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Christine: From Book to Screen

Man’s love affair with the automobile has been well documented, George Lucas’ American Graffiti is practically a love letter to the American automobile, but there is also the dark side, the obsession that can push one over the brink and…
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King Kong and Friends: A History of Giant Apes in Film

It was in 1925 when the first giant monster rampaged across the silver screen, stunning audiences at the time with amazing prehistoric creations, that film was Arthur Conan Doyle’s Lost World, and it heralded a new age in cinema.  Close…
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Tarzan at the Movies: From Weissmuller to Disney

When Edgar Rice Burroughs first published Tarzan of the Apes back in 1912 film adaptations would have probably been the farthest thing from his mind, but one hundred years later movies are still being made about his most popular creation….
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The Many Faces of Batman

With the horrifying image of a giant bat this hero strikes fear into the hearts of the superstitious and cowardly lot of Gotham’s underworld, Batman, the Caped Crusader, the Dark Knight, the World’s Greatest Detective, whose never ending battle for…
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Road Warrior Rip-Offs: Guns, Babes and Dwarves in a World Gone Mad.

Movies dealing with “The End of the World” belong to one of longest running film genres, almost from the beginning of the industry, but the two most common subgenres of this would be the serious take, such as film like…
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Is Music Dead?

The truth is that modern pop music evolves, and has always evolved, from rising trends. It’s easy to see that today’s modern pop radio is heavily influenced from the Pop Rock and Hip Hop movements of the 90’s. You can’t listen to Top 40 radio without a dozen appearances from rappers and ‘one-liner musicians’ who jump in to announce their name, spout a few pointless lyrics, then fade into the background. It’s one of the most profitable genre’s right now because the majority of those listening to pop radio aren’t looking for virtuosity, over-complex instrumentation, or complicated lyrics written like poetry.

Scooby Doo, Where Are You! (1969-1971) – Review

As iconic characters go Scooby Doo stands up at the top alongside the likes of Mickey Mouse and Bugs Bunny, you’d have to travel pretty far off the beaten track to find someone who hasn’t heard of the world’s most…
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Wes Craven – August 2nd 1939 – August 30th 2015

Raised in a strict baptist house hold, and very well educated (undergraduate degree in English and Psychology with a masters in Philosophy and Writing), Craven was bitten by the film bug while teaching, and got into film making via 70’s porno. From there he grew to the master of horror that we all know and love, and is the singular director that sent me running from, and back to horror.