The Last Horror Blog: Celebrate Halloween with These Classic Dr. Loomis Quotes

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When one thinks about the Halloween franchise, the first thing that springs to mind is Michael Myers and his quest to kill his sister Laurie Strode (and later, her daughter). Myers is one of the screen’s all-time great bogeymen, a silent slasher hidden behind an emotionless, modified William Shatner mask. Myers makes the Halloween franchise special, but it’s always been my contention that the films genuinely work as well as they do (yes, even the much maligned sequels) not because of the killer, but because of the man chasing the killer.

Donald Pleasence’s Dr. Sam Loomis doesn’t get all the guts and glory in the Halloween franchise, but the doctor who first tried to…
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Learn the Real Stories Behind the Crazy Cameramen Who Inspired ‘Nightcrawler’

Nightcrawler isn’t just one of the best movies opening this fall, it’s one of the best of the year. It scratches at the underbelly of our relationship with modern media by asking the question just who exactly films all the carnage we see on nightly news, and why is it even on the news in the first place? And as shocking (and darkly comedic) as the movie is to watch, it’s a bit unnerving to know it’s all based in the real world.

Jake Gyllenhaal’s entrepreneurial sociopath who quickly learns the ropes of what makes for good footage is entirely writer-director Dan Gilroy’s invention, but nightcrawlers are a very real thing. To better understand what it was like to live the life of someone who did such an unsavory job for a living, naturally Gilroy and…
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Watch: Spike Lee’s Documentary ‘Throw Like a Girl’ About Teen Baseball Sensation Mo’ne Davis

Here’s a heartwarming, inspiring documentary short from Spike Lee. Throw Like a Girl follows 13-year-old Mo’ne Davis in South Philly. She’s a Little League champion pitcher who took the division’s world series by storm in the summer as the first girl to pitch a shutout in the series. She also happened to make the cover of Sports Illustrated.

Lee talks to her coach, her family, and the star pitcher herself—who also has a thing for basketball and big dreams for the Women’s National Basketball Association. The vibe is empowering—and now we want to see Lee make a doc about every amazing kid across the planet.

Watch Mo’ne do her thing and put us all to shame, below.

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Help Convince Lego to Make These Awesome ‘Jaws’ and ‘Spaceballs’ Movie Sets a Reality

If you’ve always dreamed about becoming a professional Lego creator, here’s your chance to enter the building-block business. On the Lego Ideas website, you can share your concept for new Lego sets. Create a model, snap some pics, scribble up a project description, and rally the support. If you can get 10,000 strong behind your project, that qualifies you for a review by the company.

The review board, made up of set designers and marketing reps, evaluates your creation and picks their favorites. The cool part is that you have input on the design as it goes through production, to be sold in stores. And you receive royalties and credit.

We spotted some fun film-themed Lego sets waiting for fan votes, including a Spaceballs set, Ratatouille, Howl’s Moving Castle…
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Watch: ESPN is Going Full ‘Star Wars’ for Halloween Special

Star Wars and the phrase “holiday special” don’t have the best history (as you can see here…), but that isn’t stopping ESPN2′s SportsNation from paying homage to George Lucas’ galaxy far, far away tonight with their Star Wars Halloween Special.

If you’re wondering what ESPN2 and Star Wars have in common, I’ve got no answer — aside from the fact that Disney owns ESPN – but if we get an opportunity to see Darth Vader, Han Solo, Boba Fett, Chewbacca, R2-D2, C-3PO, and Chopper (from the new animated series Star Wars Rebels), I’m interested.

The show is going all out to celebrate Star Wars, turning the set into a recreation of the Millennium Falcon, and running their usual sports highlight clips with themed category…
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Rumor Patrol: ‘Spider-Man’ Female Superhero Teamup Movie in the Works

According to rumors, Sony is building a team of female superheroes in the ‘Spider-Man’ universe, with the working title ‘Glass Ceiling.’

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Film Review: ‘[REC] 4: Apocalypse’

This supposedly final though none-too-conclusive chapter is fast-paced and entertaining, if not especially scary.

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‘True Detective’ Season 2 Rounds Out its Supporting Cast

HBO’s hit crime/drama ‘True Detective’ has added four names to the supporting cast for its upcoming second season.

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Stacey Snider to Be Named 20th Century Fox Co-Chairman as Start Date Nears (Exclusive)

In a sign that Stacey Snider is preparing for life after DreamWorks, the executive has visited the 20th Century Fox studio lot to check out her new office space and introduce herself to the leaders of Fox Searchlight, according to people familiar with the matter. By next week, Snider is expected to be extricated from her… »

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Paramount Beats Movie Investors’ Fraud Claims at Trial (Exclusive)

A six-year-old case over money from “Mean Girls” and 24 other films comes to a conclusion after a judge stops the fight

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