AIRPLANE! vs ZERO HOUR!

July 10, 2007

One of my all time favorite movies is the Zucker-Abrams-Zucker disaster spoof Airplane!. If you by chance haven’t seen the film, there’s no real way to describe the film’s offbeat, random, out-of-left field sense of [click for more]

A Long Time Ago…

May 25, 2007

I wasn’t even sure I wanted to write about the 30th anniversary of the release of Star Wars for today. There has already been enough ink spilt and bandwidth burnt about the franchise recently that [click for more]

Mr. Blandings Goes To Toledo

April 2, 2007

Hollywood has always been about ballyhoo, sometimes hyping its films through outlandish promotions designed to catch a moviegoers imagination enough to get them down to the local cinema and placing their cash into the boxoffice [click for more]

Shooting ANIMAL HOUSE

March 26, 2007

Pre-Saturday Night Live, the predominate comic voice in America in the 1970s was the National Lampoon magazine. It should come as no surprise that several of those responsible for the Lampoons’s early success – Michael [click for more]

Not Starring In…

March 18, 2007

Last month I told you about how Howard Stern almost starred in Barry Levinson’s film Man Of The Year. But it’s no secret that actors are linked to films that they never actually appear in. [click for more]

Censoring Cartoons: 1930s Edition

March 6, 2007

Over at the fantastic Cartoon Brew, animation historian Jerry Beck has posted scans of a Look magazine article from Januray 1937 which illustrates, through stills and art work provided producer Leon Schlesinger’s artists at Warner’s [click for more]

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