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  • Deborah Landis, ever the advocate for costume designers

    Deborah Landis, ever the advocate for costume designers
    Designing costumes so ingrained in popular culture that they still inspire Halloween disguises 30 years after they were created — Michael Jackson's "Thriller" jacket, Indiana Jones' signature outback slouch look and the unforgettable "College"...
  • When movie costumes become fashion trends

    Deborah Nadoolman Landis has worked as a costume designer on more than 20 films over the last 40 years. Along the way, she has created several looks that have crossed into popular culture and become fashion trends. Here are a few anecdotes, in her own...
  • Weddings from a simpler time

    Weddings from a simpler time
    It was 150 years after his patent went into effect, but John Landis Mason's glass jars with seal-tight lids experienced a renaissance in 2008 — although it wasn't for the use he'd originally intended. Instead of pickling vegetables or preserving...
  • Funny Money Movies at New Haven Public Library Dec. 29 and Jan. 26

    Funny Money Movies at New Haven Public Library Dec. 29 and Jan. 26
    New Haven Free Public Library has the right attitude about Christmas-season capitalist impulses: make merry with them. The library sent around an email titled “Economic Policy Explored in Films at New Haven Public Library. The missive begins:...
  • Shopping malls' greatest movie moments

    Shopping malls' greatest movie moments
    Shopping centers have always been about more than shopping. Before the rise of Internet-based social interaction, malls were a workplace, gathering place and pop culture petri dish for the better part of two generations. That made them the perfect...
  • Theater review: 'Fifth of July' at the Lex Theatre

     
    David C. Nichols reviews the Production Company's revival of Lanford Wilson's 'Fifth of July' at the Lex Theatre...
  • Simon Pegg riffs on 'Dawn of the Dead,' zombie consumers and popular culture

     
    Simon Pegg can make fart jokes -- and talk about capitalist societies in decline. And zombies! All of which he does in these outtakes from our interview....
  • Revisiting ‘The Muppets Take Manhattan’

     
    The great thing about being a well-dressed woman? When you attend a kids' movie alone, no one thinks you are a pervert. I wasn't the only grown-up sans kids at the Music Box's matinee of “The Muppets Take Manhattan.” Audience members ranged...
  • VOD Spotlight: “30 Minutes or Less” leaps from the “Black List” to the screen

     
    In the action-comedy 30 Minutes or Less, Nick (Jesse Eisenberg) is a small-town pizza delivery guy whose mundane life collides with the big plans of two wannabe criminal masterminds (Danny McBride and Nick Swardson). The volatile duo kidnaps Nick and...
  • Observations with Otis Day: 35 years later, 'Animal House,' still makes singer 'Shout'

     
    A car containing members of the Delta House fraternity and their dates barrels into the parking lot of a club, where their favorite band is playing. When they walk in, the band stops playing, and the all-black clientele turns to......
  • Bond girls, movie monsters, Cole Porter in TCM Classic Film Fest

     
    The TCM Classic Film Festival announced its final lineup Wednesday, including last-minute additions such as a screening of the Cole Porter musical "High Society" (1956) poolside at the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel, appearances by filmmakers Mel Brooks and...