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20 of the Best Dark Fantasy Titles

20 of the Best Dark Fantasy Titles

Dark Fantasy is a nebulous psuedo-genre of the fantastic. It can cover urban fantasy with rough edges, Lovecraftian horror, epic fantasy with violence and dirt still intact — but it's all these things and more. It's any story of the fantastic where things aren't Tolkien-levels of happy. Were people...

The 10 Greatest Fantasy Series of All Time

The 10 Greatest Fantasy Series of All Time

Fantasy as a genre is often unfairly maligned. While there are plenty of authors who seem to be paid by the word and are only concerned with churning out volume, there are many authors producing fantastic works that transcend genre and often are even worthy of the word literature. While there were...

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Ricardo Montalban Dead at 88

Actor Ricardo Montalban has died at the age of 88. Born in Mexico, he was already a movie star when he moved to Hollywood to work for MGM in 1946. Montalban made his U.S. film debut in "Fiesta" opposite Esther Williams. He was also teamed up with the actress in "Neptune's Daughter" and "On an...

The 15 Greatest Stephen King Books

The 15 Greatest Stephen King Books

There's an old joke that Stephen King could probably publish his laundry list at this point, and another that goes further and suggests he's basically been doing that for a decade (or two). The man has produced a ton of works that run the full gamut from really horrible (Dreamcatchers was positively...

The 16 Best Dying Earth Stories

The 16 Best Dying Earth Stories

As a genre, dying earth has fallen out of favor recently, which is a shame because it's an incredibly remarkable one. It offers a wonderful opportunity to meld parts of dystopian fiction, swords and sorcery, fantasy, science fiction, space opera, and all set under a swollen red sun as the planet...

15 Films That Inspired Real Life Crimes

15 Films That Inspired Real Life Crimes

The issue of copycat crime is a fascinating one that raises deep questions in the fields of psychology, philosophy, criminology and jurisprudence. Are filmmakers – if not legally, at least morally – responsible for their creations that motivate people to commit crime?

Christian Slater to Star in New Drama "Breaking In"

Christian Slater to Star in New Drama "Breaking In"

Christian Slater has been tapped to star as a Captain Kirk-esque character in a televised security firm drama entitled "Breaking In." Slater is set to portray the character of Oz, a security hacker, who's loosely based on the Star Trek's Starship Enterprise commander. Slater, a huge Star...

The 50 Most Influential Directors of the Century

The 50 Most Influential Directors of the Century

In the theatre there are 1,500 cameras rolling at the same time- in the cinema, only one,” as quoted by Orson Welles, the prolific director of the most studied film of all time, Citizen Kane. Within the last century cinema has grown from pioneering silent films into orchestrated musicals, “spaghetti...

Playmate Izabella St. James' Bunny Tales of Filth in Playboy Mansion

Playmate Izabella St. James' Bunny Tales of Filth in Playboy Mansion

Former Playboy Playmate Izabella St. James has penned "Bunny Tales," a filthy look inside Hugh Hefner's lifestyle behind the Mansion doors. In the book, St. James weaves an unpleasant glimpse of the men's magazine mogul's life and what is is really like being Hef's girlfriend. In "Bunny Tales,"...

Beyond Monopoly: The 15 Greatest Board Games of All Time

Beyond Monopoly: The 15 Greatest Board Games of All Time

Most people find board games to be a boring pursuit, especially when compared with the vast array of multimedia entertainment available today. Board games actually have a ton to offer however, especially when you get beyond the board games that everyone is used to playing from childhood. Most board...