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Horror Surfer: Angelina Jolie Goes Old School… Really Really Old School

Angelina Jolie meets your High School English curriculum in Beowulf.  Check out the pics. It’s official: this is the poster for Saw IV, coming to theaters October 26th.  A very different Harry Potter. Dragon Wars, previously known as D-War (and…

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Ballerina Terminator: Summer Glau

I am unabashed fan of slight, pale-skinned sylphs who look as fragile as butterflies punching bad guys through brick walls. So I love the diminuitive ballerina turned sci-fi actor Summer Glau, perhaps best known as the brainwashed, psychic bad-ass in…

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SF Cinematography Loses Laszlo Kovacs

There are many people behind the camera in films who are not often recognized, blurred from recognition by the glow of the coveted director, producer and screenwriter credits, but none is more egregiously overlooked than the cinematographer. After all, they…

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Terrifying Clip of the Week

I remember being pretty terrified by this "children’s" film back in those long-ago elementary school days.  The AV slave would thread it up, and we’d all sit transfixed and shuddering until it ended, and the slapping of the loose film…

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Norman Mailer on His Films

The Film Society of Lincoln Center fired the opening salvo into the armies of the night for a retrospective of the film work of legendary author and Id Monster, Norman Mailer, in conjunction with a two-week long Anthology Film Archives’…

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Fatal Stabbing At Leia’s 22nd Birthday Party

The Internet is full of goofy Star Wars videos: from fat Canadian teenagers flailing flabbily around a high school AV room pretending to be Darth Maul to Darth Vader’s dorkier younger brother working at a grocery store. But I…

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Star Trek Casting Rumors Look Unfounded

Trekkies — or is it Trekkers? I have lost my handle upon the politically correct nomenclature for them — have been in a tizzy of excitement and horror for the past few months, ever since it was announced that…

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Academy Is More Than Just Oscar

You’ve watched the Academy Awards.  You’ve loved some of it and you’ve been bored by a lot of it, too.  But did you know that the Academy offers you a lot more than watching the stars vie for a…

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The Wacky World Of Low Budget Horror

"Demon-infiltrated priests.  Vampires with a hunger for a Type O chaser."  So begins Film Threat’s Phil Hall’s interview with low-budget horror director John Orrichio.  The New Jersey-based filmmaker’s guerrilla style of cheapo moviemaking is becoming better known after films…

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You R Harry Potter and The Order of the Phoenix

During the past few days, I’ve looked at why Harry Potter and The Order of the Phoenix is the best of the Potter films.  But I don’t want to forget the main reason.  It sounds corny, but if it…

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