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Sure, it was actually filmed in Scotland, but the new clip from World War Z makes it seem that a city that looks a little bit like Philly is being attacked by zombies. Too bad it wasn't actually filmed here: That means tourists won't spend the next four decades running up the "Zombie Steps."
So said M. Night, in an interview with Movies.com:Shyamalan: By the way, I ghost-wrote a movie that same year that would even add to the breadth of it all, but I don't know if I want to tell you which movie I ghost-wrote. [Laughs]Movies.com: We'd love to hear about it.Shyamalan: I ghost-wrote the movie She's All That. [Laughs]What year was that? 1999. Same year he wrote Stuart Little. Ah yes, and The Sixth Sense. But what does credited She's All That writer R. Lee Fleming Jr. think of all this?http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nimkNFEKUkY
Wildwood is a town where fashion is important.Hear me out. Wildwood fashion may be trashy, but the boardwalk is a place to be seen. It may be a place to be seen in your "I'd flex but I like this shirt" or "LOL @ your swag" t-shirt, but that doesn't change that people preen for the boardwalk. They care about what they wear.Recently, Wildwood has been in the news for its proposed boardwalk dress code. It requires footwear, t-shirts from 8 p.m. until 5 a.m. and, most notably, a ban on pants "worn more than three inches below the wearer's waist.""I'm sick of hearing people complain about the disrespectful individuals who walk around with their butts hanging out," Wildwood mayor Ernie Troiano Jr. said, one of the more hilarious politician quotes in recent memory. "Pass this law so old people stop calling my office and bothering me!" The whole idea, he told the Inquirer's Karen Heller, is to class up the town. "Some people think anything goes in Wildwood," Troiano said of the law, which will be up for vote on June 12. "Well, it doesn't." One can only imagine the Pants Height Patrol stationed with tape measures at 26th Street, the border with North Wildwood.
For the past couple months, I've told anyone I can get to listen to me about an essay by journalist Michelle Orange, called “The Dream (Girl) Is Over.” In it, Orange talks about the transformation of the pop culture feminine ideal, from Rita Hayworth and Marilyn Monroe through today’s myriad American Sweethearts.After sitting through Frances Ha last night, Noah Baumbach’s new, 90-minute indie comedy about a wayward millennial’s quest for adulthood, I leafed Orange’s book back open, to her description of everybody's favorite 21st century feminine archetype:“All two-dimensional tics and self-conscious dysfunction, she is more formula than fantasy, more personality
It’s a lesson that must be learned and re-learned, yet it always ends up as something of a surprise: There’s nothing either so beautiful or so ugly or so weird that Corporate America can’t figure out a way, eventually, to co-opt it, “monetize” it, and sterilize it.So it is with fan fiction.Fan fiction—I’m explaining to the non-nerds in the audience—happens when amateur fans of books, TV shows, movies and more try to create their own new stories using familiar characters and settings, though often with a twist. Sometimes, fan fiction happens because there wasn’t enough of the original story: Firefly
For the most part, I am excited to see new movies (save for those in the Twilight series or anything starring Julia Stiles). But the movie that I have anticipated the most this year is Star Trek into Darkness. Perhaps it’s because I grew up in a household where my dad and I watched The Next Generation every Monday night. (The best was when Captain Picard and the Enterprise had to fight the Borg or deal with Q. The holodeck episodes? Not so much.) Or perhaps it was due to J. J. Abrams’ killer 2009 reboot that was perfectly cast and perfectly fun. Either way, I’m pleased to say that Darkness lived up to my anticipation.
My wife and I are raising our 4-year-old son in a multi-faith household: He loves Doctor Who, Star Wars, and Star Trek. Why on earth would he want to choose? Why would we want him to?Nonetheless, some people take the divisions pretty seriously. BBC reports that trouble flared Sunday at the fourth Norwich Sci-Fi and Film Convention at the University of East Anglia, as Doctor Who and Star Wars fans actually required police intervention:Jim Poole, treasurer of Norwich Sci-Fi Club, said there was a history of rivalry and disputes between the two clubs, which both hold their own conventions in the