Politi-Flix

Cross-examining super-heroism

Kick-Ass
Starring Aaron Johnson, Chloe Moretz, Nicholas Cage, Christopher Mintz-Plasse
Directed by Matthew Vaughn

Cop Out
Starring Bruce Willis, Tracey Morgan, Seann William Scott
Directed by Kevin Smith

Repo Men
Starring Jude Law, Forrest Whitaker, Liev Schreiber, Alice Braga
Directed by Miguel Sapochnik

Clash of the (critical) titans 2.0

Way back in 1981, the Critical Advisory Board approved a review of that year’s version of Clash of the Titans for a film history textbook. But, given that this entry is now dated — especially due to the release of a 2.0 version in 2010 — the Critical Advisory Board voted to revise this entry in its new Film Criticism History Textbook.

Puff, a magic movie

How to Train Your Dragon

Queasy zone

Green Zone
Starring Matt Damon, Brendan Gleeson, Greg Kinnear, Amy Ryan
Directed by Paul Greengrass

America's adventures in Lobbyland

Alice in Wonderland
Starring Mia Wasikowska, Anne Hathaway, Johnny Depp, Helena Bonham Carter,
Directed by Tim Burton

Zombie Petition

The Crazies
Starring Timothy Olyphant, Radha Mitchell, Joe Anderson
Directed by Breck Eisner

Shaggy 'wolf' stories

Shutter Island
Starring Leonardo DiCaprio, Mark Ruffalo, Ben Kingsley, Michelle Williams
Directed By Martin Scorsese

The Wolfman
Starring Benicio Del Toro, Anthony Hopkins, Emily Blunt, Hugo Weaving
Directed by Joe Johnson

Voting shenanigans in the land of Oscaristan

Politi-Flix is amazed that there has been so little reporting of the breakdown of democracy in the balkanized and secretive Oscaristan. With all the attention being paid to the election discrepancies in Iran, Pakistan, and Afghanistan, and the stifling of dissent and access to outside media in these countries as well as places like China, it’s to be expected that the scandals in Oscaristan would get lost in the din.

Thugs need work too!

Edge of Darkness
Starring Mel Gibson, Danny Huston, Ray Winstone
Directed by Martin Campbell