Tag: Steven Spielberg

Film, Popdose Alt-Christmas Film Festival

Popdose Alt-Christmas Film Festival: “Gremlins” (1984)

Have we talked about Hatchimals yet? Now we are. Hatchimals have been crowned the “hot” toy this Christmas. The premise for the...

Film, No Concessions

Film Review: “Bridge of Spies”

Steven Spielberg has made defining movies about the Civil War (Lincoln) and World War II (Saving Private Ryan and Schindler’s List)...

Blu-ray Reviews, Film

Blu-ray Review: “Poltergeist” (2015)

It's heeere. The remake of a horror classic....

Film, Popdose Lists

Popdose 2015: 10 Movies to Look Forward to That Aren’t “Star Wars”

As I’m sure you’re aware if you’re a watcher of movies, if you were to put together a pie chart measuring anticipation...

Blu-ray Reviews, Film

Blu-ray Review: “Steven Spielberg Director’s Collection”

Dennis Weaver in "Duel" is one of four Spielberg films in this collection making their Blu-ray debut....

Film

The Great Summer Movies: Fish Make Love in It

My dad didn’t take me to see Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade. I went with my friend Jack and his dad. But my dad took me to see...

Film

The Great Summer Movies: Hold On to Your Butts

It is the summer of 1983. I sit in the River Oaks Theaters with my dad. I watch R2D2 get blasted by a stormtrooper, and I gasp. It’s...

Blu-ray Reviews, Film

Blu-ray Review: “The Secret Life Of Walter Mitty”

There are a million reasons why The Secret Life Of Walter Mitty should not exist....

Film, Popdose Flashback

Popdose Flashback 1973: We Love (John) Candy

The Popdose Staff uses the event of being an extra to extol the virtues of John Candy....

Film

The Great Summer Movies: A Perfect Engine

Drunk naked lady ventures into water after dark. Shark eats drunk naked lady. Resort town goes nuts. Police chief, oceanographer, and...

Film, Popdose Lists

Popdose Prime: 10 Movies That Are Narrative Remakes of Documentaries

Kon-Tiki hits American theaters this week, months after it was nominated for the Best Foreign Film Oscar. It’s a narrative retelling of...

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The Viewfinder: Welcome (Back) to “Jurassic Park”!

Steven Spielberg's dino classic stomps into theaters next year in 3D. Has it really been 20 years?...

Blu-ray Reviews, Film

Blu-ray Review: “E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial 35th Anniversary Edition”

There are some movies I find difficult writing about because I feel that the film is so beloved what more could I possibly add to the...

Music, Popdose, Popdose Interviews

Popdose Investigates Size2Shoes’ Absurdly Unbelievable Bio

My wife is entrenched in Seattle’s yoga community, so when a friend invited us to a free concert this Friday at the Center for Spiritual...

DVD Reviews, Film

DVD Review: Cinematic Titanic – Rattlers

Snakes invade the Cinematic Titanic and we've got the drop on 'em....

Film, Popdose, Popular Culture

He Came to Me: Remembering “E.T.,” 30 Years On

On this day, three decades ago, Universal Pictures released E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial, the then-latest film from super director Steven...

Film, Revival House

Revival House: “I’ll Be Right Here.”

Revival House celebrates the 30th anniversary of the release of E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial....

Television, TV on DVD

TV on DVD: “The River: The Complete First Season”

Take a trip down ABC's spooky series, "The River" now on DVD...

Farkakte Film Flashback, Film

Farkakte Film Flashback: Newspapers Go to the Movies

Pete Chianca pays tribute to films about cleaning up elephant poop. Wait, what?...

Television, TV Reviews

Popdose’s Winter 2012 TV Preview: “The River”

"Found footage" horror finds its way to TV....

Box Office Flashback, Film

Box Office Flashback: January 9, 1992

Where does the time go? SERIOUSLY, WHERE DID THE PAST WEEK GO? Let's find out together as we collectively experience a Box Office Flashback...

Blu-ray Reviews, Film

Blu-ray Review: “Super 8”

Review of the J.J. Abrams ode to Steven Spielberg, "Super 8"...

Television, TV Reviews

Popdose Fall 2011 TV Preview: “Terra Nova” and “Hart of Dixie”

Dinosaurs and southern hospitality. Sounds like just the thing to get over the first day of the work week. ...

Film

George Lucas Can’t Leave Well Enough Alone

Will a new round of unwelcome, unnecessary changes come with the Star Wars Blu-rays? Of course it will....

Box Office Flashback, Film

Box Office Flashback: August 19, 1998

This week — a week late, to be perfectly honest — we revisit the dog days of summer '98!...

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Film, No Concessions

No Concessions: A Summer “Transformered”

Is a movie that's 90% awful still worth seeing? If it's (Optimus) prime Michael Bay, yes, almost. Other, less awful movies are also...

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Film

Shag Carpet: Fathers Day Edition, “Close Encounters of the Third Kind”

Popdose.com looks at everyone's favorite special-effects-laden popcorn flick about child abandonment, Close Encounters of the Third Kind....

Film, Revival House

Revival House: “Snakes … why did it have to be snakes?”

This week's Revival House celebrates the 30th anniversary of Raiders of the Lost Ark....

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Film

Meme, Meme, Meme: “E.T.: Extinction”

E.T. is back, and his family is thirsty for blood. Popdose checks out this fantastic fake trailer....

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Film, The Composers

The Composers: John Williams

The Popdose Staff, along with noted film preservationist Michael Matessino, discuss the remarkable career of John Williams....