Hunter S. Thompson’s life was made for the movies. The hellion youth turned hellion writer practiced an immersive form of journalism, dubbed Gonzo, that plunged him into American powder-kegs from the Hell’s Angels violent ranks.
Were the most recent nominees for the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language really the best of the best? At last, the populace at-large can answer that question as said films trickle into the general marketplace. Recently released on DVD, the nominated film from Israel, "Beaufort," details the withdrawal of Israeli troops from the Beaufort Castle.
Agoraphobia (fear of public places or open spaces): North by Northwest (1959), Days of Heaven (1978), Vantage Point (2008)
Arachnophobia (fear of spiders): Arachnophobia (1990), Starship Troopers (1997), Spider (2002)
Across the country, proud misfits gather in wooded areas, football fields and other public places to create real-life costumed fantasies where elves, orcs, knights, wizards and other Dungeons and Dragons/World of Warcraft-inspired creatures interact, adventure and, most importantly, battle to the “death.”