Supervan

In the mid 80’s, many suburban folks made the switch from station wagons to vans as the preferred method of family transportation. I remember my father doing all sorts of research before purchasing ours. Now, just a few years earlier van culture was something entirely different. Trust me, our family van wasn’t decked out with…

Stay Hungry

Did you know that Arnold Schwarzenegger is a Golden Globe winner…for acting? It’s true! Once upon a time there was an award for Best Acting Debut in a Motion Picture. Now, this wasn’t for his actual first screen appearance in the titular role of Hercules in New York. I saw you getting nervous there. The…

The Ultimate Warrior

It’s time for a trip into the far off future. We’ll visit a post-apocalyptic world where a few beleaguered survivors eek out an existence in the ruins of New York City. Yes, film fans, this is what awaits us in the year…2012!! Okay, so when the date appeared on the screen I couldn’t help but…

Matilda

I know that to many kids of the 90’s the 1996 film Matilda is considered a classic. Personally, I haven’t seen it. Hey, I was 25 in ‘96, I wasn’t exactly the target audience. I’ll get to it eventually, however, I have seen the other film with the same name. Yes indeed movie fans, in…

The Great Smokey Roadblock

The 70’s is such an interesting time in film history. Many new things were happening, but we were also seeing some of the last remnants of the eras of classic film still hanging on. It’s strange sometimes to see some of the unusual projects that some classic film stars ended up taking on. I certainly…

Thank God it’s Friday

Sometimes, even a film that won an Oscar can slip into the realm of Forgotten Films. Of course, it’s not so easy for that to happen if you won Best Picture, but Best Original Song, that’s another story. This particular song beat out “Hoplessly Devoted to You” from Grease, among others! While the song “Last…

Won Ton Ton, The Dog who Saved Hollywood

I’ve been a big film fan for over 30 years now, but there are lots of big films that it has taken me some time to get to. Last year, one of those films was the Charles Bronson classic Death Wish. I enjoyed it so much I watched Death Wish II very quickly afterward. Now,…