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Send Your Men of Science Quick!

Scooter posted below about a proposed rem*** of another John Carpenter film, and you may be amused and amazed to hear that a r***ke of Invasion of the Body Snatchers will be in theaters in August.  But, wait, you…

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News Roundup: Grindhouse Too Violent?

Is Grindhouse too violent to earn an "R" rating?  We certainly hope so! Remember when we told you last week that Greg McClean’s Rouge was going straight to DVD?  Scratch that. Tobin Bell confirms he’s returning for Saw IV…

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Ox vs. Snake: Only In New York!

I had the good fortune of meeting wrestler Ox Baker the other day while helping out as a camera person on a documentary in development about old school wrestling champions. In case you’re wondering why I’m mentioning such a thing…

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They Call Me Bruce

Matinee idol (to us anyway) Bruce Campbell has got an old fashioned, gold-plated doozy in the works.  The language of press releases usually reads something like: "Bruce Campell (Army of Darkness) is set to play his greatest and most challenging…

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Scent of a Woman

Who’d have thought that tough-guy Al Pacino and baby-faced Chris O’Donnell would have such great chemistry? Their odd-couple pairing not only led to a great real-life friendship, but earned Pacino a well-deserved accolade: his first Academy Award. The Synopsis:…

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Scent of a Woman: Inspirations

Screenwriter Bo Goldman felt that Scent of a Woman was the most personal script he’d ever written. ‘Lt. Colonel Frank Slade,’ he explained, is a combination of his father, one of his brothers and his Army first sergeant. Even the…

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Scent of a Woman: History of the “Hoo-ah!”

“Hoo-ah” is an all-purpose exclamation, affirmation and declaration of pride that started in the Army but has since spread into the Air Force and Navy. The Marines have their own version—“Ooh-rah” (which is also sometimes used in the Navy). Until…

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A Rose Grows in the GRINDHOUSE

Okay, I’ll admit that I’ve been ignoring all the hooplah surrounding the upcoming release of the Tarantino/Rodriguez double-team GRINDHOUSE flick. I gave up on post-modern super-cool macho-posturing cinema just around the time my permanent teeth started growing in. And then…

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Scent of a Woman: Method Acting

Stories of Pacino becoming lost in his roles abound. According to legend, when Pacino was playing a lawyer, a friend told him he was having conveyance problems, and Pacino asked to see his friend’s contract. He did shifts in a…

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Back to the Future

It’s the film that launched the career of fledgling actor Michael J. Fox, transforming him from small screen staple into certified m ovie star. This sci-fi classic also launched another show-stopper; the film made "DeLorean" a household name. The…

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