Doctor Detroit

For me two of the quintessential 80’s films are The Blues Brothers and Ghostbusters. Both starred, and were in part written by, Dan Aykroyd. Aykroyd was on quite a roll in the 80’s. In addition to these classics he also appeared in other hits like Trading Places and Spies Like Us. There were a few…

Private Lessons

Last year, as a part of the 1984-a-thon, I reviewed a strange little film called They’re Playing with Fire. It focused on a relationship between a young college student, played by Eric Brown, and one of his professors, played by Sybil Danning. The film somehow jumps from sex comedy to thriller to slasher movie all…

My Chauffeur

I seem to recall that back in the 80’s there were several films that had titles beginning with the word “my.” My Bodyguard, My Tutor, My Science Project, My Demon Lover. I guess it’s an easy go-to title format. I mean you could do my anything! My Mailman…My Pet Doctor…My Ruptured Spleen. In the case…

The Big Bus

In the 70’s disaster films were big box office. By 1980 the genre was ripe for parody which led to the Zucker/Abrahams/Zucker hit Airplane! However, four years earlier there was another film that was not a success but which skewered the disaster genre with a comedic style similar to that which the ZAZ team would…