The Muppet Movie Marks 45th Anniversary

The Muppet Movie recently marked the 45th anniversary of its 1979 world premiere and returns to theaters for special screenings. “Why are their so many songs about rainbows and what’s on the other side? … Someday we’ll find it, the rainbow connection. The Lovers, the Dreamers, and me.” – “Rainbow Connection” Following the success of The Muppet Show, it was only a matter of time before the Muppets hit the big screen. Lo and behold,…

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Sky High: A Superhero Family Comedy

Before Disney ever acquired Marvel, they released a superhero comedy of their own, Sky High, under the Walt Disney Pictures banner. Will Stronghold (Michael Angarano) is the son of two superheroes, The Commander (Kurt Russell) and Jetstream (Kelly Preston). This comes with high expectations as he attends Sky High for the first time. It’s an airbourne high school for teenage superheroes. While Will is third generation, he is also a late bloomer because he has…

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The Last Picture Show: A Peter Bogdanovich Classic

Co-written with novelist Larry McMurtry, Peter Bogdanovich’s The Last Picture Show is a coming-of-age tribute to a bygone era of time. “Nobody wants to come to shows no more. Kid baseball in the summer, television all the time.” — Miss Mosey (Jessie Lee Fulton) to Duane Jackson (Jeff Bridges). Over fifty years later, these lines hit harder. Because of the pandemic, many theaters are fighting for their life. Movie palaces are especially fighting for their…

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History of the World: Part I isn’t Mel Brooks’ Best

History of the World, Part I–which has no sequel–spoofs multiple genres in this anthology showing that there are no limits to the mind of writer-director Mel Brooks. In depicting a few periods of time in world history, Brooks also spoofs other films or stories in doing so.  Aspects of “The Stone Age” parody that of 2001: A Space Odyssey.  Brooks isn’t shy of placing many gags in this era.  Whether its the invention of music…

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Lez Bomb: The Dysfunctional Comedy We Need

Focused on a lesbian woman coming home for the Thanksgiving holiday, Lez Bomb is the dysfunctional family comedy that we need right now. The holidays are generally not the best time to announce to your parents that you’re a member of the LGBTQ community.  Regardless of which, there’s never a great time to come out and the experience can be terrifying.  Even after coming out, the holidays still make for some added stress especially when…

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