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…

Z.P.G.

We all know by now that we’ve reached the future…the year Marty and Doc travel to in Back to the Future Part II. Sure Robert Zemeckis got a lot of things wrong about the future in that one, but I still love that his vision is a happy future. There are flying cars, no lawyers,…

Forgotten Filmcast Episode 7: Condorman

It’s time for another installment of the Forgotten Filmcast. This time around we launch into the realm of superhero films with Disney’s 1981 film “Condorman.” Joining Todd for the discussion this time is Bubba Wheat from Flights, Tights and Movie Nights. Be sure to send some comments and feedback after you listen to the show…

Dr. Heckyl and Mr. Hype

Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde is one of those stories that filmmakers return to from time to time. There’s been versions where Jekyll becomes a woman, a blaxploitation version, and Julia Roberts as Jekyll’s maid. Today’s film takes the premise and flips it around. It’s 1980’s “Dr. Heckyl and Mr. Hype.” Dr. Heckyl (Oliver Reed)…

Gor

In the 80’s, there were tons of sword and sorcery flicks.  After “Conan the Barbarian” made Arnold Schwarzenegger a star in 1982, these movies were all over the Blockbuster Video shelves.  There was “Beastmaster,” “Deathstalker,” “Barbarian Queen,” and their many sequels.  Heck, if you were a film producer, had a couple of Playboy models on…