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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…

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Reform School Girls

There are a lot of dark corners to the human brain. Somewhere back there is the part that has a fascination with women behind bars. The “Women in Prison” genre has long been a favorite of B-movie producers. Producer/director Roger Corman certainly put out his share of these films. So it seems only fitting that…

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Boy, Did I Get a Wrong Number

The tastes of moviegoers is always changing. Back in the 40’s and 50’s, Bob Hope was a pretty big box office draw. Howerver, his star started to decline in the 60’s and by the time I was a kid in the 70’s he was doing more TV specials than movies. The late 60’s though saw…

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Forgotten Fimcast Episode 84: Oscar

On the new episode of the Forgotten Filmcast, Todd is joined by Jeanette Ward from the Mundane Adventures of a Fangirl to discuss Sylvester Stallone in the 1991 John Landis comedy Oscar. Download the Show: iTunes Podomatic Your Listen Show Notes: The Mundane Adventures of a Fangirl Jeanette on Twitter Movies Discussed: Oscar Kuffs Noises…

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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…