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…

The Evil That Men Do

By 1984, Charles Bronson was no longer the big action star he once was. He was getting older and the era of action heroes like Arnold Schwarzenegger, Mel Gibson, and Bruce Willis was fast approaching. But Bronson still had his following, and each year, like a grizzled gun-totting Woody Allen, he would deliver one, if…

The Sentinel

In the wake of “The Exorcist,” horror movies that had something to do with the demonic were all the rage. I guess there’s just an extra level of scary when you have old priests doing battle with the forces of hell… which, according to today’s film, lies on the other side of a wall in…