In yet another pathetically obvious attempt to get Warner Bros.’ Archive Collection to send us review titles sans moola, we here at the Movies & Drinks offices have sobered up just enough to review one of their classic Blu-ray thriller releases, Wait Until Dark…because that’s the only kind of thriller the Archive releases: classic (we’ll… Read More ‘Wait Until Dark’ (1967): Pure suspense thriller gets better with age
Flashy but familiar, bait-and-switch ABC Movie of the Week entry.
Seeing as how Hawaii is set to blow apart any minute now, from Movies & Drinks‘s “Things Could Be WAY Worse” files comes a review of Warner Bros.‘ 1980 disastrous disaster epic, When Time Ran Out…,
Available through Warner Brothers’ Archive Collection (a real rarity, considering how few MTVs from this era have made it onto disc), ABC’s 1973 telemovie, Dying Room Only, directed by Philip Leacock, written by the master, Richard Matheson, and starring Cloris Leachman, Ned Beatty, Ross Martin, and Dabney Coleman, is a model of efficient, effective suspense.
It’s not a national holiday yet, but today is President Ronald Wilson Reagan’s birthday, so we here at the Movies & Drinks offices decided to kick back and screen some guilt-free “B” grippers from the “Gipper,” our 40th President of these here United States.
Some cheap, tuneful B-movie Christmas cheer! 1964’s Get Yourself a College Girl, available through Warner Bros.’ Archive Collection, is a good-looking, mildly amusing Sam Katzman cheapie for M-G-M, helped considerably by some socko musical numbers from The Animals, The Dave Clark Five, Stan Getz & Astrud Gilberto, The Standells, and The Jimmy Smith Trio.
Hey tell me something: do we still live in America? Is there still a unified concept of “America” anymore?