Songwriters: Music: Harold Arlen • Lyrics: Johnny Mercer
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Songwriters: Music: Harold Arlen • Lyrics: Johnny Mercer Year: 1946 Wh...
Type: Article | Date: Monday, Feb 24, 2014
From '9 to 5' to 'Rainbow Connection,' the best tunes to go home empty-handed
Type: Post | Date: Thursday, Jan 30, 2014
Calls the Grammy-winning duo 'courageous'
Type: Gallery | Date: Thursday, Dec 19, 2013
The Moment: Mariah Carey and Nicki Minaj debate "Mean Girls" Whil...
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From microbudgets to megablockbusters, we've had a great year of movies
Type: Event | Date: Tuesday, Sep 15, 2009
Includes:The Serpent and the Rainbow (1987), MPAA Rating: R Shocker (1989), MPAA Rating: R The People Under the Stairs (1991), MPAA Rating: R The Serpent and the Rainbow Horror maven Wes Craven attempted a slight change of pace from his usual slasher movie milieu with this chiller loosely based on a true story. Bill Pullman stars as Dennis Alan, a Harvard researcher sent to Haiti by a pharmaceutical company to investigate the zombie legend and any possible connection it might have to a rumored drug that could be used as a new breed of powerful anaesthetic. Once on the Caribbean isle, Alan is aided by a good voodoo priest or "houngan" (Paul Winfield) and his daughter (Cathy Tyson), who runs a local clinic. Alan's search also pits him against an evil houngan, Dargent Peytraud (Zakes Mokae). Peytraud also controls the Tonton Macoute (the Haitian secret police), who are involved with soon-to-be-deposed dictator "Baby Doc" Duvalier. The Serpent and the Rainbow was based on the book of the same name by Wade Davis, an ethnobotanist whose real-life hunt for the zombie drug was credited with cracking the medical mystery behind the myth. ~ Karl Williams, All Movie Guide Shocker Wes Craven's Shocker takes media manipulation to a new level in this story of an evil force emitted from television sets that has the power to kill. The film centers on high school athlete Jonathan Parker (Peter Berg). His estranged father is homicide detective Don Parker (Michael Murphy), who has been working on capturing an elusive serial killer plaguing the town. One night, during a particularly vivid nightmare, Jonathan dreams that while Parker is away on an assignment, his family is murdered by the serial killer. In the dream, Jonathan can identify the killer -- local television repairman Horace Pinker (Mitch Pileggi). Amazingly, it turns out that Jonathan's nightmare was reality. Using Jonathan's dream as evidence, Pinker is brought to trail, found guilty, and sentenced to death in the electric chair. Before his execution, Pinker makes a pact with the devil so when he is electrocuted, the electricity from the chair will give his spirit powers of evil. At first, Pinker's murderous spirit travels in and out of people's bodies, prompting the host to commit murder. But when it seems more effective to communicate with people by television signals, the spirit is willing and soon people suddenly become possessed by Pinker's spirit through TV screens and engage in murderous atrocities. All this is done by Pinker to exact retribution upon Jonathan, who was responsible for sending him to his death. ~ Paul Brenner, All Movie Guide The People Under the Stairs Wes Craven wrote and directed this surrealistic horror-comedy, which was inspired by a true story of parents keeping their children locked in a basement for years. Fool (Brandon Adams), an African-American teen, breaks into the home of the wealthy landlords who evicted his family from a ghetto tenement. A fortune in gold coins is rumored to exist inside, but Fool discovers that the mansion is a chamber of horrors presided over by a pair of incestuous, serial killer siblings (Everett McGill and Wendy Robie). The twisted couple has also tried to raise a succession of kidnapped boys. Each botched effort is handled the same way -- the victim's eyes, ears and tongues are removed, and he's sent to live in the sealed-off basement, where a colony of similarly deformed "brothers" resides. Fool is able to avoid the evil lovers as he moves through the house's maze of hidden passageways. He discovers that the occupants have a daughter, Alice (A.J. Langer), who has survived their abuse, so he rescues her and they attempt to free the "people under the stairs." Adams, who made his feature debut with in film, was familiar to viewers as the star of rock singer Michael Jackson's Moonwalker (1988). ~ Karl Williams, All Movie Guide
Type: Event | Date: Tuesday, Aug 23, 2011
Twelve new versions of favorite classic Muppets songs performed by contemporary rock and alternative artists
Type: Post | Date: Tuesday, Aug 27, 2013
The judges can no longer save anyone, so who gets cut?
Type: Post | Date: Tuesday, Jun 25, 2013
Two couples bomb, Nigel animates and there's even prancersize
Type: Post | Date: Saturday, Mar 16, 2013
Jessica Lange, Sarah Paulson, Lily Rabe take the stage with a surprise guest