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AUDIO: It's alive! Conan wastes even more minutes of our time with improv'd version of "Frankenstein"

AUDIO: It's alive! Conan wastes even more minutes of our time with improv'd version of "Frankenstein"


Hometown hero and spokesman for all that is awkward, pale, and pompadoured, Conan O'Brien has just pushed himself a notch higher on the badass meter....
By Steve Miller  |  August 21, 2010
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Review: Splice

Like its synthetic creature, Dren (Delphine Chanéac), Vincenzo Natali’s unwieldy but provocative thriller recombines DNA from many different movie and literary sources.
Splitting heirs: Variety is the life of Splice
By PETER KEOUGH  |  June 04, 2010
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Voodoo economics

To paraphrase The Communist Manifesto , a specter is haunting Hollywood. Actually, two of them: zombies and vampires. The undead.
What vampire and zombie movies can tell us about the future of capitalism
By PETER KEOUGH  |  May 21, 2010
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Monster man and more

James Whale's career as a purveyor of marvelous film entertainments was brief.
James Whale at the HFA
By STEVE VINEBERG  |  September 11, 2009
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Last man standing

In his 1954 novel I Am Legend , Richard Matheson conjured up a terrifying scenario: a man-made plague has killed most of humanity.
Once a cautionary tale about human folly, has the doomsday myth become just more fun and games?
By PETER KEOUGH  |  December 12, 2007
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Dead white females

Can you remember the last time you curled up under the covers with Marcel Proust’s I n Search of Lost Time ?
From Fall Out Boy to One Night in Paris , modern pop culture is what it is today thanks to 10 long-expired ladies
By SHARON STEEL  |  August 08, 2007


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Playing with poetry

Chris Mascara played Jesus to Gary Cherone's Judas. His band's new mini-album is a harrowing tale of personality meltdown and recovery.
Mascara find inspiration in the classics
By TED DROZDOWSKI  |  January 19, 2006