Film Talk

REVISITING SOME LIKE IT HOT (1959)

As far as I’m concerned Some Like it Hot is a perfect comedy. Part screwball, part spoof of 1930’s gangster films, part romance, part musical, and filmed in glorious black and white at the iconic beachfront Hotel Del Coronado in San Diego. Throw in the flawless chemistry of the perfectly cast leads – Tony Curtis,…

SPIELBERG WITHDRAWS FROM INDIANA JONES 5

By John H. Foote In a shocking move that will send shockwaves through the film industry, two-time Academy Award winning Best Director Steven Spielberg has withdrawn from directing the upcoming fifth installment of the Indiana Jones franchise. The move caught everyone associated with the series off guard, most specifically star Harrison Ford, who had announced…

NIAGARA (1953) AND THE LONGEST FILMED WALK IN CINEMATIC HISTORY

By Craig Leask It began with an idea. Producer Charles Brackett had a strong desire to make a picture set around Niagara Falls – and not about honeymooning couples. It ended with box office success and the record for the longest filmed walk in the history of cinema. A record that still stands to this…

THE 14 WORST SEQUELS (and ONE PREQUEL) EVER MADE

By John H. Foote Sequels achieved their greatest popularity through the seventies and eighties and beyond, though in fairness they have existed since the thirties and the Universal monster series. The Bride of Frankenstein (1935) stands among the greatest sequels ever made, a wonderful film that preceded a series of increasingly bad films meant to…

ROCK HUDSON’S COMPLICATED LEGACY

By Alan Hurst Rock Hudson is one of those rare movie stars whose death and the revelations that came afterward diminished their legacy as a star and performer. It happened to Joan Crawford with the accusations of child abuse in her daughter Christina’s best selling “Mommie Dearest”. And it happened to Rock Hudson in 1985…

PODCAST #007 – SUPERHERO SPECTACULAR

By Nick Maylor On this episode of the podcast, John and I swapped seats as he interviews me about the history of comic-book adaptations and superheroe film. Be sure to check out our official YouTube channel for all of our shows! Nick MaylorNick is an actor/writer/comedian/musician from Hamilton, ON Canada. Having been a film nut…

REVIEW: BIRDS OF PREY

By John H. Foote (**) Margot Robbie was the finest thing in the awful Warner Brothers film Suicide Squad (2016) as the kooky, violent, positively insane Harley Quinn, moll to Joker. Robbie absolutely blew everyone off the screen in the film with her wisecracking nutbar out to conquer everyone in her way. Each scene she…