Electra Glide in Blue

In 1938, Hal Roach took his successful Our Gang series and sold it to MGM. 52 more films were made featuring favorite characters like Spanky, Alfalfa, Darla, Buckwheat, and Porky, but there were also several other, less memorable, new kids added to the gang. One was a young man named Mickey...Mickey Gubitosi. He may not... Continue Reading →

Joy Scouts

I’m not exactly the outdoorsy type. Maybe that’s why I didn’t go very far in the Boy Scouts. I probably got somewhat turned off by the whole thing when one of the first campouts I went on as a scout was something they called “The Polar Bear.” It’s simple...we camped out in tents, in the... Continue Reading →

Busting

When we think of the Buddy Cop genre, we usually think of the 80’s. You know the genre...a couple of wise-cracking cops who annoy their superiors end up on some big case. These movies were everywhere in the 80’s. But today’s film goes back to 1974, an early example of this sub-genre that would become... Continue Reading →

PT-109

Imagine this scenario: a year and a half before a presidential election, a major film studio releases a movie, based on actual events, where the lead heroic character is the sitting president who will be up for reelection.  In our cynical society of today, we would probably immediately accuse this film of being a feature-length... Continue Reading →

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