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The John Varvatos 12th Annual Stuart House Benefit - Arrivals

Jason Behr and Kadee Strickland - The John Varvatos 12th Annual Stuart House Benefit with Honorary Chair Chris Pine. Live performance by Ziggy Marley, guest DJ performance by Nick Simmons and Wade Crescent - Arrivals at John Varvatos Boutique West Hollywood - Los Angeles, California, United States - Sunday 26th April 2015

Jason Behr and Kadee Strickland

Milk + Bookies 6th Annual Story Time Celebration

Jason Behr - Milk + Bookies 6th Annual Story Time Celebration at Skirball Cultural Center - Los Angeles, California, United States - Sunday 19th April 2015

Jason Behr and KaDee Strickland
Jason Behr and KaDee Strickland
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John Varvatos Stuart House Benefit 2014

Jason Behr - John Varvatos Stuart House Benefit 2014 - West Hollywood, California, United States - Sunday 13th April 2014

Jason Behr and KaDee Strickland
Jason Behr and KaDee Strickland

CNN Heroes: An All-Star Tribute, held at The Shrine Auditorium - Arrivals

Jason Behr - CNN Heroes: An All-Star Tribute, held at The Shrine Auditorium - Arrivals - Los Angeles, CA, United States - Sunday 2nd December 2012

Picture - KaDee Strickland and Jason Behr , Friday 21st September 2012

Strickland and Jason Behr - KaDee Strickland and Jason Behr Friday 21st September 2012 2012 Entertainment Weekly Pre-Emmy Party at the Fig & Olive

Skinwalkers Review


Terrible
Apparently, it's pretty hard to update the classic movie monsters. When filmmakers aren't turning every well known cinematic creep into a fey Eurotrash version of their former scary selves, they're reinventing the mythology into a mindless "gee whiz" joke. So it only seems fair that after zombies got hyper-activated and vampires gained the glum Goth seal of approval, werewolves would be next on the pointless reinvention list. And thanks to the New Age Native American tweak entitled Skinwalkers, these formerly ferocious beasts got the incredibly short end of the post-modern scream stick.

There's an ongoing war between two lupine factions. On the one side are those who feel that the ancient ability to shapeshift is a curse, and want desperately for an ambiguous prophecy to be fulfilled. Then there are the blood-addicted, supernatural junkies who love killing so much that they want to keep the foretold omen from occurring. And what is this fabled forecast? Seems a young boy, born of human mother and wolfman seed, will turn 13 and... well, that part's not all that clear. Apparently, once the kid hits puberty, he will put the depressed beasts out of their misery while buzz killing the other lycanthropes happy hunting. So naturally, one side protects the brat (named Timmy), while the other is looking to carve up his adolescent guts.

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Dragon Wars Review


Weak
If you happen to gravitate toward a movie about legions of resurrected dragons smashing their way through California because of its innate, pleasurable simplicity, Hyung-rae Shim's Dragon Wars has a nasty twist in store: It is really difficult to follow. The convolutions of this movie are almost a practical joke; imagine how stupid you might feel if you were forced to admit, regarding a movie called Dragon Wars: "I found it confusing." Anyone who actually sees the movie, though, would sympathize; several onscreen characters even interrupt the torrents of exposition to ask, and I quote, "what are you talking about?" Never let it be said that this movie doesn't ask the right questions.

Let me recap what I could glean about the story, primarily from the Internet Movie Database and secondarily from actually watching the film: There are creatures of Korean legend, a Good Imoogi and a Dark Imoogi, who both want to become more heavenly dragons. The legend isn't well-clarified by the film's visualization of the non-dragon Imoogis, which bear a striking resemblance to a) giant snakes, b) each other, and, to a lesser but still confusing extent, c) dragons.

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The Grudge Review


OK
Sarah Michelle Gellar and the supernatural go together like peas and carrots, to borrow a phrase from our friend Forrest Gump. The starlet's signature role had her slaying vampires as Buffy Summers. We all know what Gellar Did Last Summer, but did you recall she also enjoyed a bit part in Wes Craven's Scream 2 and appeared in both Scooby-Doo movies?

By this roundabout logic, Gellar seems a natural fit for The Grudge, Takashi Shimizu's sufficiently creepy remake of his own cult Japanese horror flick Ju-on, a film he's made versions of a shocking five times now. Americanized and aimed squarely at the people who turned The Ring into a surprise hit, Grudge should satisfy audiences seeking a few cheap jolts for their dollar this Halloween season.

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The Grudge Review


Weak

Remaking hit Japanese horror movies (a la 'The Ring') is Hollywood's latest plan to rake in big bucks without actually having to be creative or original -- and while "The Grudge" is nothing more than a cultural twist on the standard-issue haunted house movie, I will give credit to director Takashi Shimizu (remaking his own film "Ju-On") for giving me goosebumps. Lots and lots of goosebumps.

He succeeds on this front by providing truly chilling ghosts -- floating specters of inky black tendrils that form into the gray porcelain faces, horrifically gaping mouths and kohl-ringed, milk-saucer eyes of a family murdered in a Tokyo house that is now occupied (but not for long!) by the wife and terrified, catatonic mother of an American businessman.

But Shimizu also lends the film a unique structure that helps set it apart from the kind of prefabricated scary movies that dominate the genre. He follows a psychological (rather than chronological) narrative into an interactive patchwork of long flashbacks that reveal the genesis of the haunting and tie the whole six-degrees-of-separation story together in its latest victim -- an exchange student played by Sarah Michelle Gellar.

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