Dancing with Myself: The Top Ten Tales of Terror from Tobe Hooper

The Top 10 Halloween Highs of Director Tobe Hooper

Tobe HooperWillard Tobe Hooper (1943 – 2017) is a legend in cine-massacre history. He was a maverick of the medium and, as some have suggested, the kindest man in Hollywood. I’m not going to disagree because, with every interview read or seen, I feel this Texas-born soft-spoken earnestness. He passed away this year due to natural causes and yet his filmography, full of horror hallmarks and staples, will definitely live on.

His influence on the medium is widespread, igniting the creativity of everyone from Wes Craven to Rob Zombie. Even Ridley Scott gives Hooper props for showing him how to ...

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Five Beers: In Defense of the Trashier Side of Cinema

Drive InI saw the last flick to ever be shown at a drive-in close to my hometown. Ark Vue Drive-In Theater was its name. Sadly, it is now a fucking Wal-Mart. But, damn, you could get close to 300 automobiles inside the lot during its prime. The drive-in theater roared successfully straight into the beginning of the 1980s. Everything about the experience...

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The ALIEN Franchise: The Ripley Saga Pt. 3

Aliens (1986)With Alien: Covenant about to hit screens in 2017, we thought we’d take a trip back and explore one of the most successful and often turbulent franchises in cinema history. This six part article series will take you from the beginning, through all the twists and turns, all the way through to Ridley Scott’s latest entry into the Alien legacy.

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The ALIEN Franchise: The Ripley Saga Pt. 2

Aliens (1986)With Alien: Covenant about to hit screens in 2017, we thought we’d take a trip back and explore one of the most successful and often turbulent franchises in cinema history. This six part article series will take you from the beginning, through all the twists and turns, all the way through to Ridley Scott’s latest entry into the Alien legacy.

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The Top 10 Films of 2016

Hell or High WaterAs the curtain draws on the 2016 movie season, it's time to not only marvel at the year that featured a number of history-making blockbusters and budget-busting bombs, but also time to look over a list of the best films this spectacular year had to offer ...

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Have Yourself a Scary Little Christmas

Christmas is a stressful time of the year. Everybody knows this, but no one is ever prepared for just how stressful the act of decorating houses, stringing lights, and putting up Christmas trees actually is. Suddenly, everyone – even those ruddy-faced carolers outside the living room window – becomes annoying and demanding of your time. Almost suddenly, the idea of ...

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The ALIEN Franchise: The Ripley Saga Pt. 1

Alien (1979)With Alien: Covenant about to hit screens in 2017, we thought we’d take a trip back and explore one of the most successful and often turbulent franchises in cinema history. This six part article series will take you from the beginning, through all the twists and turns, all the way through to Ridley Scott’s latest entry into the Alien legacy.

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13 Films Perfect for Halloween Night

13-for-halloween-smSo you’re throwing a party on Halloween night and, while the ghouls and boils are still ringing your doorbell and pulling pranks in the neighborhood, you want something to set the mood. Decorations are out. The jack-o’-lanterns are lit. Cobwebs spread throughout the house. Yet, 

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A Critic's Dirty Laundry

A Critic's Dirty Laundry‘Top’ lists are an unending phenomenon that spawn articles in magazines, books, TV shows, fan sites, and, in the world of movies, unending discussion/debate on which ones make the cut. As a young movie lover, it was always fun to talk about which ones were my favourite. A discerning pallet...

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Do We Really Need Disney’s New Proprietary Movies Anywhere Digital Locker?

Disney Movies AnywhereIf trying to figure out how to use Ultraviolet wasn’t already difficult enough, we now have yet another "digital movie locker" storage-retrieval-repository thingy in which to house our digitally downloaded movies.

Walt Disney Studios just announced it has launched Disney Movies Anywhere, a proprietary, cloud-based digital locker that gives movie fans access to Disney's digital library of over 400 Disney, Pixar, and Marvel Studios movies to watch on the computer, iPad, iPhone, or Apple TV.

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Superman on the Big Screen - Part 4: A Fresh Start

Man of Steel - Movie ReviewTo celebrate the bravery of a new creative team, and a new actor, in the upcoming Man of Steel, we will explore all of the Superman films leading up to its release, and see if Henry Cavill can become Kalel of Krypton for a new generation ...

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Superman on the Big Screen - Part 3: The Misfires

Superman IV: The Quest for PeaceTo celebrate the bravery of a new creative team, and a new actor, in the upcoming Man of Steel, we will explore all of the Superman films leading up to its release, and see if Henry Cavill can become Kalel of Krypton for a new generation ...

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2013 Fall Movie Preview

2013 Fall Movie PreviewIt's that time of year. The time when theaters sweep up the popcorn, mop the aisles, and restock refreshments as the curtain closes on another hectic summer movie season of lycra-tighted superheroes and sugar-charged kiddos. But more importantly, it's ...

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Superman on the Big Screen - Part 2 - The Lester Era

Superman IIITo celebrate the bravery of a new creative team, and a new actor, in the upcoming Man of Steel, we will explore all of the Superman films leading up to its release, and see if Henry Cavill can become Kalel of Krypton for a new generation ...

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Superman on the Big Screen - Part 1 - The Donner Era

Superman: The MovieTo celebrate the bravery of a new creative team, and a new actor, in the upcoming Man of Steel, we will explore all of the Superman films leading up to its release, and see if Henry Cavill can become Kalel of Krypton for a new generation ...

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