Blue Thunder (1983) – John Badham

I remember seeing Blue Thunder when it was released on home video. Or perhaps it was on a free weekend of Super Channel or First Choice. I remember enjoying it as a kid, loved the helicopter, the nude girl doing yoga, Roy Scheider, and the helicopter. It’s been decades since I watched it, and I…

Saturday Night Fever: The Director’s Cut (1977) – John Badham

Paramount Pictures takes you back to the dance floor with the blu-ray and DVD release of the Director’s Cut of the now iconic Saturday Night Fever, which helped to catapult John Travolta, a Sweathog from Welcome Back, Kotter, to super-stardom. It’s easy now to think of the film as a time capsule of the 70s…

Trailer Tracks: Blue Thunder (1983) – John Badham

  It seemed kind of fitting today to post the trailer for Blue Thunder starring Roy Scheider and Malcolm McDowell. I remember seeing the movie shortly after it came out, and then, along comes Airwolf as a television series… Not to be outdone, and since they already had a helicopter, a short-lived Blue Thunder series…

Trailer Tracks: Short Circuit – John Badham

  A good fish-out-of-water story is always fun, but even more so when it’s a robot or an alien or anything else trying to learn how to be human.  It pokes fun at us without malice, and allows us to see how silly we are as a species – through the eyes of non-humans, at…