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Queen Musical Set To ‘Rock You’

Jukebox musicals have always been one of the most popular varieties of stage presentations. From Movin’ Out, which features the reflective, down-to-earth, stylings of Billy Joel, to Mamma Mia!, a raucous celebration of Swedish dance pop sensations ABBA, to Rock of Ages, a tongue-in-cheek tribute to 1980s glam rock, the subgenre has seen its share […]

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‘A Nightmare’ No More For ‘Elm Street’ Actor

When one mentions the term “scream queen,” several leading ladies of fright films generally come to mind – Jamie Lee Curtis, Linnea Quigley, Adrienne Barbeau, and Drew Barrymore, just to name a few. Mark Patton, however, typically is not among them. But with the new documentary Scream, Queen! My Nightmare on Elm Street steadily gaining […]

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In ‘Pursuit’ of ‘Horror Trivia’ – Two Ghoulish Games

As we enter the apex of the Halloween season, the abundance of horror-themed activities to keep us entertained is seemingly limitless. From haunted houses to creepy corn mazes to hair-raising hayrides, there’s plenty to keep our inner psycho sufficiently occupied. But if you’re looking for something a bit more subtle that can be enjoyed in […]

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‘The Walking Dead’ Director Greg Nicotero Tapped for Spawn Movie

’ Ever since it was officially announced last summer that there was a new Spawn movie in the works—more than 20 years since the original film release—it’s all seeming to fall into place for creator and director Todd McFarlane. Back in May, Academy Award and Golden Globe winner Jamie Foxx (Ray, The Amazing Spider-Man) joined […]

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Poffo Talks Road Perils, Macho Man, and his Wrestling ‘Days’

While the generally accepted belief is that in order to cope with the grueling, seemingly endless, life on the road for pro wrestlers in the 70s and 80s, drugs were a necessity, don’t tell that to Lanny Poffo; the former wrestler doesn’t buy it. “It’s a complete cop-out,” he contended. “I was on the road […]

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Laurie Anderson, Neil Gaiman Talk Muppets, ‘Omens’ and Virtual Reality

“Old Muppets are really scary,” said Neil Gaiman, recalling a 2002 stay at Jim Henson’s old home in Hampstead, England with longtime collaborator Dave McKean (Mirrormask, “The Wolves in the Walls”) that left him forever spooked by the man-made “creatures.” The author found a box of Henson’s old Muppets in the basement, and picked out a […]

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Diane Franklin: From 80s Babe to ‘Amityville’

If you were a guy growing up in the 80s, you wanted to date her; and if you were a girl, you wanted to be her. Diane Franklin first lit up the silver screen in 1982 in the Boaz Davidson coming-of-age classic The Last American Virgin, playing conflicted transfer student Karen, whose complicated love triangle […]

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Tomb Raider (2018) Movie Review

Who’s ready for a great video game movie featuring one of our favorite heroines–Lara Croft? Well, we are! Lara Croft returns to theaters in Tomb Raider (2018), the latest movie reboot of the highly popular franchise from Square Enix. Lara, played by Alicia Vikander (“Ex Machina,” “The Danish Girl”), is a fiercely independent daughter of a missing […]

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Suspiria and Inferno: Argento 101

Retro Picture Show hit it out of the park yet again on Friday, January 12 with its latest special event, a unique 35mm double feature screening of Suspiria and Inferno, two of legendary Italian horror master Dario Argento’s most notable works. The Long Island, NY-based movie revival company is coming off a string of successful […]

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‘Fame’ Comes At A High ‘Price’ For The Million Dollar Man

If you were a fan of professional wrestling during its ‘glory years’ in the late 1980s, one name that would be instantly recognizable is ‘The Million Dollar Man’ Ted DiBiase. Along with his loyal, mostly silent, bodyguard Virgil, DiBiase played the role of the heel, or the ‘bad guy,’ to perfection. He was the man […]

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‘Halloween’ Arrives Early in New York

While there’s been an abundance of buzz on the Halloween film series of late, the majority of it has been focused on the forthcoming David Gordon Green-helmed sequel hitting theaters October 2018. The attention isn’t surprising, with Jamie Lee Curtis set to reprise her iconic role as Laurie Strode, sister of the original boogeyman himself, Michael […]

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Now Hear This, Comedy Unfolds in New York

Drag queens in cotton candy wigs and aerodynamic heels strutted in to its massive atrium for the third annual RuPaul’s Drag Con at the Javits Center in New York. Just two flights down, quite a different scene was unfolding. Lined up patiently on the cavernous subterranean level, men with glasses and bookish women carrying tote […]