Film Review: “Exodus: Gods and Kings”

I’m so glad I watched Ridley Scott’s latest epic Exodus: Gods and Kings by streaming it on iTunes, because it took me three days to get through this two and a half hour movie and the freedom of a movie in ...

A Picture’s Worth a Thousand Words: Christine Sneed

“He had been nominated three times while we were married and had won twice, once for Best Actor and once for Best Supporting, but despite how much hype and anticipation surrounds this awards show each year, I did not look forward to ...

The Great Summer Movies: You Have My Sympathies

In space, no one can hear you scream. On the Nostromo, you can hear almost everything.

Alien is a masterpiece of sound design. Every second is dominated by a dense, carefully constructed soundscape, where the natural noises in the spaceship are a ...

Filminism: Villainous Women

“The truth be told, a villian’s the best way to go. Playing a bad guy…it’s better lines, it’s more colorful, audiences vicariously love you because a lot of times everything they want to do in real life but they can’t do, ...

Revival House: “They mostly come at night … mostly …”

So many things didn’t sound right. For one, the original film’s director Ridley Scott had nothing to do with it. Secondly, the plot would involve the sole survivor of Alien, Ripley (Sigourney Weaver), to be somehow convinced to return to the ...

DVD Review: “You Again”

You Again is one of those slapstick farces in which you, the viewer, have to put aside most of your expectations and just sit back and have some fun. If you’re able to admit that Moe Jelline’s screenplay is serviceable, yet ...

Soundtrack Saturday: “Working Girl”

Some time last spring, I acquired the soundtrack to the Mike Nichols-directed romantic comedy Working Girl (1988), but I hesitated writing about it because I know how much derision Carly Simon gets around these parts.

However, I watched Working Girl ...

Theatre Review: “Alien Queen”

Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark, the $65 million Broadway musical featuring songs by U2’s Bono and the Edge, may have finally made its way into previews late last month, but due to cast injuries and technical difficulties its opening has been pushed back ...

Listmania: Top 10 Kick-Ass Movies

In pop culture, lists are everything. They lend a sense of order to an otherwise orderless world. From film and literature to music, critics and readers alike love to put things in tidy rows. It is with this in ...

The Bigger Picture: The Game Has Not Changed

It took me a while to get around to seeing Avatar. One reason for that, also coincidentally one of the reasons I have been a pretty lazy contributor to Popdose lately, is because I have been trying to finish my own ...

DVD Review: “Galaxy Quest Deluxe Edition”

Galaxy Quest Deluxe Edition (2009, Paramount)
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While the new Star Trek film continues to soar through the box office to become one of the most popular movies of the year, Paramount has decided that it’s ...