Airplane Joins Paramount Presents Line for 40th

Airplane! became the seventh installment of the Paramount Presents line with a new Blu-ray and a limited edition Blu-ray steelbook. Comedy!  Drama!  Romance!  Airplane! is a classic disaster spoof that has managed to survive the test of time. What is there to say about the disaster spoof that hasn’t already been said in 40 years since the film was released?  It’s not only that there are so many zingers but so many of them have…

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To Be Or Not to Be: A Great Holocaust Satire

Ernst Lubitsch’s To Be Or Not to Be, starring Jack Benny and Carole Lombard, is a top-notch World War 2 satire taking place during the Holocaust. The film starts out in prior to the 1939 Nazi Invasion of Warsaw, Poland.  We meet a play of theatrical actors led by husband and wife, Josef Tura (Jack Benny) and Maria Tura (Carole Lombard).  They’re leading the rehearsals for a satirical play, Gestapo.  Bronski (Tom Dugan) passes for…

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Airplane!: An All-Time Classic Spoof

Comedy!  Drama!  Romance!  Airplane! is a classic disaster spoof that has managed to survive the test of time. What is there to say about the disaster spoof that hasn’t already been said in almost 38 years since the film was released?  It’s not only that there are so many zingers but so many of them have gone on to become oft-quoted classic lines!  From “Surely, you can’t be serious!” to “I just want to tell…

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1941: Steven Spielberg’s War Spoof Full of Hysterics

Led by some of the biggest names in comedy at the time, 1941 is Steven Spielberg’s most underrated film of all time. Following the success of National Lampoon’s Animal House in 1978, filmmakers were looking to capitalize on the success.  Why wouldn’t they?  The film brought in a lot of money!  Some of the comedies that would follow in 1980 included Caddyshack, The Blues Brothers, and the joke-a-minute Airplane.  One film that didn’t quite hit…

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