7 Movie Franchises With Way Too Many Sequels

Now that Disney owns George Lucas’s Star Wars franchise, we already know that Episode VII is a done deal and that VIII and IX are coming unless something unexpected happens. It’s also quite likely that before long the series will see ...

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 (keep reading and find yourself astonished by at least one or two of his past co-stars), would ...

Blu-ray Review: “Mean Streets”

Released in 1973, this tough, poignant movie about a conflicted would-be gangster and his reckless friend propelled two virtually unknown actors and a mercurial director into the Hollywood spotlight. Martin Scorsese had two features under his belt before he directed Mean Streets: ...

No Concessions: At the 49th New York Film Festival

Opening with Roman Polanski’s Carnage, the 49th New York Film Festival concludes tonight at Lincoln Center. New this year, a leap into the 21st century: online ticketing, which for longtime Film Society of Lincoln Center members like me was  a godsend, ...

DVD Review: Blood, Beasts, and Boobs, Corman Style (Plus, Gamera)

Roger Corman more than earned the honorary Oscar he picked up last year. He wrote, produced, and/or directed some terrific flicks, from Attack of the Crab Monsters (1957) and The Little Shop of Horrors (1960) to The Pit and the Pendulum (1961) ...