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Pirate writers speak - Thursday, May 24th 2007 12:23 PM
The Writers Guild Foundation is presenting a series of talks with screenwriters, titled "Spring Storytellers." Tonight's guests will be Ted Elliott and Terry Rossio, whose...
Day Watch - Thursday, May 24th 2007 12:05 PM
There will be a free screening of DAY WATCH on May 31 at 7:30pm. This is the sequel to NIGHTWATCH, the Russian fantasy film that got an art house release last year in the...
Bug trailer - Wednesday, May 23rd 2007 6:00 PM
Thought you might like to check out the trailer for BUG, the new paranoid horror-thriller from director William Friedkin (THE EXORCIST), which gets an art house release on...
Box Office: Shrek decks Spidey - Monday, May 21st 2007 12:36 AM
SHREK THE THIRD jumped to the top of the box office heap. Making its debut in 4,122 theatres, the film earned an estimated $122-million - or more than the combined gorss of all...
Friday Cat Blogging: The Phantom of the Opera - Friday, May 18th 2007 6:52 PM
It's been awhile since we did any cat blogging here, so now is as good a time as any to revive the popular Internet tradition. However, at Hollywood Gothique, unlike other...
Shrek the Third 43% rotten - Friday, May 18th 2007 12:13 PM
The second SHREK sequel has, unlike its predecessors, failed to wow critics: it received only a 43% rating in this survey of 77 reviews (33 freshk, 44 rotten) at Rotten...
Severance 73% fresh - Friday, May 18th 2007 12:05 PM
SEVERANCE - the Brit horror-comedy opening exclusive in New York - received a 73% approval rating in this survey of 30 reviews (22 fresh, 8 rotten) at Rottan Tomatoes. The cream...
Should I sell out? - Thursday, May 17th 2007 1:26 PM
Just got this in my e-mail... Dear Webmaster... I would like to offer you the opportunity to work with us in the promotion of our upcoming film [TITLE DELETED]. By joining our...
Pegging Foucault's Pendulum - Thursday, May 17th 2007 10:30 AM
Kevin Drum of Political Animal has an amusing post about a recent trip to the new and improved Griffith Park Observatory in the Hollywood Hills. He does not address whether the...
Hatchet will be hacked to avoid NC-17 - Wednesday, May 16th 2007 11:30 AM
E-Splatter points us to this disturbing news: the theatrical release of Adam Greenberg's excellent ode to '80s slasher films, HATCHET, will likely be cut after an appeal failed...
More Godzilla on DVD - Tuesday, May 15th 2007 5:01 PM
For decades it was impossible for American fans to see Godzilla films in the original unaltered form (before they were dubbed, re-edited, and sometimes re-shot for U.S....
Grindhouse Double Bill: Children Shouldn't Play with Dead Things and Deathdream - Tuesday, May 15th 2007 12:11 AM
The New Beverly recently wrapped up its two-month Grindhouse film festival, but there's more to come. Coming up is a double bill of fright flicks from the late Bob Clark, who...
Hiatus - Tuesday, May 15th 2007 12:00 AM
Sorry about the dearth of posts recently, but I've been under the weather. I'll be back soon to play catch up with 28 WEEKS LATER, DAY WATCH, SHREK THE THIRD, etc.
Ready or not, Transformers are coming! - Tuesday, May 8th 2007 3:09 PM
On the one hand, it seems sad that this year's big July 4 summer blockbuster is based on some old toys that have been around for decades; on the other hand, the trailer doesn't...
Box Office: Spider-Man to the rescue! - Tuesday, May 8th 2007 2:36 PM
It was SPIDER-MAN 3 to the rescue of the box office this weekend, as the web-slingers third big-screen adventure spun its way to the top. In a truly astounding show of superhero...
Spider-Man 3 61% fresh - or 45% rotten? - Friday, May 4th 2007 3:00 PM
SPIDER-MAN 3 - the latest installment in the lucrative blockbuster franchise - barely swung into "fresh" territory with a 61% approval rating in this survey of 164 reviews (100...
Free tix for 28 Weeks Later - Thursday, May 3rd 2007 11:55 PM
Fox Atomic and FilmRadar are offering a chance to win tickets for an advance screening on Thursday, May 10 of 28 WEEKS LATER. To enter, send your name, date of birth and...
Fangorai Weekend of Horrors coming up - Thursday, May 3rd 2007 10:58 AM
If you're interested, you probably have already bought your tickets, but just in case you missed the news, Fangoria's Weekend of Horrors will be happening this month on the...
Monday Cat Blogging: Gizmo Watches Gamera - Monday, April 30th 2007 8:12 PM
Yes, I know cat blogging is traditionally held on Fridays, but this video just wasn't ready in time for this weekend and I just don't want to wait until this Friday. Check out...
Making a bad situation worse: Grindhouse split in two, Death Proof longer - Monday, April 30th 2007 10:20 AM
It's been known for a while that GRINDHOUSE would probably be split into two separate feature films for some overseas markets, where the concept of a double bill was somewhat...
Box Office: Genre titles take Win, Place, and Show positions - Monday, April 30th 2007 12:03 AM
It was a good weekend for science-fiction, fantasy, and horror films in terms of placement, with genre titles taking the top three positions at the box office; however, the...
Defending horror from misguided moral guardians - one more time - Friday, April 27th 2007 2:48 PM
I swear to god, it's like a broken record that just repeats, repeats, repeats - over and over again. Is there some insane shit going down in the world? Blame the media! Even...
In defense of film critics - Friday, April 27th 2007 1:16 PM
Inspired by a recent USA Today article pointing out the discrepancy between critically panned films like 300, which earned big bucks, and critcally lauded films like ZODIAC,...
Next 27% rotten - Friday, April 27th 2007 12:51 PM
NEXT - the new sci-fi film starring Nicholas Cage as a man who can see the future - received a 27% rotten rating in this survey of 60 reviews (16 fresh, 44 rotten) at...
Random Grindhouse thoughts - Friday, April 27th 2007 12:39 PM
This is the last weekend of the Grindhouse Film Festival at the New Beverly Cinema in Los Angeles, which has been featuring a slew of titles selected by Quentin Tarantino....