“Just think of me as your Father,” Bullets (Paul Lynde) tells Sugar Kane (Linda Evans) as he helps her slip out of her wet sky-diving suit, revealing the bikini she wears underneath. This line demonstrates where Beach Blanket Bingo sits when viewed through a contemporary lens: it is incredibly […]
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There’s been a lot of analysis written about the string of Busby Berkley musicals which filled the Warner Brother’s release slate during the 1930s. Films like 42nd Street, Footlight Parade, Gold Diggers of 1933 and Gold Diggers of 1937 make up the unofficial series of movies which filled marquees during the Great […]
We knew it was a mistake when we heard about it. Another Terminator movie? Ultimately, every version of the story we’ve seen since the legendary Terminator 2 (I will fight in favor of Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles, though) has been largely forgettable. When we saw trailers featuring […]
The 1950s forever stands as a golden age of Hollywood musicals. Within this pantheon, White Christmas more than holds its own alongside classics like: Singin’ in the Rain, An American in Paris, and Gigi. The glossy and well made movie features not only catchy (Irving Berlin) songs, but also […]
The subject of the Cold War was common in cinema during the mid-20th-century. However, there were precious few Cold War comedies. One, Two, Three stands as one of the few (along with Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb). The film is a fun […]
Sometimes there’s a film where all the stars seem to align. Love with the Proper Stranger is not a message picture. Rather, the film is an example where subject matter, star persona, and historical significance combine to make an important movie. The drama holds a vital place in the […]
When Doctor Who premiered in 1963, no one could have guessed what a giant the show would become. Almost 54 years later, the science fiction series remains on the air, inspiring new generations of fans. At the helm of the ground-breaking show was a 28 year old producer, brand new to the BBC. However, […]