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  • 'Thor' star Anthony Hopkins explains the ruthless charm of Odin

     
    Anthony Hopkins is ready to cross the Rainbow Bridge to Asgard. "For 'Thor,'" he pointed out, "I don't just play a father, I play the god-father." Work is underway on the fourth Marvel Studios film, and Hopkins said he is......
  • 'The Wolfman' and the secrets of torture tech

     
    SCENE STEALER Patrick Kevin Day talked to production designer Rick Heinrichs about the creepy-cool look of the Victorian-era werewolf movie, "The Wolfman," and the bizarre "mental health" devices of the time. You can read his previous Scene Stealer...
  • Wes Craven's retirement plan? 'My goal is die in my 90s on the set' [UPDATED]

     
    "MERCHANT OF NIGHTMARES: A TRIBUTE TO WES CRAVEN" AT THE AERO THEATRE For close to four decades, Wes Craven has been a true master of screen terror with films such as “The Last House on the Left,” “The Hills Have......
  • Harry Houdini, Hollywood action hero? A look back at the escape artist's films

     
    Harry Houdini was born 136 years ago today. To mark the day, Susan King goes back to look at a life that included a somewhat-forgotten stint as a movie star. He was born Ehrich Weiss on March 24, 1874, to......
  • 'Bride of Frankenstein' comes alive in Hollywood on Saturday

     
    TCM CLASSIC FILM FESTIVAL, APRIL 22-25 You know there must have been electricity in the air when "The Bride of Frankenstein" opened in theaters on April 22, 1935. The superior sequel to Universal's 1931 landmark horror film, "Frankenstein," was...
  • A Kinder, Simpler Time Dept.: Your Movie Columnist

     
    Nov. 5, 1942: Lon Chaney Jr. is preparing for a role in Universal’s remake of “The Phantom of the Opera” … well, not quite....
  • The superheroes of Japan who predated Superman and Batman

     
    Hero Complex contributor Liesl Bradner offers an intriguing look back at a forgotten age of heroics in Japan... Five years before Lee Falk’s masked-man adventures with “The Phantom” began in newspapers, a hero called Golden Bat was saving damsels...
  • 'Creature From the Black Lagoon' emerges

     
    When director Breck Eisner parted ways with Universal's remake of "Creature From the Black Lagoon" earlier this year, fans of the 1950s camp classic wondered if and when the new film would ever see the light of day. But now......
  • Happy birthday, Tall Man! 'Phantasm' turns 30

     
    Originally released in 1979, the cult gem "Phantasm," about a pair of brothers and an ice cream vendor who run afoul of the mysterious, cemetery-raiding Tall Man, has all the hallmarks of a trippy independent production from that era. It......
  • 'The Haunting' -- and the haunted -- at the Alex Theatre this Saturday

     
    You know what's scary than watching a screening of the "The Haunting," director Robert Wise's classic about paranormal activity? Viewing it while seated next to the darkened aisles in a haunted theater. This Saturday, the grand old Alex Theatre in......
  • GiltMan launches with Phantom of the Opera Halloween masks -- picture Gerald Butler, not Lon Chaney

     
    Gilt.com is an invite-only e-commerce sample sale that incites mini-frenzies with its 36-hour steep markdowns (up to 70%) on “it” labels and accessories. If you snooze for even one minute before clicking "buy," you’ll probably lose that Marc...