the Apes, the series found itself in hairy times. How did the saga regain its glory? [10.Aug.14]
From The Blogs
From a career filled with amazing highs and several cinematic lows, the late Robin Williams will always be the benchmark between stand-up skill and dramatic depth. [12.Aug.14]
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