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There are “scary” movies, and then there are “Halloween” movies, and then there are “scary Halloween movies.” With all respect to well-done “scary” movies such as “Silence of the Lambs,” “Psycho,” “Alien,” “The Shining,” “Jacob’s Ladder,” the original “Nightmare on […]

Everyone remembers his or her first time trick-or-treating, getting candy from strangers, and wearing costumes. I know I remember my first time. Mostly because I was 18. Growing up in suburban New Jersey, I always knew what Halloween was: It […]

It’s well known that at the Catholic University of Notre Dame, football is its own religion. The school even boasts a mural of “Touchdown Jesus” on its campus. Notre Dame’s football coach since 2004, Charlie Weis, is a giant of […]

Interested in some President Bush-bashing? Two new films–one about the Dixie Chicks’ grudge match with the president, and the other a mockumentary about the fictional assassination of the president–were released on Friday. I haven’t seen either, but both are being […]

Though “The Simpsons” was a repeat last night, it was new to me, and–though I am not sure why this fascinates me as much as it does–I couldn’t help catching what was at least the second reference to Barbra Streisand’s […]

There’s a new version of an old mini-series that’s sure to be a ratings grabber for the next week or so. The stakes are high, the subplots are numerous, and the cast features old stars and emerging new characters. As […]

“Conversations with God“–the true life story of Neale Donald Walsch, the bestselling author of the book series of the same name–hits screens nationwide this weekend. The books have sold more than 7 million copies worldwide, and the first one sat […]

I’ve already ranted here once before about actor Stephen Baldwin’s brand of gnarly, extreme sports-themed Christianity, so I feel a little bit guilty about pointing out that the hip, high-class Salon magazine has a new profile on Baldwin–conveniently timed for […]

TomKat is probably so busy planning for the big wedding next month in Italy that they won’t even notice that Scientology is going to get another bad rap in the limelight this Saturday night, as CBS’s “48 Hours” focuses on […]

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