Stay Hungry

Did you know that Arnold Schwarzenegger is a Golden Globe winner…for acting? It’s true! Once upon a time there was an award for Best Acting Debut in a Motion Picture. Now, this wasn’t for his actual first screen appearance in the titular role of Hercules in New York. I saw you getting nervous there. The…

Forgotten Filmcast Episode 107: Who Done It?

On this episode of the Forgotten Filmcast, we examine a film from a classic comedy team.  Join Todd as he welcomes William Garver from It Came from the Bottom Shelf to discuss Bud Abbott and Lou Costello in the 1942 film Who Done It? Download the Show: iTunes Podomatic Your Listen Show Notes: It Came…

Trail of the Pink Panther

The role that I’ve always most associated Peter Sellers with is that of Inspector Clouseau from the Pink Panther series. The original series saw nine entries, and to this day I’m still not exactly sure which ones I’ve seen and which ones I haven’t. They all start to blur together after a while. There has…

The Sting II

I’ve mentioned before that my parents were never really big movie people. However, there were a few movies that they made sure me and my siblings saw. These were among the first movies that they rented when we got our first VCR, Christmas 1983. One of the films they made sure we watched was the…

Alfie Darling

You’d think that the unavailability, or unwillingness, of a star to take part in the sequel to one of their films would put the breaks on things. Even more so when we’re talking about a film that really put a certain actor on the map. Such was the case with Michael Caine and the 1966…

Dream a Little Dream 2

The 1980’s brought us many strange events in the world of pop culture. Chief among them, the rise of two teenage actors both with the first name Corey. The two Coreys, Feldman and Haim, teamed up for several films in the 80’s and beyond. Their final effort of the 80’s was a bizarre, and downright…

Allan Quatermain and the Lost City of Gold

  In recent years I’ve been trying to fill in many of the gaps in my list when it comes to movies of the 80’s. One such film was 1986’s King Solomon’s Mines. It was clearly an attempt by Cannon Films to piggyback on the success of the Indiana Jones films. The film wasn’t quite…