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Oh, All That Annoying Movie Marketing: A Chat with Critic Eric D. Snider

Summertime means cross-promotion is in the air.

“Young people are pretty savvy about marketing…They don’t consider something ‘bad’ or ‘annoying’ just because it’s marketing, the way many of us in the previous generation did.”

Superhero Fatigue… or, Does the Genre Even Benefit the Medium Where it Started?

Misfits...even more so than other superheroes  (credit: Mark Johnson, © Clerkenwell Films)

Superheroes: Bigger Than Ever or Industry Obstacle—or Both?

How NOT To Teach Bestselling Books and Comics, or Hollywood Blockbusters

Game of Thrones

Years ago media literacy educators noticed something dismaying: kids were becoming downright cynical. Healthy skepticism had been replaced with a kind of universal suspicion. Today, some teachers might like to revive that approach…

Movie Review: “The Avengers” Is So Geekily Good It May Convert Some Viewers Into Geeks

Avengers Banner

“The Avengers” derives its fun from the very things that could have doomed it…