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Baltimore's Untold Story: More Cops, Less Funding for School

Catalina Sofia Dansberger Duque | Posted 05.20.2016 | Education
Catalina Sofia Dansberger Duque

I have family that has dedicated their life in state jobs helping people, I know the need, and don't agree that to help one the other has to be ignored. At a time when Baltimore City youth needs more help than ever, Governor Hogan made it clear that those needs are not a priority.

Exploring the Meaning of CG Gore

Marshall Fine | Posted 05.25.2014 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

I've decided that CG blood absolutely denotes something different than the splatter that comes from exploding blood bags, the old-school method of spraying a fake version of the fluid of life.

Ancient Women of 300's Persia, Greece, and Beyond

Kristin M. Swenson, Ph.D. | Posted 05.13.2014 | Religion
Kristin M. Swenson, Ph.D.

Now if only there were about three hundred more 300's. Maybe not in blood and gore but movies with kick-ass women from ancient Persia and Greece. Then, more people would surely get what has so captivated me about Amytis, Cassandane, and Atossa. Um... who, you ask?

300: Rise of Empires -- The Rest of the Story

Joseph Parker | Posted 05.10.2014 | Entertainment
Joseph Parker

The much-anticipated sequel to 300 has finally come to theaters, bringing with it a deluge of slow-mo kills, story, and naval tactics. As with any film, there are good and bad elements and as such, I find myself still walking the fence between Like/Dislike.

300: Rise of An Empire Trailer Comment Parody

Shira Lazar | Posted 05.06.2014 | Comedy
Shira Lazar

What if movie trailers quoted YouTube comments instead of critics? YouTube comments can be some of the funniest "pieces of literature" on the interne...

Mike Ryan

Eva Green Absolutely Steals '300: Rise Of An Empire' | Mike Ryan | Posted 03.06.2014 | Entertainment

It's not unheard of for an actor's performance to define a film so greatly that it lifts that film to another level. It's a little more rare, though, ...

Rodrigo Santoro Co-stars in 300: Rise of an Empire

Dwight Brown | Posted 05.04.2014 | Entertainment
Dwight Brown

A tidal wave of warriors' blood turns the sea a dark crimson red. War! Greeks against Persians. Only the courageous will survive to fight another day. Who will be the victors in this mythological tale of revenge and power?

Mike Ryan

'Batman Vs. Superman' Directer Fires Back At Accusations | Mike Ryan | Posted 03.03.2014 | Entertainment

It's safe to say that Zack Snyder is a polarizing director. Snyder is often heralded for the visual imagery that he brings to his films -- it almost f...

Ancient Hearth Discovered In Controversial Cave

LiveScience | Megan Gannon | Posted 01.28.2014 | Science

A newly discovered hearth full of ash and charred bone in a cave in modern-day Israel hints that early humans sat around fires as early as 300,000 yea...

Movie Review: Man of Steel

Marshall Fine | Posted 08.14.2013 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

Zack Snyder widens his view as a director with Man of Steel, taking a proclivity for creating startling images in the service of storytelling and using it to enlarge and expand the action.

First Look At '300' Sequel

Posted 06.13.2013 | Entertainment

This. Is. Still Sparta. Warner Bros. released the first trailer for "300: Rise of an Empire" on Wednesday night, just under nine months before the fil...

Hollywood Sending Evil Message?

Posted 01.25.2012 | Entertainment

While conservatives like to knock Hollywood for its supposed liberal bent, one columnist in England thinks that its films are promoting quite the oppo...

Batman Legend Trashes Occupy Wall Street, Insults Muslims

Posted 01.13.2012 | Entertainment

Frank Miller has spent much of his famed comic book writing career creating dark, urban dystopias, but the groundbreaking scribe has little regard for...

Joel Edgerton: Making A Big Move

Vulture | By: | Posted 01.02.2012 | Entertainment

The future of Greece may be in doubt these days, but its past is looking pretty good to Warner Bros. Insiders tell Vulture that the studio is entering...

Miller's Holy Terror Reveals Some Unholy Prejudices

Zaki Hasan | Posted 12.02.2011 | Entertainment
Zaki Hasan

In the interests of full disclosure, I haven't read Holy Terror. In good conscience, to plunk down money in support of such an endeavor, even if only for "research" purposes.

From Conan The Barbarian to 300, Watchmen, Rob Zombie and Beyond: Chatting With Film Composer Tyler Bates

Mike Ragogna | Posted 10.09.2011 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna


'Superman' Star's Epic Battle | Posted 06.27.2011 | Entertainment

Yesterday's teaser for Tarsem Singh's latest movie "Immortals" could not have prepared us for the cinematic glory showcased in the full trailer, which...

Cinefantastique Spotlight Podcast: Sucker Punch

Dan Persons | Posted 06.03.2011 | Entertainment
Dan Persons

Steve Biodrowski and Dan Persons narrowly avoid a sucker punch to the solar plexus as they dodge and feint their way through an examination of Zack Snyder's new CGI-laced fantasy action pic.

SUCKER PUNCH: "Am I the Only One Who Liked This Film?"

Logan Nakyanzi Pollard | Posted 05.28.2011 | Entertainment
Logan Nakyanzi Pollard

Sucker Punch takes a shot at our ideas about who we think we are. Director Zack Snyder makes you think it's about sex. But it's not, it's about integration: personal accountability, maturity and moving forward.

Why Sucker Punch Isn't as Empowering as It Wants to Be

Jessica Massa | Posted 05.27.2011 | Entertainment
Jessica Massa

Sucker Punch had so much potential to be an empowering tour de force for its female viewers. So why did I come away feeling confused? And maybe a little dirty?

Movie Review: Sucker Punch

Marshall Fine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

If you're looking for Sucker Punch to make sense - or do anything else that seems conventional or that you've seen before - see another film. Zack Sn...

WikiLeaks: U.S. Government More Distraught About Netflix Restructuring Than Plight of Working Poor

James Napoli | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
James Napoli

Newly-uncovered information from WikiLeaks seems to provide irrefutable proof of what many have long suspected: that nobody in the U.S. government gives two royal craps about anyone.

Being Part of Everyone's Furniture; Or: Appropriate Away!

Athena Andreadis, Ph.D. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Athena Andreadis, Ph.D.

My culture is deemed common property and used accordingly. Yet few people really know anything about it beyond the cartoon version that passes for world history in most US schools.

Gays are Homo-Cidal Maniacs!

Bryan Safi | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Bryan Safi

There are a few things we gay men are good at: fashion, hygiene, dressing up dogs in people clothes, and the ability to be absolutely terrifying on the big screen.

Hollywood (Finally) Gives Us Positive Persians

Mojgan Sherkat | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Mojgan Sherkat

After decades of portraying Iranians as terrorists and villains, Hollywood has taken the first step toward giving my community its due by creating a blockbuster fantasy/action epic film.