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Constance Cummings: Actress in minor Hollywood movies became major British stage star Constance Cummings: Actress went from Harold Lloyd and Frank Capra to Noël Coward and Eugene O'Neill Born on May 15, 1910, actress Constance Cummings, whose career spanned about six decades on stage, in films, and on television in both the U.S. and the U.K., would have turned 105 this year. Unlike other Broadway imports such as Ann Harding, Katharine Hepburn, and Claudette Colbert, the pretty, elegant Cummings – who could have been turned into a less edgy Constance Bennett had she landed at Rko or Paramount instead of Columbia – never became a Hollywood star. In fact, her most acclaimed work, whether in films or – more frequently – on stage, was almost invariably found in British productions. That's most likely why the name Constance Cummings – despite the DVD availability of several of her best-received stage performances – is all but forgotten. »
- Andre Soares
The horror landscape was changing by 1982. People were tiring of slashers; even the Halloween franchise decided to take a left (some would say wrong) turn away from Shatner masks and sharpened knives, and used the brand name to explore the holiday itself in the perpetually under-appreciated Season of The Witch. The genre seemed to be turning towards monsters, from large scale dread fests such as John Carpenter's The Thing to more intimate fare like Frank Henenlotter's Basket Case. The horror films of 1982 displayed a refreshing variety of ways to make audiences jump, squirm, gasp, smile, and when the occasion arose, vomit. The Beast Within giddily checks all the boxes.
Released in February by United Artists, the film took in a total of 7.7 million at the box office. Those were not great numbers, and the reviews were worse. Mainstream critics in general have never been kind to horror; almost »
- Scott Drebit
Yesterday, it was announced that the ultimate hunter from the 1987 hit sci-fi adventure thriller Predator was coming to Mortal Kombat X as part of the new Dlc Kombat Pack. Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment has now released a video, which introduces the playable character, who arrives with three other exciting additions to the game. Also included in the Dlc Kombat Pack will be classic Mortal Kombat characters Tremor and Tanya. And they arrive alongside Jason Voorhees, the iconic slasher from Friday the 13th.
More details have been released about this exciting Dlc Kombat Pack, which will cost $29.99 and is currently available for pre-sale before Mortal Kombat X hits retailers on April 14 for Xbox One, Xbox 360, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, and PC. The Predator is included in 1 of 4 pieces of Dlc. The other three pieces add the previously announced Jason Voorhees, Tanya, and Tremor. All packs also include new skins for existing characters. The »
3 items from 2015
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