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10 Great Weird Movies Available on Midnight Pulp

10 Great Weird Movies Available on Midnight Pulp recently took advantage of the movie app Midnight Pulp, and found a whole slew of wonderfully strange genre fare for some of our more adventurous readers out there. Check out our list of 10 Great Weird Movies Available on Midnight Pulp below! PB = PB || {}; PB.gptStandAlone = PB.gptStandAlone || {}; PB.gptAutoRefresh = PB.gptAutoRefresh || {'gptAds':[], 'gptStandAlone':[]}; admiralCook...
Tags: TV, Movies, Horror, China, Christopher Lee, Peter Cushing, Moscow, Jackson, Jeff Bridges, Peter Jackson, Alice, Howard, Kay, Ken, Charlie, George C Scott

HBO Asia Unveils ‘Workers’ Chinese Language Drama Series

HBO Asia has unveiled details of its light-hearted Chinese-language drama series “Workers.” The show is the latest in a growing roster of local productions in Asia, by pay-TV groups and digital platforms. Based on a novel of the same title, the show follows a group of construction workers who daydream about being wealthy. They resort to […]
Tags: Asia, News, Christopher Lee, Global, Workers, HBO Asia, HBO Asia Unveils ` Workers

Mike Bloomberg Wants to Fix America. But Can He Fix the Democrats?

Suppose, Mike Bloomberg is telling me, there’s been some sort of explosion. First of all, you want to be ready. “The first thing is preparation,” he says. “You don’t ever want to be in a situation where you have to develop the plan as you go along.” The 78-year-old billionaire and former New York mayor is in Houston on Feb. 27, backstage from the campaign event where he’s just delivered his stump speech to a couple hundred locals. It’s not a bad crowd for a weekday morning, though the f...
Tags: Utah, New York, News, Obama, Congress, White House, Iraq, New York City, Israel, Uncategorized, Christopher Lee, Tel Aviv, America, Bloomberg, Joe Biden, Brooklyn

The secrets of supervillain hideouts will be revealed when ‘Lair’ author speaks at Petersen Museum

Chad Oppenheim was about seven when he first saw “The Man With the Golden Gun.” What impressed him most about that 1974 James Bond flick was the island lair inhabited by Christopher Lee’s villain, Scaramanga. At around the same time, Oppenheim got his first peek into the world of architecture when his parents were building a new home. “At that point, I was like, do I want to be a supervillain or an architect?” he says by phone. “I chose architect.” The Miami-based architect, whose high-profile p...
Tags: Michael Bay, Christopher Lee, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, Ronald Reagan, James Bond, Death Star, Miami, Northwest, Frank Lloyd Wright, Brian De Palma, Wright, Adam, Strangelove, Petersen Automotive Museum

Christopher Lee – IN SEARCH OF DRACULA

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Revisiting Band Aid’s Cringe-Inducing 1984 Single, “Do They Know It’s Christmas?”

We all know, don’t we, that the 1984 charity hit “Do They Know It’s Christmas?” qualifies as possibly the worst Christmas song ever recorded? Does that go too far? The song’s writer, Bob Geldof, went even further, once saying, “I am responsible for two of the worst songs in history. One is ‘Do They Know It’s Christmas?’ and the other one is ‘We Are the World.’” There’s no objective measure for such a thing, but I’m not inclined to disagree, with due respect for the millions Geldof, co-or...
Tags: Google, Music, College, Africa, Christopher Lee, James Brown, Britain, Bob Geldof, Paul Mccartney, Ethiopia, Evans, Geldof, Midge Ure, Facebook Twitter, Johnny Cash, Josh Jones

Celebrate Friday the 13th with "The Occult: Mysteries Of The Supernatural" (1977 )

Throw some salt over your shoulder and enjoy this 1977 Encyclopedia Britannica short documentary, The Occult: Mysteries Of The Supernatural, hosted by Christopher Lee who famously starred as Dracula in a string of British horror films of the 1950s and 1960s. ESP, Kirlian photography, black magic, telekinesis... Oh, how I miss this particular strain of high weirdness media that was so prevalent in the 1970s. (via r/ObscureMedia)
Tags: Post, Video, News, Christopher Lee, Superstition, Supernatural, Paranormal, High Weirdness, Creepy Interesting and Real

Exclusive: Elijah Wood & Daniel Noah’s 5 Dream Horror Movies

Exclusive: Elijah Wood & Daniel Noah’s 5 Dream Horror Movies Elijah Wood and Daniel Noah’s SpectreVision is a production company known for making unconventional and original genre projects like Mandy and A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night. In honor of the Halloween season, got a chance to ask Wood and Noah what their 5 Dream Horror Movies to make would be, which could be projects with actors and directors living or dead! Check out their great list below! RELATED: Exclusive: Roger...
Tags: Movies, Horror, Christopher Lee, Noah, Netflix, Guillermo Del Toro, Elijah Wood, Wood, Roger Corman, Chris, Sas, John Carpenter, Mark, Daniel, Del Toro, Christopher

The Devil Rides Out (Terence Fisher, 1968)

“Terence Fisher’s standout Hammer Films horror title gets a sterling Blu-ray transfer and a satisfyingly comprehensive slate of bonus features.” Read my review of the AV quality and extras for this release over at Slant Magazine. Advertisements
Tags: Movies, Film, Christopher Lee, Hammer Films, Movie Reviews, Blu, Terence Fisher, Dennis Wheatley, Devil Rides Out

32 Days of Halloween XII, Day 29: The Monkey’s Paw!

For today’s pick, we have a 1975 track from the UK band Babe Ruth and their self-titled album. It’s “Jack O’Lantern.” You probably know them best for “The Mexican,” which has been sampled in scads of tracks, not the least of which is “Planet Rock” by Afrika Bambaataa & Soulsonic Force. For tonight’s film, we go to 1948’s The Monkey’s Paw, the fifth film adaptation of the W.W. Jacobs short story. Not bad, considering at that point, the story had only been around since 1902. And yes, I k...
Tags: Halloween, Music, UK, Movies, Horror, 32 Days of Halloween, Christopher Lee, Jacobs, Babe Ruth

Dr. Jonathan Hemlock's Artsy-Fartsy, Historical-Shmistorical Sanctionistic Summer Vacation Movie Quiz

Dennis Cozzalio of the Sergio Leone and the Infield Fly Rule blog has posted another of his famous movie quizes, and as always, I'm excited to participate. Previous installments answering questions from Professor Hubert Farnsworth, David Huxley, Professor Fate, Professor Russell Johnson, Dr. Smith, Professor Peabody, Professor Severus Snape, Professor Ed Avery, Dr. Anton Phibes, Sister Clodagh, Professor Arthur Chipping, Miss Jean Brodie, Professor Larry Gopnick, Professor Dewey Finn, Ms. Eliza...
Tags: Star Wars, New York, Movies, Bela Lugosi, Christopher Lee, Disney, Chicago, Jimi Hendrix, Broadway, Evans, Philadelphia, Chris Hemsworth, Hitler, Henry Cavill, Birdman, Lucio Fulci

Alabama set to execute man for pastor’s slaying

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — A man who was nearly put to death before an execution warrant expired last month amid disagreements between U.S. Supreme Court justices is again set to die by lethal injection in Alabama. Christopher Lee Price’s execution is scheduled for 6 p.m. Thursday at Holman prison. The 46-year-old was convicted of using […]
Tags: News, Christopher Lee, Alabama, Nation, Birmingham, U S Supreme Court, Ala AP, Holman

Court refuses to block Alabama execution set for Thursday

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — A federal appeals court is refusing to block Alabama’s bid to execute an inmate convicted of killing a country preacher with a sword. The 11th U.S. Circuit of Appeals on Wednesday refused a stay requested by 46-year-old Christopher Lee Price. He’s set to die by lethal injection Thursday night. The court […]
Tags: News, Christopher Lee, Alabama, Ap, Nation, Montgomery Ala, 11th U S Circuit of Appeals

Is the latest SCOTUS sparring in capital cases only likely to get worse and worse?

The question in the title of this post is prompted by today's Supreme Court developments in older capital cases, some of which I missed when just blogging here about the morning order list.   Specifically, I missed that Justice Alito penned a lenghty dissent to a stay in a capital case from Texas six week ago(!), which in turn prompted a four-page defense of the stay by Justice Kavanaugh.  (This discussion can be found at this link following the original stay.)   Adam Liptak summarizes all the a...
Tags: Texas, Supreme Court, Law, Christopher Lee, Alabama, New York Times, Christian, Thomas, Buddhist, Adam Liptak, Alito, Breyer, Stephen G Breyer, Elena Kagan, Clarence Thomas, Kavanaugh

BBC & Netflix Dracula Drama Expands Cast and Lands Directors

BBC & Netflix Dracula drama expands cast and lands directors The upcoming three-part Dracula drama series from BBC and Netflix is finally heading into production after adding six new stars to the cast, including Sherlock‘s Jonathan Aris, and enlisting three directors to helm each part, according to Variety. PB = PB || {}; PB.gptStandAlone = PB.gptStandAlone || {}; PB.gptAutoRefresh = PB.gptAutoRefresh || {'gptAds':[], 'gptStandAlone':[]}; googleta...
Tags: Movies, Christopher Lee, Peter Cushing, Bbc, Netflix, Wenger, Secret Service, Sherlock, Steven Moffat, Mark Gatiss, Netflix BBC, Dracula, Transylvania, Moffat, Tanz, Gatiss

Tottenham’s stadium architect on working with Danny Levy

Tottenham’s new stadium finally opens After what seemed like forever, Tottenham finally opened their new stadium for a Premier League game on the 3rd of April 2019. The stadium cost around £1b and looks superb. Spurs have also been thriving there. The first game in their new home saw Tottenham beat Crystal Palace 2-0. Mauricio Pochettino’s side have since beaten Man City, Huddersfield and Brighton at home. Now, Christopher Lee, the architect behind the stadium has revealed what it was like work...
Tags: England, Christopher Lee, Sport, Soccer, Chelsea, Premier League, Tottenham Hotspur, Manchester City, Spurs, Tottenham, Mauricio Pochettino, Brighton, West Ham, Crystal Palace, Etihad Stadium, UEFA Champions League

Supreme Court says execution of Alabama inmate can go forward after it was called off

A bitterly divided Supreme Court said early Friday that the execution of Alabama death row inmate Christopher Lee Price can go forward.
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Appellate court denies execution stay for Alabama inmate

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — An appellate court won’t halt the upcoming lethal injection of an Alabama inmate who had asked to be put to death with nitrogen gas. The 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on Wednesday denied an execution stay for Christopher Lee Price. Price is scheduled to be executed by injection Thursday for […]
Tags: News, Christopher Lee, Alabama, Ap, Nation, Montgomery Ala, 11th U S Circuit Court of Appeals

Execution date set for inmate convicted of preacher’s death

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Alabama has set an execution date for an inmate convicted in the 1991 killing of a preacher. The Alabama Supreme Court has scheduled an April 11 lethal injection for Christopher Lee Price. Price was convicted of the stabbing death of Bill Lynn, who was pastor of the Natural Springs Church of […]
Tags: News, Christopher Lee, Alabama, Ap, Nation, Montgomery Ala, Alabama Supreme Court, Bill Lynn

Sherlock Holmes in the Movies: Ranking 70 Feature-Length Films Starring the Iconic Detective [Part One]

(Months ago, writer Rob Hunter set out on a wild and dangerous case: he would watch and rank as many feature-length Sherlock Holmes movies as possible. This is part one of his investigation. Part two will run on Monday.) Arthur Conan Doyle’s Sherlock Holmes may not have been the first fictional detective – that honor belongs to Edgar Allan Poe’s C. Auguste Dupin from 1841’s “The Murders in the Rue Morgue” – but he’s quite possibly the most well-known and ubiquitous in pop culture. He’s a fascin...
Tags: England, London, Movies, Nbc, Christopher Lee, Edgar Allan Poe, Bbc, Features, World, Cbs, Watson, Sherlock-Holmes, Arthur Conan Doyle, Houston, Ralph Fiennes, Jack

Medusa Touching the Algorithm

One of the obnoxious things about modern streaming services is how difficult they make discovery. To be fair, it's not an easy problem to solve. If you have many thousands options on your platform, there's only so many ways to traverse the landscape, and it's an easy decision to just fall back on "popularity" as the final arbiter. Novelty junkies and film obsessives really only make up a tiny proportion of a given service's audience, so that often works well enough. On the other hand, the notio...
Tags: Amazon, London, Jennifer Lawrence, Movies, Russia, Christopher Lee, Peter Cushing, Disney, Bette Davis, Netflix, Royal Family, Michael Caine, Cia, Hulu, Richard Burton, Martin Sheen

February 12 Blu-ray, Digital and DVD Releases

February 12 Blu-ray, Digital and DVD Releases Welcome to’s February 12 Blu-ray, Digital HD and DVD column! As you can see, we’ve added a video player at the top highlighting this week’s releases, and you can find more detailed write-ups of different titles below! Click each highlighted title to purchase through Amazon! PB = PB || {}; PB.gptStandAlone = PB.gptStandAlone || {}; PB.gptAutoRefresh = PB.gptAutoRefresh || {'gptAds':[], 'gptSt...
Tags: England, TV, Movies, Horror, Berlin, India, Christopher Lee, Peter Cushing, Digital, Hugh Jackman, Moscow, TV News, Drew Barrymore, Freddie Mercury, Eiffel Tower, Dvd

Mailbox Monday

Welcome back to another Mailbox Monday post! I had a great book week! It was a fabulous mix of mysteries, historical fiction, women's fiction and children's books. LADY DERRING TAKES A LOVER by Julie Anne Long came from Avon BooksAMERICAN DUCHESS by Karen Harper came from William Morrow KILLER THRILLER by Lee Goldberg came from Thomas Mercer BROKEN BONE CHINA by Laura Childs came from Berkley A BEND IN THE STARS by Rachel Barenbaum came from Grand Central Publishing SUNNY'S TOW TRUCK ...
Tags: Books, Christopher Lee, Dave Eggers, William Morrow, Helen Frankenthaler, Karen Harper, Lee Goldberg, Julie Anne Long, Julie P, Thomas Mercer, Elizabeth Brown, Laura Childs, Anne Marie Pace, Lane Smith, Rachel Barenbaum, Aimee Sicuro

What Makes Music Sound Like Christmas Music? Hear the Single Most Christmassy Chord of All Explained

During the past few months of this year, as in those same months of any year, we've been hearing a great deal of Christmas music. Some of the songs in the mix — "Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer," "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas," "The Christmas Song" — few of us have ever known a time without, and others make it in because of their seasonally themed lyrical content. But certain songs just sound like Christmas songs, somehow, and to understand what, in musical terms, fills those co...
Tags: Google, Music, College, John Lennon, Christopher Lee, James Brown, Yoko Ono, Paul Mccartney, Vox, Seoul, Mariah Carey, Rudolph, Facebook Twitter, Johnny Cash, Irving Berlin, Baskin Robbins

Alternate Histories: The Two Film Adaptations of ‘Lord of the Rings’ on Their 40th and 15th Anniversaries

2018 is a major anniversary for The Lord of the Rings on screen. It’s been 40 years since the release of Ralph Bakshi’s animated version, and 15 years since the completion of Peter Jackson’s live-action trilogy. This dual anniversary – in addition to an imminent new adaptation on Amazon – makes for a fine opportunity to look at the two versions that exist so far. How do they differ? How do they align? Looking back at both from a distance, the answers surprised even me. A Halfling Half-Mo...
Tags: Amazon, Movies, John Lennon, Christopher Lee, Features, Harvey Weinstein, New Zealand, Stanley Kubrick, John, Shire, Jackson, Bilbo, Peter Jackson, Middle Earth, Tolkien, Ralph Bakshi

Listen to a Heartfelt Musical Retelling of O. Henry’s “Gift of the Magi” with Hanky in Hand

It’s that time of year when certain songs conspire with certain moods to hit you right in the ol’ brisket. The feeling is voluptuous, and not necessarily unpleasant, provided there’s a bathroom stall or spare bedroom should you need to flee a party like Cinderella, as some old chestnut threatens to turn you into a blubbering mess. Let the kiddies deck the halls, jingle bells, and prance about with Rudolph and Frosty. The best secular songs for grown ups are the ones with a thick current of long...
Tags: Google, Music, New York, Taylor Swift, College, Life, New York City, Christopher Lee, Gold, James Brown, Paul Mccartney, Literature, Coldplay, Cinderella, Joni Mitchell, Romeo

The Story of The Pogues’ “Fairytale of New York,” the Boozy Ballad That Has Become One of the Most Beloved Christmas Songs of All Time

Drugstore Cowboy, Barfly, Leaving Las Vegas, even Bonnie and Clyde… we love a good story about doomed, down-and-out lovers. Whatever emotional reservoir they tap into, when written well and honestly, such stories have broad cultural appeal. Which in part explains the overwhelming popularity of The Pogues’ 1987 classic “Fairytale of New York,” the kind of “anti-Christmas song,” writes Dorian Lynsky at The Guardian, “that ended up being, for a generation, the Christmas song.” Many holiday ...
Tags: Google, Music, UK, New York, College, Christopher Lee, Bbc, James Brown, Ireland, Paul Mccartney, Elvis Costello, Clyde, Facebook Twitter, Johnny Cash, Lower East Side, Kirsty MacColl

David Byrne Creates a Playlist of Eclectic Music for the Holidays: Stream It Free Online

Whose music do you put on when the holiday season comes around? Perhaps musicians like Lonnie Holley, Gurrumul, Erkin Koray, and Juan Luis Guerra? Maybe you've just thrilled with recognition at one or more of those names, or maybe you've never heard of any of them — but in either case, you should get ready for a highly unconventional holiday experience featuring their songs and those of many others, all of them curated by David Byrne. Each month the peripatetic, oft-collaborating musicia...
Tags: Google, Music, College, Africa, Christopher Lee, Turkey, James Brown, Paul Mccartney, Alan Turing, St Vincent, Seoul, Istanbul, Caribbean, David Byrne, Melbourne Australia, Facebook Twitter

November 27 Blu-ray, Digital and DVD Releases

November 27 Blu-ray, Digital and DVD Releases Welcome to’s November 27 Blu-ray, Digital HD and DVD column! As you can see, we’ve added a video player at the top highlighting this week’s releases, and you can find more detailed write-ups of different titles below! Click each highlighted title to purchase through Amazon! New Movies on Blu-ray/DVD Searching After David Kim’s (John Cho) 16-year-old daughter goes missing, a local investigation is opened and a detective is assign...
Tags: TV, Hollywood, Movies, Horror, Scotland, Natalie Dormer, Bela Lugosi, Christopher Lee, Peter Cushing, Digital, David, Britain, Marilyn Monroe, TV News, Spike Lee, David Kim

Neil Gaiman & Akiva Goldsman’s Gormenghast Lands Doctor Who Writer

Neil Gaiman & Akiva Goldsman’s Gormenghast lands Doctor Who writer Neil Gaiman and Akiva Goldsman’s upcoming fantasy drama series Gormenghast has landed Doctor Who writer Toby Whithouse, according to Deadline. Whithouse will executive produce alongside Gaiman, Goldsman, Barry Spikings (The Deer Hunter) and David A. Stern (Howard’s End). Whithouse, who also created the BBC’s sci-fi thriller Being Human, will adapt the story about inhabitants of Castle Gormenghast, a huge, decaying, structure a...
Tags: TV, Movies, Doctor Who, Neil Gaiman, Christopher Lee, Bbc, TV News, Starz, Terry Pratchett, Fremantle, Gaiman, Toby Whithouse, ComingSoon, Akiva Goldsman, Amazon BBC, Jonathan Rhys Meyers Vikings