The Ratings Game

Back in 1987 I remember going to see Throw Momma From the Train, which was touted as the directing debut of one of its stars, Danny DeVito. Well, it was and it wasn’t. It was the first film DeVito directed to receive a theatrical release. However, a few years earlier DeVito directed another film which…

Transylvania 6-5000

I remember very clearly seeing Leonard Maltin review the film “Transylvania 6-5000” on Entertainment Tonight when it was released in 1985.  Maltin sat staring at the camera, bopping his head as the tune “Pennsylvania 6-5000” played.  The song reached the point where the group of voices substituted the words “Transylvania 6-5000” for the usual phrase…then…