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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...

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...

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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 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?

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Kornheiser Suspended for on Air Comments

Tony Kornheiser has been suspended for on air comments directed at CBS's Hannah Storm. Kornheiser hosts ESPN's "Pardon the Interruption." Last Friday, Kornheiser exchanged his sports commenting for fashion comments involving an on air criticism of Storm's attire. Kornheiser rendered Storm's...

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...

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Justin Bieber & Miley Cyrus to Be in ‘Grease’ Remake

After rumors about the “Back to the Future” remake to star Justin Bieber were made, the teen idol is rumored to be planning to be in another remake… for “Grease.” Bieb’s believes he is the ideal person to fill John Travolta’s shoes and take on the role of Danny in a remake of the 1978 movie musical....

10 Great Novelists Who Were Mentally Disturbed

10 Great Novelists Who Were Mentally Disturbed

The life of an author — particularly an author of fiction – is necessarily connected to that which is most dangerous: our consciousness. It is often through the explorative process of creative literature that we touch the exciting possibilities and subversive consequences of our capacities as a...

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...