And justice for none: ‘Prisoners’ and the anxiety over justice in America


This post examines how the movie 'Prisoners' brushes upon topics of law and justice in the United States beyond its most obvious one. It’s a story, and stories seldom provide answers. Stories raise doubt and ask questions which generate discussions. That’s where answers begin.

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Prisoners │ Review


If one is capable of suspending both disgust and disbelief, 'Prisoners' becomes an intense, masterfully acted suspense-thriller which mentions but never pontificates on numerous larger issues within modern American life.

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Keep calm and go digital: or how I learned to stop worrying and join the streaming revolution


Thanks to services like Spotify and Netflix, the modern media junkie is now in a position to get exactly what he or she has always wanted, and what vinyl records, cassette tapes, CDs, LaserDiscs, DVDs and Blu Rays could never provide: all your music and movies, everywhere.

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Riddick │ Review


In terms of B-movie essentials 'Riddick' delivers nasty deaths, turn-off-your-brain plot, neat technology, bad CGI and gratuitous nudity, yet the gaps between action scenes are too long and too stationary to carry through. The best creature features know how to play silence as terror; 'Riddick' treats silence as empty.

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The Grandmaster │ Review


The overall effect of 'The Grandmaster' is like that of an 800-page novel in rich, luxurious, numbing prose. The surface is gorgeous and expansive, but the substance beneath can be summarized in a single paragraph.

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Grabbers │Review


'Grabbers' is a fun and likable comedy-horror/sci-fi hybrid that fans of this genre in general, and Shaun of the Dead in particular, will definitely appreciate.

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10 Actors That Fans Were Wrong About


We at Pop Mythology, in a desire to helpfully offer some of that ultra-rare commodity known as "perspective," decided to have a roundtable discussion looking back at casting choices that were unpopular or controversial at the time but that turned out quite well.

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Kick-Ass 2 │ Review


There is some good material here and Hit Girl remains great, but often 'Kick-Ass 2' sets up for something outrageous and then cowers from it. “Have fun. That’s what it’s all about,” says Jim Carrey's character. Sadly, 'Kick-Ass 2' doesn't listen.

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