The X-Files, like the conspiracy thrillers of the '70s, worked because there was a general atmosphere of paranoia and mistrust engendered by real-world events. What should be obvious now is that we live in a culture in which a show like The X-Files would flourish once again.
In this era, with movies more globalized and insistently present in the culture than ever, three iconic cinematic figures are very much front and center, their latest movie outings from last year and this in the all-time top 10 in worldwide box office.
At this point in movie history, the Hollywood studios are to movies what McDonald's is to cuisine: a factory producing products that are nearly identical in their lack of depth, quality or concern for the viewing audience's intellect.
It's been a few months since I last saw the film, and there are still five lingering questions I have from the move that I hope I'll find answers to after watching both the Blu-ray and the special features. See if you agree.
America likes action, and so does the world. The superhero phenomenon is an interesting development that may coincide with rampant coach potato-ism and screen-orientation. Especially as the feats are pretty much all CGI.
Are super PAC negative ads more powerful than DVR? Much like superheroes, they sound harmless without their capes on, but Super PACs could use their vast riches to become the most powerful force in the 2012 election and conquer the universe.