At War with the Army 4

At War with the Army

When Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis first started in the movie biz, their contract with Paramount Pictures was such that they were able to make one film away from the studio each year through their own production company. The team’s first film, My Friend Irma, was a hit and a sequel went into production, but…

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Forgotten Filmcast Ep 76: Vice Versa

On the latest installment of the Forgotten Filmcast, Nolahn from The Lair of the Unwanted stops by to discuss Judge Reinhold and Fred Savage in one of the many body switch comedies of the 80’s…1988’s Vice Versa. Download the Show: iTunes Podomatic Your Listen Show Notes: The Lair of the Unwanted Nolahn’s Book Films Discussed:…

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‘Neath the Arizona Skies

Long before John Wayne became the star of big scale westerns like The Searchers or True Grit, he spent a lot of time making small B-westerns. These films often tell very simple little western tales and tend to have very short running times. Today’s film clocks in at a mere 52 minutes and sees the…

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Savage Island

There is something amazing about the art of the VHS box…especially in the 80’s. As long as your flick had box art that looked cool, you could get a lot of rentals even if the movie was crap. The box didn’t even need to reflect what actually happens in the movie! For example, our film…

A Man Called Horse 5

A Man Called Horse

My family and I often enjoy visiting the Denver Art Museum. They have a large and ever-changing collection of art from all over the world. My favorite section of the museum is the section devoted to western art. One painting that always draws my attention is one that is pretty small, but depicts an unusual…

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Inspector Clouseau

What happens when a studio has a nice little franchise going but a major player decides they don’t want to return? If you think that’s stopping anyone then you don’t know much about movies. In 1963 Blake Edwards’ The Pink Panther was a big hit with Peter Sellers, who was not the lead character, stealing…