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  • Film Review: 'The Impaler'

    Rather than plain old Dracula, "The Impaler" names as its villain Vlad the Impaler, 15th-century Transylvanian prince and a source of vague inspiration for Bram Stoker's fictive creation -- though the real-life figure's claim to fame wasn't bloodsucking...
  • TV picks for Oct. 28 to Nov. 3: Pete Holmes, Charlie Brown & Atlanta housewives

    TV picks for Oct. 28 to Nov. 3: Pete Holmes, Charlie Brown & Atlanta housewives
    Here's a sampling of what's on TV during the week of Oct. 28 to Nov. 3. Monday, Oct. 28 Seduced and Abandoned 8 p.m. Monday, HBO This documentary takes us behind the scenes as filmmaker James Toback and Alec Baldwin try to get financing for a movie...
  • Thursday's TV Highlights: 'It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown'

    Thursday's TV Highlights: 'It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown'
    Customized TV Listings are available here: www.latimes.com/tvtimes Click here to download TV listings for the week of Oct. 27 - Nov. 2, 2013 in PDF format This week's TV Movies     --------------------   SERIES Saturday Night Live This prime-...
  • Review: 'The Impaler' tries to keep it real but misses the mark

    Less about vampires than deals with the devil, "The Impaler" draws not on "Dracula" but the historical figure who inspired Bram Stoker's iconic bloodsucker: Vlad III, a vicious 15th century Crusader known for impaling his victims. Seven friends who look...
  • Review: NBC's 'Dracula' is sumptuous, sexy and, yes, bloody fun

    Review: NBC's 'Dracula' is sumptuous, sexy and, yes, bloody fun
    It is a little late to be worrying much over the body of Dracula. From pulp he came and to pulp he shall forever return. For every serious or even vaguely faithful take on the 1897 Bram Stoker novel — Browning, Murnau, Coppola, Herzog, et al....
  • ‘Hobbit’ star Luke Evans talks ‘Smaug’: ‘It’s better than the first one’

     
    Welsh actor Luke Evans has a penchant for larger-than-life characters. He has played Apollo in “Clash of the Titans” and […]...
  • 'Dracula' review: Dracula is back with a vengeance

    'Dracula' review: Dracula is back with a vengeance
    When I popped in NBC's new drama "Dracula," I wasn't sure if I was watching a remake of Bram Stoker's classic thriller or ABC's nighttime soap "Revenge." The traditional players from Stoker's book appear in the stylish retread (9 p.m. CT Oct. 25, NBC; 2....
  • ‘Grimm’, ‘Dracula’ webisodes tease supernatural series

     
    NBC's new supernatural duo of “Grimm” and “Dracula” doesn't kick off until Oct. 25, but fans of both can get […]...
  • NBC's 'Dracula' aims for a sexy revamp with Jonathan Rhys Meyers

    NBC's 'Dracula' aims for a sexy revamp with Jonathan Rhys Meyers
    This is not your great-great grandfather's Dracula. It's NBC's — and that means in this lush, re-imagined world, the mysterious count made famous in Bram Stoker's 1897 classic now has washboard abs, is posing as an American (vampire) in London,...
  • Kass: Show some appreciation for the new prince

    Kass: Show some appreciation for the new prince
    Royal baby haters. They're out there. They're everywhere. And with the birth of the beautiful royal baby boy in England the other day to the lovely Kate Middleton and her husband, Prince William, a horde of royal baby haters have been revealed,...
  • Halloween TV programming 2013

     
    As the Halloween 2013 season fast approaches, there will once again be plenty of Halloween TV programming to enjoy, from terrifying frights to more family-friendly fare. Here is some of the notable Halloween TV programming airing in 2013. All times are...