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The Halloween season, to me, is synonymous with monsters, eerie music and a just little bit of blood.
While countless horror fanatics pop in a classic for a good scare, I slowed down to examine why and how horror film changes from decade to decade. In my research, I discovered that the horror culture indirectly reflects the time and society in which it occurs.
LOS ANGELES — There was never any doubt that “I Love Lucy” was full of color. But for those whose imaginations need some help, CBS will air in December a one-hour special featuring two newly colorized classic episodes of the 1950s series.
LOS ANGELES — Jackie Chan is not dead. And he’s not retiring.
“There are so many different rumors, I am getting used to it,” the 59-year-old actor-director says of online reports of his demise. “Don’t worry, before I die, I let you know.”
Audiences remain intrigued by the idea of Dracula, by the possibility of a monstrous, blood-draining creature who is nonetheless charismatic and certainly sexual if not sexy. It’s no surprise, then, that NBC is trying out a new “Dracula” TV series, premiering at 9 p.m. CST Friday.
A man attacked director Michael Bay with an air conditioner on the Hong Kong set of “Transformers: The Age of Extinction” on Thursday.
A statement the studio released described “a bizarre encounter with a man allegedly under the influence of a narcotic substance.”
It looks like “Glee” will take its final bow next year.
The Fox drama/musical will end its run after six seasons, Ryan Murphy, the series’ co-creator, said at a Paley Center for Media event honoring FX Networks on Wednesday night, according to TV Line.
The numbers said “Kick-Ass 2” was going to do just that. Before its theatrical release, audience tracking surveys estimated the superhero action-comedy could gross as much as $25 million its opening weekend.
Instead, the sequel took in only $13 million, finishing far behind the civil rights drama “Lee Daniels’ The Butler” and earning “Kick-Ass 2” an instant reputation as a flop.
Amy Poehler and Tina Fey will return to host the Golden Globes for the next two years, NBC announced Tuesday.
“Tina and Amy are two of the most talented comedic writer/performers in our business and they were a major reason the Golden Globes was the most entertaining awards show of last season,” said Paul Telegdy, president of alternative and late-night programming at NBC, which broadcasts the Golden Globes. “We’re elated they wanted to host together again and that they committed for the next two years.”
Fans of NBC’s “Parks and Recreation” know Nick Offerman as Ron Swanson, but his very funny new memoir, “Paddle Your Own Canoe: One Man’s Fundamentals for Delicious Living” (Dutton, $26.95), will allow readers to get to know the comedian behind the mustache. In the book, Offerman reveals he is a former student of kabuki fight theater, a guitarist, a woodworker, former set designer and that, as a break dancer(!), he went by the name Tick Tock. He writes of wooing actress Megan Mullally, who is now his wife. We caught up with Offerman over the phone.
(Spoiler alert: This story contains no actual TV spoilers.)
I would really like to talk to you about TV spoilers today, but first I need to know: Did you see the series finale of “Breaking Bad?” Are you caught up on “Game of Thrones?” You know who died on that one amazing episode of “The Wire” toward the end of Season Three, right?
Maybe we shouldn’t have that discussion. I don’t want to ruin anything for you.