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Archives for October 2012

IMDb users pick top 10 horror movies of all time

Just in time for Halloween, IMDb.com published a list of the top 10 horror movies of all time as voted for and rated by the site’s users, and you might be surprised at what made the cut. Instead of the typical horror staples like “Rosemary’s Baby,” “A Nightmare on Elm Street” or “Halloween,” the list […]

Video game world built for ‘Wreck-It Ralph’

BURBANK, Calif. — It was when he cast Bowser, the fire-breathing turtle from Nintendo’s Super Mario Bros. games, that Rich Moore first grasped the magnitude of the job he was undertaking. “That was the huge one,” he said at Walt Disney Studios’ Burbank headquarters this month. “That’s the moment where it felt like, ‘Oh, my […]

Watching horror movies burns calories, recent study finds

Image Credit: Everett Collection Life-changing news for horror film aficionados and serial dieters alike, just in time for a Halloween candy splurge: A recent study found that watching horror movies could lead to weight loss, The Telegraph reports. Researchers at the University of Westminster in the U.K. discovered that watching 90 minutes of a scary […]

‘Star Wars’ reaction: Abrams, Favreau, Nolfi, and Rodriguez weigh in

Image Credit: Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images; Amanda Edwards/Getty Images; Stephen Lovekin/Getty Images Some of the biggest Star Wars fans in the world are the Hollywood writers, directors, and producers who bought a ticket for a Jedi movie in the 1970s and 1980s. On Monday, as headlines announced a new hope for a return to Star […]

Entertainment Round Up: Octomom Enters Rehab, Hackman Hits Homeless …

While the east coast recovers from the effects of Hurricane Sandy, the drama in the entertainment world continues. For those who missed the major stories over the past few days, we have a quick round up of the most buzzed about topics. Over the weekend, Nadya ‘Octomom’ Suleman checked into a 30-day rehab center to […]

Broadway lights go up as NYC entertainment world slowly gets back to life post …

“Broadway is as important an icon of New York City as the subways, so to get back to work is a sign that we can bounce back,” he said. “This has been such a tough time for so many and it’s vital that we show the lights are on and there’s great work being done […]

Entertainment: The force is now strong with Disney

(NECN) – Here’s a look at the morning’s top entertainment news:– Ben Affleck passes up directing opp. Ben Affleck has already become well-known for his work as a director, but he could have been behind-the-scene of one of TV’s top series. Affleck recently revealed that he had the opportunity to direct some episodes of Showtime’s […]

Hurricane Sandy’s Cost To The Entertainment Industry

The economic losses from Hurricane Sandy are projected to be enormous. And with theater closings, cancellations, and production schedule interruptions, the entertainment industry is being hit hard. The overall estimate from IHS Global Insight puts total losses to the U.S. economy at between $30 billion and $50 billion and The Hollywood Reporter is reporting the […]

Do movies still matter? And what then of Oscar?

The Cold Filtered Ramblings of Gene Mueller Do movies still matter? And what then of Oscar? By Gene Mueller CREATED 7:42 AM RSS Feed Tweet Share Email Print   “MOVIES TRY TO ESCAPE CULTURAL IRRELEVANCE”  said the headline in the New York Times the other day, a time before a super-storm name Sandy washed most […]

Remembering the HMS Bounty and Her Role in the Movies

The Bounty while docked in Philadelphia earlier this year. Image CC BY-SA by Kevin Burkett. On Monday, the replica tall ship HMS Bounty built for 1962?s Mutiny on the Bounty sank off the coast of North Carolina. She had set sail last Thursday from Connecticut in hopes of saving the ship from and avoiding Hurricane […]