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  • Summer reading: Current events

    Summer reading: Current events
    Allah, Liberty and Love The Courage to Reconcile Faith and Freedom Irshad Manji Simon & Schuster: $25 The author looks at the contentious world views sometimes dividing Muslims and non-Muslims and suggests solutions to transcend those differences....
  • Oscar nominees take a look back with 'New Nostalgia'

    Oscar nominees take a look back with 'New Nostalgia'
    A couple of years ago, Bruce Sheridan, chair of the film program at Columbia College, noticed a curious thing happening. A few of the film majors who interned on the Chicago production of "The Dark Knight" had started making their student films and, as...
  • Dan O'Bannon dies at 63; screenwriter of 'Alien'

    Dan O'Bannon dies at 63; screenwriter of 'Alien'
    Dan O'Bannon, the acclaimed science fiction/horror film screenwriter who was best known for writing the blockbuster hit "Alien" and who also directed and wrote the zombie fest "The Return of the Living Dead," has died. He was 63. O'Bannon, whose...
  • Can 'The Thing' remake help stop Universal's losing streak?

     
    Will there ever be light at the end of the tunnel? That's what everyone has to be asking at Universal Pictures, where the studio has been struggling for a year to dig itself out from the accumulated rubble of an......
  • Breck “Crazies” Eisner lands Escape from N.Y. remake

     
    Breck Eisner, son of Michael, director of the passable (though underperforming) remake of The Crazies is now the latest director to come on board New Line's planned remake of John Carpenter's 1981 sci-fi actioner Escape from New York. “Call me...
  • Drew Barrymore on 25th anniversary of 'Firestarter': 'It's a weird, different little movie'

     
    This is the 25th anniversary of "Firestarter," director Mark L. Lester's adaptation of Stephen King's spooky and scorched tale about a little girl with a special talent for trouble. The movie had little 9-year-old Drew Barrymore in the lead; she......
  • 'Oldboy' revisited: Are Hollywood remakes always a bad thing?

     
    When I wrote a post recently about the collapse of negotiations between Mandate and DreamWorks over a deal that could have led to a Steven Spielberg-directed remake of the Korean cult thriller "Oldboy," I expected to get feedback from Spielberg......
  • Dan O'Bannon, writer of 'Alien' and 'Total Recall,' dies at 63

     
    Dennis McLellan, the fine obituary writer for the Los Angeles Times, has some sad news for fans of "Alien" and "Total Recall"... Dan O'Bannon, the acclaimed science fiction/horror film screenwriter who was best known for writing the blockbuster hit...
  • 'Family Guy': Scaredy farts

     
    It’s 2010, and Fox kicked off the new year with new episodes of “The Cleveland Show,” “Family Guy,” and “American Dad!” When other shows are waiting until mid-January or even April before they return (poor Glee)...
  • Rascal Flatt's Rules

    OFFICIAL RULES FOR The 33/CHURCH'S/rASCAL FLATTS" Contest The 33 (KDAF-TV)/CHURCH'S/RASCAL FLATTS" CONTEST is sponsored by The 33 (KDAF-TV) and Church's ("Sponsors"), whose joint decisions regarding all aspects of the contest shall be final and...
  • Six Flags Contest Rules

    KDAF33/THE 33, SIX FLAGS TICKET GIVE-AWAY Official Rules "KDAF33/THE 33, SIX FLAGS TICKET GIVE-AWAY" is sponsored by KDAF-TV/The 33 and Six Flags ("Sponsors") whose joint decisions regarding all aspects of the give-away shall be final and binding...
  • Time Warner Bahamas Rules

    OFFICIAL RULES FOR The 33 "LAST WORD IN COMEDY"TRIP Contest The 33 (KDAF-TV) "LAST WORD IN COMEDY" TRIP CONTEST is sponsored by The 33 (KDAF-TV) ("Sponsor"), whose joint decisions regarding all aspects of the contest shall be final and binding in all...