With the remake of The Mechanic hitting theaters, Jeff Johnson checks out the original 1972 original Charles Bronson film.
25 years ago, with the U.S. release of Brazil, director Terry Gilliam took on a major Hollywood studio and won.
As Young Sherlock Holmes turns 25, this week’s Revival House takes a look back.
For this week’s Revival House, Jeff Johnson takes a look back at Michael Crichton’s filming of the very first train heist.
With Skyline hitting theaters this week, Jeff Johnson looks to the skies for cool alien invasions past.
If the prospect of yet another Saw film makes you roll your eyes, you’re not alone — as Jeff Johnson explains in his latest column, it’s easy to forget just how great the first film is.
As we approach Halloween, Revival House takes a look back at the original massacre of the Texas chainsaw variety.
With Red about to hit movie screens, Jeff Johnson takes a look back at other aging movie characters who kicked some major ass.
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.
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.
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…