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Revival House: “Beware the moon …”

From Lon Chaney to Benicio del Toro, werewolves have been a Hollywood tradition for decades -- something Jeff Johnson reminds us of with...

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Revival House: “What exactly is this Super Bowl?”

Sunday's big game has Jeff Johnson thinking about an underappreciated mid-'70s thriller from John Frankenheimer and Thomas "Hannibal"...

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Revival House: “I Have Been and Always Shall Be Your Friend”

This week’s Revival House is going to be a little different; in the TV world it would be called a “very special episode.”...

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Revival House: Eleven Great Comedies

Everybody can use a good chuckle now and then, but the feeling one gets from uncontrollable laughter is hard to beat. I’m talking...

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Revival House: Nine Badass Movie Openings

Continuing with my current obsession with a film’s opening moments, here are nine opening scenes that stand out in my mind. It can be...

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Revival House: Ten More Great Title Sequences

I was originally going to follow last week’s column with something else entirely, but I got so much great feedback that I thought...

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Revival House: Ten Great Title Sequences

Something you don’t see much these days: taking a few minutes of screen time to set the mood for the film you’re about to see....

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Revival House: “… In the Greatest Return of Them All”

I was ten years old when my parents took me to see The Return of the Pink Panther in 1975. At the time, the only Pink Panther I was...

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Revival House: “KHAAAAN!!!!”

In space, no one can hear you scream -- unless you're Bill Shatner yelling at Ricardo Montalban, in which case it'll just keep on echoing...

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Revival House: “We Are Not Alone”

Featuring Richard Dreyfuss, a massive spacecraft, and five of the most iconic notes in movie-music history, Close Encounters of the...

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Revival House: Nine Lame Sequel Premises

Sequels: Hollywood loves 'em, but they don't always plan for 'em. Jeff Johnson looks back at nine of the worst sequel-inspired plot and...

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Revival House: “Yippee-ki-yay, Motherf**ker!”

Let me begin by stating that 1988’s Die Hard was my choice for Best Picture that year (with all due apologies to Rain Man —...

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Revival House: Nine Movies Worth a Second Look

One of the things I really enjoy about watching my favorite films over and over again is that I’m always noticing things I...

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Revival House: “Greetings, Starfighter!”

Computer-generated animation sure has come a long way in the last few decades -- and Jeff Johnson is here to take us almost all the way...

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Revival House: Nine Great DVD Audio Commentary Tracks

Jeff Johnson has returned for another spectacular edition of Revival House, and this time, he's pointing you in the direction of some...

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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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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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Revival House: “Shall We Play a Game?”

For this week's Revival House, Jeff Johnson takes us all the way back to 1983, when a modem was the height of home-computer awesomeness and...

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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...

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Revival House: Nine Great Movies You’ve Probably Never Seen

Jeff Johnson is back to collect your tickets for another week of Revival House, and a discussion of nine great films you've probably never...

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Revival House: Back in Time

The first thing you need to know about me is that I like to watch movies multiple times. Given the choice between watching something again...