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    Hannibal Review/Recap – “…And the Beast from the Sea”

    Despite creating arguably one of the most iconic serial killers in fiction, there is a certain irony that pervades Thomas Harris’ literary work. The irony is that once he created Hannibal Lecter, he found himself almost completely unable to create antagonists with the same degree of brilliance. From Mason Verger’s cartoonishly over the top list of psychoses to the infamous Cannibal Nazi deserters, all of the villains in the Manhunter series are mechanically arranged mixes of childhood traumas and archetypes. Buffalo Bill is a serial killer who comes closer to escaping the formula, but he still pales dramatically compared to Lecter. The closest any of Harris’ villains come to having a story and motivation compelling enough to take the attention away from the man in the box is The Tooth Fairy (or Red Dragon, whichever moniker you prefer), played before by Tom Noonan, Ralph Fiennes, and now Richard Armitage. [...]
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    Wes Craven Passes at 76 But Leaves Lasting Impact

    It was with heavy hearts that the family of Wes Craven announced the passing of the famed horror director yesterday, August 30, 2015. He was 76 years old and battled brain cancer; a battle that ended in his Los Angeles home. [...]
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    ‘Captain America: Civil War’ Team Photos Make Their Mark

    Audiences will have to wait until May 6th to see Captain America and Iron Man face off in potentially the most interesting (and political) installment Disney's Marvel Studios has made to date. Not too long ago at the D23 Expo, the Captain America: Civil War panel showed the audience the first teaser trailer for the film. Although a low-quality version will pop up and be flagged down every now-and-then, no official trailer has been released to the public. [...]
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Hannibal Review/Recap – “…And the Beast from the Sea”

Despite creating arguably one of the most iconic serial killers in fiction, there is a certain irony that pervades Thomas Harris’ literary work. The irony is that once he created Hannibal Lecter, he found himself almost completely unable to create antagonists with the same degree of brilliance. From Mason Verger’s cartoonishly over the top list of psychoses to the infamous Cannibal Nazi deserters, all of the villains in the Manhunter series are mechanically arranged mixes of childhood traumas and archetypes. Buffalo Bill is a serial killer who comes closer to escaping the formula, but he still pales dramatically compared to Lecter. The closest any of Harris’ villains come to having a story and motivation compelling enough to take the attention away from the man in the box is The Tooth Fairy (or Red Dragon, whichever moniker you prefer), played before by Tom Noonan, Ralph Fiennes, and now Richard Armitage. [...]