The Brain from Planet Arous

Is there anything more incredible than the human brain?  They say we only use a small fraction of it’s capability…they’re also really creepy.  Of all the gross stuff we have in our bodies, brains just look weird, if you ask me.  So, it makes sense that evil brain monsters would be the subject of at…

Haunted Honeymoon

One of the greatest comedy films of all time is Mel Brooks’ “Young Frankenstein.”  It’s not only hilarious, but is a loving tribute to the original Frankenstein films.  Of course, an awful lot of credit for the film goes to Gene Wilder, as well.  The movie was his idea, and he co-wrote the film with…

Chrome and Hot Leather

How long has it been since Hollywood turned out a biker movie?  In the 60’s and 70’s there were tons of them, but the genre has pretty much vanished today.  Of course, one of the studios that made several biker films was good ole American International Pictures (AIP).  In 1971, they brought us the story…

Good Times

TV shows that are spin-offs of popular movies are a fairly regular occurrence.  However, few become big hits on the small screen.  For every “M*A*S*H” you end up with a dozen of “My Big Fat Greek Life’s”  The 1967 film “Good Times” did not lead to the Norman Lear sitcom of the same name.  However,…

Hangar 18

I’m not a conspiracy theory kind of guy.  I tried it for a while, back about the time Oliver Stone’s “JFK” came out.  I mean, he had me going for a bit there.  The film is brilliantly made, but then I realized that a first grader could punch holes in some of his arguments.  Plus,…