Remember fallout shelters and hiding under a desk in elementary school during an air raid drill? There's always a cloud hanging over human life.
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I have an embarrassing confession. Last week I was invited to a Tupperware Party. That's not the embarrassing part. The embarrassing part is that I went. It was an invitation I didn't dare refuse.
The Giver makes the knowledge of history a precondition for freedom. In a very American tradition, it valorizes memory and passion above serenity and predictability.
Falling Skies seems most likely to be remembered as another distinguished entry in Steven Spielberg's huge body of work as a director and producer of science fiction.
Andrew Niccol's film of The Host starts so well that, when it suddenly slows to a crawl 20 minutes later, your impulse is to give it some slack -- to let it find its feet and get back on track.
Unfortunately, it never does.
Bodysnatchers, werewolves, zombies--oh my! Did you know that many of the Halloween horrors we know and love have scientific roots? It's true--there ar...
TOP 5 FOR FRIDAY, OCTOBER 19
1. Kathy Griffin At DAR Constitution Hall
Griffin is written off by comedy nerds because she's successful. On-air fri...
With a three year difference between them, it's understandable to think of sisters and actresses Emily Deschanel and Zooey Deschanel as very close. Bu...
My own personal exploration into the movies that petrify me most inspired me to compile a fresh list of skin-crawling entries that in my view do full justice to the spirit of Halloween.
Here's the thing, my leftie friends. I'm not kidding -- and neither are perhaps a majority of Americans -- seeing that health bill become law has induced in us a paranoia-like fear.
Salinger's teenage hero, Holden Caulfield, lives on in my unauthorized novel: a mashup combining The Catcher in the Rye and Invasion of the Body Snatchers.
There are, of course, serious issues raised by the advance of technology... and the rise of a ubiquitous media. But The Great Brain Suck has nothing new to say about them.
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