It may be a remake, but Let Me In offers a twist on the venerable vampire genre. Jeff Johnson offers some other movies about more than just garlic and blood.
Jeff Johnson is the head hamster at Intrada movie soundtracks and is the co-host of the Filmed, Not Stirred podcast. Follow @jeffyjohnson on Twitter.
Satan takes the elevator to a theater near you in this weekend’s Devil, reminding Jeff Johnson of cinematic Beelzebubs past.
With Machete arriving in theaters this weekend, Jeff Johnson has his mind on sweet revenge — of the cinematic variety.
With Piranha 3D in theaters now, I thought it might be fun to revisit an old favorite from 1978. Movies like Piranha happened in the good old days of drive-in…
Two men, forced to work together, learning to respect each other along the way. Sometimes one is a loose cannon, sometimes they’re from different cultures, sometimes from opposite sides of…
I’m a little late jumping on the 50th anniversary of the release of Psycho (which opened June 16th 1960), but I had the opportunity recently to attend a special event…
Dinner for Schmucks isn’t just Steve Carell and Paul Rudd’s latest collaboration — it’s also the most recent in a long list of American remakes of French films.
Christopher Nolan’s latest movie has Jeff Johnson thinking…about movies that make you think.
With Robert Rodriguez’s Predator reboot just around the corner, Jeff Johnson looks back at the testosterone-fueled action orgy that started it all.
Thirty years ago, Airplane! arrived in theaters, changing spoof comedy, Turkish prisons, and jive-talking old ladies forever.
Jeff Johnson looks back on the big-ass shark that changed summer movies forever 35 years ago this month.
Filmgoers love to complain about everything we have to sit through before the main attraction, but there’s nothing like a great teaser trailer.
Jeff Johnson misses the days when pop culture could really surprise us — but hey, that new J.J. Abrams trailer is pretty cool, isn’t it?
In this week’s Revival House, Jeff Johnson throws a 30th birthday party for The Empire Strikes Back.
With Iron Man 2 on its way to theaters, Jeff Johnson takes a look at some great comic-to-film adaptations.
With the new Nightmare on Elm Street just around the corner, Jeff Johnson takes a fearful look back at the previous entries in the franchise.
Nearly 30 years ago, Sam Raimi redefined low-budget horror. This week, Jeff Johnson raises his boomstick in tribute.
Kick-Ass is taking all kinds of heat for the violence and profanity of ChloÁ« Moretz’s Hit Girl, but her character is part of a long, foul-mouthed tradition.
Just in time for this week’s Clash of the Titans remake, Jeff Johnson looks back on ten of the most magical moments from special effects wizard Ray Harryhausen.
Jeff Johnson looks back at the 1976 comedy-thriller Silver Streak, the beginning of Gene Wilder and Richard Pryor’s classic cinematic bromance.
With Tron Legacy on the horizon, Jeff Johnson looks back on the cult classic 1982 original.
Jeff Johnson sorts out the contenders and makes his picks for this year’s Oscar winners. Who do you think will win?
King Kong, from King Kong (1933). In terms of special effects, the big ape in Peter Jackson’s 2005 remake might look better, but it’s hard to top the badassity of…
From Lon Chaney to Benicio del Toro, werewolves have been a Hollywood tradition for decades — something Jeff Johnson reminds us of with this week’s lycanthropic Revival House.
Sunday’s big game has Jeff Johnson thinking about an underappreciated mid-’70s thriller from John Frankenheimer and Thomas “Hannibal” Harris.
With The Book of Eli currently in theaters, film critic Roger Ebert tweeted on January 17 that “No non-apocalyptic future is listed by Wikipedia.” We’re still waiting to see what…
This week’s Revival House is going to be a little different; in the TV world it would be called a “very special episode.” I was thinking how funny it is…
Everybody can use a good chuckle now and then, but the feeling one gets from uncontrollable laughter is hard to beat. I’m talking about the kind of laughter that makes…
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 a pre-credit sequence, the first scene…
I was originally going to follow last week’s column with something else entirely, but I got so much great feedback that I thought I’d follow up with ten more cool…