The Whoopee Boys

The movie we’re looking at today features comedian Paul Rodriguez, so I was trying to remember when I first became aware of the the Mexican-American comedian. Then as I looked up some of his history it hit me…I remember watching him on a short-lived sitcom (only six episodes) back in 1984 called a.k.a. Pablo. From…

Million Dollar Mystery

Two important names in the history of animation are Dave and Max Fleischer of the Fleischer Brothers Studio. They brought to the screen classic short films starring the likes of Betty Boop, Koko the Clown and Popeye. But the Fleischer film legacy doesn’t stop with animation. Max’s son, Richard Fleischer, went on to become a…

Beverly Hills Vamp

I often hear people marvel over how Woody Allen continues to write and direct a new movie pretty much every year. For most filmmakers it’s a good two or three years between films, but there’s Woody…one a year, every year. But that’s nuthin’ compared to Fred Olen Ray. He’s directed horror films, action, comedies, kids…

The Rosebud Beach Hotel

Like many people in the early 80’s, I first came to know of this actor named Tom Hanks from his role on the short-lived sitcom Bosom Buddies. He co-starred with Peter Scolari as a couple of advertising guys who pose as women to get cheap rent at a women only apartment building. The show only…