Rover Dangerfield

It seems like ever since the 90’s animated films have put an emphasis on getting big celebrities to voice the main characters. I think Aladdin was the film that really got this trend going back in 1992. Casting Robin Williams as the wisecracking Genie was an inspired choice. Today it doesn’t seem to matter if…

What Price Hollywood?

I often find it interesting when Hollywood turns the camera on itself and gives us stories of what goes on behind the glitz and glamor. But there will always be the question of how honest are the filmmakers really being with us. One of the most famous behind-the-scenes Hollywood stories is A Star is Born.…

Solarbabies

Mel Brooks is most famous for his series of movie genre parodies. Blazing Saddles, Young Frankenstein, Spaceballs, and many more. Throughout the 80’s, though, he also produced several films under the banner of Brooksfilms. This included a diverse batch of movies including The Elephant Man, The Fly, and My Favorite Year. And then there was…

Forgotten Filmcast Episode 86: The Last of Sheila

The new episode of the Forgotten Filmcast is here! This time, Todd is joined by Sean Homrig from the 1001 Movies Podcast to discuss a film written by Anthony Perkins and Stephen Sondheim…1973’s The Last of Sheila. Download the Show: iTunes Podomatic Your Listen Show Notes: 1001 Movies Podcast Movies Discussed: The Last of Sheila…

Walt Sent Me Episode 71: Con Air

On the new episode of Walt Sent Me, Todd and Kristen hop a plane filled with a bunch of convicts for their discussion of the 1997 Touchstone release Con Air. They also look at a 1944 Donald Duck short, The Plastics Inventor. Download the Show: iTunes Podomatic Your Listen

Forgotten Filmcast Episode 85: Clockwise

On the new episode of the Forgotten Filmcast Todd is joined by Jay Cluitt from Life vs. Film to discuss Monty Python’s own John Cleese in 1986’s Clockwise. Download the Show: iTunes Podomatic Your Listen Show Notes: Life vs Film Jay on Twitter The LAMB Movies Discussed: Clockwise Fierce Creatures The Rise and Rise of…

Up the Sandbox

When asked what my favorite film of all time is, the answer is quite simple…The Empire Strikes Back. As a kid, of course, I didn’t realize that Empire was not directed by George Lucas. He turned the reigns over to Irvin Kershner, a seasoned director but not exactly a big name. Despite being such a…