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All Good Things...

4 comments on 31 December 2010 by Steve Simels

Well, 2011 already bids fair to be the suckiest year in memory, but New Year's Day at least is not a

Image of the Day: Don't Let the Bedbugs Bite!

2 comments on 30 December 2010 by Steve Simels

From the classic Outer Limits episode "The Zanti Misfits" (Leonard Horn, 1963); One of the titular co

Compare and Contrast: How to Train Your Dragon

2 comments on 29 December 2010 by Steve Simels

From Fritz Lang's Siegfried (1923): Kukla and Ollie share a rare moment of repose... ...secure in

Jordan Leondopoulos is NOT John C. Broderick

1 comment on 28 December 2010 by Steve Simels

Okay, I can stop worrying about this now. Finally. Attentive readers may recall that I last wrote ab

From I Was a Teenage Werewolf (Gene Fowler, Jr., 1955): Michael Landon (center left, in varsity jacke

Not to belabor the obvious, but yeah, Christmas really does come but once a year, and as a matter of

Compare and Contrast: Grinning Gargoyles A Go-Go

1 comment on 23 December 2010 by Steve Simels

A rather stunning closeup photo of Conrad Veidt as The Man Who Laughs (Paul Leni, 1928). An image,

Compare and Contrast: I Talk to the Trees....

2 comments on 22 December 2010 by Steve Simels

From the set of The Wizard of Oz (Victor Fleming, 1938): An unidentified technician recoils at the si

I'll have more to say about the Criterion Collection's revelatory new box set America Lost and Found:

Seriously -- sometimes they do. But since the joke I'm about to make will probably occur to somebody