New Wolverine Promo Photo

The new issue of Empire magazine has this new promo photo of Hugh Jackman as Wolverine for 20th Century Fox’s X-Men Origins: Wolverine, opening May 1, 2009. Directed by Gavin Hood from a David Benioff, the action-thriller co-stars Liev Schreiber, Ryan Reynolds, Taylor Kitsch, Will.i.am, Danny Huston, Dominic Monaghan, Daniel Henney and Lynn Collins. LeadingContinue reading “New Wolverine Promo Photo”

Horror Movies: Why Big Studio Releases Are Rare to Scare by Stephen King

By Stephen King While walking back to my Boston hotel after a surprisingly well-attended Tuesday afternoon showing of Bryan Bertino’s horror thriller The Strangers, I found myself musing on what’s scary and what’s not. Whatever it is, The Strangers had enough of it to do incredibly well at the box office. But what makes suchContinue reading “Horror Movies: Why Big Studio Releases Are Rare to Scare by Stephen King”

The Top 10 Foods Only America Could Have Invented

When it comes to food, America gets a bad rap. It’s a common refrain that America has no cuisine to call our own. We’ve got apple pie and hot dogs, but that’s about it. (And when you really get down to it, the Germans invented hot dogs, and the British were eating apple pie likeContinue reading “The Top 10 Foods Only America Could Have Invented”

Can Rick Rubin Resurrect ZZ Top?

According to Billboard, ZZ Top has signed a new record deal with Rick Rubin‘s American Recordings imprint through Columbia. The veteran rock trio is planning to hit the studio with Rubin producing, for an album more in keeping with “La Grange”-era ZZ Top than its pop-friendly ’80s sound, according to manager Carl Stubner. The bandContinue reading “Can Rick Rubin Resurrect ZZ Top?”

Catchphrases in TV History

Every TV show wants one, but few achieve it: a catchphrase. The best ones not only propel their show into the limelight, but eventually take a life of their own, sometimes getting into the dictionary, sometimes even electing a president. Please click here for the stories behind some of TV’s most famous catchphrases.  

This Summer’s “Must-Read” Book

This summer’s “must-read” (according to People magazine and other critics): The Story of Edgar Sawtelle by David Wroblewski (Ecco, $25.95). Take a first novel about a mute boy and his dog written by a 48-year-old Colorado software designer. Add rapturous reviews. Then include a quasi-mystical moment involving Stephen King, who picked up the advance boundContinue reading “This Summer’s “Must-Read” Book”

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