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  • Burb's Eye View: They're planting the seeds of imagination

    Burb's Eye View: They're planting the seeds of imagination
    At the end of “Return of the Jedi,” the light saber duel ends badly for Darth Vader when his own son slices his hand off. The appendage, still gripping Vader's weapon, tumbles freely through the Death Star's bowels, onward through the space...
  • Documentary Films at the Florida Film Festival

    ANITA O'DAY: THE LIFE OF A JAZZ SINGER Friday, April 4, 6:30 p.m.–8 p.m. at Regal Saturday, April 5, 2:30 p.m.–4 p.m. at Regal Considered by many to be one of the top five female jazz singers ever, Anita O'Day lived a life that from the...
  • 'Spine Tingler! The William Castle Story' is a wonderful tribute to the horror huckster

    There never was a movie mogul like William Castle. "The poor man's Alfred Hitchcock" wasn't so much a gifted director as a brilliant showman, a horror huckster of the first order who made his cheesy B-movies "events" by finding gimmicks and milking them...
  • 25 'Thriller' facts

    25 'Thriller' facts
    1. "Thriller," the biggest-selling album ever, wasn't the only Michael Jackson work released in November 1982. A few weeks before it was set to hit stores, MCA Records released an album of Jackson reading the story of "E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial" and...
  • Forrest J Ackerman, writer-editor who coined 'sci-fi,' dies at 92

    Forrest J Ackerman, writer-editor who coined 'sci-fi,' dies at 92
    Forrest J Ackerman, who influenced a generation of young horror-movie fans with Famous Monsters of Filmland magazine and spent a lifetime amassing what has been called the world's largest personal collection of science-fiction and fantasy memorabilia, has...
  • A performer who kept transcending boundaries

    A performer who kept transcending boundaries
    Michael Jackson was not of this world. He always seemed to defy gravity, as a dancer whose signature move was so incomprehensibly graceful that it earned the extraterrestrial title "the Moonwalk," a singer whose tenor was high but strong, a rhythmic...
  • 'Thriller' dance Guinness world record attempt includes Hollywood & Highland

    'Thriller' dance Guinness world record attempt includes Hollywood & Highland
    The hardest part of learning the moves in Michael Jackson’s legendary “Thriller” music video isn't the fancy footwork or the hip swivels. It's the iconic "claw swing." "You show your claws to the left, then swing down, show your claws...
  • Leonardo DiCaprio May Step Into the 'Twilight Zone'

    Are Leonardo DiCaprio and his Appian Way shingle looking to bring "The Twilight Zone" back to the big screen? That's what The Hollywood Reporter says, indicating that the Warner Bros.-based banner has been seeking pitches based on episodes of the Rod...
  • 'Superman,' 'Heroes' Stars Face 'Fear Itself'

    NBC's upcoming series "Fear Itself" will feature Superman and one of "Mad Men's" women, and the directors of "American Psycho," "Re-Animator" and three of the "Saw" movies are on board as well. The show, a suspense and horror anthology a la Showtime's...
  • 'Family Guy': Bathroom humor

     
    With three shows all spawned from Seth MacFarlane playing on the same night, you know you??re going to get some similarities: art style, sense of humor, use of the bathroom. I??m not talking about potty humor. I mean literally all......
  • Will 'This Is It' win Michael Jackson another Grammy?

     
    Michael Jackson won 13 Grammy Awards, including the top prizes of best album ("Thriller"), record ("Beat It") and song ("We Are the World"). With today's release of the new single "This Is It", Michael Jackson could be in contention for more awards at the...
  • EXCLUSIVE: Adam Rifkin's R-rated Showtime series 'Look' premieres in 2010

     
    Look for director Adam Rifkin’s new television series “Look,” based on his award-winning film of the same name, to be begin airing in the first quarter of 2010. "The first season is eight episodes," he says to one of his......