| May 22, 2011
Allah, Liberty and Love
The Courage to Reconcile Faith and Freedom
Simon & Schuster: $25
The author looks at the contentious world views sometimes dividing Muslims and non-Muslims and suggests solutions to transcend those differences....
| Jul 12, 2012
A beautiful late afternoon at White Rock Lake in Dallas--perfect for fishing, running, biking and of course mosquitos.
It’s in zip code 75214 where there has been a confirmed case of West Nile Virus.
The Carpenter family lives in the area and had...
| Dec 19, 2009
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.
| Aug 24, 2007
It seems everyone has their own Harry Potter – that mythical figure from pop culture in whom most can find common ground and whose reappearance every few years brings the true believers out to party. The fanboys have their Batman. The baby boomers have...
| Aug 9, 2009
"My country is my family," writes Ricky Rice as he concludes his apologia pro vita sua -- a.k.a Victor LaValle's massive, heroically strange new novel, "Big Machine" (Spiegel & Grau: 378 pp., $25). "I like America."
There's something both dissonant and...
| Dec 4, 2008
Studios are again mining the 1980s for a new batch of high-profile releases.
Fox has moved a remake of the 1984 adventure "Romancing the Stone" to development. Universal, meanwhile, is in negotations to get the rights to John Carpenter's 1988 sci-fi film...
| Jan 29, 2009
Universal is going back to "The Thing" they do.
Variety says Ron Moore, co-creator and writer of the updated "Battlestar Galactica," has been tapped to remake Universal's 1951 "The Thing from Another World," during which a malevolent alien life form...
| May 22, 2008
At its best, the art of movie poster illustration conveys a tangible sense of adventure. There are few sharper contemporary examples than the imagery crafted by veteran artist Drew Struzan for "Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade" back in the summer of...
| Jun 1, 2008
ALOVE scene between logophiles: "I want to put my words in your mouth," the woman says. "I want to put my words all over your face."
The man is silent.
Woman: "Could you just say something?" Pause. "Anything."
Man: "I voted absentee last year?"
| Aug 1, 2008
Nicolas Cage and John Carpenter are in final negotiations to work together on the prison thriller "Scared Straight."
According to The Hollywood Reporter, "Scared Straight" would be financed by Nu Image/Millennium Films and may be produced by Beau Flynn...
| Jan 16, 2008
When the unusual teaser trailer for "Cloverfield" first appeared unexpectedly before last summer's blockbuster "Transformers," it set off a wave of interest verging on hysteria. The clip featured what looked like home-video footage of a New York City...
| Nov 5, 2009
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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......