Shag

1985 was one of low points in Saturday Night Live history. It was the year Lorne Michaels returned to the show after being away for several seasons. For some reason, instead of bringing in a bunch of young comedians, most of the cast was filled with established film actors, both young and old. This is…

Walt Sent Me Episode 78: The Lion King

On the new episode of Walt Sent Me, Kristen and Todd are joined by JD Duran from the In Session Film Podcast to discuss the 1994 Disney animated classic The Lion King. They also look at the 1950 Donald Duck short Lion Around. Download the Show: iTunes Podomatic Your Listen

Forgotten Filmcast Ep 92: Wild Thing

We visit the urban jungle on the next episode of the Forgotten Filmcast for a film that borrows heavily from the Tarzan legend. Todd is joined by Rik Morgan and Danny Bennett from the Hail Ming Power Hour to discuss a 1987 film written by John Sayles, Wild Thing. Download the Show: iTunes Podomatic Your…

The Extreme Adventures of Super Dave

Nowadays, premium cable TV series are considered the height of the television medium. That wasn’t always the case. Back when I was a teenager most of these shows seemed to be just a bit of a step down. I’m not saying that they were, but that was the impression many had. These shows either weren’t…

Making Mr. Right

For a time back in the 80’s, the hot name when it came to female directors was Susan Seidelman. She’s the filmmaker who had the good fortune of casting an up-and-coming singer named Madonna in her film Desperately Seeking Susan. By the time the film opened, Madonna mania had struck and Seidelman now had “the…

Walt Sent Me Episode 77: Velvet Goldmine

This time on Walt Sent Me, Todd and Kristen take a look at a film from 1998, when Miramax was a part of the Disney family…Todd Haines’ Velvet Goldmine. They also take a look at the Mickey, Donald, and Goofy in 1936’s Moving Day. Download the Show: iTunes Podomatic Your Listen

Where the Boys Are

I’ve got a bit of a soft spot for the beach party movies of the 60’s. They’re just silly, good-natured fun. The most memorable films of the genre are the ones starring Frankie Avalon and Annette Funicello that were released by AIP, but one of the earliest beach romps of the 60’s came a few…