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John Landis

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  • Weddings from a simpler time

    Weddings from a simpler time
    It was 150 years after his patent went into effect, but John Landis Mason's glass jars with seal-tight lids experienced a renaissance in 2008 — although it wasn't for the use he'd originally intended. Instead of pickling vegetables or preserving...
  • Theater review: 'Fifth of July' at the Lex Theatre

     
    David C. Nichols reviews the Production Company's revival of Lanford Wilson's 'Fifth of July' at the Lex Theatre...
  • Simon Pegg riffs on 'Dawn of the Dead,' zombie consumers and popular culture

     
    Simon Pegg can make fart jokes -- and talk about capitalist societies in decline. And zombies! All of which he does in these outtakes from our interview....
  • Revisiting ‘The Muppets Take Manhattan’

     
    The great thing about being a well-dressed woman? When you attend a kids' movie alone, no one thinks you are a pervert. I wasn't the only grown-up sans kids at the Music Box's matinee of “The Muppets Take Manhattan.” Audience members ranged...
  • VOD Spotlight: “30 Minutes or Less” leaps from the “Black List” to the screen

     
    In the action-comedy 30 Minutes or Less, Nick (Jesse Eisenberg) is a small-town pizza delivery guy whose mundane life collides with the big plans of two wannabe criminal masterminds (Danny McBride and Nick Swardson). The volatile duo kidnaps Nick and...
  • Observations with Otis Day: 35 years later, 'Animal House,' still makes singer 'Shout'

     
    A car containing members of the Delta House fraternity and their dates barrels into the parking lot of a club, where their favorite band is playing. When they walk in, the band stops playing, and the all-black clientele turns to......
  • 'Animal House' musical to bring toga party to Broadway

     
    "National Lampoon's Animal House," the 1978 comedy that put toga parties in the mainstream, is coming to Broadway in a new musical stage version, with a score by the band the Barenaked Ladies....
  • Bond girls, movie monsters, Cole Porter in TCM Classic Film Fest

     
    The TCM Classic Film Festival announced its final lineup Wednesday, including last-minute additions such as a screening of the Cole Porter musical "High Society" (1956) poolside at the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel, appearances by filmmakers Mel Brooks and...
  • PIAA Track & Field Championships: Local seeds

     
    The PIAA Track & Field Championships are Friday and Saturday at Shippensburg University’s Seth Grove Stadium. Here are how the local athletes are seeded, based on their performances at last week’s district events, along with the top...
  • Before ‘Twilight,’ ‘Lost Boys’ made vampires fun

     
    Twenty-five years ago, a summer release from a costume designer-turned-director was moving the needle on vampire movies, forever altering how ......
  • 25 'Thriller' facts

    25 'Thriller' facts
    "Thriller," the biggest-selling album ever, wasn't the only Michael Jackson work released in November 1982. A few weeks before it was set to hit stores, MCA Records released an album of Jackson reading the story of "E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial" and...