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Apocalypse When? The End of the World in Pop Culture

Marshall Fine | Posted 06.11.2014 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

When I would complain about some trivial disappointment as a child (or even a teen -- and, really, disappointments at that age never feel as trivial as they are), my mother would say, "Well, it's not the end of the world." Fortunately, she didn't live to see contemporary pop culture.

Zombies and Modern Love

Kevin Ryan | Posted 04.06.2014 | Fifty
Kevin Ryan

You may have to walk through the Valley of Death to reach a better place, but live like a zombie long enough and you might wish you'd made that walk. It took me 29 years to do it. It ain't no easy thing. But it's hard being a zombie.

The Year's Most Pirated Movies

The Huffington Post | Matthew Jacobs | Posted 01.23.2014 | Entertainment

Peter Jackson's second installment in the "Hobbit" trilogy is being heralded as one of the year's biggest box-office success stories, but it turns out...

Max Brooks Goes To Hell In "Shadow Walk" Comic Book

Aaron Sagers | Posted 02.03.2014 | Weird News
Aaron Sagers

"Shadow Walk" follows a team of soldiers, a priest and a scientist into a mysterious portal where the characters must confront their fears -- and establish whether they've stumbled onto a gateway to hell.

Who Needs Zombies?

Michael Rosenblum | Posted 01.23.2014 | Green
Michael Rosenblum

What is happening in the real world is a WHOLE LOT scarier than zombies taking over the planet. Which seems unlikely. The death of the oceans seems to be very likely.

The Undead and Us

John Feffer | Posted 01.23.2014 | World
John Feffer

I thought it was a fad, and it would die out. I was wrong. Zombies don't die, and neither does our fascination with them. All this leaves the unanswered question: why?

Zombie Babies and Frankenstein: Why Pop Culture Still Hesitates to Depict Undead Kids

Evan Gottlieb | Posted 11.07.2013 | Books
Evan Gottlieb

Hideously transformed children are still mostly forbidden by our aesthetic norms, but Shelley's novel reminds us that monstrosity takes many forms, and the most obvious are not always the most dangerous.

The Violent Life of a Crime-thriller Writer

Mark Rubinstein | Posted 12.14.2013 | Books
Mark Rubinstein

The potential for violence lives within all of us, and I'm no exception. Violence in my novels is contrived--it's pure fiction--but reflects a core truth about human nature. It's never meant to be gratuitous, but rather serves the story.

Everything Wrong With 'World War Z'

Posted 10.02.2013 | Comedy

'World War Z' has owned it in the box office, DVD sales, and now they may be getting a sequel. So the guys over at Cinema Sins took it upon themselve...

Did You See 'Brad Pitt Zombie Movie'?

Posted 09.17.2013 | Comedy

"World War Z", aka "Brad Pitt Zombie Movie" is now out on DVD and Blu-ray, so Screen Junkies thought this was the perfect time to give it an honest tr...

What Brad Pitt Has To Say About 'World War Z' Sequel

Posted 09.09.2013 | Entertainment

Despite enough production issues to warrant a cover story for Vanity Fair, Brad Pitt's "World War Z" wound up being the star's biggest film ever. The ...

Lwa Mountain: Post-Crisis Vodou in Haiti

K.J. Wetherholt | Posted 08.21.2013 | World
K.J. Wetherholt

Vodou has been maligned for decades by those with little direct experience of it. However, Vodou has been the one constant during varying Haitian crises, representing more than 50 percent of the Haitian population.

Every Blockbuster Trailer Ends The Same Way

Posted 08.13.2013 | Comedy

You know the formula... start with all the most kickass, unnecessary scenes from the summer's biggest hit, add epic music, sneak in a quirky joke, tac...

Brad Pitt Is Bigger Than Ever

Posted 08.12.2013 | Entertainment

You might think marrying Angelina Jolie, raising a soccer team of children and being one of the most successful and desirable men on the face of the e...

Six Military Lessons of World War Z

Michael Peck | Posted 09.17.2013 | Arts
Michael Peck

With America having so little success in fighting unconventional wars over the last decade, perhaps it is time to learn from an unconventional army that wins. What are the military lessons that the Armageddon Armies of Zombiedom can teach us? Here are a few from World War Z .

COMIC-CON SHOWDOWN: Pirates vs. Zombies

AP | DERRIK J. LANG | Posted 09.17.2013 | Weird News

SAN DIEGO — Avast! While the international pop-culture celebration known as Comic-Con has long been the domain of superheros, the biggest showdo...

World War Z: A Quora Guide to Zombies

Quora | Posted 08.31.2013 | Entertainment
Quora

This Spotlight Feature originally appeared on Quora. Q: What is the breakdown of World War Z's $200m budget?A: An incomplete script, an incoher...

The MovieFilm Podcast: World War Z, The Lone Ranger, and More!

Zaki Hasan | Posted 09.01.2013 | Entertainment
Zaki Hasan

Lots to listen to as the MovieFilm Podcast marks a quarter-century! First up, I offer my take on new releases White House Down, The Lone Ranger, and...

Why Are We So Obsessed With The End Of The World?

Murray Rosenbaum | Posted 08.30.2013 | Teen
Murray Rosenbaum

I believe deep down, humans generally like gore and violence. Even in ancient times, men were forced to fight each other to the death for the amusement of others.

Zaki's Review: World War Z

Zaki Hasan | Posted 08.28.2013 | Entertainment
Zaki Hasan

For the past several years we've seen the tropes, vernacular and iconography of the "zombie apocalypse" worm their way into the mainstream.

Man of Steel: A Mach 10 Win Worldwide

Darryl Woodard | Posted 08.28.2013 | Entertainment
Darryl Woodard

A favorite song can be like a favorite film. One can listen to a favorite song and seemingly never tire of listening to it. Just like one can watch a favorite film, and seemingly never tire of watching it.

The Gay Marriage Apocalypse

Posted 06.27.2013 | Comedy

Funny or Die transforms the "World War Z" trailer into "World War G." If gay marriage ends the world, this is likely how it will go down....

Would You Pay $50 For A Movie Ticket?

AP | JOCELYN NOVECK | Posted 08.26.2013 | Entertainment

NEW YORK — So this was the deal: For $50, you got to see Brad Pitt's hotly anticipated zombie thriller "World War Z" before all your friends. Yo...

What 'World War Z' Says About Israel

AP | JAKE COYLE | Posted 08.26.2013 | Entertainment

NEW YORK — Brad Pitt's "World War Z" imagines a world overrun by a zombie pandemic, leading to an unlikely new global power structure. Two of th...

This Week's Bestselling eBooks

| Posted 06.25.2013 | Books

Every week, Digital Book World compiles an ebooks bestseller list (here's their methodology). This week, World War Z enters the top ten as the movie i...