At Christmastime, if I’ve been a good boy, I usually get a couple of movie and TV books to enjoy during the more relaxed, quiet days of the holiday (before the inevitable New Year’s Eve brawl). This go-around, I was fortune to receive Simon Sheridan’s exhaustive, marvelously entertaining Keeping the British End Up: Four Decades… Read More ‘Confessions of a Pop Performer’ (1975): Brit sex comedy by future Bond screenwriter still a hoot
Tamped down by a forced PG-13 rating, high school hi-jinx came roaring back in the late ’90s after an absence, and 1998’s Can’t Hardly Wait led the charge and was relatively successful, teeming with young stars–some uncredited–on the brink of breaking big.
A mean-spirited, vulgar, slapstick take on Dickens’ A Christmas Carol. Thank god.
Sony’s Choice Collection, their manufactured-on-demand DVD service for old Columbia Pictures library and cult titles, is still pumping out the discs, including one just right for these warm summer nights: Drive-In, the 1976 Columbia Pictures sleeper hit featuring a largely unfamiliar cast of fresh faces.
Mill Creek Entertainment has released the Jerry Lewis Comedy Triple Feature, a single disc—that’s a lot of info crammed onto one disc—collection including 1966’s Three on a Couch (first time on DVD, I believe), 1968’s Don’t Raise the Bridge, Lower the River, and 1969’s Hook, Line, and Sinker. Now…these aren’t exactly the titles I’d pick… Read More ‘Three on a Couch’ (1966): Jerry Lewis comedy offers few laughs
“I thought we were lifeguards. Everything that you guys are talking about sounds like a really entertaining but far-fetched TV show.”