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15 Celebs Who Got Their Start in Horror Flicks

Some may surprise you

(Newser) - Gather up some vintage horror movies to watch this Halloween, and you may just be surprised by a familiar face. Wired rounds up 30 celebrities who got their start in horror movies. A sampling:
  • Jon Stewart: The Faculty, 1998
  • Joseph Gordon-Levitt: Halloween H20: 20 Years Later, 1998
  • Renee Zellweger: Texas
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Bleak Road Not as Good as Book

Critics split on adaptation of Cormac McCarthy's post-apocalyptic epic

(Newser) - It’s a thankless job adapting a literary darling like The Road, and, sure enough, director John Hillcoat hasn’t gotten much thanks. Critics have mixed feelings about the bleak post-apocalyptic film. Here’s what they’re saying:
  • Despite good acting, the film is merely adequate, “an honorable attempt
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Fall Films Worth Seeing

(Newser) - Entertainment Weekly looks at the most promising movies for the fall. Here's a sampling:
  • 9: Shane Acker’s Oscar-nominated short about sentient rag dolls gets a big-screen treatment courtesy of producer Tim Burton.
  • The Informant: Matt Damon gained 30 pounds for Steven Soderbergh’s film on corporate whistleblowers.
  • Jennifer’s
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No Country, Blood Lead Pack

They get eight nominations each; Clayton, Atonement also score well

(Newser) - No Country for Old Men and There Will Be Blood led the way with eight Oscar nominations each today, including best picture. Fellow best-picture nominees Michael Clayton and Atonement each picked up seven nods, the AP reports. Rounding out the top-film race is quirky teen pregnancy comedy Juno. More »

Ban Stands on Alabama Sex Toys, Finally

Much-challenged law will affect women unfairly, gripes writer

(Newser) - After 9 years of court challenges, an Alabama judge has green lighted enforcement of a state law banning the sale of sex toys—the Supreme Court declined to hear the case last week—making Wired’s Regina Lynn cry misogyny. The statute does not outlaw Viagra to help men achieve... More »

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