October 2, 2009

31 days, 31 great horror movies: ‘Duel’

We’ve all be victims of road rage, right? That’s what makes “Duel” so scary. It could happen. That is if you’re driving on mostly deserted desert roads. Steven Spielberg directed our No. 30 spot in 1971. It was a simple movie. One red Plymouth Valiant. One sinister-looking tractor trailer. And Dennis Weaver. Weaver plays David […]

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October 1, 2009

31 days, 31 great horror movies

It’s October 1. That means Halloween is just around the corner. But to many, it’s already here. True Halloween fans take the first of October as the beginning of the Halloween season. We start seeing decorations, hearing costume ideas, and of course there are the movies. From now until Oct. 31, we can expect to […]

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September 27, 2009

‘Dexter’ review: John Lithgow steals the show

The highly-anticipated “Dexter” season premiere did not disappoint. From the skillful faux post-fatherhood opening to the nail-biting ending, the fourth season of “Dexter” is sure to be one of the best. The most chilling point of the episode came early when we see a completely nude John Lithgow waiting in a bathroom as a young […]

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September 27, 2009

Director Roman Polanski arrested in Switzerland

Academy-Award winning director Roman Polanksi was arrested Saturday by Swiss police as he flew in for the Zurich Film Festival. Polanksi has been wanted by the United States since 1977 for sexual assault charges. He could face extradition to the United States where he would finally be charged with the 32-year-old crime. The 76-year-old filmmaker […]

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September 27, 2009

‘SNL’ new girl drops the F-bomb

One of  “Saturday Night Live‘s” newest featured players Jenny Slate slipped up and said the F-word in her first starring skit. Needless to say, she is my new hero. The comic was playing Dawn, the host of a biker chick talk show. The skit featured the word “freaking” a lot so her slip was understandable. […]

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September 26, 2009

‘Halloween II’ theme done on Mario Paint

It’s no secret that I am a fan of the original “Halloween” franchise (at least through Part 4), so I was quite amused and impressed when I made this little discovery on YouTube. This will prove how much of a geek I am: I was searching YouTube for fan-made “Halloween” trailers which led to me […]

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September 26, 2009

‘The Attic Door’ trailer is subtle and creepy

I had the pleasure of stumbling upon the teaser trailer for “The Attic Door” and I’m not sure what I saw, but it scared me. I think that was the point. So point taken. According to the movie’s Web site, “The Attic Door” is about two abandoned pioneer siblings who must confront their greatest fear […]

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September 26, 2009

First fall TV casualty: ‘The Beautiful Life’

Ashton Kutcher’s “The Beautiful Life” is the first show of the season to be canceled, according to Yahoo! TV. The CW scripted drama about modeling starred Mischa Barton and lasted only two episodes before it got the axe. Yahoo! is also predicting that “Accidentally on Purpose” starring Jenna Elfman could be next. And surprisingly, also […]

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September 24, 2009

Cronenberg remaking Cronenberg’s ‘The Fly’

It’s being reported that David Cronenberg has announced he is developing a remake of his own 1986 sci-fi classic “The Fly.” And I thought Rob Zombie would be the next one to remake one of his own movies that was already a remake. There’s very little information about this remake but was definitely worth a […]

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September 24, 2009

‘Afterschool’ trailer: More bad prep school kids

I was totally excited when I heard there was a movie called “Afterschool.” All these thoughts started flowing through my head. Thoughts of teen pregnancy, teen bulimia, teen suicide were in my head. I was all “Cool! An After school Special movie! Now only if Kevin Dillon and Mary Stuart Masterson weren’t so old they […]

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