Lynnette Porter's most recent book is Van Gogh in Popular Culture (McFarland, 2015). She is the author of two performance biographies: Benedict Cumberbatch, Transition Completed: Films, Fame, Fans and Benedict Cumberbatch, In Transition (MX Publishing, 2014 and 2013, respectively). Other recent books include Sherlock Holmes for the 21st Century (McFarland, 2012). Dr. Porter is a professor in the Humanities and Communication Department at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University in Daytona Beach, Florida.
'Young Frankenstein' and Gene Wilder's Neighing Legacy | 1 Sep 2016 // 6:04 AM
Young Frankenstein is a key film in Wilder’s cinematic legacy, and we are part of Wilder’s legacy every time we quote (even "neigh") Young Frankenstein.
Carole E. Barrowman’s Authorial Journey to Hollow Earth | 1 Feb 2012 // 4:00 PM
Hollow Earth isn’t just any book. It may be the Next Big Thing in young adult (YA) literature. It’s cover proclaims that “Imagination can be a dangerous thing,” but fans of John and Carole E. Barrowman are more than willing to take that risk.
What Does a Zombie Gorilla Sound Like? | 28 Aug 2013 // 6:30 PM
With a microphone, a laptop, and hundreds of voices in his throat, voice actor Bill Karalius can become anything from a Cajun crawdad to a zombie gorilla to a world-saving ghost hunter.
Crowd-Funding a Crowd Pleaser: The Feature Future of 'Cleaning Up' | 7 Aug 2013 // 6:30 PM
Crowd funding through Kickstarter or Indiegogo may be trendy, but filmmakers Thomas and Simon Guerrier are taking an atypical approach to funding a feature-length version of Cleaning Up.
Sherlock Holmes and the Adventure of the Time-bending Gothic Murder Mystery | 29 Feb 2016 // 9:10 PM
Although some may emphasize the “abominable” in the controversial Sherlock special, “The Abominable Bride”, the marriage of the Victorian and the modern is a match made in heaven.
Insider Out: 'Black Mass' Depicts the Shifting Fortunes in Whitey Bulger’s Criminal Life | 15 Feb 2016 // 9:10 PM
In Black Mass, Johnny Depp stunningly inhabits South Boston’s notorious Whitey Bulger, the man who aided and eluded the F.B.I. for decades.
Controversial Film, Enlightening Trailer: DreamWorks’ 'The Fifth Estate' | 18 Jul 2013 // 1:55 AM
Just like Julian Assange and Wikileaks, DreamWorks' The Fifth Estate is sure to generate controversy, but its first trailer entertains as well as enlightens.