Top Secret!: I Love the 80’s

February 6, 2009

Partway through Top Secret! (1984), the film’s hero, rock star Nick Rivers (Kilmer) cuts loose with a song called “How Silly Can You Get?” It could easily apply to all of the films directed by Jim Abrahams, David Zucker, Jerry Zucker, the kings... 

Airplane!: “Don’t Call Me Shirley!” Edition

February 17, 2006

Airplane! (1980) was originally conceived of as a remake/parody of Zero Hour! (1957), a black and white airplane disaster movie, while also skewering popular movies of the mid to late ‘70s (like Jaws, Saturday Night Fever and the Airport movies). The... 

My Boss’s Daughter

July 21, 2002

Ashton Kutcher is the current flavor of the month. The success of his MTV show, Punk’d and the Dude, Where’s My Car? (2000) movie has catapulted this young actor onto the hot list. It also has studios scrambling to release anything and everything...