“Do THEY ever return to possess the living?”

Posted by · 10:59 am · October 31st, 2010

Halloween is upon us: cue hastily cobbled-together costumes and drunkenly ironic apple-bobbing at friends’ parties, the frenzied whoops of sugar-saturated children and an online avalanche of “best horror films ever” lists. It’s a beautiful time of year. We’ve already contributed our share to said avalanche, so allow me simply to highlight my viewing for the […]

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CINEJABBER: Devil’s Night in Motown

Posted by · 1:00 pm · October 30th, 2010

Catch up with the idea behind these weekend posts here. I’m in Detroit for the game tomorrow, so movies are somewhat out of sight, out of mind.  Somewhat. As I drive around town, I’m reminded of some singular opportunities here for the film industry.  I don’t really know the particulars of filming in Detroit or […]

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OSCAR TALK: Ep. 38 — ‘Love & Other Drugs,’ lead and supporting actor races, the circuit revs up, favorite horror films

Posted by · 8:58 am · October 29th, 2010

Welcome to Oscar Talk. In case you’re new to the site and/or the podcast, Oscar Talk is a weekly kudocast, your one-stop awards chat shop between yours truly and Anne Thompson of Thompson on Hollywood. The podcast is weekly, every Friday throughout the season, charting the ups and downs of contenders along the way. Plenty […]

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THE LISTS: Top 10 horror films of all time

Posted by · 4:34 pm · October 26th, 2010

It’s Halloween week and since we are a movie site, we are under some kind of unspoken obligation to provide our dear readers with a list to fit the festivities. You may remember a similar list popping up two years ago, in which all current contributors voiced an opinion and the final results represented a […]

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LIFE WITHOUT OSCAR: 1977 and 1978

Posted by · 9:58 pm · September 22nd, 2010

Catch up with the idea behind this series here. Hey, that “Star Wars” thing was nominated for Best Picture in 1977. The blockbuster game-changer was beaten by the romantic comedy game-changer “Annie Hall,” in what has to be one of my favorite Best Picture wins ever. It would be 21 years before another comedy won […]

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Best scares in film

Posted by · 10:17 am · October 29th, 2009

It’s only hitting me today that we haven’t offered up any Halloween-y content yet.  Strange.  This is my favorite time of year, though season-less Southern California certainly does it no favors. Last year we got the contributors together to name the top 20 horror films of all time, an installment of The Lists I’m quite […]

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…and I’m all out of bubble gum.

Posted by · 7:23 pm · October 31st, 2008

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Posted by · 8:45 am · October 31st, 2008

(It’s creepier in Russian.  Even creepier in backwards Russian.)

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