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Thoughts On The 30th Anniversary Of Spaceballs

Mel Brooks has made a career out of lovingly satirizing our sacred cows. Whether it is history (History Of The World Part I), The Nazis (The Producers) or classic horror films (Young Frankenstein), he has knack for finding the satire in the sacred. 137 more words


The 10 Funniest Movie Moments of All-Time

I know I’ve sung their praises before, but CineFix has outdone themselves with their list of the 10 Funniest Movie Moments.  Like most CineFix lists, it breaks each item down by a certain category (the set-up, the delivery, the performance, the situation, etc.) and it makes for a really cool way to look at some of the funniest moments in screen history.   122 more words


5 Ways Strange Brew Predicted the Future

Take off, you hosers! I recently caught a screening of Rick Moranis and Dave Thomas’ 1983 cult classic Strange Brew as part of Quad Cinemas’ “Cool Movies” series in NYC, and I was surprised how well its surrealist humor held up — and how eerily prescient it was. 311 more words


Trailer Thursday 6/29

It’ Trailer Thursday!!!

Can you believe that Mel Brooks is still kicking and is inching every closer to 100? Well, in honor of his 91st birthday, this week’s trailer is one of my favorites of his, Spaceballs

Trailer Thursday

Spaceballs at 30. Still a Scream.

John Alvin’s great theatrical release poster

I was a late comer to the Star Wars franchise. Those first three films were the only ones I needed to see. 308 more words

Notes From The Frogpond