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 filmmakers will have this particular bad guy stalk and kill the good guys. The surprise: OHMYGODLOOKOUTBEHINDYOUDREWBARRYMORE!

Nevertheless, because horror movies are ...

PopSmarts: The Camera Always Lies

I’ve always been a know-it-all. I was the kid who actually did read the encyclopedia for fun, and I carried my reputation as a fount of useless knowledge into adulthood and into the workplace. Break-room conversations would wind into arcane ...

Sequelitis: 2010: The Year We Make Contact

There is at times a nobility in failed attempts, and something can be misguided and altogether unwise, but can still be okay. Take for example Peter Hyams’ attempt to continue the story of Heywood Floyd, former Chairman of the National Council ...

Thanks For The Turkey!: The Black Hole

Movies have that peculiar charm about them that even though they can be pretty darn bad, you can still kind of love them. That love can come in a variety of intellectual “scents,” from the pungent stink of gas being pumped ...

Dw. Dunphy On… Crawling Through a Winter Wonderland

Hey, East Coast, are you feeling a little European today? It’s the last great Blizzard of 2010, folks.

I have just finished digging out our driveway (thanks to the neighbors for the snow blowing, shovel assistance and the salt) and the sun ...

Box Office Flashback: December 10, 1984

As the latest round of would-be blockbusters lines up at a theater near you, Popdose looks back at the box office totals of yesteryear. This week we revisit the top ten films of December 10, 1984!

10. Falling in Love (distributor: Paramount; ...

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

In pop culture, lists are everything. They lend a sense of order to an otherwise orderless world. From film and literature to music, critics and readers alike love to put things in tidy rows. It is with this in ...

Soundtrack Saturday: “The Shining”

“Some places are like people — some shine and some don’t.” Dick Hallorann (Scatman Crothers) in The Shining (1980)

I first saw The Shining when I was 10 or 11 years old. It was a cold Saturday afternoon in the winter, ...

Sugar Water: Sydney Pollack (1934-2008)

“If I had to label myself in some way, I would describe myself as a kind of traditionalist, I suppose, in terms of cinema. Clearly, I’m a victim of the films I saw as a child — which were ...