Hellfighters

According to the 1968 film Hellfighters, the oil industry is pretty dangerous. Here we thought it was all just drinking each other’s milkshakes. Apparently, oil is pretty dang flammable, who knew? In fact, the smallest thing can spark massive oil fires that just burn and burn and burn. Who do you call when such things... Continue Reading →

Forgotten Filmcast Episode 154: In Harm’s Way

Get ready for an epic World War II adventure that is just shy of three hours long, and still feels over-stuffed. DJ Valentine from Simplistic Reviews joins Todd to discuss John Wayne and Kirk Douglas in the 1965 film In Harm's Way. Download the Show:iTunesPodomatic Show Notes:Simplistic ReviewsDJ on Twitter Music: "Protofunk" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)Licensed... Continue Reading →

‘Neath the Arizona Skies

Long before John Wayne became the star of big scale westerns like The Searchers or True Grit, he spent a lot of time making small B-westerns. These films often tell very simple little western tales and tend to have very short running times. Today’s film clocks in at a mere 52 minutes and sees the... Continue Reading →

Legend of the Lost

It was John Wayne’s birthday a few days ago. The Duke would’ve been 109 years old. Of course, Wayne is primarily known for his roles in westerns, and this is an area of my film knowledge that has never been as strong as others. For this I often get a little grief from my wife.... Continue Reading →

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