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  • 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......
  • 'Animal House' musical to bring toga party to Broadway

     
    "National Lampoon's Animal House," the 1978 comedy that put toga parties in the mainstream, is coming to Broadway in a new musical stage version, with a score by the band the Barenaked Ladies....
  • 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...
  • PIAA Track & Field Championships: Local seeds

     
    The PIAA Track & Field Championships are Friday and Saturday at Shippensburg University’s Seth Grove Stadium. Here are how the local athletes are seeded, based on their performances at last week’s district events, along with the top...
  • Before ‘Twilight,’ ‘Lost Boys’ made vampires fun

     
    Twenty-five years ago, a summer release from a costume designer-turned-director was moving the needle on vampire movies, forever altering how ......
  • 25 'Thriller' facts

    25 'Thriller' facts
    "Thriller," the biggest-selling album ever, wasn't the only Michael Jackson work released in November 1982. A few weeks before it was set to hit stores, MCA Records released an album of Jackson reading the story of "E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial" and...
  • A performer who kept transcending boundaries

    A performer who kept transcending boundaries
    Michael Jackson was not of this world. He always seemed to defy gravity, as a dancer whose signature move was so incomprehensibly graceful that it earned the extraterrestrial title "the Moonwalk," a singer whose tenor was high but strong, a rhythmic...
  • Zombies invade Los Angeles for 'Thrill The World'

    Zombies invade Los Angeles for 'Thrill The World'
    When choreographer and dance instructor Ines Markeljevic rounded up 62 people in Toronto in 2006 to perform the dance from Michael Jackson's "Thriller" video, she probably didn't imagine her humble gathering would spark a worldwide phenomenon. In 2007,...