John Paul Jones, the biopic starring Robert Stack, may mean well but this film falls just a bit short in terms of mere entertainment value. John Paul Jones (Robert Stack) was the first major commander in the Continental Navy. He’s considered the Father of the American Navy along with both John Barry and John Adams. Unfortunately, his life came to a premature end at the age of 45 in 1792. There isn’t an argument that…"John Paul Jones: Naval Hero Deserves Better Biopic"
The Mortal Storm, starring both Margaret Sullavan and James Stewart, is the film that got MGM banned by Germany during WWII. Between 1936 and 1940, Sullavan and Stewart starred in Next Time We Love, The Shopworn Angel, The Shop Around the Corner, and The Mortal Storm. One could make the argument that Sullivan is also responsible for Stewart becoming a star. This is another story for another day. But anyway, this is their fourth and final team-up before…"The Mortal Storm Got MGM Banned In Germany"
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…"Airplane Joins Paramount Presents Line for 40th"
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…"To Be Or Not to Be: A Great Holocaust Satire"
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…"Airplane!: An All-Time Classic Spoof"
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…"1941: Steven Spielberg’s War Spoof Full of Hysterics"