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Images & Details for New Hardcover It’S Alive: Classic Horror And Sci-fi Movie Posters From The Kirk Hammett Collection

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He's known by millions of fans as the lead guitarist for the heavy metal band Metallica, but Kirk Hammett also has a deep passion for horror and sci-fi, which is reflected in his massive collection of posters for classic and cult films from both genres. Currently on display at the Peabody Essex Museum in Salem, Massachusetts, Hammett's impressive collection is also featured in a new hardcover book called It's Alive that's out now from Skira Rizzoli, and we have a look at some of the eye-popping posters included within the pages of the treasured collection.

Press Release: Uttered in several Frankenstein films since 1931, and titling Larry Cohen’s 1974 horror classic, “It’s alive!” is one of those kitschy, catchy phrases that become part of the vernacular.

It’S Alive: Classic Horror And Sci-fi Movie Posters From The Kirk Hammett Collection—in both exhibition and book form—offers an unconventional look
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5 Reasons Why No One Besides Harrison Ford Will Play Indiana Jones

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There are few film characters who are so closely identified with a single actor as Indiana Jones is with Harrison Ford. It’s hard to imagine someone else wearing the fedora. Could anyone else play the role as well as Ford? We’ll probably never know, because the part is unlikely to ever be recast. Here are 5 reasons why no one else will pick up the whip other than Ford.

Although there were rumors a few years ago about recasting the role of Dr. Henry “Indiana” Jones with a new, younger actor like Chris Pratt or Bradley Cooper, the odds are that we will not see anyone else playing this character (at least, not for a long, long time.) Here are the reasons why…

They Tried To Recast Indy On the TV Series and It Didn’t Work: In the 1992-93 television series The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles, three different actors played Jones.
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Confessions of an Opium Eater

Next week at Tfh features a trio of trippy films gathered together under the banner "Just Say No". They include Requiem for a Dream, The Trip, and the subject of today's Saturday Matinee, Confessions of an Opium Eater.

Producer Albert Zugsmith was a consummate exploitationist, launching his career in 1952 with the berserk red-scare screed, Invasion USA starring Gerald Mohr and Dan O’Herlihy. He would spend the next twenty years rattling off a memorably lurid series of titles stoked by the hottest of hot-button topics, including teenage sex (High School Confidential), collegiate sex (Sex Kittens go to College) and interracial sex (Night of the Quarter Moon). There’s a pattern here if you look real close.

An amiable self-made millionaire who seemed to thrive on the low-down pleasures found on the other side of the tracks, Zugsmith’s first directorial efforts (College Confidential, The Private Lives of Adam and Eve
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The Famous Monsters & Aliens of Rick Baker

The Famous Monsters & Aliens of Rick Baker
Rick Baker is being honored with a well-deserved Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame today, and the multiple Oscar-winning special makeup effects artist talks to ETonline about his first big break, how An American Werewolf in London would look onscreen today, the inspirations for his wild Men in Black 3 creatures and more.

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"I was part of the first generation of kids that grew up in front of the TV -- I was really attracted to the horror films that they'd show on Friday or Saturday nights," the 61-year-old Baker tells us. "I was so fascinated by those monsters. … I just thought, 'That's what I want to do when I grow up.' I was like 10 years old, and I just set my mind to it. And I started teaching myself how to do it. There weren't schools then, and there was very little information then, but
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Bubbas, Chop-Sockies, Splatters And Sleaze – Oh My!

Since the earliest days of American cinema there has been a shadowy counterpart to the commercial mainstream: exploitation movies — pictures whose appeal lies in their sensational treatment and leering promotion of often lurid and prurient material. Pre-1960, when mainstream Hollywood worked within severe restrictions on content, exploitation movies offered audiences titillating glimpses of the deliciously taboo, usually under the guise of being some sort of instructional cautionary against the very subject matter being exploited i.e. sex in “hygiene” movies like The Road to Ruin (1934), drugs in anti-drug movies like Tell Your Children (1936, re-released in the 1960s/70s as camp classic Reefer Madness), and gambling in the anti-vice Gambling with Souls (1936).

By the 1950s, as the studios entered their long post-war decline, downscale producers launched a new vein of exploitation moviemaking, churning out low-budget thrillers (mostly sci fi and horror) aimed squarely at the burgeoning youth audience. Again, the movies were cheap,
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Pop Culture References in The Colbert Report: January 10-13, 2011

Welcome to No Fact Zone’s weekly roundup of cultural references on The Colbert Report. From Darcy to Danger Mouse, String Theory to Shakespeare, we’ve got the keys to this week’s obscure, oddball, and occasionally obscene cultural shout-outs (hey!)

Sveiki Zoners! Wow, what a somber and precarious situation to follow up. I was pleased with how Stephen and the writers handled it. The rest of the week was great, and stayed on point with the events that continued to unfold. Also, as someone married to a man with Lithuanian heritage (not recent, though), the bit on the Lithuanian national perfume was, by far, my favorite clip of the entire week. I never thought Stephen would give me such fodder for family gatherings. What were your favorites this week?

Monday:

Difference Makers: Galactic Edition – Pt 2

During the segment, we are shown two movie posters. One is The Day the Earth Stood Still
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A brief history of the alien invasion movie

As the Strause Brothers’ Skyline prepares to take over cinemas, we take a look back at the 50s era of classic alien invasion films…

Looking back over the history of science fiction cinema, it's fascinating to note just how long it took aliens to invade the big screen. Hg Wells' The War Of The Worlds popularised the alien invasion subgenre in 1897, but it would be more than 50 years before an adaptation made it to the big screen.

Before the 1950s, sci-fi cinema was dominated by mad scientists and monsters on the rampage, from James Whale's 1931 classic Frankenstein to Ernest B. Schoedsack's brilliantly odd Dr. Cyclops (1940), in which a mad professor shrinks a group of explorers using radiation.

It took the post-war paranoia of the Cold War to usher in a golden age of sci-fi, and with it, a rash of alien invasion movies. These invasions came in many forms,
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