TV Review: SUPERNATURAL – Season 8 – “Pac-Man Fever”

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Stars: Jared Padalecki, Jensen Ackles, Felicia Day, Linda Boyd Writer: Robbie Thompson, series created by Eric Kripke Director: Robert Singer Network: The CW, Wednesdays @ 9 PM Original Airdate: April 24, 2013 Given the entirety of SUPERNATURAL’s seventh season, one might be forgiven for guessing in advance that an episode titled “Pac-Man Fever” would involve the return of the Leviathans. It turns out that “Pac-Man Fever” instead is a loose reference to a videogame that isn’t really a videogame, but rather just a djinn-created offshoot of a recurring nightmare had by Charlie (Felicia Day), which winds up also engulfing Dean […]Read On »

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EMPIRE STRIKES BACK, THE EXORCIST and AIRPLANE! get preserved by Library of Congress

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Spanning the period between 1891-1996, the National Film Registry of the Library of Congress designated 25 new films to their film preservation catalog which includes the second STAR WARS film THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK, the comedy AIRPLANE! and the horror film classic THE EXORCIST. It was a very eclectic list that also included Spike Lee’s 1992 bio-pic MALCOLM X and the Robert Altman classic McCABE AND MRS. MILLER. Not everything was obvious. Included in the mix were some shorts including the George Lucas directed ELECTRONIC LABYRINTH which was the precursor to his feature film THX-1138 and a two-minute 1913 short […]Read On »

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Holiday Gift Guide 2010: Five Great Gifts For the Kids

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It smells like the holidays again, from the earthy aroma of fresh cut Christmas Trees to the sweaty scent of desperation the hard times have brought on to many hard-working people. However, one thing you can’t escape (whether you’re rich or poor), is the gift of, well, giving. And every year, there’s usually some kind of big-ticket item that has parents clamoring to the toy aisles in order to please their kids with and usually they end up empty-handed (or paying through the nose to some disputable third-party seller). Anyone remember last year’s Zhu Zhu Pets. Couldn’t find them at […]Read On »

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