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Decode the Pre-Code: Four Hot Early Talkies Hit Blu-Ray

Sinuous camera moves and stylish direction, endings that surely wouldn't have flown after the Code crackdown: four pre-code talkies from Cecil B. DeMille, Phil Goldstone, Victor Halperin, and Stuart Walker.

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'The City of Lost Fortunes' and How Writing Goes from the "Goo in a Cocoon" Stage to a Fully-Realized Tale

Bryan Camp read academic works, self-published occult-y stuff, and primary sources to help craft his beautifully-realized tale of a New Orleans in which "the fantastical is possible."

Books

'Fanfiction and the Author' Gives Well-Blended Discourse for Maximum Fan Enjoyment

Scholar Judith May Fathallah's work blurs lines between author and ethnographer, fan experiences and genre TV storytelling.

Garret Castleberry
Television

Supernatural Sets the Stage for Season Finale With ‘There's Something About Mary’

A busy episode in which at least one character dies, two become puppets, and three are trapped and left for dead in an unlikely place.

Television

Supernatural: Season 12, Episode 3 - "The Foundry"

The show gets some serious girl power, and possibly loses two early fan favorites.

Jessy Krupa
Television

Supernatural: Season 11, Episode 22 - "We Happy Few"

The show serves up an Avengers-esque character round-up, but the plot is powerless.

Jessy Krupa
Television

Supernatural: Season 11, Episode 21 - "All in the Family"

As the season 11 finale looms, Supernatural seems to be subtextually analyzing its relationship with its fans.

Jessy Krupa
Television

Supernatural: Season 11, Episode 20 - "Don't Call Me Shurley"

"Don't Call Me Shurley" offers significant plot developments coupled with a huge reveal, so why wasn't it a better episode?

Jessy Krupa
Television

"Previously on": Recaps in the Age of Binge Watching

Recaps have long been a staple of serialized series, but is binge-watching making them obsolete?

Manuel Betancourt
Television

Supernatural: Season 11, Episode 19 - "The Chitters"

Another stand-alone episode, but there's still plenty to discuss in the Supernatural world.

Jessy Krupa
Television

Supernatural: Season 11, Episode 18 - "Hell's Angel"

A few surprises awaited us in the midst of an otherwise anticlimatic, plot-heavy episode.

Jessy Krupa
Television

Supernatural: Season 11, Episode 17 - "Red Meat"

The show delivers a tense, nail-biter of a episode which entertains, but doesn't advance the season 11 plot.

Jessy Krupa
Television

Supernatural: Season 11, Episode 16 - "Safe House"

The show returns from spring break with a nostalgic monster-of-the-week episode as it deals with its ever-present past.

Jessy Krupa
Television

Supernatural: Season 11, Episode 15 - "Beyond the Mat"

Supernatural keeps on grinding in a solid stand-alone episode with a dash of Crowley/Castiel/Lucifer intrigue.

Jessy Krupa
Television

Supernatural: Season 11, Episode 14 - "The Vessel"

The show lays out a path for the season finale in another above-average episode.

Jessy Krupa
Television

Supernatural: Season 11, Episode 13 - "Love Hurts"

A stand-alone episode focusing on a well-loved horror movie cliche continues the show's history of doomed romances.

Jessy Krupa
Television

Supernatural: Season 11, Episode 11 - "Into the Mystic"

The show continues its comeback with one of the best episodes of the season.

Jessy Krupa

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