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3 items by Matt Patches

  • Sex, Drugs, Shock and LOL: A Quick and Dirty History of the Raunch-Com

    Sex, Drugs, Shock and LOL: A Quick and Dirty History of the Raunch-Com | ARTICLE

    A glob of stray semen is slathered on as impromptu hair gel. A high school flutist describes all the graphic details of her "one time at band camp." A slobbering frat boy climbs a ladder for a...

    July 18, 2014 11:30 AM ET
  • 'Maleficent' and the Rise of the Grim Fairy Tale

    'Maleficent' and the Rise of the Grim Fairy Tale | ARTICLE

    The trailers teased glimpses of Sleeping Beauty's iconic villainess, accompanied by a gothic cover of "Once Upon a Dream." Gone were the 1959 animated film's Technicolor wonders, replaced with shades of blacks and blues, while Lana del...

    May 29, 2014 11:05 AM ET
  • Rage Against the Machine: A Brief History of Evil Movie Computers

    Rage Against the Machine: A Brief History of Evil Movie Computers | ARTICLE

    In 1818, around the time British "Luddites" retaliated against the textile industry's increasing use of power looms, Marry Shelley published the first edition of Frankenstein, her horror parable spun from the 19th century's plentiful scientific breakthroughs. A little...

    April 17, 2014 1:15 PM ET
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