Comic Actors Show Their Chops In Dramatic Roles

Of course, everyone knows Tom Hanks first came to the public’s attention in the cross-dressing TV sitcom Bosom Buddies, and that he took a number of comedic and romantic comedy film roles like those in Bachelor Party, Joe vs. the Volcano, Sleepless in Seattle and You’ve Got Mail (currently part of the Amazon Prime Instant video library, available for … Read more

Why No Walk of Fame Star for Whitney Houston?

Following the death of singer Whitney Houston, many bereaved fans took to the Hollywood Walk of Fame in search of her star, in order to leave flowers, notes and other mementos. Imagine their surprise to learn that they won’t find a star for the multi-platinum, multi-Grammy winning Houston there. Why not? After all, even Ryan Seacrest has … Read more

Stephen King’s The Stand – Expanded & Uncut Version – Finally Released As Audiobook!

Yesterday, Random House Audio gave Stephen King fans everywhere a Valentine’s Day gift those fans have been waiting decades for: they released the uncut, expanded edition of The Stand in audiobook form. This special edition, which includes some 500pp more than the original release, was released in print over twenty years ago, but never before has it been made … Read more

CX.com Makes a Bet on the Kindle Fire, Launches Cloud Storage App

You’ve probably been hearing a lot about “cloud computing” lately, and it’s a term with which Kindle Fire owners should become familiar, if they don’t already know what it means. Cloud computing means storing files and even software programs on a centralized server and accessing them via the web or a private communications network (such as … Read more

Study Finds Game Apps May Fend Off Alzheimer’s, Improve Cognitive Function

Stop feeling guilty about those stolen minutes spent playing Angry Birds, Words With Friends and Fruit Ninja on your Kindle Fire. You’re not just having fun; according to a new Archives of Neurology study, you’re giving your brain a workout that may be helping you avoid Alzheimer’s and improve your gray matter’s overall functioning with higher thought … Read more

Best Adapted Screenplay Winners: Once They Were Books

“The book’s better than the movie.” How often have you heard this from a knowing, bookish friend? Very often, it’s true simply because the film adaptation can’t possibly contain as much of the source material as it took to fill the original book. Consider The Princess Bride, William Goldman’s excellent, rip-roaring book (now available in … Read more

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