Making Mr. Right

For a time back in the 80’s, the hot name when it came to female directors was Susan Seidelman. She’s the filmmaker who had the good fortune of casting an up-and-coming singer named Madonna in her film Desperately Seeking Susan. By the time the film opened, Madonna mania had struck and Seidelman now had “the…

Walt Sent Me Episode 77: Velvet Goldmine

This time on Walt Sent Me, Todd and Kristen take a look at a film from 1998, when Miramax was a part of the Disney family…Todd Haines’ Velvet Goldmine. They also take a look at the Mickey, Donald, and Goofy in 1936’s Moving Day. Download the Show: iTunes Podomatic Your Listen

Where the Boys Are

I’ve got a bit of a soft spot for the beach party movies of the 60’s. They’re just silly, good-natured fun. The most memorable films of the genre are the ones starring Frankie Avalon and Annette Funicello that were released by AIP, but one of the earliest beach romps of the 60’s came a few…

Hardbodies 2

Apparently after watching 1984’s Hardbodies, audiences everywhere were thinking that it left just too many unanswered questions. A sequel was demanded! Not quite. It’s more like video stores thrived on sleazy boob movies, so there was never a shortage of producers churning out this kind of stuff. So, ladies and gentlemen, in 1986 we were…

The Great Smokey Roadblock

The 70’s is such an interesting time in film history. Many new things were happening, but we were also seeing some of the last remnants of the eras of classic film still hanging on. It’s strange sometimes to see some of the unusual projects that some classic film stars ended up taking on. I certainly…

Forgotten Filmcast Episode 91: Situation Hopeless…But Not Serious

On the latest episode of the Forgotten Filmcast, Todd is joined by Rebecca Sharp from Almost Ginger to discuss an odd little World War II comedy. Alec Guinness and a very young Robert Redford star in Situation Hopeless…But Not Serious. Download the Show: iTunes Podomatic Your Listen Show Notes: Almost Ginger Rebecca on Twiter Movies…

Never Too Young to Die

You all know John Stamos, sitcom star who says “Have mercy” and jokes around with toddlers. Or maybe you know John Stamos, the guy who marries swimsuit models/X-men villains. Then again, you may know John Stamos, the guy who slaps a cymbal with his bare hands in the Beach Boys backup band. However, do you…