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2014-02-13 23:22:37

Freedom Laser Therapy, a Los Angeles Based Nicotine Addition Clinic pays respect to celebrities who unfortunately died due to a smoking related illness- leaving us too soon. Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) February 13, 2014 The Freedom Quit Smoking Blog lists famous people whose lives were snuffed out by smoking.The Freedom Quit Smoking Blog lists famous people whose lives were snuffed out by smoking. 1) Nate King Cole, 45, Singer, Actor, First African-American TV show host; succumbed to lung...

2012-06-28 02:25:47

UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif., June 28, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- For the first time ever, eight of the most iconic cinematic masterpieces of the horror genre are available together on Blu-ray(TM) as Universal Classic Monsters: The Essential Collection debuts on October 2, 2012 from Universal Studios Home Entertainment. Digitally restored from high resolution film elements in perfect high-definition picture and perfect high-definition sound for the first time ever, Universal Classic Monsters: The...

2011-10-04 06:45:00

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 4, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Dracula and the Frankenstein monster are supposed to be immortal, but cultural amnesia is threatening their legacy. Or so vampire novelist RH Greene believes. "2011 marks the 80th anniversary of both the Bela Lugosi screen version of DRACULA and the Boris Karloff FRANKENSTEIN," says Greene, who is the author of INCARNADINE: THE TRUE MEMOIRS OF COUNT DRACULA, a medieval origin myth for literature's most infamous vampire. "These two 1931 films are...

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2009-05-13 12:08:19

Turner Classic Movies has announced plans to remember World War I with a special Memorial Day film series. Eli Paul, vice president of the National World War I Museum in Kansas City, Mo., has agreed to serve as co-host with TCM's Robert Osborne for the evening, which will feature screenings of the classic films Sergeant York, starring Gary Cooper and Walter Brennan; The Dawn Patrol, starring Errol Flynn and David Niven; The Fighting 69th, starring James Cagney and Pat O'Brien; The Lost...

2008-07-11 15:00:00

One of the scariest summer reads of recent years, The Ruins (Paramount, $29.99) didn't quite create the same level of excitement when it was brought to the big screen. Perhaps author Scott Smith's tale of a man-eating plant that decides to dine on a group of friends who trek into the dense jungle surrounding an undisturbed Mayan ruin was a little too offbeat, even for fantasy lovers, when played out in the glare of reality created by a movie camera. Nevertheless, The Ruins has its...

2008-07-08 06:00:23

By Nick Chordas, The Columbus Dispatch, Ohio Jul. 8--'The Mummy' Not rated, $26.98 Hot off his success in Frankenstein, Boris Karloff -- billed as "Karloff the Uncanny" -- wrapped himself in rags and emerged as Im-ho-tep, a 3,700-year-old Egyptian high priest looking for his long-lost, reincarnated love. The 1932 horror hit probably won't scare the wits out of modern audiences, although the sight of the gaunt-faced Karloff wearing Jack Pierce's signature makeup remains satisfyingly...