“The Revolutionary” - an American in China’s Communist Party

This is the story of a civil rights activist and union organizer who became a linguist, went to China after World War II, and joined the Chinese Communist revolution.


"Prometheus" - The return of smart sci-fi

The storytelling approach here was very cerebral, which instantly makes "Prometheus" a candidate for the best science fiction film seen in several years.


Good summer movies: Moonrise, Marigold, Bernie, Hysteria

Moviegoers can take their pick of several good light-hearted films as the summer season begins. Each of these four has something to say and says it well.


The Agonist’s “Prisoners” packs a socially conscious punch

Animal rights and environmental activists are suddenly snapping to attention in the face of this once-misunderstood music.


Ray Bradbury: an American imagination

If ever there were a talent worthy of high regard, this gentle cauldron of imagination seems a figure that ought to be regarded as a national treasure.


“Chernobyl Diaries” are best left unread

"Chernobyl Diaries" seems to casually abuse the real-life story behind the abandoned city of Pripiat for the sake of a few scares.


X-Men presents comics’ first interracial gay wedding

Astonishing X-Men #50, which hit shelves May 23, was the issue in which Northstar proposed to his boyfriend.


"Avengers" assembles best elements of its genre

Avengers took the humor-tinged mech-action of Iron Man, the Shakespearean epicness of Thor, and threw in a little political correctness for good measure. This is how you do a superhero film.


Summer films: The good, the bad, the wild cards

This summer will offer the usual assortment of comic book blockbusters, sci-fi, obscene comedies, reboots, remakes, sequels, and prequels.


“Cabin in the Woods” is full of surprises

The Cabin in the Woods takes the overdone slasher flick formula, tears it down, and builds it back up.

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