Police Squad! (1982) – Blu-Ray Review

In case you missed it last week, and are in need of a laugh, or more, Paramount Pictures released the classic, and far too short-lived Police Squad! (In Color) to blu-ray. Serving as the basis for the Naked Gun films, the makers of Airplane! turned their attention to television, and the police drama and piled…

Dracula: Dead and Loving It (1995) – Mel Brooks

It was going to happen sooner or later. I was going to come across the first of the parody/comedy films that sprang up around vampires as I continue to work my way through the highly enjoyable Monsters in the Movies written by John Landis, and released through DK Canada. So it’s time to let Mel…

The Poseidon Adventure (1972) – Ronald Neame

Irwin Allen. The name is automatically associated with the television series Lost In Space and Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea, but he’s also inextricably linked with the disaster film sub-genre of action movies, and today’s film on the 101 Action Movies List, produced by Allen cemented the formula for the genre. The Poseidon…

Forbidden Planet (1956)

  This time the 101 Sci-Fi movies brought me Forbidden Planet is smart science fiction. It has a sharp story, top notch acting, and the soecial effects are close to amazing! The starcscapes, the designs, the costumes, and of course Robby The Robot, continue to engage. A sequence featuring our stalwart captain JJ Adams (Leslie Nielsen)…