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Blue Velvet (Empire Masterpiece)

“It’s a strange world,” young Jeffrey Beaumont (Kyle MacLachlan) tells high school senior Sandy (Laura Dern) following his macabre discovery in some scrubland in the town of Lumberton, North Carolina: a severed human ear. If the world was strange before,

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Blue Velvet (Empire Masterpiece)

“It’s a strange world,” young Jeffrey Beaumont (Kyle MacLachlan) tells high school senior Sandy (Laura Dern) following his macabre discovery in some scrubland in the town of Lumberton, North Carolina: a severed human ear. If the world was strange before,

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The Charlie Chaplin Archives (★★★★★ Empire Book Review)

Fifty years after the publication of Charles Chaplin Jr.’s autobiography, and a century since the debut of his most famous creation, The Tramp, what is there left to say about the life and work of the man George Bernard Shaw

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The Charlie Chaplin Archives (★★★★★ Empire Book Review)

Fifty years after the publication of Charles Chaplin Jr.’s autobiography, and a century since the debut of his most famous creation, The Tramp, what is there left to say about the life and work of the man George Bernard Shaw

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Becoming Richard Pryor (★★★★★ Empire Review)

With umpteen prior biographies, not to mention his own tell-all memoir, what could a new biography possibly add to what we know about the iconoclastic stand-up comic, movie star and racial progressive? Amazingly, a great deal – even though the

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Becoming Richard Pryor (★★★★★ Empire Review)

With umpteen prior biographies, not to mention his own tell-all memoir, what could a new biography possibly add to what we know about the iconoclastic stand-up comic, movie star and racial progressive? Amazingly, a great deal – even though the

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TheHorrorShow.TV THE BABADOOK: A PSYCHOPATHOLOGICAL PERSPECTIVE

************************                 SPOILERS AHEAD               ************************* If the new horror movie The Babadook really is the scariest film of the year, as many critics have claimed (a

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TheHorrorShow.TV THE BABADOOK: A PSYCHOPATHOLOGICAL PERSPECTIVE

************************                 SPOILERS AHEAD               ************************* If the new horror movie The Babadook really is the scariest film of the year, as many critics have claimed (a

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Adjusting the Picture: The Outer Limits Movie (1994-2014)

On 16 September 1963, two months before the assassination of John F. Kennedy and the UK broadcast of the first episode of Doctor Who, audiences watching the American Broadcasting Company might have been forgiven for thinking their televisions needed tuning,

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Adjusting the Picture: The Outer Limits Movie (1994-2014)

On 16 September 1963, two months before the assassination of John F. Kennedy and the UK broadcast of the first episode of Doctor Who, audiences watching the American Broadcasting Company might have been forgiven for thinking their televisions needed tuning,

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‘The Tourist’ Season: How “The Greatest Sci-Fi Movie Never Made” Became a Novel – Illegally

Earlier this month, news began to spread among the science fiction community that one of the greatest sci-fi movies never made had finally appeared – as a novel. Based on Clair Noto’s notorious 1980 screenplay The Tourist, originally considered as

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‘The Tourist’ Season: How “The Greatest Sci-Fi Movie Never Made” Became a Novel – Illegally

Earlier this month, news began to spread among the science fiction community that one of the greatest sci-fi movies never made had finally appeared – as a novel. Based on Clair Noto’s notorious 1980 screenplay The Tourist, originally considered as

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Peter Capaldi: A Class Act

I moved to the north London suburb of Crouch End in 1996, and on my very first walk around the Clock Tower (yes, the most famous feature of the new Doctor Who’s home town is a bloody great clock tower),

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Peter Capaldi: A Class Act

I moved to the north London suburb of Crouch End in 1996, and on my very first walk around the Clock Tower (yes, the most famous feature of the new Doctor Who’s home town is a bloody great clock tower),