Stephen King

How Stanley Kubrick Helped Ridley Scott Finish ‘Blade Runner’

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The original, financier/studio-mandated ending of Ridley Scott’s Blade Runner is one of the most notorious cases of outside tinkering in modern movie history—resulting in an original theatrical release with a much-derided voice-over track and a “happy ending” that erased the ambiguity and emotional uncertainty of Scott’s original cut. And in a recent Hollywood Reporter roundtable, Scott discussed his unexpected collaborator on that ending.
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50 Gripping Books to Read While Traveling

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Well, boys and girls, we’ve entered the season of travel. Whether you’re heading home or to a loved one’s (or, hey, to Key West with a hot date) for the holidays, you’ll likely need a gripping, plot-heavy book to while away the hours cramped on plane or train or automobile.
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Joe Dante, Mick Garris Among Directors of Horror Anthology ‘Nightmare Cinema’

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Just a couple of weeks ago, our pal Nathan Rabin pointed out the horror anthology film has become a bit of an endangered species–which is a shame, considering how much fun we’ve had over the years with the likes of Creepshow and Tales of Terror. But there’s good news for those of us who love those movies: another one is on the way, with some pretty formidable talents at the helm.
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50 Great Books About Deliciously Bad Women

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What is it about bad girls that is so alluring? Maybe it’s the seized power they signify, or the agency their badness implies, or just the comebacks and leather jackets, but I always love the “bad” women in literature best. Here are some books that are blessed with such mavens, whose antics range from mere misbehavior to pure evil, who are antagonists and antiheroines and just plain heroines who just also happen to be jerks a lot of the time.
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