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Variety: This thumb's for you

I flew home from the Oscars to find half a dozen e-mails awaiting with the same unbelievable message: Variety had fired its chief film critic, Todd McCarthy. Its spokesman was hopeful Todd and its chief theater critic, David Rooney, who was also fired, could continue to review for the paper on a free lance basis. In other words, Variety was hopeful that without a regular pay check, McCarthy would put his life on hold to do a full-time job on a piecemeal basis.

Todd McCarthy reviewed films for Variety for 31 years. He was the ideal critic for the paper -- better, we now realize, than it deserved. His reviews and the reviews of Kirk Honeycutt at the Hollywood Reporter were frequently the first reviews of a new film to see print. Honeycutt fortunately continues.

Films are traditionally screened for the "trades" before anyone else. Historically, when independent theater owners around
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Scream '09: Red Carpet, Event and After-Party Coverage

Dread Central (in this case Heather Wixson, myself, and a moonlighting Brian Smith) hit the red carpet this past Saturday for the taping of the fourth annual Spike Scream Awards, held at the Greek Theatre in Los Angeles, and brought back a slew of photos and video interviews from the press line, as well as from the event itself and subsequent after-party (which was held at the Forever Hollywood Cemetery in, well, Hollywood).

Honoring the best in sci-fi, fantasy, horror, and comic books, Spike Scream Award presenters included Johnny Depp, Megan Fox, Morgan Freeman, Eliza Dushku, Harrison Ford, Jennifer Carpenter, Quentin Tarantino, Stan Lee, and Elijah Wood, among others (for a full list and of those accepting see our 'As They Happen' news item). Dread scored interviews with scream queen Brooke Lewis, Todd Tucker and Harvey Lowry of Drac FX, Platinum Dunes’ Nightmare on Elm Street remake star Jackie Earl Haley,
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