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Loch Ness Monster's Stand-in Found

Beth Bartlett | Posted 04.21.2016 | Weird News
Beth Bartlett

In this age of selfies, it's tough to be the Loch Ness Monster. Show yourself to a few tourists, and they never get a good shot. Fortunately, someone did finally snap a picture of the elusive creature, it just happens to be a stunt double from the movies.

PART 1: A Wide-Ranging Conversation with Physicist Geoffrey West about Life, Evolution and US Presidential Politics

Suzan Mazur | Posted 04.13.2016 | Science
Suzan Mazur

Redmayne as Hawking. Cumberbatch as Turing. If the timing were right, Christopher Lee would have been superb in the big-screen story of British-born theoretical physicist Geoffrey West. (I've interviewed both.)

Christopher Lee: A Blood-Spattered Tribute -- The Cinefantastique Spotlight Podcast

Dan Persons | Posted 06.19.2016 | Entertainment
Dan Persons

In the wake of his loss, Cinefantastique contributors Ted Newsom, Steve Biodrowski, Lawrence French, and Dan Persons got together to reminisce about encounters with the legendary actor, share some famous and not-so-famous anecdotes about his work and life, and evaluate his contribution to the worlds of horror and fantasy.

Week to Week News Quiz for 6/12/15

John Zipperer | Posted 06.12.2016 | San Francisco
John Zipperer

While you wait for Jeb Bush's big announcement on Monday, take our latest Week to Week news quiz and study up on the issues.

Beyond Dracula, Dooku, and Saruman: Celebrating the Long Life and Vast Career of Sir Christopher Lee

Gregory Weinkauf | Posted 06.12.2016 | Entertainment
Gregory Weinkauf

In a movie culture of ever bigger, louder, and emptier booms, and a celebrity culture of relentless panty flashes and nip slips, Mr. Lee always reminds us of elegance, of discipline, of presence. With Christopher Lee in a production, there was never any need for lame camera-shaking and ADD cutting -- he held you.

'Dracula' Actor Christopher Lee Dead At 93

The Huffington Post | Steven Hoffer | Posted 06.11.2015 | Entertainment

Christopher Lee, the British actor known for his roles in "Dracula," "Star Wars" and the "Lord of the Rings" trilogy, has died. He was 93. The belo...

Movie Review: The Hobbit: Battle of the Five Armies'

Marshall Fine | Posted 02.17.2015 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

Jackson has done something that will likely never be done again: It's not just that he got these movies made the way he wanted -- but that the way he did it was of such consistently high quality.

PSA Reveals The Singular Secret To Aging Gracefully

Posted 03.19.2014 | Fifty

Aging isn't about wrinkles or graying hair, it's a state of mind, a new PSA reminds us. "There is no cure for aging, because aging isn't an illness," ...

Live From the Sundance Film Festival: Tuesday, Jan. 21

Marshall Fine | Posted 03.24.2014 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

I had my mind blown by a movie Tuesday, in the middle of another five-movie day at the 2014 Sundance Film Festival. And it was blown in 3D.

Beautiful Dreamer: Discussing Facts and Fantasy With Author Peter S. Beagle

Gregory Weinkauf | Posted 03.17.2014 | Home
Gregory Weinkauf

Engaging fantasy author Peter S. Beagle in conversation is a remarkably lively experience, and fan, friend and/or interviewer should prepare to be surprised. I'm all set for unicorns and werewolves when Mr. Beagle suddenly launches into political observations.

Discussing The Wicker Man: Final Cut With Director Robin Hardy

Gregory Weinkauf | Posted 01.23.2014 | Entertainment
Gregory Weinkauf

The plot? I'm not telling. A cop searches for a missing child. Do not read synopses, don't ask anyone about it, just see it. If for the first time, I envy you.

Johnny Depp Is Blond Now

Posted 10.22.2013 | Celebrity

Johnny Depp is like a fine wine -- he just keeps getting better with age. Case in point: Depp attended the 57th London Film Festival Awards Night a...

Cinefantastique Spotlight Podcast: The Wicker Man

Dan Persons | Posted 11.23.2013 | Entertainment
Dan Persons

In The Wicker Man, a devoutly religious Scottish policeman (Edward Woodward) travels to an island-bound agricultural community to investigate the disappearance of a young girl.

Cinefantastique Spotlight Podcast: The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey

Dan Persons | Posted 02.16.2013 | Entertainment
Dan Persons

The journey will be long, the challenges daunting, the popcorn very likely stale. But that doesn't matter now -- the grand epic that is the three-part, film adaptation of The Hobbit is upon us with the release of the first installment: An Unexpected Journey.

Cinefantastique Spotlight Podcast: The Lord of the Rings Trilogy

Dan Persons | Posted 02.09.2013 | Entertainment
Dan Persons

Next week sees the last, major genre film debut of the year with the release of The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey in glorious 3D and an innovative high frame-rate (HFR) projection system (advance word: bring Dramamine).

Recapturing The Ghost Of Halloween Past

Tom Cramer | Posted 12.26.2012 | Fifty
Tom Cramer

Halloween is almost upon us. Obviously, the meaning of this day evolves as you move through life's stages, but it was only during my grammar school years in the 1970s that I looked forward to it with such anticipation.

Cinefantastique Spotlight Podcast: Frankenweenie

Dan Persons | Posted 12.08.2012 | Entertainment
Dan Persons

Whether the expansion to feature length and the addition of 3D goggles justify the nostalgia trip is something that Cinefantastique Online's Steve Biodrowski, Lawrence French, and I discuss at length in this week's review.

WATCH: Born to Be Bad: Christopher Lee Turns 90

Network Awesome | Posted 07.29.2012 | Entertainment
Network Awesome

Though you may know him from his more recent roles from The Lord of the Rings series or the Star Wars prequels, Sir Christopher Lee has been one of the most reliable forces on film and television screens around the world for more than sixty years and running.

Go To Scorcese's Hugo... Movie Review

Carole Mallory | Posted 01.22.2012 | Entertainment
Carole Mallory

Oh, my, what visual splendor. A treat for the Holidays. Hugo is a film about the importance of purpose. This movie is a 3D homage to the early days ...

Stay Classy, Politicos

Edward Headington | Posted 08.08.2011 | Los Angeles
Edward Headington

Careers built over a lifetime can be ended in the amount of take it takes to hit "upload" or click "comment." Given that realization and Rep. Weiner's Twitter travails, here are five rules for aspiring politicos.

Does Sexting Qualify As Cheating?

Vicki Larson | Posted 08.07.2011 | Divorce
Vicki Larson

He's sexually "inappropriate." He lies about it for a while, but gets busted anyway. He apologizes to everyone he's hurt, mostly his wife. Can you gu...

The Online Erogenous Zone

Marian Salzman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Marian Salzman

This is the fourth in a series of four. See Euro RSCG Worldwide PR's latest white paper, "Love (and Sex) in the Age of Social Media," for more analysi...

Shirtless Congressman Reportedly Sent Picture From GOP Retreat

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Former Rep. Chris Lee (R-N.Y.), the congressman who resigned last week after a Gawker report surfaced showing that he had sent a shirtless picture of ...

REVEALED: Woman Behind Congressional Craigslist Scandal

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Yesha Callahan, the woman on the other end of the Craiglist correspondence with former Rep. Chris Lee (R-N.Y.), has gone on the record with her story,...

Finally: The Second Amendment Explained

Ben Rosen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Ben Rosen

Reading about the plight of (former) Rep. Chris Lee yesterday, it was hard to miss the photo that he posted to his would-be doxie. There was the hands...