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(Hy)Lights #21: The CROODS

Most people often look at Dreamworks Animation films as nothing but cheap gags, throwaway jokes, and stunt casting. Well, that may be the case for them in some of their movies ( 859 more words


Period Film: Crazy Mama (1975)

Melba (Cloris Leachman) is a down-on-her-luck hair stylist who loses her salon when she gets too far behind on her payments.

With her mom, Sheba (Ann Sothern), her pregnant daughter Cheryl (Linda Purl) and Cheryl’s boyfriend Shaun (Don Most) in tow, Melba decides to pack up the car and head back to Arkansas, where she hopes to buy back the family farm. 497 more words


H is for Hippolyta #AtoZ Challenge

Hippolyta was one of the most famous of the Amazon Queens. Most likely because Hercules of muscles (and Kevin Sorbo) fame had to gain Hippolyta’s girdle as one of his Twelve Labors, a penance for his crimes (Hera, queen of the gods, drove him to madness causing him to kill his wife and children–the old greek myths were pretty nasty at times.)  The girdle or belt was a gift from her father Ares, the god of war,  that signaled her authority as Amazon ruler. 83 more words

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High Anxiety (1977)

“What a dramatic airport.” – Dr. Richard Thorndyke (Mel Brooks)

Mel Brooks’ films are known as genre-blasting comedies that take on heavier issues like racism while piling on humor. 463 more words


'Raising Hope'

Last month Fox canceled Greg Garcia’s goofy comedy, and that’s a shame. Fans will miss the slightly twisted residents of Natesville, and the wonderfully crass but loving Chance family, made up of actors who seemed up-for-anything:   Martha Plimpton, Garret Dillahunt, Lucas Neff and especially Cloris Leachman. 8 more words


Crazy Mama (1975)

Directed by: Jonathan Demme

Significant actors: Cloris Leachman

Really enjoyable road movie ‘caper’ set in 1950s America. Loved the scenery, stupid car chases and relentless action. 82 more words


Young Frankenstein

This is my third and final Mel Brooks film that also happens to be in my TOP of ALL TIME MOVIES!!! I seriously don’t know what it is about his humor but it is the end all be all for me. 281 more words

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