Sex Kittens Go to College

Before you all get the wrong idea, no I haven’t taken a journey to that back room of the video store for this review. The title certainly sounds like it could’ve come from that section. The title is just the start, though. This film features college kids, sexy teachers, gangsters, a monkey, and a robot…

The Shakiest Gun in the West

Who’s the greatest lawman in the history of the moving image? Barney Fife, of course! Well, maybe that’s a stretch…after all, Barney kept his only bullet in his pocket. Don Knotts’ alter ego was certainly a beloved character, if not quick on the draw. In today’s movie, Knotts brings his less-than-stellar shooting skills to the…

Dr. Heckyl and Mr. Hype

Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde is one of those stories that filmmakers return to from time to time. There’s been versions where Jekyll becomes a woman, a blaxploitation version, and Julia Roberts as Jekyll’s maid. Today’s film takes the premise and flips it around. It’s 1980’s “Dr. Heckyl and Mr. Hype.” Dr. Heckyl (Oliver Reed)…

The Escape Artist

As a puppeteer, I have many friends who are involved in other unique art forms. Ventriloquists, clowns, mimes, storytellers, and, of course, magicians. Over the years I have picked up a few, very easy, tricks. For the most part, though, much of what my magician friends do is still a mystery to me…which is as…