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  • Poll: Is 'Avatar,' 'Inception, 'True Blood' or 'Twilight: Eclipse' the Ultimate Scream?

     
    Not surprisingly, the tough guy tube channel Spike has dubbed its annual kudos the Scream Awards. The 5th edition of these awards -- honoring the best in sci-fi, fantasy, horror and comic books as determined by the fans in an online vote -- takes place on...
  • Will the 'Real Housewives of Beverly Hills' please stand up?

     
    The "Real Housewives" are about to kick it up a notch. The Bravo series, known for table-flipping, backstabbing and money-grubbing, is currently filming "The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills," the sixth incarnation of the hit docu-drama. Add name-dropping...
  • L.A. Record celebrates its 100th issue with a month-long festival kicking off this weekend

     
    L.A. Record is the city's liveliest bastion of grass-roots, punk rock, seat-of-your-pants music writing. It's the kind of magazine where the writer can ask an audacious question of a musician and instead of that ending the interview with an unceremonious....
  • Femi Kuti and the Positive Force Wednesday night at the Hollywood Bowl

     
    The son of influential Nigerian bandleader Fela, Femi Anikulapo Kuti continues his father's legacy of performing heavily percussive, horn-driven and politically infused Afrobeat music for fans around the globe. Kuti shares the Bowl stage with a...
  • COMIC-CON 2010: 'Tron's' digital revolution began 28 years ago today and continues in San Diego

     
    GUEST ESSAY Jay West is a devoted fan and student of the 1982 film "Tron" and he has written a series of guest columns on the viral marketing for the film's sequel, "Tron: Legacy," due this December. Today, on the......
  • From the Vaults: 'Village of the Damned' (1960)

     
    All I knew about this movie going in was that it had been remade with Mark Hamill in 1995 (the remake also starred Christopher Reeve and Kirstie Alley, and was respectably directed by John Carpenter, but in 1995 all my friends and I cared about was Mark...
  • Universal Studios Hollywood already planning Horror Nights 2012

    Universal Studios Hollywood already planning Horror Nights 2012
    While most of us have Christmas on our minds, Universal Studios Hollywood is already planning for next Halloween. > Halloween Horror Nights 2011: Review | Photos | Celebrities  Universal has been conducting an online survey to gauge fan interest in 50...
  • Summer reading: Current events

    Summer reading: Current events
    Allah, Liberty and Love The Courage to Reconcile Faith and Freedom Irshad Manji Simon & Schuster: $25 The author looks at the contentious world views sometimes dividing Muslims and non-Muslims and suggests solutions to transcend those differences....
  • Dan O'Bannon dies at 63; screenwriter of 'Alien'

    Dan O'Bannon dies at 63; screenwriter of 'Alien'
    Dan O'Bannon, the acclaimed science fiction/horror film screenwriter who was best known for writing the blockbuster hit "Alien" and who also directed and wrote the zombie fest "The Return of the Living Dead," has died. He was 63. O'Bannon, whose...
  • Can 'The Thing' remake help stop Universal's losing streak?

     
    Will there ever be light at the end of the tunnel? That's what everyone has to be asking at Universal Pictures, where the studio has been struggling for a year to dig itself out from the accumulated rubble of an......
  • Drew Barrymore on 25th anniversary of 'Firestarter': 'It's a weird, different little movie'

     
    This is the 25th anniversary of "Firestarter," director Mark L. Lester's adaptation of Stephen King's spooky and scorched tale about a little girl with a special talent for trouble. The movie had little 9-year-old Drew Barrymore in the lead; she......