The Naked Gun: From The Files Of Police Squad! (1988)

Film Title

The Naked Gun (1988)

Synopsis

Leslie Nielsen as Detective Frank Drebin shows us a law officer more inept than Inspector Clouseau.

Director

David Zucker

Cast

Leslie Nielsen
Priscilla Presley
Ricardo Montalban
George Kennedy
O.J. Simpson
Nancy Marchand

While I am in the midst of trying to cheer myself up from this absolute debacle of a year, I would be more than remiss, and downright derelict if I did not include another comedy film, The Naked Gun. While Leslie Neilson was a hilarious supporting actor in the great comedy Airplane, he is the […]

Indiana Jones And The Temple Of Doom

Film Title

Indiana Jones And The Temple Of Doom

Synopsis

Indiana Jones and his sidekicks take on culinary weirdness and the freedom of religion

Director

Steven Spielberg

Cast

Harrison Ford
Kate Capshaw
Ke Huy Quan
Amrish Puri
Philip Stone
Roshan Seth

You probably think this movie is about Indiana Jones. You probably also think it’s about a temple made out of doom. Well, you’d probably be wrong! It’s about one man’s struggle to practice his religion. Before Stallone’s sweat ever touched a Russian or Van Damn ever round-housed an Asian, a man by the name of […]

Top 10 Movies About University You Need to Watch to Be Prepared to Student Life

When school comes to an end, most young people begin to dream and even idealize student life. Someone feels on the eve of new acquaintances and parties, someone worries about the adaptation to a new community, and someone worries that getting a diploma may be too difficult. However, to get a little closer to this […]

10 All Time Movies For College Students

College movies are a time-honored tradition. Whether you’re looking for gripping drama with an undertone of social justice or just gross-out comedy good times, college movies are as diverse as college life itself. If you’re preparing to take the leap into college, consider it research! Legally Blonde Reese Witherspoon goes to law school and defies […]

The Burnt Orange Heresy

Film Title

The Burnt Orange Heresy

Synopsis

When art critics imitate life.

Director

Giuseppe Capotondi

Cast

Claes Bang
Elizabeth Debicki
Mick Jagger
Donald Sutherland

Can’t quite put my finger on it. I am sure you have heard this quote: “Those who can, do. Those who can’t, teach.” – George Bernard Shaw, Man and Superman. Up until five minutes ago, I knew nothing about Shaw, nor that he was the scribe behind that idiom. Now I know Shaw wrote that […]

Mississippi Burning (1988)

Film Title

Mississippi Burning

Synopsis

Two FBI agents visit Mississippi to investigate the disappearance and murder of 3 civil rights workers. They find the very scum of the earth.

Director

Alan Parker

Cast

Gene Hackman
Willem Dafoe
Francis McDormand
Brad Dourif
R. Lee Ermey
Gailard Sartain
Michael Rooker
Lou Walker

After reviewing 3 of the funniest movies ever made, I thought I would review a movie about ancient history. Yeah, I wish; Things may be better, but the racism is alive and well in this country. Mississippi Burning is about as far from humor as you get, especially for people of color who had the […]

Monty Python’s The Life Of Brian (1979)

Film Title

Monty Python's The Life Of Brian

Synopsis

Brian is forever haunted by being born next to the stable with Jesus, Joseph and Mary. Much craziness ensues.

Director

Terry Jones

Cast

Graham Chapman
John Cleese
Terry Gilliam
Eric Idle
Terry Jones
Michael Palin
Terence Bayler
Carol Cleveland

The Life Of Brian came out a few years after the Holy Grail masterpiece, and to no great surprise, it was not well received by viewers or critics. Many, especially the religiously impaired, could not look past the blistering blasphemy and recognize what a wonderful work of craft this film was. The obvious satire of […]

Monty Python And The Holy Grail (1975)

Film Title

Monty Python and the Holy Grail

Synopsis

The Monty Python crew make the funniest movie in the history of cinema, American, African or European

 

Director

Terry Gilliam Terry Jones

Cast

Graham Chapman
John Cleese
Eric Idle
Terry Gilliam
Terry Jones
Michael Palin
Carol Cleveland

O.K., what in the heck is going on here? Since the prospect of seeing a new movie at the theater now seems hopeless, I’m on a mission to seek the Holy Grail of all movies. Besides, I’d rather re-watch a favorite movie a dozen times, than watch a new stink-bomb like 365 Days. Now, Airplane! […]

Airplane! (1980)

Film Title

Airplane!

Synopsis

An ex-pilot who has a drinking problem is forced to land a commercial jet.

Director

Jim Abrahans David Zucker

Cast

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
Lloyd Bridges
Peter Graves
Robert Hays
Leslie Nielsen
Lorna Patterson
Robert Stack
Barbara Billingsley

Airplane! is surely (don’t call me that!) one of the greatest works of movie comedy ever made. From the beginning announcement of the “Red Zone and White Zone” overhead proclamations to the ending disembarkation off of the traumatized plane, every scene and every line is hilarious. “Give me Ham on 5 and hold the Mayo” […]

Army of Darkness

Film Title

Army Of Darkness

Synopsis

Ash is back in time to go medieval on an army of deadites.

Director

Sam Raimi

Cast

Bruce Campbell
Embeth Davidtz
Marcus Gilbert
Ian Ambercrombie
Patricia Tallman
Richard Grove

One hour 21 minutes, R for copious fountains of blood Fair Value of Army of Darkness: $20.00. If you asked me to name a film that was the perfect embodiment of the charm of midnight movies, it would be Army of Darkness. Perfectly fun, endlessly quotable, and never dull. More cheesy goodness than a Wisconsin […]