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‘Demonic’ Review: Director Neill Blomkamp Gets Lost in District Anodyne

Back in the ’30s, ’40s, ’50s, and ’60s, what we used to call monster movies had simple concepts and catchy, explicit titles that mirrored them. “Dracula.” “The Werewolf.” “King Kong.” “Mothra vs. Godzilla.” “Invasion of the Body Snatchers.” “Creature from the Black Lagoon.” “The Blob.” When you watch a movie like “Demonic,” you only wish […]

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The Popcorn Conundrum: When Movie Theaters Reopen, Will They Ban Concessions? (Column)

Ever since the ’50s, when the motion-picture industry felt existentially threatened by the rise of television (much as forces within it today feel existentially threatened by the rise of streaming), the movies have found ways to entice people into theaters with added benefits. 3D was the original P.T. Barnum attraction, and the return of 3D […]

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Julie Adams, ‘Creature From the Black Lagoon’ Star, Dies at 92

Julie Adams, an actress best known for playing the damsel in distress in the 1954 monster movie “Creature From the Black Lagoon,” died Sunday at age 92, according to her official website.Guillermo del Toro, whose 2017 Oscar winner “The Shape of Water” was inspired by the Universal cult classic, paid tribute to Adams online. “I […]

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Max Landis Hints That He’s Working On A Remake Of ‘Creature From The Black Lagoon’

Love him or hate him, writer Max Landis always seems to have his hands on some big projects. The writer is probably best known for his work on the film “Chronicle” and the BBC America series “Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency,” as well as the Netflix Original film “Bright.” But unless you follow his career […]

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‘The Shape of Water’ Retro Trailer Reveals How Much It Has in Common With ‘Creature From the Black Lagoon’ — Watch

You’ve likely seen “The Shape of Water” by now, but have you seen it reimagined as a 1950s-style creature feature? Now you can thanks to the wonders of the internet, namely a fan-made trailer that brings the “Creature From the Black Lagoon” vibes of Guillermo del Toro’s fantastical romance out into the open. Watch below.Complete […]

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‘The Shape Of Water’s Guillermo Del Toro On The “Biggest Missing Piece” Co-Writer Vanessa Taylor Brought To The Table

Now a four-time Oscar nominee with the spectacular success of his fantastical creature romance The Shape of Water, which took 13 Oscar nominations last month, writer/director Guillermo del Toro will always remember the first time he saw one of his project’s primary inspirations, the 1954 black-and-white monster movie Creature from the Black Lagoon. “Every Sunday, […]

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