National Lampoon’s Gold Diggers

In the 1920’s and 30’s there was a very popular series of musical films known as the Gold Diggers series. The original 1923 film, simply called Gold Diggers, is actually a lost film. Five more Gold Diggers films would follow, thankfully all of these still exist. None of those films, though, have anything whatsoever to... Continue Reading →

National Lampoon-a-Palooza!

Now that it's Thanksgiving, the official start of the holiday season is here!  Of course, one of the most popular movies that folks revisit at this time of year is Christmas Vacation.  Actually...technically...the film is called National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation.   The National Lampoon was originally a magazine, but in 1978 they decided to take their... Continue Reading →

Movie Madness

Movies with possessives in their titles drive me nuts. You know, like “Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas.” Some genius somewhere thinks that’s brilliant marketing. Then there’s John Carpenter’s movies, most of which seem to always be “John Carpenter’s...blah blah blah.” I think it’s all pretty silly, so I choose to drop the possessive from... Continue Reading →

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