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'Firefly,' 'Blade Runner' Top Sci Fi 'Visions For Tomorrow' Poll

6/17/2008 11:40am EDT
SCI FI's Visions For Tomorrow conducted a "Top Things To Read, Watch, And Do To Save The World" online poll to discover which works of science fiction film, television, and literature resonate most with people and the courses of action they inspire. Visions for Tomorrow is a public affairs initiative utilizing the power of science fiction to positively impact the future.

As evidenced by the nearly 20,000 who cast their vote, science fiction's influence on popular culture is undeniable. Crowning the lists are: Blade Runner, the film depicting a dystopian Los Angeles in the year 2019; Ge...

'Medium': Psycho Husband Makes Murder Into Game Of Mouse Trap

5/1/2008 9:54am EDT
For any hit television show, there are occasionally episodes that feel more like filler than pushing the plot ahead, and "Medium" has had its share in the past. Usually these kinds of episodes are not really bad, nor are they particularly good, they just sit comfortably in a middle ground until the memory fades away and next week comes along. "Car Trouble" is one of those episodes. It can be forgiven for its pointless existence because it is the first of its kind this season and because it is a great deal like Stephen King's "Christine."

Allison gives the audience a lesson on electric...

April Movie Preview: 'Leatherheads,' 'Forgetting Sarah Marshall' & More

4/3/2008 9:41am EDT
March was filled with a plethora of great films. April Fools. Still, it finished stronger than it started with Run Fatboy Run and 21, which is still gathering steam and threatening to be a player this month as well. April is looking to pick up right where "21" leaves off. It even features another numbered film, 88 Minutes. What's not to like?

This Friday, Leatherheads boasts George Clooney's first direction since he flirted with Oscar for Goodnight and Goodluck. The cast is star studded - no shocker there, since Clooney once again stars in his own feature. He brings along fellow Academ...

Will Work For Fame: Celebrities' First Jobs

3/12/2008 2:00pm EDT
Cindy Crawford
The "Queen of Hip-Hop Soul," singer Mary J. Blige, was goofing around in a mall as a teenager making a demo in a karaoke booth. Anchorman Stone Phillips was waiting tables. Supermodel Cindy Crawford was a college freshman shucking corn at a fair in Illinois.

We've all heard countless stories of ways ordinary people were plucked from obscurity and catapulted into stardom. Still, let's be real: Mary, Cindy and Stone are the exception, not the rule. So, how many random gigs did most celebrities weather on the rocky path to fame?

Nothing wrong with a little guyliner...

Johnny De...

'Lost' Recap: The Season Promises To Be Faster Paced, Brutal & Desperate

2/1/2008 11:37am EST
The most innovative show on television is back with a vengeance, and it is promising to be better than ever. "Lost" is one of the few that always delivers, and although what it delivers is not necessarily answers or explanations, it does keep us hooked, fascinated, and emotionally invested.

This highly anticipated season four premiere was named "The Beginning of the End" in reference to Ben's (Michael Emerson) comment to Jack (Matthew Fox) that it would be the beginning of the end if they called the believed rescuers. Never had the dangerous, manipulative leader of the Others seemed s...

Supernatural Horror: So Bad It's Good

1/31/2008 1:43pm EST
A recent conversation involving the short-lived, obscure (but highly entertaining) Fox television series "Werewolf" prompted us to take a closer look at some of the failures peppered throughout the history of supernatural horror in television and film. And there are a lot of them.

The genre has always been somewhat popular (especially in literature), and projects continue to appear on screen with some regularity. Unfortunately, the quality of those productions remains quite low. Sure, there are exceptions. Television shows like "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" and "Angel" and films lik...

Opening November 21: The Mist

11/19/2007 11:35am EST
The Mist
Frequent Stephen King collaborator Frank Darabont (The Shawshank Redemption) teams with the celebrated horror author once again for this tale of a terror based on a story originally published in King's 1985 horror anthology -Skeleton Crew, and concerning a small town engulfed by a malevolent mist. When a thick fog descends upon a typical suburban community and claims the lives of anyone unfortunate enough... Continue Summary

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Stephen King: 'The Mist' Has 'The Most Shocking Ending Ever'

11/13/2007 10:14am EST
The Mist
At a press conference yesterday for The Mist, Stephen King, whose novella the film is based on, gave his blessing of the film adaptation as well as sent out a chilling message to anyone who dares to give away the film's ending.

Stephen King stated, "Frank wrote a new ending that I loved. It is the most shocking ending ever and there should be a law passed stating that anybody who reveals the last 5 minutes of this film should be hung from their neck until dead."

About "The Mist:"

David Drayton (Thomas Jane) and his young son Billy are among a large group of terrified townspeo...

Witches, Werewolves And Warlocks Invade ABC Family's Ninth Annual '13 Nights Of Halloween'

10/17/2007 8:00pm EDT
13 Nights of Halloween
ABC Family has a frightful line-up of new programming for its ninth annual '13 Nights of Halloween' programming event. The new ABC Family original movie "Nature of the Beast" and the basic cable premieres of "An American Haunting" and "Boogeyman" will join other Halloween themed programming airing the 13 nights leading up to Halloween (October 19 - October 31).

ABC Family's new original movie "Nature of the Beast," premiering Sunday, October 21 (8:00 - 10:00 PM ET/PT) is a darkly wicked tale of one happy couple's road to wedded bliss. Julia and Rich are in the throes of planning the...

Starpulse's Top 10 Most Horrifying Films

10/16/2007 11:36am EDT
Elm Street
Most people confuse horror and horrifying. Believe me, I’m a fan of the classics: Nightmare on Elm Street, Evil Dead, Dawn of the Dead, and so on. I enjoy my share of zombies, gore, masked villains and horny teenagers who never seem to learn that getting some means certain death.

However, the horror films that interest me the most are the ones that I can’t watch again or can’t watch very often. When something is truly horrifying, it should screw with you psychologically and make your skin crawl. Here are my "Top 10 Most Horrifying Films."

10. 28 Days Later (2002)

“Plans are poi...

Celebrity Birthdays, September 21

9/21/2007 3:00am EDT
Faith Hill
Happy Birthday to "Lost" actress Maggie Grace (1983), socialite Nicole Richie (1981), Indian actress Kareena Kapoor (1980), Korn drummer David Silveria (1972), Oasis singer Liam Gallagher (1972), "The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air" actor Alfonso Ribeiro (1971), "Idiocracy" actor Luke Wilson (1971), talk show host Ricki Lake (1968), Barenaked Ladies drummer Tyler Stewart (1967), country singer Faith Hill (1967), "RV" actress Cheryl Hines (1965), "Cradle Will Rock" actor Angus Macfadyen (1963), "Numb3rs" actor Rob Morrow (1962), "Becker" actress Nancy Travis (1961), "JAG" star David James Elliot (1...

John Cusack And Samuel Jackson Star In The $72 Million Paranormal Thriller, '1408'

9/18/2007 8:00pm EDT
SANTA MONICA, CA - Garnering $72 million at the box-office, 1408 arrives as a Two-Disc Collector's Edition DVD October 2, 2007 from Genius Products and Dimension Films.

John Cusack (Identity, Runaway Jury) gives a chilling performance as a best-selling author who specializes in debunking the paranormal. For his latest novel, he checks into the Dolphin Hotel's infamous room 1408 where there have been 57 deaths since it's opening and shortly discovers that unlike his previous "haunted" encounters, the terror of room 1408 is real!

Based on Stephen King's story published in the Ev...

Ryan Adams' Ninth Album, 'Easy Tiger,' Released; Win It!

6/26/2007 8:00pm EDT
Ryan Adams
Ryan Adams' Easy Tiger has been scheduled for a June 26 release on Lost Highway. The new album features The Cardinals (but is billed solely as a Ryan Adams album) and also a guest appearance from Sheryl Crow, who contributes back-up vocals on the track "Two".

It was, Ryan Adams says, this girl he's been spending time with; the title of this album is her fault. "She wanted to go out to dinner at eight; I wanted to go right away. She said, 'Easy, Tiger.' And that hit me. It stuck with me to the point where I called up Neal [that would be Neal Casal, guitarist of The Cardinals] and left ...

'The Dead Zone' Returns For Season Six On Sunday, June 17

5/26/2007 8:45am EDT
The Dead Zone
The Dead Zone, the hit series starring Anthony Michael Hall, launches its sixth broadcast season on USA Network Sunday, June 17 at 10:00PM/9:00 Central. Based on characters from the Stephen King novel, the powerful drama returns with intriguing stories and surprising new twists.

As the new season opens, Johnny is enjoying the company of his extended family when he’s rocked by the first in a series of visions involving friends in peril. Walt is preoccupied with an investigation he’s been concealing from everyone including Sarah, who is now six months pregnant and very concerned about he...

30 Seconds To Mars Sets Modern Rock Radio Record

2/5/2007 1:09pm EST
30 Seconds To Mars
With a record-setting run of 50 weeks on the Billboard Modern Rock airplay chart and counting, "The Kill," by Virgin Records platinum rock quartet 30 Seconds To Mars is now the longest-running hit in the history of the Modern Rock chart, which first started monitoring in 1988.

"The Kill," was the second single from the certified platinum release A Beautiful Lie, the band’s second album, which came out on August 30, 2005. Combining a passionate performance and imagery that paid homage to the Stephen King / Stanley Kubrick film classic The Shining, the video clip of "The Kill" won the ...

30 Seconds To Mars' "A Beautiful Lie" Goes Platinum; Will Headline Rockstar Taste Of Chaos Tour 2007

1/4/2007 12:32pm EST
30 Seconds To Mars
A Beautiful Lie, the second album by Virgin Records’ 30 Seconds To Mars has been certified platinum for U.S. sales of over a million copies, the label announced today. The album was released on August 30, 2005.

30 Seconds To Mars has rarely been off the road, the radio, or the music video screen over the past year. "The Kill" has been on the national Modern Rock airplay chart for over 40 weeks and counting, following its #3 peak – giving 30 Seconds To Mars the longest run on the chart of any other band in 2006. Two tracks by the band, "The Kill," and the current single, "From Yesterda...

TNT To Air Stephen King's 'The Talisman' Mini Series

12/5/2006 1:39pm EST
Stephen King
After an enormously successful collaboration on the critically acclaimed Into the West, TNT is teaming once again with DreamWorks Television and executive producer Steven Spielberg, this time for an epic, six-hour adaptation of Stephen King and Peter Straub's other-worldly adventure "The Talisman."

This project also returns the drama network to King territory after such high-profile projects as Salem's Lot, one of cables most popular movies of 2004, and this years "Nightmares & Dreamscapes: From the Stories of Stephen King."

Written in 1984, "The Talisman" marks the first collabo...

Horror Movie Cars Up for Auction

10/2/2006 11:25am EDT
The Volo Auto Museum has up dug three of the most nightmarish cars to ever hit theaters. All are for auction, including the most terrifying car of all time, the immortal Christine. The museum risked life and lug nuts to unearth these terrors from the auto graveyard and list them on eBay from Oct. 1 to 10.

For The Plymouth Fury from "Christine," the Texas Chainsaw Massacre Dodge van, and the Devil's Rejects' Cadillac Eldorado are for sale for the first time and ready to prowl the streets for their next victims.

The most famous Plymouth of all time is Christine, the 1958 Fury that ...

Celebrity Birthdays, September 21

9/21/2006 3:00am EDT
Faith Hill
Happy Birthday to "Lost" actress Maggie Grace (1983), socialite Nicole Richie (1981), Indian actress Kareena Kapoor (1980), Korn drummer David Silveria (1972), Oasis singer Liam Gallagher (1972), "The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air" actor Alfonso Ribeiro (1971), "Idiocracy" actor Luke Wilson (1971), talk show host Ricki Lake (1968), Barenaked Ladies drummer Tyler Stewart (1967), country singer Faith Hill (1967), "RV" actress Cheryl Hines (1965), "Cradle Will Rock" actor Angus Macfadyen (1963), "Numb3rs" actor Rob Morrow (1962), "Becker" actress Nancy Travis (1961), "JAG" star David James Elliot (1...

SCI FI Channel Acquires 'Star Trek: Enterprise,' 'Twlight Zone' & Other Series

8/3/2006 11:47am EDT
The Twilight Zone
The SCI FI channel has acquired the rights to multiple made-for-television movies and series from CBS, including Star Trek: Enterprise, the Star Trek prequel series starring Scott Bakula and Jolene Blalock. The deal also includes exclusive cable rights to the classic series The Twilight Zone; the series "Tales from the Darkside"; several Stephen King miniseries; made-for-TV movies; and series such as "Haunted," Jake 2.0 and last fall's "Threshold."

“Enterprise,” which ran for four seasons between 2001-2005 on UPN, will premiere in early fall on the SCI FI Channel. The popular antholog...

Check Out Some Mind-Bending Tales From Stephen King Tonight

7/12/2006 9:30am EDT
Stephen King
TNT is putting the summer on ice with the Wednesday, July 12, premiere of its chilling all-star television event Nightmares & Dreamscapes: From The Stories Of Stephen King. This four-week collection of eight mind-bending tales kicks off with the uninterrupted, commercial-free presentation of Battleground, starring William Hurt. It will be followed by nightmarish Crouch End, featuring Eion Bailey and Claire Forlani.

In Battleground, Hurt plays a hired assassin whose latest target is a toy company owner played by Australian character actor Bruce Spence. After successfully dispatching h...

'The Dead Zone' Now Available on iTunes

6/29/2006 2:25pm EDT
USA network, in partnership with Lionsgate, has made available episodes of The Dead Zone for purchase on iTunes. This is the first of myriad platforms being considered jointly for electronic sell-through opportunities around the hit series, which debuted its fifth season June 18. The show's season five episodes will be made available for purchase on iTunes the day after their broadcast premieres.

“The Dead Zone,” based on characters from the Stephen King novel, stars Anthony Michael Hall as Johnny Smith. Also starring in the ensemble cast are Nicole deBoer, Chris Bruno, John L. Adams ...

'Stephen King's Desperation' Airs Tonight on ABC

5/23/2006 8:01am EDT
Ron Perlman plays a creepy cop in Desperation
An unlikely band of people find themselves forced to be reluctant heroes as they battle an unspeakable horror in a small, Nevada desert town, in the three-hour original film, "Stephen King's Desperation," airing on ABC tonight (8:00-11:00 p.m., ET).

In the middle of the vast, empty Nevada desert stands the once proud mining town of Desperation - a harmless, non-descript little community that one may briefly notice on a drive to some distant vacation destination. But something evil has taken over Desperation - its name is Tak -- and its mission is to eliminate anyone who gets close to ...

2nd Single from 30 Seconds To Mars' "A Beautiful Lie" Inspired by Stanley Kubrick's "The Shining"

5/12/2006 11:39am EDT
30 Seconds to Mars
Best known as an actor, Jared Leto is also the front man for rock band 30 Seconds to Mars. Their first album, self-titled, debuted in 2002 featuring a post-grunge sound reminiscent of Chevelle or Incubus. 30STM returned three years later with A Beautiful Lie. The band is currently on their very first headlining tour “Forever Night Never Day” with Victory Records' Aiden and Vagrant Records' Emanuel. Thirty Seconds to Mars also features Leto's brother and drummer Shannon, guitarist Tomo Milicevic and bassist Matt Wachter.

30 Seconds to Mars has released a short film and video for the...

Stephen King's TV Event To Debut July 12 on TNT

5/11/2006 10:58am EDT
Stephen King
TNT is putting the summer on ice with its chilling all-star television event Nightmares & Dreamscapes: From The Stories Of Stephen King. This four-week collection of eight mind-bending tales from the master of horror, set to premiere Wednesday, July 12, features an all-star cast of Oscar, Emmy and Golden Globe winners and nominees.

Stars include: Eion Bailey, Tom Berenger, Kim Delaney, Claire Forlani, William Hurt, Ron Livingston, William H. Macy, Marsha Mason, Samantha Mathis, Jacqueline McKenzie, Greta Scacchi, Jeremy Sisto, Henry Thomas, Richard Thomas and Steven Weber.

Five o...

'Ghost Hunters' Explores Hotel That Inspired 'The Shining'

2/22/2006 11:16am EST
Ghost Hunters
The Sci Fi Channel will film an episode of Ghost Hunters at the notoriously haunted Stanley Hotel in Estes Park, Colorado. Stephen King took up residence at the Stanley while writing his best selling novel 'The Shining,' and the spooky goings on at the hotel served as the inspiration for his best-selling tome. This special 'Ghost Hunters' episode will air in the spring.

According to local legend, King witnessed a ghostly little boy wandering the halls of the hotel during his extended stay there in the early 1970s. Hotel employees and visitors share similar tales of mysterious children...

Notable Actors To Appear in TNT's Latest Stephen King Project

12/2/2005 11:36am EST
William H. Macy
Turner Network Television (TNT) is delivering a top-notch cast for its latest venture into Stephen King territory, “Nightmares & Dreamscapes: From the Stories of Stephen King.” The project will feature such notable performers as Emmy winner and Oscar nominee William H. Macy, Emmy winner Kim Delaney, Golden Globe nominee Ron Livingston, Oscar nominee Tom Berenger, Golden Globe winner Marsha Mason, and Oscar winner William Hurt.

“It is a joy to be working with such incredible talent, many of whom we’ve worked with before, for this ambitious adaptation of Stephen King’s short stories,” s...