The End is a dark comedy, Burt Reynolds style

After the success of Smokey and The Bandit, Burt Reynolds was on top of the world. He was HOT. He had his choice of films, and every studio wanted to be in the Burt Reynolds business. He also wanted to…

King Kong 1976 remake poster hits new heights in hyperbole

King Kong 1976 remake poster hits new heights in hyperbole

This King Kong poster for the 1976 remake features the most over-the-top ad slogan, ever. The most exciting original motion picture event of all time.   This line – and the poster – requires a bit of dissection. First, let’s look…

Star Wars t-shirts!

Star Wars t-shirts!

I remember these t-shirts fondly… When you were an eight year old and Star Wars came out, you HAD to have one. It was almost mandatory, to show that “yes, you saw it and yes, you loved it.” A friend of…

Theatre of Blood showcases Vincent Price at his hammy best

I meant to get around to rewatching Theatre of Blood before Halloween, but business travel and other priorities got in the way of that revisit. A recent international trip gave me ample opportunity to catch up on some things, and…

Psych-Out features Jack Nicholson, Susan Strasburg & Dean Stockwell on a really bad trip

Ah, 1968. The year where every movie studio decided they simply must put out a movie about peace, love, drugs and the counter-culture. Some, like Skidoo, are confusing and completely wrong-headed. Others, like Easy Rider, are acclaimed as classics (it was filmed in…

Go Ape! With Planet of the Apes belt buckles!

Go Ape! With Planet of the Apes belt buckles!

God, I loved the seventies. Only in that mixed-up decade would this product idea exist in real life. Ladies and gentlemen… Planet of the Apes belt buckles, with matching belts! And matching western tie!!

Celebrating Pizzazz magazine

Celebrating Pizzazz magazine

Anybody remember Pizzazz Magazine? It was an attempt by Marvel Comics to enter the teen magazine market in the late seventies, and I was a subscriber. I LOVED Pizzazz, because it was a lot more geeky than other magazines (it had a…