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Flashback Review: The Omega Man (1971)

20 December 2012 2:00 AM, PST | Cinelinx | See recent Cinelinx news »

The Mayan Calendar may have run out, but it’s Hollywood that has been the one predicting the most grisly ways for the world to end. Where disaster movies typically exploit the visual and visceral excitement associated with such a scenario, other movies have focused on the psychological and philosophical impact – especially on the survivors. 


As much as movie remakes get a bad reputation for lazy writing and greed-fueled audience exploitation, they are interesting in two ways that normal movies are not. First of all, you get to see a different perspective of basically the same story. More importantly though, remakes can’t help but add current styles and filmmaking trends consistent with the time in which they are made. Filmmaking methods are constantly evolving and this is never clearer then when comparing a remake with the original film that preceded it.

The Omega Man is one such film. It »

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AfterElton Briefs: Adam Lambert Does Hong Kong, Carrie Underwood is Maria von Trapp, and "Glee" Rebounds

30 November 2012 2:07 PM, PST | The Backlot | See recent The Backlot news »

Here is last week's caption pic winner. This week's caption pic is at the bottom of the page.

Thanks to everyone for participating! The winner is ...

"...And I would have won too if it wasn't for those meddling kids and their dog!"

Thanks to Addison Dewitt for this week's winning caption!

Weekend Birthdays! (Note: Birthday shoutouts are for out entertainers, allies, or for any celeb that seems to have a following on Ae). Gael Garcia Bernal (above) is 34, Britney Spears is 31, Matthew Shepard would have been 36, Sarah Silverman is 42, Elisha Cuthbert is 30, Clay Aiken is 34, Ben Stiller is 47, Billy Idol is 57, Mandy Patinkin is 60, and my beloved Stacey Q is 54.

Carrie Underwood has been cast as Maria in NBC's live broadcast of The Sound Of MusicDirector James Gunn has apologized for the blog post he made two years ago that many people felt was misogynistic and homophobic. Discovery Channel has »

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