Revival House: “Has Anybody Seen Sam Lowry?”

25 years ago, on December 18, Terry Gilliam’s Brazil was released in the U.S. — thus ending one of the most famous battles in Hollywood history of a director taking on a movie studio and winning.

Brazil is set “somewhere in ...

Revival House: “Rame Tep! Rame Tep!”

On December 4th, Young Sherlock Holmes turns 25. Unlike its other ’85 Amblin alumni The Goonies and Back to the Future, there probably won’t be much hype over this particular anniversary; there unfortunately won’t be any special edition Blu-ray reissues or ...

Popdose Tributes: Leslie Nielsen and Irvin Kershner

The Reaper respects no holiday, and so it is that two film luminaries passed this past weekend. The first, Leslie Nielsen, needs no introduction. While he first came to notoriety as a dramatic actor, with the sci-fi classic Forbidden Planet jumping ...

Revival House: Ten Cool Alien Invasion Flicks

I’m a bit of a sucker for this genre and will pretty much watch anything involving aliens vs. humans, even the bad ones. Whether it’s a slow infiltration, a pod possession, or a straight-up fight, aliens have been portrayed as a human-harvesting ...

Revival House: “I want to play a game …”

This Friday sees the release of what is reportedly the final movie in the Saw series, Saw 3D. There’s been so many of them — one every Halloween since the first movie came out in 2004 — ...

Revival House: 10-plus Badass Cinematic Seniors

With Red about to hit theaters this weekend, I thought I’d take a look at a few other notable older movie characters who happen to be badasses. I decided to limit this list to humans only, so sorry there’s no Yoda here. ...

Revival House: Deconstructing the Vampire

With Let Me In being released this week, I started thinking about its Swedish inspiration and then about other films that have taken this familiar horror staple and given it a unique spin.

The first film that comes to mind is

Revival House: Ten Movies With the Devil Personified

With a movie literally called Devil coming out this weekend, I decided to take a look at some memorable films in which Satan has taken shape in one way or another. People weary of spoilers should proceed with caution, ...

Revival House: Ten Badass Revenge Flicks

With Machete hitting theaters this week, I got to thinking about some previous cinematic tales of revenge. To set the tone, here is the original Machete trailer that was attached to the beginning of Grindhouse (2007).

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Revival House: Eleven Great Buddy-Cop Flicks

Two men, forced to work together, learning to respect each other along the way. Sometimes one is a loose cannon, sometimes they’re from different cultures, sometimes from opposite sides of the law — just about every variation of the cliché has been ...

Revival House: “We all go a little mad sometimes …”

I’m a little late jumping on the 50th anniversary of the release of Psycho (which opened June 16th 1960), but I had the opportunity recently to attend a special event with the San Francisco Symphony — a screening of the film ...

Revival House: Ten Fun French Remakes

You might not know it, but the upcoming Steve Carell / Paul Rudd vehicle Dinner for Schmucks is actually a remake of the 1998 French film The Dinner Game. But that’s not necessarily a bad thing — Hollywood has ...

Revival House: Eleven Awesome Movie Mind-Benders

They mess with your head, they riff on reality and illusion, they can be somewhat frustrating at times — and yet I love them. With the release of Christopher Nolan’s Inception this week, I thought it would be fun to take a ...

Revival House: “If it bleeds, we can kill it.”

Okay, so it’s kind of a guilty pleasure of mine, except I feel no guilt whatsoever in admitting I love the original Predator (1987), which features the star of many other so-called guilty pleasures of mine, Arnold Schwarzenegger. I always thought ...

Revival House: Eleven Great Teaser Trailers

As someone who has been a regular moviegoer most of my life, I love movie trailers — but as much as well all love movie trailers, we must acknowledge that sometimes they have a tendency to show us too much. Generally though, ...

Revival House: “Never tell me the odds!”

It’s a movie that, on paper, does everything wrong — all of the major action scenes are crammed into the first 40 minutes, and it has no ending. It’s also considered by many to be the greatest sci-fi sequel ever made. ...

Revival House: Ten Great Comic Book Superhero Movies

With the second Iron Man installment hitting theaters this week, I thought it’d be fun to take a look at some of the best cinematic adaptations of superhero comic books. Whether it’s a teen bitten by a radioactive insect, an alien from ...

Revival House: Twelve Tough Big-Screen Little Girls

With Kick-Ass hitting theaters soon and with all of the brouhaha that’s sure to be discussed about having a 11-year-old girl (Chloë Moretz’s Hit Girl) sprouting all sort of profanity and committing many acts of violence, I felt it’s time I do ...

Revival House: Ten Cool Ray Harryhausen Sequences

With the new version of Clash of the Titans hitting theaters on Friday, I found it fitting to take a look back at the career of stop-motion pioneer Ray Harryhausen, since 1981’s Clash was the last film to feature his special effects. (He ...

Revival House: “I know what goes where, and why …”

In 1976 my parents (reluctantly) took me to see Freaky Friday in one of those newfangled twin cinemas that were starting to pop up around the country. Before the film began the theater showed a trailer for the movie playing next door, ...

Revival House: “You shouldn’t have come back, Flynn.”

In 1982 two of my favorite things in the world were science fiction movies and video arcades. When those two passions were merged into a movie called Tron, my brain exploded. Over the years rumors of a Tron sequel came and went, ...

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