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10.09.2014 | 108 days ago | Posted at 07:05 PM
By David Luhrssen
Red Skelton emerged from behind the stage curtain and burst into laughter at his own silliness. He couldn’t help himself, and neither could audiences. Skelton was a rubber-faced clown who sometimes played clowns on his long-running TV show. But his comic versatility, if not boundless, was wide open and on display each week. “The Red Skelton Show: The Early Years 1951-1955” is an 11-DVD set...
Wednesday, Oct. 16, 2013
 With a smile that casts deep shadows and a courtly Old World demeanor barely masking the madness in his eyes, Bela Lugosi plays a country doctor with dark secrets in this 1940 low-budget horror picture (out on Blu-ray). In a laboratory stocked with foaming beakers and arcing electricity, the doctor conducts
09.24.2012 | | Posted at 10:11 AM

Complete Guide to the Living Dead

By David Luhrssen
  Movie zombies are usually lumbering, slow-moving creatures, but zombie movies keep arriving at such a fast clip that the 2008 Zombie Movies: The Ultimate Guide is already out of date. Coming in time for Halloween the second edition of Glenn Kay’s lightly written but informative chronicle of the living dead fills gathers the news from Zombieland from the past four years.   ...
09.30.2008 | | Posted at 12:00 AM
By David Luhrssen

�What are you doing in that funny looking get-up?� Asking the question is a man wearing a pith helmet, a khaki colonial officer�s uniform, tall leather cavalry boots and a flowing cape. In comparison, the sidekick he�s questioning cuts a modest figure in his fez and loose Arabic robe. The man in the cape and pith helmet, who happens to be the hero of Chandu the Magician (1932), se...