Tag: John Cusack

Podcast, Radio City With Jon Grayson & Rob Ross

Radio City With Jon Grayson & Rob Ross: Episode Three

Return to Radio City with your intrepid hosts Jon Grayson and Rob Ross!...

Ken Shane's Soul Serenade, Music

Soul Serenade: Stevie Wonder, “I Believe (When I Fall In Love It Will Be Forever)”

Stevie Wonder broke new artistic ground with a trio of classic albums...

Film, Popdose Lists

Popdose 2015: The Worst Box Office Predictions of the Year

Sometimes I wonder, “Why doesn’t Hollywood call to ask my opinion about what kinds of movies they should be releasing? Surely I have...

A Fan's Notes, Film Reviews, Music

A Fan’s Notes: “Love & Mercy”

The new film about Brian Wilson is a triumph...

Film, No Concessions

No Concessions: “Love & Mercy”

Paul Dano is Brian Wilson. (John Cusack, too.)...

Blu-ray Reviews, Film

Blu-ray Review: “The Sure Thing” and “The Breakfast Club” 30th Anniversary Editions

Two 80s movie gems receive 30th Anniversary Blu-ray love....

Music, The Friday Five

The Friday Five: December 12, 2014

It's the Friday Five! Shuffle through five random tracks from your library and share it with the Popdose community....

Blu-ray Reviews, Film

Blu-ray Review: “Lee Daniels’ The Butler”

Lee Daniels, the eclectic director whose previous films include the grim Oscar-winner, Precious, and the pulpy The Paperboy takes on the...

Blu-ray Reviews, Film

Blu-ray Review: “The Numbers Station”

John Cusack plays a black ops assassin... again!...

Blu-ray Reviews, Film

Blu-ray Reviews: “Grosse Point Blank” and “High Fidelity”

Don't hate Scott Malchus because he doesn't love High Fidelity as much as Grosse Pointe Blank....


IMHO: Top 5 Unusual Friendships in ’80s Teen Movies

Scott Malchus kicks off a new series of unusual lists for Popdose....

Film, Soundtrack Saturday

Soundtrack Saturday Rewind: “Better Off Dead”

The last of the Soundtrack Saturday reruns revisits one of the column's first posts, about the John Cusack classic Better Off Dead....

Television, TV Reviews

TV Review: American Masters, “Woody Allen: A Documentary”

Whether or not you’re a fan of Woody Allen this American Masters documentary is an exemplary study of the artist....

John Cusack in "The Raven"

Film, News

Watch John Cusack as Edgar Allen Poe in the Trailer for “The Raven”

In this gritty thriller, Edgar Allan Poe (John Cusack, Being John Malkovich) joins forces with a young Baltimore detective (Luke...


Film, Soundtrack Saturday

Soundtrack Saturday: “Tapeheads”

Soundtrack Saturday returns with a look at the hilarious and bizarre 1988 Tim Robbins/John Cusack film, Tapeheads....


Farkakte Film Flashback, Film

Farkakte Film Flashback: “Are You Ready for the Summer?” Edition

Given that as I write this, the forecast for the week is a steady snow starting on Tuesday and tapering off sometime in 2013, I have...


Music, Podcast

The Popdose Podcast: Episode 13

What happens when pop culture forces collide, and why do they almost always suck? Matt Wardlaw, Michael Parr, and Dave Lifton discuss it on...


Film, Soundtrack Saturday

Soundtrack Saturday: “The Sure Thing”

John Cusack goes on a cross-country journey with Daphne Zuniga to find The Sure Thing and Kelly Stitzel finally decides to go along...


Film, Soundtrack Saturday

Soundtrack Saturday: “Grosse Pointe Blank”

"Dear Alumni: Can you believe it's been ten years? Where are you now...?" Kelly Stitzel catches up with the classic soundtrack to Grosse...


DVD Reviews, Film

DVD review: Lloyd Dobler vs. the End of the World in “2012”

I recently saw Hot Tub Time Machine and thought I’d seen the most ridiculous (yet hilarious) John Cusack movie in some time. I was wrong....


Farkakte Film Flashback, Film

Farkakte Film Flashback: Hazy Shade of Winter Edition

Deep in the scrotum-shriveling dead of winter, Pete Chianca resurfaces with a list of some chilly cinematic suggestions....


Infinite Play

Infinite Play: Richard Thompson, “From Galway to Graceland”

On Elvis Presley's 75th birthday, Dave Lifton's latest Infinite Play column pays tribute to the King by talking about Richard Thompson's...


Bootleg City, Music

Bootleg City: Peter Gabriel in Philadelphia, July ’87

OK, I have to tell you a story. The other day I was sleeping off my annual four-day Thanksgiving bender when my phone rang at the crack of...


Current Events, Sugar Water

Sugar Water: When Chickens and Pigs and Foxes Who Are Married to Tigers Attack

So, are you done with all your Thanksgiving leftovers? Already looking forward to that Christmas ham? Then listen up, all you attendees of...


Infinite Play, Music

Infinite Play: Old 97’s, “Barrier Reef”

Dave Lifton deconstructs a number about alcohol-soaked heartbreak from the Old 97's back catalog. Got something on your mind, Dave?...


Blu-ray Reviews, Film

Blu-ray Review: “Say Anything…”

You know the scene. Hell, if you grew up in a certain era, it’s practically tattooed on your eyelids. Lloyd Dobler (deftly played by...



John C. Hughes on John Hughes

Filmmaker John Hughes, who reinvented the teen film in the '80s, has died, and our own John C. Hughes remembers what it was like to be a...