Joe Sarno’s Inga Collection: Nobody under 18 will be admitted to this DVD collection

It’s springtime here at the Movies & Drinks world headquarters, and that means we’re getting ready to say goodbye to our “Seven Sisters” interns who have been scurrying around here since January, typing up reviews, emptying ashtrays, keeping filing cabinets fully stocked with the owners’ secret libations of choice…only to pour said soused owners into… Read More Joe Sarno’s Inga Collection: Nobody under 18 will be admitted to this DVD collection

‘The Poseidon Adventure’ (1972): 50 years later, disaster epic still an all-star of the era

It was unquestionably the perfect drive-in double feature: The Towering Inferno and The Poseidon Adventure. I can still see those remarkably evocative posters hanging up in the the late, great Jesse James Drive-In‘s faux-wooden bunkhouse/concession stand, waiting to get my Chinese eggroll with the cartoon on the wrapper and an orange drink (“Easy on the… Read More ‘The Poseidon Adventure’ (1972): 50 years later, disaster epic still an all-star of the era

‘Angel in My Pocket’ (1969): Has this Andy Griffith film been memory-holed?

Inexplicably missing-in-action movie from TV icon Andy Griffith. On April 1st, 1968, The Andy Griffith Show broadcast its final first-run episode, ending the-then #1-rated television show in the country, after eight highly successful seasons. Just one short year (and a day) later, Universal Pictures released Griffith’s charming little family programmer, Angel in My Pocket…and America couldn’t have… Read More ‘Angel in My Pocket’ (1969): Has this Andy Griffith film been memory-holed?

‘Top Gun’ (1986): A lesson in mid ’80s Hollywood moviemaking

Hey: there are red flags in even the best relationships. I should have understood that right away when I started dating my wife all those years ago. Now, I let it slide when she said The French Connection and Bullitt were “boring.” And I said, “Fine, whatever,” when she wouldn’t let me hang up my Shaft’s Big… Read More ‘Top Gun’ (1986): A lesson in mid ’80s Hollywood moviemaking