Goliath and the Dragon

Anyone who went to Sunday School when they were young knows the name Goliath. The story of how the young David defeats the evil Philistine giant is one that is often shared with kids. Though, it’s kind of a grisly story for kiddie fare. It’s got decapitation and everything! The bottom line, though, is that…

Some Kind of a Nut

There are certain celebrities who just always seem to have a wholesome image. I’d put Dick Van Dyke in that category; a guy known for squeaky clean sitcoms and family-friendly films. So, it’s a bit strange to see him as a character who does something controversial and bucks the system. I know your mind is…

The Maltese Bippy

Before TV gave us the likes of Saturday Night Live or SCTV, there was Rowan and Martin’s Laugh-In. I admit, it was a bit before my time. I was almost two years old when the show went off the air, but I did catch up with it years later thanks to Nick and Nite. With…

The Savage Innocents

With so many different styles of movies out there, I know that there’s one thing that has consumed your mind all these years…the fact that there just aren’t enough eskimo epics out there. I feel you pain, man. Fear not, though, film fans, for today we’re traveling back to the year 1960 for an eskimo…

The Love God?

When it comes to family friendly classic TV shows, they don’t come much more squeaky clean than The Andy Griffith Show. For me, the man who the series was named for was never the standout player on the show. That honor belonged to Don Knotts as Barney Fife. When Knotts achieved greater stardom thanks to…

Kissin’ Cousins

I’ve never considered myself to be a really big Elvis fan, yet I’ve found that I have a bit of a soft spot for his movies. They are often a very simple premise with some fun songs and a few pretty girls for the King to get sweet on. Often it seems that they just…

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…