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Movie Review: Mad Max: Fury Road -- Taking the Long Way

Marshall Fine | Posted 05.12.2015 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

"Fury Road" is less a sequel than a reimagining of this post-apocalyptic mythology.

Great Conversations: Nicolas Cage

Alex Simon | Posted 05.06.2015 | Entertainment
Alex Simon

Nicolas Cage is that rare movie star who not only never seemed to care if he was cool, but was one of the few that seemed to run from it, embracing his inner nerd and quirky weirdness wholeheartedly.

16 Good Movies That Opened To Bad Reviews

The Huffington Post | Matthew Jacobs | Posted 02.10.2015 | Entertainment

There's no accounting for taste, as evidenced by the foolhardy reception certain cinematic gems initially garner. These 16 films exemplify that as wel...

Kim Jong-un, Movie Critic Extraordinaire?

Dr. Harlan K. Ullman | Posted 03.11.2015 | Politics
Dr. Harlan K. Ullman

One conclusion directly related to cyber vulnerabilities is learning from how the monetary, banking and financial systems adapted over the decades to fend off crooks and scamsters. A second conclusion is that "ready, fire, aim" is not always a good response to every crisis.

Mad About the '60s ... Wild Dr. Strangelove at 50 Reassures That Irrationality Is in the Past (Or Does It?)

William Bradley | Posted 12.15.2014 | Entertainment
William Bradley

One of the wildest black comedies ever made, 1964's Dr. Strangelove, Or: How I Learned To Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb still stands today for its daring send-up of military and governmental leaders who take American us into nuclear war.

Whiplash -- "Svengali Porn" -- An Essay

Melody Breyer-Grell | Posted 01.30.2015 | Entertainment
Melody Breyer-Grell

I remain, a week following the experience of Whiplash (the picture can't just be watched), flummoxed. Awash in critical praise, Whiplash has definitely hit a chord with many people, but I ask what the director, Damien Chazelle, was actually going for in his "masterwork."

Interstellar: Imaginative, Expansive... and Provocative!

Darryl Woodard | Posted 01.13.2015 | Entertainment
Darryl Woodard

There are basically two kinds of sci-fi films. One kind is the easily digestible. But not so Interstellar, which is the other kind of sci-fi film. For it's unconventional.

5 Film Hotels of Halloween Horror

Trivago.ca | Posted 12.29.2014 | Travel
Trivago.ca

Hotels inspire the horrific and macabre, and with Halloween almost upon us it's time to celebrate haunted rooms, menacing presences, poltergeists, and even the occasional Log Lady lurking in the lobby.

Fear and Loathing in Hong Kong

Matjaz Tancic | Posted 11.08.2014 | World
Matjaz Tancic

Everyone has their magic place. Mine is a small, dark karaoke place in downtown Hong Kong. I came across this place by accident when following a long-haired middle-aged guy wearing dark glasses and a colorful shirt tucked into elegant trousers at night.

'Dexter' Is Back, But This Time As A Bank Robber

The Huffington Post | Bill Bradley | Posted 08.13.2014 | Entertainment

It looks like "Dexter" has finally had enough lumberjacking. Michael C. Hall is officially making his return to TV in Stanley Kubrick's "God Fearin...

Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy, and Horror ... and the Saturn Goes to ....

Pamela Glasner | Posted 09.20.2014 | Entertainment
Pamela Glasner

You need to know about The Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror Films, and the award it annually bestows upon those deemed the best at doing all that, and more: The Saturn.

13 Juicy Facts About The Making Of Stanley Kubrick's 'Eyes Wide Shut'

The Huffington Post | Matthew Jacobs | Posted 07.18.2014 | Entertainment

Fifteen years ago, on July 16, 1999, Stanley Kubrick's final film, "Eyes Wide Shut," opened nationwide. Setting records for the longest shoot in movie...

Mad Men: The Anvil, er, Monolith

William Bradley | Posted 07.05.2014 | Entertainment
William Bradley

In "The Monolith" -- and imagery royalties here might be due to Arthur C. Clarke and Stanley Kubrick for this episode set about a year after the release of 2001: A Space Odyssey -- Don Draper has gotten back through the door of the ad agency he founded. And he is showing up.

The Spooky Occluded: Julia Haw's "The Western Veil"

Daniel Maidman | Posted 06.16.2014 | Arts
Daniel Maidman

I believe Chicago artist Julia Haw has found her way to some similar understanding of the veil with the work in her solo show "The Western Veil."

Go Behind The Scenes Of '2001: A Space Odyssey'

Posted 04.03.2014 | Entertainment

Forty-six years after its release, "2001: A Space Odyssey" remains one of cinema's crowning achievements. Many directors cite the Stanley Kubrick clas...

Cinefantastique Spotlight Podcast: Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb

Dan Persons | Posted 04.05.2014 | Entertainment
Dan Persons

In celebrating the golden anniversary of Strangelove's release, the Cinefantastique Online team dig deep into Kubrick's exquisite balance of humor and horror.

3 Questions About Technology We Should Be Asking Now

Russell C. Smith | Posted 04.01.2014 | Technology
Russell C. Smith

Here are a few questions worth debating on your next dinner party or trip to the bar.

Here's What 'The Shining' Twins Look Like Now

Posted 01.30.2014 | Entertainment

It has been 34 years since the Grady girls first began to haunt us in Stanley Kubrick's "The Shining." So what do the twins look like today? Twitter u...

A Q&A With Director Peter Hyams Takes Us Closer

Alex Simon | Posted 03.30.2014 | Entertainment
Alex Simon

Peter Hyams has been making movies for over 40 years. A native New Yorker, Hyams has the distinction of being one of the only directors who also serves as his own cinematographer on his films, a hyphenate that has caused him some controversy among cameramen.

George Sluizer and River Phoenix: Last Film for Old Dutch Master of Cinema and Young American Actor of Movies

Isa Freeling | Posted 02.22.2014 | Arts
Isa Freeling

Leaving "Dark Blood" in the RED, filming shut down and the insurance company took over, thinking that they would be able to get the money back from Phoenix's estate within a few weeks.

Conspiracy Theorist Proves John F. Kennedy Never Existed

Spencer Green | Posted 01.23.2014 | Comedy
Spencer Green

The Kennedy Family itself was invented in the 1840s by The Finger, a consortium that included oil speculators, the Illuminati, the Catholic Church, Freemasons, Whigs, and extraterrestrials from the Phoenix Dwarf and Triangulum Galaxies.

Go Behind The Scenes Of 'The Shining' With These Photos

Posted 10.30.2013 | Entertainment

Right in time for your Halloween horror binge, take a look at some behind-the-scenes action on the set of "The Shining." Jack Nicholson, Shelley Duval...

The Movie That's Still The Stuff Of Nightmares

Tom Cramer | Posted 01.23.2014 | Fifty
Tom Cramer

When I was a little kid, I used to get nightmares. Sure, I started out completely convinced that monsters hid under the bed. Of course watching Creature Features was a bad idea. Yes, listening to stories in the dark, at sleepovers or on family vacations frightened me. I was a kid -- and so were you.

20:1 Best Returns in The House

Adam Resnick | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Adam Resnick

As I watched the political brinksmanship over the last several weeks with the government shutdown that brought the Treasury close to default, I couldn...

Eyes Wide Shut-down

Mary Ellen Hannibal | Posted 01.23.2014 | Green
Mary Ellen Hannibal

The government shutdown perversely prevents people from fulfilling their roles as citizens. It voids the heroic commitment of regular people who devote thousands upon thousands of hours each year to helping safeguard our natural capital.