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  • Tim Burton revisits his old L.A. haunts

    TIM BURTON knows the dark side. He's not evil, exactly, but his films often take grotesque elements and twist them into something more endearing than repulsive. Take the Pumpkin King in "The Nightmare Before Christmas" who scares good boys and girls with...
  • The Vampirization of America

    The Vampirization of America
    In times of political rot and confusion and pain, one needs something like cosmic silliness, not to make sense of things, but for those who don't expect a life after death, we need an experience, in this life, of the dream of heaven. Tossed into fear,...
  • 'Homer & Langley' by E.L. Doctorow

    'Homer  &   Langley' by E.L. Doctorow
    Homer & Langley A Novel E.L. Doctorow Random House: 208 pp., $26 E.L. Doctorow is the Lon Chaney of American fiction: man of a thousand faces, portrayer of a thousand lives. Since the publication of his first novel, "Welcome to Hard Times," in 1960,...
  • Susanna Foster dies at 84; costarred in 1943 version of 'Phantom'

    Susanna Foster dies at 84; costarred in 1943 version of 'Phantom'
    Susanna Foster, a singer and 1940s leading lady whose most famous role was the terrorized prima donna in the first talking version of "Phantom of the Opera," died Saturday of heart failure at the Lillian Booth Actors Home in Englewood, N.J., according...
  • 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...
  • Coy Watson Jr. dies at 96; one of nine silent-era sibling actors

    Coy Watson Jr. dies at 96; one of nine silent-era sibling actors
    Coy Watson Jr., who was the eldest in a family of nine child actors and whose book "The Keystone Kid," recounted a silent-film career that began in 1913, has died. He was 96. -------------------- FOR THE RECORD: Coy Watson Jr. obituary: The obituary...
  • John Hart dies at 91; the other 'Lone Ranger'

    John Hart dies at 91; the other 'Lone Ranger'
    Most TV fans of a certain age know the answer to the question, "Who played the Lone Ranger?" Those who say Clayton Moore are correct, at least partially. There was another actor who played the Masked Man on "The Lone Ranger" television series,...
  • For Heath Ledger, a bittersweet salute

    For Heath Ledger, a bittersweet salute
    Accompanied by a standing ovation and a reverent silence, Heath Ledger's family accepted the supporting actor statuette. The 28-year-old Australian actor, who died after being found unconscious last January in his New York apartment, was posthumously...
  • High-Art Slasher Film? Must Be By Tim Burton

    Tim Burton had already traipsed through China, scouting locations for his next big cinematic event, "Ripley's Believe It or Not!" starring Jim Carrey, when Paramount halted preproduction on the film. Burton describes himself as "pretty devastated" by the...
  • Burton & Depp: Partners in crime

    Burton &  Depp: Partners in crime
    PERCHED together on a couch in a London hotel room, both suffering from the flu, Tim Burton and Johnny Depp make for a brilliant comic double act, sharing jokes, finishing one another's thoughts, laughing like naughty schoolboys, goading each other into...
  • Happy birthday, Tall Man! 'Phantasm' turns 30

     
    Originally released in 1979, the cult gem "Phantasm," about a pair of brothers and an ice cream vendor who run afoul of the mysterious, cemetery-raiding Tall Man, has all the hallmarks of a trippy independent production from that era. It......
  • 'The Haunting' -- and the haunted -- at the Alex Theatre this Saturday

     
    You know what's scary than watching a screening of the "The Haunting," director Robert Wise's classic about paranormal activity? Viewing it while seated next to the darkened aisles in a haunted theater. This Saturday, the grand old Alex Theatre in......