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,…

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…

Little Fauss and Big Halsy

I’ve only rode on a motorcycle a few times in my life. All of those times were when I visited a small island called Selat Panjang. It’s a part of Indonesia and there are no automobiles there. So, everyone gets around via motorcycle, bicycle, or ricksha. There’s also a lack of traffic laws,so being the passenger…

Linda Lovelace for President

On April 3, 2002 there was a very serious car accident on a stretch of road just a few miles from my home. Seriously injured in the crash was a woman named Linda Boreman. Sadly, she died of her injuries after being taken off of life support a few weeks later. This story made news…