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Fraternity Vacation

Director James Frawley may not be the most recognizable name when it comes to directors, but he has had a hand in several projects that are important to me. He got his start directing many episodes of the classic 60’s series The Monkees. That alone makes him ok in my book, but then in 1979…

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Forgotten Filmcast Episode 83: Greased Lightning

Buckle your seat belts for the new episode of the Forgotten Filmcast!  Richard Kirkham from Kirkham a A Movie a Day joins Todd to discuss the 1977 Richard Pryor film Greased Lightning. Download the Show: iTunes Podomatic Your Listen Show Notes: Kirkham a Movie a Day Richard at Twitter Movies Discussed: Greased Lightning Robin and…

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A Night in the Life of Jimmy Reardon

There was a time in the late 80’s and early 90’s when River Phoenix was one of the hottest teen stars out there. This is at a time when teen-oriented movies were huge. And then, abruptly, it all came to an end with his death at age 23, the result of a drug overdose. In…

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Houdini

Growing up in the Chicago area we had a program that aired on Sunday afternoons called Family Classics. The kindly host Frazier Thomas, who also was on Bozo’s Circus, would introduce the films sitting in a big chair in front of a fireplace. I’m pretty sure that I saw a portion of today’s movie on…