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45 Years Ago: ‘Assault on Precinct 13′ Launches John Carpenter’s Career
The movie contains all the elements that would make the director a legend.
40 Years Ago: ‘Halloween’ Adds a Major Plot Twist for Network TV
John Carpenter's tweaked version of horror film helped cement — against his better judgment — the franchise's greatest controversy.
The Best Reason to Watch Each of the 11 ‘Halloween’ Movies
It's the time of the year to celebrate one of horror's greatest film franchises.
50 Years Ago: ‘The French Connection’ Helps Kick Off ’70s Cinema
The bleak tone of the movie deeply influenced the course of one of the most impactful decades of American filmmaking.
40 Years Ago: ‘Continental Divide’ Shows What John Belushi Could Have Done
Despite not living up to its assembled talent, the film highlighted the ex-'SNL' star's on-screen charisma and acting ability.
55 Years Ago: ‘Star Trek’ Boldly Changes the Face of Television
The show continues to have a monumental effect on television.
The Doom of a Franchise: ‘Police Academy: Mission to Moscow’
The seventh and final movie in the franchise bombed but not necessarily because it was bad.
‘Escape From L.A.’ Shows Why John Carpenter Shouldn’t Do Sequels
Movie was first in a string of late-career misfires by the director.
40 Years Ago: Bo Derek’s Soft Porn ‘Tarzan’ Swings and Misses
The Bo Derek vehicle has a richly deserved reputation as a travesty of the cinematic arts.
45 Years Ago: Bootsy’s Rubber Band Transcend on ‘Stretchin’ Out’
Bootsy Collins' first album as a band leader weaves together decades of music history.