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‘Dracula Untold’ Presents Most Interesting Version of The Count Since ‘Van Helsing’

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The most interesting Draculas of the 2000s are Jonathan Rhys Meyers' principled, love-sick, brilliant inventor/entrepreneur in the short-lived NBC TV series; Richard Roxburgh's rattled, sardonic, paternal, philosophical, yet ultimately villainous portrayal in the vastly underrated Van Helsing; and Luke Evans' family man and conscientious prince who must sacrifice his own humanity to protect his people from the rapacious Ottomans in the 15th century of Dracula Untold. Read More »

Movie Review: ’10 Cloverfield Lane’

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She wakes up injured but patched up and, alarmingly, chained to the wall in a serious underground bunker with ponderous, middle-aged Howard — a kind of anti-Santa Claus — and a young man named Emmett (John Gallagher Jr), who helped Howard build the bunker and was injured, he says, “fighting his way in.” Howard — a former Navy man and doomsday prepper — claims that there has been an apocalyptic attack, that the air outside is poisoned, that he has rescued rather than kidnapped Michelle, and that he would appreciate some appreciation. Read More »

The Bride of Frankenstein and Her Many Moods

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The Bride of Frankenstein, as all classic horror and monster fans know, is the 1935 sequel to Frankenstein, directed by James Whale and starring an ethereal Elsa Lanchester in dual roles as the Bride and Mary Shelley, and Boris Karloff as the Monster. Why? Because the Monster demanded a mate! Read More »