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Leslie Nielsen—Gone but ever hilarious

F. Scott Fitzgerald famously said, “There are no second acts in American lives,” but actor Leslie Nielsen might have disagreed with him. Nielsen died in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, on November 28 from pneumonia. He was 84. Nielsen was best known as the handsome, somber hero and pitiless villain in dramas and thrillers for the first [...]

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A Bloodsucking Placeholder

Yes, I know. This is supposed to be an article on Dracula, Universal Studios‘ 1931 film directed by Tod Browning. Don’t worry, it’s in progress. But as I sat at my computer, typing away and nervously eying the clock, I realized it just won’t be finished today. There is so much interesting information to cover [...]

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Pictures of Vampires—Because why the hell not!

Before the marathon of Syfy original movies kicks off and I become welded to the couch for 12 hours, I want to take a few minutes to share a couple of thoughts about that undead creature of the night we all know, love and can’t live with or without. Yes, I’m speaking of the vampire. [...]

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Friday Quickie—Forbidden Planet

So, how great is this movie? Forbidden Planet, made in 1956 and directed by Fred M. Wilcox, is still one of the best sci-fi flicks around. But why is it so great? Maybe it’s the wonderful futuristic set design or the little micro-mini skirt that the forward-thinking, hotsie-totsie Anne Francis runs around in (almost 15 [...]

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