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John Carpenter's Prophetic Visions of the American Police State

John W. Whitehead | Posted 01.23.2014 | Entertainment
John W. Whitehead

As freedom crumbles around us, why do "we the people" allow it to happen? In Carpenter's view, the real enemies of freedom -- the real aliens -- are us.

Shock! 8 Classic Films To Be Remade

Posted 01.10.2012 | Fifty

In the last month and a half, two Hollywood remakes -- Screen Gems' "Straw Dogs" and Universal's "The Thing" -- tanked at the box office, earning back...

HuffPost Review: Harry Brown

Marshall Fine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

Harry Brown is hard and violent, a thriller that makes no pretense about the explicit toll of violence. But it's built around a strong character and an award-winning kind of performance by Michael Caine.

Almost Illegal To Smoke in California: A Brief History of Smoking Bans

Harmon Leon | Posted 06.14.2012 | Healthy Living
Harmon Leon

With the future of smoking uncertain in California, let's look at a brief history of the evolution of smoking bans in order to find out how we got to the place we're currently at...

Escape from New York: Slighty Dated, but Still a Fantastic Proto-Action Blockbuster

Alex Remington | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Alex Remington

John Carpenter just might be the best filmmaker of the 1980s. With 1976's Assault on Precinct 13 (rating: 85), and 1978's Halloween, Carpenter began a...