Tag: John Carpenter

Film

Creative Passion: Five Filmmakers and Their Inspirations

A smart film critic (possibly Ken Hanke) once wrote, “Filmmakers start by remaking things they admired in childhood.” I am not able to...

Blu-ray Reviews, Film

Blu-ray Reviews: “Aliens: 30th Anniversary Edition” and “John Carpenter’s The Thing: Collector’s Edition”

Just in time for Halloween, two of the 80s greatest sci-fi/horror films have spectacular new Blu-ray releases....

CD Reviews, Music

CD Review: “Now That’s What I Call Halloween”

It’s so interesting that I was asked to review Now That’s What I Call Halloween, a definitive, all-encompassing compilation of...

Film

Hollywood Won’t Remake Big Trouble In Little China (or, Hollywood Cannot Pass A Random Drug Test And Here’s The Proof)

Hey, do what you like. Go ahead and waste your money, Hollywood financiers. Use it like toilet paper, for all I care. ...

Blu-ray Reviews, Film

Blu-ray Review: “Escape From New York: Collector’s Edition”

From the mid-70s to the late 80s, John Carpenter was an industry unto himself, variously writing, directing, producing, scoring and/or...

Blu-ray Reviews, Film

Blu-ray Review: Matthew Crawley Goes Psycho in “The Guest”

Adam Wingard's excellent thriller, "The Guest" is now on Blu. Here's the Popdose review....

Blues for Dracula – Philly Joe Jones Sextet

Music, Popdose Lists

Popdose Prime: Boo! Top 20 Halloween Songs

20 spooktacular songs to liven up any Halloween party, courtesy of your pals at Popdose....

Film, No Concessions

No Concessions: A Waning “Passion”

Searching for Brian De Palma and other lost 70s filmmakers....

Film, Popdose Lists

Popdose Prime: 10 Movies That Are Remakes of Classic Horror Films

Horror movies derive most of their power and enjoyment (you sicko) from a combination of novelty and surprise.The novelty: how the...

Film, Popdose Interviews, Television

The Popdose Interview: Robert Carradine

You might think that Robert Carradine, an actor whose filmography is far more formidable than the average moviegoer would ever imagine...

Film

Thanks for the Turkey: “Deep Star Six”

Brine your bird with this underwater boner of a thriller....

Popblerd!

The 31 Days of Halloween, Day 31: Halloween

Well, was anybody shocked? Remember, when I was setting up this series — back with Day 1′s write-up of May — I warned...

Basement Songs: 52 Saturday Nights, Film

Basement Songs: John Carpenter’s “The Thing”

Scott Malchus celebrates Halloween with John Carpenter's "The Thing" in this week's Basement Songs...

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Film

Among Us: Aliens, Invaders & Allies

Popdose delves into the strange phenomenon of aliens in our midst on TV and the big screen....

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Basement Songs, Film

Basement Songs: 52 Saturday Nights

Last year I began to reevaluate my life (that happens when you turn 40) and the pursuit of the dream I had as a boy. What was it about...

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Film

Three Lovable Flops: The Philadelphia Experiment, Krull and Buckaroo Banzai

I have a soft spot for some of the near-misses from the 1980’s, typically big-concept genre movies that were either too earnest, too...

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Film, Soundtrack Saturday

Soundtrack Saturday: “John Carpenter’s The Fog”

Join Kelly Stitzel for the last installment of this month's Halloween-themed Soundtrack Saturday and find out what's in The Fog....

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Contests, Film, Listmania

Listmania: Top 20 Scariest Films (#10-1)

There are only five days until Halloween and the Popdose staff is counting down the 20 most frightening films of all time — and as a...

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TV on DVD

DVD Review: Kurt Russell Is the King in John Carpenter’s “Elvis”

The 1979 biopic, Elvis, has finally found a home on DVD thanks to Shout! Factory. This made-for-TV movie was a huge success when it...

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Music, The Weekly Mixtape

The Friday Mixtape: All Souls Edition, 10/30/09

Welcome back. Are you feeling comfortable? Good. Right about now, you’re sitting casually in your seat, perhaps in a chair staring at...

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Film, Revival House

Revival House: “The Night HE Came Home!”

Welcome back to Revival House, where Jeff Johnson has dimmed the lights, cued the chilling music, and is waiting to take us back to...

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Film, Revival House

Revival House: Ten Great Remakes

Remakes are all the rage in Hollywood these days, and "rage" is the popular filmgoer response to most of them -- but as Jeff Johnson points...

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Film, Revival House

Revival House: “I’ll Be Back”

If you’re like me, when you see a picture of Arnold Schwarzenegger in shades, a certain five-note rhythm comes to mind. There’s...