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Why Was 'Punisher: War Zone' Pummeled by Fans?

Why did the only film based on a Marvel Comics property and directed by a woman fail so spectacularly?

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Punisher: War Zone

The premise is so awful it veers toward sublime: the angry white guy kills everyone.

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Dexter: Season Three Premiere

The moral muddling is never resolved in Dexter. The more Dexter (Michael C. Hall) insists on his rightness, the more limited his vision appears.

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Talk, Talk, Talk: December 2008

Just like the end of an inspiring speech that may or may not succeed in making its point, these final four weeks before 2009 tend to define or defeat the entire awards season purpose.

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Talk, Talk, Talk: October 2008

What studio suit thought this was a good idea? With four months to schedule your high priced efforts, you instead unload almost 30 overpriced pictures on an unsuspecting movie audience.

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Dexter

Predictably, the network cut is much more concerned with removing all premium cable language than with obfuscating the utter corruption Dexter embodies and acts out each episode.

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Rambo

That Rambo is by now too old to recover or start again only underlines the film's ultimate point: no one wins this time.

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High Redefinition: The 30 Best TV Shows of 2007

In memoriam of a TV season cut down before its prime time, PopMatters staff celebrates the Top 30 TV Shows of 2007. Some are old favorites. Others have barely made their impression felt. But at a time when all broadcast fortunes are up in the air, they definitely deserve the recognition.

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Dexter

With Dexter worrying and fumbling, the second season has opened with questions.

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Dexter

While Dexter provides a seductive enough surface, it doesn't lose sight of the ugliness "deep inside."

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