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Upcoming Screening: Young Frankenstein

The Producers (1968) and Blazing Saddles (1974) honed one of the great Hollywood dream teams. Mel Brooks and Gene Wilder were in top form when Wilder’s pet project… 176 more words

Billups

Young Frankenstein: The Story of the Making of the Film by Mel Brooks

This book tells the story of how the movie was made. Most people who pick it up are already fans of the movie and the book definitely caters to the fan. 76 more words

Book Reviews

Classic Movie Review: The Producers (1967)

Max Bialystock (Zero Mostel) is an entertainment producer raising money the only way he knows how, fleecing old women.  Leo Bloom (Gene Wilder) a shy accountant walks in on one of these encounters, and wants to see Max’s books.  570 more words

Comedy

"May the Schwartz Be With You" - Off-the-Wall Movies

Like Galaxy Quest was an homage to Star Trek, Mel Brooks off-the-wall comedy Spaceballs (1987) was a send-off of Star Wars. Its setting and characters parody the original Star Wars trilogy, as well as other sci-fi franchises including Star Trek, Alien, and the Planet of the Apes films. 557 more words

Film History

Mike MacDonald, King of Canadian Comedy, back in form

The man they call the “King of Canadian Comedy” is on the road again, and, to the delight of local fans, he hits the Comedyworks, Thur., Nov. 894 more words

Theatre