Jamie Lee Curtis

‘Scream Queens’ Season 1 Finale Recap: Nothing Made Sense and Everything Hurts

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In retrospect, how else was this season of Scream Queens going to end but with a parody of — nay, a loving  homage to — the infamous Sorority Email of 2013? Sure, last night’s two-hour finale also revealed the final Red Devil’s identity and M.O., but Emma Roberts’ final raging monologue feels like the true culmination of what Ryan Murphy was trying to accomplish here. And if there’s anything “Dorkus” and “The Final Girls” taught us, it’s that Murphy, Brad Falchuk, and Ian Brennan never gave a sauce-soaked cotton ball about plot anyway. 
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Ryan Murphy on Fox’s ‘Scream Queens,’ a Feminist Horror Comedy That Satirizes Greek Life

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LOS ANGELES: Scream Queens, described as a “bitingly satirical look” at the college Greek system, is Ryan Murphy’s upcoming comedy-horror event series for Fox. Not to be confused with MTV’s Scream — Murphy says the series are “very different” — Scream Queens focuses on a sorority and the “devil-clad killer” who murders students around campus.
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A Brief History of Hollywood Being Totally Terrified of Computers

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“Our world interconnected. Our systems interconnected. Our identities vulnerable.” So goes the on-screen tagline in the trailer for Michael Mann’s new cyber-thriller Blackhat, and as the word “identities” is replaced by “security,” “homes,” “secrets,” “money,” “privacy,” “safety,” and the like — along with a giant close-up of a cable plugging in — it’s easy to chuckle along with Hollywood doing one more fear-mongering thriller about hackers taking down sacred cows and exposing private information, as if such a thing were actually plausible. (Oh, wait.) Yes, the Sony hack suddenly made Blackhat’s potentially worrisome January release suddenly timely and relevant, but it’s part of a long tradition of films that looked at the capabilities of computers, artificial intelligence, and the Internet — and shit their collective pants over it.
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7 Totally Lame Movie Sequel Plot Twists

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Entertainment Weekly’s big new cover story on the upcoming Terminator: Genisys (yes, that’s actually spelling it, this is not a gag) has got fans of the series plenty riled up — and for good reason. It seems that the geniuses behind the flick have gone and screwed up the story’s mythology in a pretty major way, creating an epic “ret-con”/continuity issue that would be shocking, were it not so common among sequels to beloved movies. You’ll find the spoiler after the jump, along with a few other examples of sequels that asked us to swallow some pretty strange reveals.
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