Forgotten Filmcast Episode 111: The Yakuza

For the new episode of the Forgotten Filmcast, Todd is joined by JD Duran from InSession Film to look at the 1974 film The Yakuza, directed by Sydney Pollack and starring Robert Mitchum. Download the Show: iTunes Podomatic Your Listen Show Notes: InSession Film JD on Twitter Movies Discussed: The Yakuza Hearts Beat Loud The…

The Experts

Has any actor had more ups and downs to their career than John Travolta?  I remember watching him every Saturday night on “Welcome Back Kotter,” but then he was gone.  Replaced by another guy because he was off making big hit movies like “Grease,” “Saturday Night Fever,” and “Urban Cowboy.”  But then came flops like…

Sands of the Kalahari

Movies about survival in the wild are always a little hard for me to take.  Probably because throughout the movie one thought keeps going through my mind…”I’d be dead.”  No question…if that happened to me, I’m a goner.  If trapped on a desert island and forced to hunt for my own food, Wilson the Volleyball…

Under the Rainbow

One of Hollywood’s most persistent legends is the tale of the trashing of the Culver Hotel at the hands of the Munchkins. Rumor has it that during the production of “The Wizard of Oz,” the Munchkins would spend their nights at the hotel engaged in wild drunken parties. Some versions of the legend replace the…