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‘Room 237′ Explores Fantastic Theories Behind Stanley Kubrick’s ‘The Shining’

‘Room 237′ Explores Fantastic Theories Behind Stanley Kubrick’s ‘The Shining’ | ShezCrafti | Scoop.it

If Stanley Kubrick were still alive, Room 237 would make him extremely happy. Directed by Rodney Ascher, the experimental documentary gives the legendary filmmaker a ton of credit, maybe too much at times, as it explores several wild, and not so wild, theories about his 1980 horror masterpiece The Shining.

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Guillermo del Toro’s fantasy film ‘Pan’s Labyrinth’ being turned into a stage musical

Guillermo del Toro’s fantasy film ‘Pan’s Labyrinth’ being turned into a stage musical | ShezCrafti | Scoop.it
Imagine the beautifully creepy horned and eyeless creatures of Guillermo del Toro’s Pan’s Labyrinth gracing a stage. The dream is real. Del Toro’s agent confirms...
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The Album Covers of Britney Spears: A History

The Album Covers of Britney Spears: A History | ShezCrafti | Scoop.it

I can't remember what any of the singles from the last four Britney Spears albums sounds like. Early singles like "…Baby One More Time," "Oops! I Did It Again," and even "Not A Girl (Not Yet A Woman)" were catchy and memorable. None of her more recent material has stuck with me in the same way. What's most striking about her discography, for me, is the awfulness of the cover art. Since the cover for her new album, Femme Fatale, has been released today, I think a review is in order.

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Joss Whedon’s Top 10 Writing Tips

Joss Whedon’s Top 10 Writing Tips | ShezCrafti | Scoop.it

Joss Whedon is most famous for creating Buffy the Vampire Slayer, its spin-off Angel and the short-lived but much-loved Firefly series. But the writer and director has also worked unseen as a script doctor on movies ranging from Speed to Toy Story. Here, he shares his tips on the art of screenwriting.

 

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First Look at Patrick Remake

First Look at Patrick Remake | ShezCrafti | Scoop.it

It's been just over a week since cameras began rolling on the contemporary re-imagining of Richard Franklin’s seminal 1970′s Australian classic chiller Patrick, and to get you geared up for what's coming, we have your first look at star Sharni Vinson.

At the helm of the remake is Mark Hartley (Not Quite Hollywood), and the flick stars Richard E. Grant (Dracula, Corpse Bride), Rachel Griffiths (Blow), and Sharni Vinson (You're Next).

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The Secret Origins of The Dark Crystal

The Secret Origins of The Dark Crystal | ShezCrafti | Scoop.it
The Dark Crystal is one of the most beloved movies of all time, thanks to Brian Froud's designs and Jim Henson's magical creations. And now, a brand new graphic novel series called The Dark Crystal: Creation Myths tells the secrets of the Dark Crystal's origin for the first time, with art direction by Froud himself.

The second volume of Dark Crystal: Creation Myths comes out in January from Archaia Comics. To celebrate, we've got five exclusive preview pages — plus an essay from the book by original Dark Crystal screenwriter David Odell telling the real-life origins of The Dark Crystal.

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Bring The ’80s: VHS Retro Skins For Your Every Gadget!

Bring The ’80s: VHS Retro Skins For Your Every Gadget! | ShezCrafti | Scoop.it
There was a time not too long ago when you had to put stickers on your laptop (or whatever gadget you wanted to put a custom design on) or draw on it to pe...
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Lost Footage from ‘Karate Kid’ Reveals Missing Scenes and Subplots | Strange Kids Club

Lost Footage from ‘Karate Kid’ Reveals Missing Scenes and Subplots | Strange Kids Club | ShezCrafti | Scoop.it

Lost Footage From ‘Karate Kid’ Reveals Missing Scenes And Subplots Written By: Rondal|November 12, 2012 |Posted In: News

Do you consider yourself to be the ultimate KARATE KID fan? Well, get ready to have you mind blow because apparently there’s an entire movie behind the movie. Uploaded to YouTube back in 2010(?), director John Avildsen (Karate Kid, 1984; Rocky, 1986) shared a full length “rehearsal movie” (in 10 minute chunks) that not only shares some interesting highlights behind the final film, but some bonus footage regarding Daniel’s mom and early scenes from the All Valley Karate Tournament.

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It's 1991 and Nintendo Is Ruining America's Youth

It's 1991 and Nintendo Is Ruining America's Youth | ShezCrafti | Scoop.it
Has Nintendo taken things too far? It's 1991, shoulder pads are in, and America's kids are NIN-TEN-PENDENT. Yeah, that's right. Addicted video games thanks to Nintendo, which at the time controlled 80 percent of the market.
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Professor Layton and the Miracle Mask review (3DS): Best since the first

Professor Layton and the Miracle Mask review (3DS): Best since the first | ShezCrafti | Scoop.it
Professor Layton's 3DS debut offers superb visuals and balanced puzzles.

 

After four terrific DS adventures, Professor Layton has finally made its way to Nintendo's latest handheld. Originally released in Japan 18 months ago as a launch title, the wait for one of Level-5's finest franchises - a gentle point-and-click adventure crammed with clever brainteasers and deceptive puzzles - has most certainly been worth it.

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Discovering Ghostwatch - My Halloween Tale

Discovering Ghostwatch - My Halloween Tale | ShezCrafti | Scoop.it

I was talking with my HeyUGuys brethren (namely Jon, Gary and Paul) about their plans for Halloween, and telling them what was on my agenda. The chatter turned from discussing plans, to them insisting that I watch something other than my normal fare. I thought: What could be better than Poltergeist? It’s a classic and it’s my go-to scary movie. The guys were adamant that I give their recommendation a try, and trusting their judgment, I agreed. Hence, Halloween of 2012 would be the night I experienced Ghostwatch for the first time.

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Wonderfully Weird New One-Sheet and Release News for 'John Dies at the End'

Wonderfully Weird New One-Sheet and Release News for 'John Dies at the End' | ShezCrafti | Scoop.it

And the parade of new posters continues today as a new one marches in for Don Coscarelli's John Dies at the End (review). Read on to check it out and look for the flick through Magnet On-Demand December 27, 2012 and in theaters February 3, 2013.

 

Starring Paul Giamatti (who executive produced with Daniel Carey), Chase Williamson, Rob Mayes, Clancy Brown, Glynn Turman and Doug Jones, the film was also produced by M3 Creative’s Brad Baruh, Andy Meyers and Roman Perez. It is based on the bestselling book by David Wong.

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Land of memes and trolls: The epic and ridiculous self-aware world of 'Homestuck'

Land of memes and trolls: The epic and ridiculous self-aware world of 'Homestuck' | ShezCrafti | Scoop.it
How a webcomic inspired by video games earned millions of fans.

 

HOMESTUCK IS THE STORY OF FOUR 13-YEAR-OLD KIDS WHO BETA TEST A NEW VIDEO GAME, AND IN DOING SO DOOM THE EARTH TO DESTRUCTION BY METEOR SWARM.

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Director Frank Oz & Composer Alan Menken Reveal Five Little Known Facts About LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS

Director Frank Oz & Composer Alan Menken Reveal Five Little Known Facts About LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS | ShezCrafti | Scoop.it

Little Shop of Horrors, nominated for two Academy Awards in 1986, including Best Music, Original Song and Best Effects, Visual Effects, debuts on Blu-ray Disc October 9th, 2012 from Warner Home Video.

 

Last week, Frank Oz joined composer Alan Menken and Director's Cut restoration consultant Kurt Galvao to promote the upcoming Blu-ray release. During the course of their interviews and discussions they revealed a slew interesting facts about the film and its original cut...

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The New Music Genres of 2012, in Order of Ridiculousness

The New Music Genres of 2012, in Order of Ridiculousness | ShezCrafti | Scoop.it

For readers who don't obsessively comb through dozens of music blogs every day, we put together a guide to this year's musical micro trends. None were nominated for Grammys. For readers who don't obsessively comb through dozens of music blogs every day, we put together a guide to this year's musical micro trends, ranked on a sliding scale from "actually a thing" to "totally made up."

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What Are Our Beloved Beauty Brands of the '90s Up to Now?

What Are Our Beloved Beauty Brands of the '90s Up to Now? | ShezCrafti | Scoop.it

Once upon a time, body glitter was a totally acceptable thing to buy and your biggest beauty faux pax was to break a Lee Press-on Nail. It was the '90s, and to tell you how much of our hard-earned babysitting dollars were spent on Wet 'N' Wild nail polish would be impossible, and to try and remember all the crap we shoved in our Caboodles would as laborious as chemistry homework. So what's happened to all those brands from our teenage years that reigned supreme? We've decided to give them the attention they deserve, in this edition of Where Are They Now: Beauty Brands of the '90s.

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This Drug Is Legal. It's Digital. And It's Supposed To Improve How You Game.

This Drug Is Legal. It's Digital. And It's Supposed To Improve How You Game. | ShezCrafti | Scoop.it
Bigger, better, faster, stronger. Entire industries have blossomed over the years by promising that they'll enhance your performance or make you a more efficient human being.
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The Best Horror Films of 2012

The Best Horror Films of 2012 | ShezCrafti | Scoop.it

2012 was a terrifying year at the multiplex, and we mean that in a good way. Though there were still plenty of obligatory vampires and forced found-footage films, moviegoers felt a breath of fresh air pump through the proverbial lungs of the horror genre with new perspectives on classic premises that provided some truly thrilling moments.

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The Twinkie in 80s Films Ghostbusters & Die Hard - Kickin' it Old School

The Twinkie in 80s Films Ghostbusters & Die Hard - Kickin' it Old School | ShezCrafti | Scoop.it

Following a nasty labor dispute and almost a year in bankruptcy, Hostess Brands announced on November 16, 2012 that it is closing its 33 bakeries, 565 distribution centers, approximately 5,500 delivery routes, 570 bakery outlet stores throughout the United States and selling off its assets. Among other things, this puts the future of the 82-year-old Twinkie in question. Originally invented (in 1930 in Illinois) to utilize pans during strawberry shortcake off-season, the Twinkie became an emblematic American snack and certainly a beloved part of American pop culture.

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23 Ancient Web Sites That Are Still Alive

Do you know that Altavista, the omnipotent web search platform before Google awakened, is still online? Okay, it's integrated into Yahoo, but the domain and the interface is up and running.
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Love Minimalist Pop Culture Iconography? Here is Your Free iPhone Game

Love Minimalist Pop Culture Iconography? Here is Your Free iPhone Game | ShezCrafti | Scoop.it
If you look at a red and black square with two white dots and immediately think "Mickey Mouse", then Icon Pop Quiz is for you.
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If You Like Comics Or Trippy Dreams, You'll Love This Game

If You Like Comics Or Trippy Dreams, You'll Love This Game | ShezCrafti | Scoop.it
Glancing out the window, the boy sees a dragon-like beast—something that seems like it could only exist in the imaginative scribbles of his sketchbook.
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'Curiosity: What's Inside The Cube' Launching This November

'Curiosity: What's Inside The Cube' Launching This November | ShezCrafti | Scoop.it
'Curiosity: What's Inside The Cube' Launching This November:Curiosity: What's Inside The Cube, the new name for Peter Molyneux and 22 Cans' "puzzle game" Curiosity, is actually coming out. In fact, it'll be out pretty soon.
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The Dream of Playing an Anime

The Dream of Playing an Anime | ShezCrafti | Scoop.it
During my sixth grade year, two things happened that would change the direction of my life forever: I saw my first anime (Lodoss War) and I played my first RPG (Final Fantasy VI).
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Old School Style 'Hitchcock' Poster Hits the Mark

Old School Style 'Hitchcock' Poster Hits the Mark | ShezCrafti | Scoop.it

We love retro-flavored goodness around here, and the newly released one-sheet for the upcoming flick Hitchcock is dripping with it. Check it out right here courtesy of Entertainment Weekly, and look for the flick when it's released in limited theaters on November 23rd.

 

The film, which is being billed as “a love story about one of the most influential filmmakers of the last century, Alfred Hitchcock, and his wife and partner, Alma Reville,” takes place during the making of Hitchcock’s seminal movie Psycho.

 

Anthony Hopkins plays Hitchcock, and Helen Mirren stars as his wife. Scarlett Johansson, Danny Huston, Toni Collette, Jessica Biel, Michael Stuhlbarg, James D’Arcy, Michael Wincott, Richard Portnow and Kurtwood Smith also star.

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The 8 Most Important Hard Rock Music Video Babes From The 1980s

The 8 Most Important Hard Rock Music Video Babes From The 1980s | ShezCrafti | Scoop.it

Today is David Lee Roth's 58th birthday. Before we proceed, let us take a moment to spend some time with the David Lee Roth "Runnin' with the Devil" soundboard. That will never get old. HEYYYYYAHHHH.

 

Anyway, yes, today is Mr. Lee Roth's birthday, and to celebrate, we've put together a post on one of his favorite topics: babes from 1980s music videos. But not just any babes — the most IMPORTANT babes of the hard rock/glam metal scene, who appeared in videos by Van Halen, Ratt, Poison, and many more.

Read more: http://www.uproxx.com/music/2012/10/the-8-most-important-hard-rock-music-video-babes-from-the-1980s/#ixzz29TC8wmLl

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