| Nov 16, 2012
Fans at the midnight screenings were raving about the final Twilight movie Friday morning.
The super-fans have always been a lot more forgiving of these movie's shortcomings, and there are plenty of them in "Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2." ...
| Nov 14, 2012
Now that Bella (Kristen Stewart) has delivered vampire baby Renesmee, Dr. Carlisle Cullen (Peter Facinelli) is officially a grandfather.
“It’s weird being a grandfather at such a young age. I didn’t quite like being called grandpa,&...
| Nov 15, 2012
| 4:00 AM
From the moment Bella Swan blinks those blood-red eyes of a newborn vampire, you just know that "The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn — Part 2" is going to be vampirrific. Which is not quite the same as terrific, but for the swooning series that made...
| Oct 15, 2012
| 8:50 AM
Halloween is right around the corner. Zombies, werewolves, ghosts, witches and vampires rule the land for the next couple weeks. If you've found yourself wondering why we care about spooky creatures this time of year, perhaps you should attend Dr. Brendan...
| Apr 23, 2012
| 10:44 AM
They are, according to one expert, the “most wrongly disrespected fish” in the whole Connecticut River system. Another says he’s had run-ins with fishermen “beating them to death with golf clubs or anything else they can find.&...
| Jun 24, 2012
| 9:12 AM
It was a highly animated weekend at the box office, as moviegoers spent more than $85 million to see both "Brave" and "Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted."
"Brave" is the 13th film from Pixar Animation to open in the No. 1 position at the multiplex, as...
| Apr 28, 2012
| 9:31 AM
Anne Rice hasn’t written about vampires in almost a decade.
But for many fans, she remains the authority on the undead. So when she made an appearance at the Chicago Comic and Entertainment Expo, a gathering of comic, fantasy and science fiction...
| May 2, 2012
| 11:03 AM
Sink your teeth into this lit
Vampire folklore dates back 3,000 years, with the oldest myths coming out of Mesopotamia, though cultures from ancient Egypt to China had stories of creatures...
| Jul 10, 2012
| 1:40 PM
"Shadow of Night" by Deborah Harkness, Viking, 577 pages, $28.95.
I have been eagerly awaiting this book for months. It is the follow-up to "A Discovery of Witches," one of my favorite books of all time. You should read them in order to follow what is...
| May 10, 2012
** (out of four)
A movie about the undead can still be DOA.
As Barnabas Collins, an 18th century vampire awoken in 1972, Johnny Depp and his zesty delivery can get a laugh out of an unimaginative line like, “My God, a woman doctor; what an age...
| May 15, 2012
| 10:01 PM
It's the guidos of "Jersey Shore" versus killer sharks this summer on Syfy, with "Jersey Shore Shark Attack" kicking off the network's summer Saturday movies June 9.
Joey Fatone of 'N Sync and Vinny Guadagnino of the real "Jersey Shore" head up the cast...
| Oct 16, 2012
To bond as married alcoholics for the Sundance hit “Smashed,” co-stars Mary Elizabeth Winstead and Aaron Paul, appropriately, went out and got drunk.
“I don’t know what I really learned about myself from that particular night...