Archive for June 19, 2012
With Seth Graham-Smith’s literary mash-up Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter finally telling the “true story” behind one of America’s most iconic presidents, we decided to see what other unique stories were out there – and what crazy secrets they revealed about history’s (and literature’s) famed faces.
From dead dwarves, zombies and werewolves to androids, these 30(!) literary mash-ups put a new twist on familiar stories. If you think Abraham Lincoln is dangerous with a hatchet, just wait until you see what Queen Victoria can do with with her royal axe.
So let’s kick things off with another literary mash-up from Graham-Smith…
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A contender to be the big horror success story of 2012 is V/H/S, a short film anthology consisting of five chapters of what some people say is one of the scariest films in years (never heard that before). But then again, judging from the trailer, there is a legitimate chance that V/H/S could make good on its claim.
The film seems to fit in the vein of the wonderful Spanish found-footage film, [REC], while still offering the choice buffet of different types of horror, as seen in some great cult-classics like Twilight Zone: The Movie or Creepshow. Just writing that combination gets me a little excited.
Here’s an official synopsis for V/H/S:
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The Wolf of Wall Street will mark the fifth occasion where Leonardo DiCaprio appears in a film directed by Martin Scorsese. Similar to previous Leo/Marty collaborations, the duo will be getting assistance from some pretty respectable acting talent, including, Oscar-winner Jean Dujardin (The Artist), Emmy-winner Kyle Chandler (Friday Night Lights) – and Jonah Hill, who’s looking to turn over a new leaf in his acting career, following his Oscar nomination for Moneyball.
Wolf of Wall Street is based on Jordan Belfort’s memoir about his experiences as a party-crazy (and crazy-successful) Wall Street tycoon, living the high life for nearly two decades before he was convicted of securities fraud and money laundering in 1998. Despite taking place primarily in the male-dominated world of Wall Street, there are still a couple of significant female roles in Scorsese’s ...
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Former star of Two and a Half Men and everyone’s favorite crazy person Charlie Sheen claims he’s saying buh-bye to television after his new FX show Anger Management runs its course. Sheen was his typical candid self on his future plans to retire after 30 years in show business where he discusses his career, his fans and what may be his final piece of work.
In chatting with The New York Times, Sheen proclaims that Anger Management is it for him, labeling it his “swan song” and before talking about his career.
“There’s a lot more out there to do than make-believe, you know? I mean, I’m grateful, got a dream life as a direct result of television, you know? But at some point you just get tired of wearing somebody else’s clothes, saying somebody else’s words and working in somebody else’s space. ...
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