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Over ten years ago, Trinity Church in Cedar Hill, Texas (outside of Dallas) started a Halloween haunted house that was designed to literally scare the fear of Hell into you. It was in 1999 though, tha…
There are those of us (myself included) that may doubt that mid-century American women had the smackdown skills of, say, modern WWE entertainers. But any doubts will be laid to rest with this film—Lip…
A few years back, I took a series of tests at the unemployment agency... you know, those kind where you answer like 150 questions about your skills and things you enjoy doing in a job. Well, one of my…
Filmed in March 2010 at Avery Fisher Hall at Lincoln Center in New York City, the concert is hosted by David Hyde Pierce with Sondheim’s longtime collaborator Paul Gemignani conducting the New York Ph…
Based on Lawrence Wright’s book of the almost-same name (Wright’s title throws “Hollywood” into the mix after the word “Scientology”), Gibney’s film examines how a sci-fi author in the 1950s managed t…
I remember exactly when I heard that Amy Winehouse died, and I was pissed. No, it was not because Amy had met with what can really only be deemed an unsurprising early death (joining the "27 Club" of …
We're all familiar with that "new" smell that accompanies Christmas morning, a birthday, or a big shopping trip. In some ways it evokes positive feelings of presents and shiny new things, but deep dow…
Entertainment has always loved a mad genius. Whether the person portrayed is a brilliant scientist, artist, or musician -- these folks almost always makes for at least interesting cinema. We lowly fol…
I went into Where to Invade Next thinking it was Michael Moore's take on U.S. military spending and warmongering. Count me surprised (and a little relived) that the film outlines, instead, various soc…
Mary Tyler Moore: A Celebration briefly describes the coldness of Moore's childhood and how she threw herself into ballet as an escape. While there was little work strictly for dancers, Moore soon dis…
Throughout history, there have been leaps in warfare, from sticks and stones, to bows and arrows, to guns, then machine guns. But thermonuclear warfare was such a jump in the ways that we kill each ot…
Anyone who spent any time online perusing social media in November 2013 no doubt stumbled across the feel-good story of the year. A 5-year-old boy named Miles Scott wanted to be Batman for a day. But …