8 items from 2014
It’s no secret that our beloved horror movies are often snubbed at the Academy Awards. The horror genre as a whole just doesn’t get all that much respect in the world of cinema, which is why it’s so important for us fans to support and spread the word on the movies we love. Quite frankly, if we're not doing it, nobody’s going to do it for us.
That said, there are a handful of horror movies over the years that have defied tradition, and have actually managed to snag themselves those little golden statues. With the 86th Academy Awards heading our way this weekend, today we shine the spotlight on 10 of those movies, which made all of us horror fans proud!
Though the Academy Awards ceremony wasn’t televised until 1953, it actually began way back in 1929, held at a private dinner party. »
- John Squires
[Press Release] Burbank, Calif., February 27, 2014 – The Nutty Professor, one of Jerry Lewis’ most celebrated comedies, will be released on Blu-ray™ by Warner Bros. Home Entertainment (Wbhe) June 3 in a brand-new 50th Anniversary Collector’s Edition. Lewis directed, stars in, and co-wrote (with Bill Richmond) the parody of the classic “Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde” tale which was selected for the United States National Film Registry by the Library of Congress in 2004. Wbhe is releasing the four-disc Collector’s Edition with personal input from Mr. Lewis, who has helped compile lots of entertaining extra content for this release. Highlights include a new featurette, Jerry Lewis: No Apologies, an intimate look at “The King of Comedy”; a 48-page book of the film’s original story boards; a 44-page »
- Pietro Filipponi
When "Pretty Little Liars" seemingly revealed Ezra to be evil mastermind "A" in last summer's midseason finale, it nearly broke the internet. The wailing and gnashing of teeth by Ezra-Aria (Ezria) fans could be heard worldwide.
However, Zap2it was never on board with Ezra being "A." It didn't make any sense for a number of reasons, not the least of which is how much creepy(er) and dark(er) it made him.
If Ezra was "A" this entire time, it would turn the whole Ezria relationship into something gross. It's one thing if Ezra and Aria met, he didn't know how old she was (and she lied by omission) and they fell in love. It's another thing entirely if he purposely sought out a relationship with an underage girl (a student, no less) in the name of stalking and tormenting her and her friends.
It turns out Ezra did exactly that, »
“A Study in Emerald” is an interesting alternate universe story in which the world of Sherlock Holmes and the Hp Lovecraft Cthulhu Mythos combine. The version of the story that is available online at Neil Gaiman's site features ads throughout that are about other stories, such as Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde. The artwork is creative and fits nicely with the narrative. The narrator of the story tells of his friend, a famous and respected detective in a society made “perfect” by the return and rule of the Old Ones. But all is not well. One of the royal family has been murdered, his green blood splattered across a room, with an ominous message written in the royal's gore. As the story continues, the detective and narrator easily discover who the murderers are. However, catching them is not so simple. It turns out that they are just as smart, »
- Nancy Greene
I must have been about 12 years old when I first saw Tarzan and His Mate. I loved the Tarzan movies. Tarzan was the undisputed King of the Jungle and was the greatest, Cheetah was man’s best friend, Boy was annoying, and Jane was the Queen of the Jungle and a young male’s introduction to the allure of the female. The uncensored version, with a naked Jane silhouetted while changing clothes in a backlit tent and the spectacular underwater ballet scene would have been a revelation to me; Tarzan and Jane are frolicking in their favorite swimming hole, Tarzan in his usual loincloth and Jane naked – not naked from the waste up, or presumed naked as they hid her behind some lake flora or rocks – Jane was naked.
- Gregory Small
Directed by John S. Robertson
During the silent era, the reinvention of visual horror allowed filmmakers and producers to experiment in film techniques that would become a mainstay in the genre’s mode of expression. Many of these relied heavily on makeup (Frankenstein, Dracula) or early pioneering special effects (The Haunted Castle, The Phantom Carriage), but some relied on more human sensibilities. Mere movement and facial expressions dominate the horrific tone in F. W. Murnau’s Nosferatu; Max Schreck’s grotesque, almost Korinian features have remained a cornerstone of vampiric imagery for nearly a century. In the same vein, John Barrymore managed a horror portrait in Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde that has left John S. Robertson’s vision of the Robert Louis Stevenson story a target for restoration and preservation against countless other Jekyll remakes. »
- Zach Lewis
I'm not going to lie. I originally picked up the relaunched adventures of Jonah Hex because of the cover of the first issue. The reluctant hero sitting on a horse next to a Gotham city limit sign reeled me in. Anything that takes place in the Dark Knight's gloomy hometown immediately is put on my must-read list. Hex is still keeping me interested in All Star Western Volume 3: The Black Diamond Probability.
"All Star Western Volume 3: The Black Diamond Probability" is made up of issues 0 and 13 through 16 of the ongoing series. It starts off with the origin of Jonah Hex and how he came to acquire his trademark scar and bad attitude he's infamous for. Next, he goes up against a madman obsessed with tracking down the formula for Dr. Jekyll's potion. Can Hex stop him before he finds it and uses it for his own diabolical purposes? »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Eric Shirey)
Caleb said goodbye to Hanna for Ravenswood, Ezra and Aria rekindled their flame and the liars tried to deal with the reality of Alison being alive in Pretty Little Liars’s winter premiere, “Who’s In The Box?”
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After coming face to face with Ali – the real red coat – in the Halloween special only to have her disappear again, the liars are desperately trying to figure out their next move. Hanna (Ashley Benson) takes the lead and decides that, instead of focusing on trying to track down Ali, the girls should aim for something more attainable, like determining who is buried in Ali’s coffin. Hanna thinks that if they find out whose body was found in Ali’s backyard (identified as Ali, supposedly by ‘A’) and connect this dead girl to someone they suspect or someone they can connect to Alison. That »
8 items from 2014
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