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The Kentucky Fried Movie

The Kentucky Fried Movie

“The Kentucky Fried Movie,” the 1977 film that’s less like a traditional movie and more like a wild ride through a comedy funhouse, is a testament to the zany genius of director John Landis and the writing team of Zucker, Abrahams, and Zucker. This film is a series of skits and parodies that throw caution […]

The Last Unicorn

The Last Unicorn

“The Last Unicorn,” the 1982 animated film that’s part fantasy epic, part existential musing, is like a beautifully illustrated storybook that decided to get deep and philosophical. Directed by Jules Bass and Arthur Rankin Jr., with a screenplay by Peter S. Beagle based on his novel, this film is a mesmerizing blend of whimsy, sadness, […]

Slap Shot

Slap Shot

“Slap Shot,” the 1977 sports comedy that takes a slap shot at the wild world of minor league hockey, is like a rowdy night at a dive bar – it’s loud, it’s crude, and it’s a heck of a good time. Directed by George Roy Hill and starring Paul Newman in one of his most […]

Santa Claus: The Movie

Santa Claus The Movie

“Santa Claus: The Movie,” the 1985 film that tried to do for Santa what “Superman” did for, well, Superman, is a holiday spectacle that’s part origin story, part modern-day Christmas fable. Directed by Jeannot Szwarc and starring Dudley Moore, John Lithgow, and David Huddleston as Santa, this film is a lavish, if somewhat uneven, addition […]

Scrooged

Scrooged

“Scrooged,” the 1988 film that took Charles Dickens’ “A Christmas Carol” and gave it a wildly irreverent spin, is like the fruitcake of holiday movies: a bit nuts, surprisingly rich, and definitely an acquired taste. Directed by Richard Donner and starring Bill Murray at his snarky best, this film is a Christmas comedy that’s as […]

Police Academy

Police Academy

“Police Academy,” the 1984 comedy that took the concept of police training and turned it into a circus of laughs, is a film that’s hard to forget – for better or worse. Directed by Hugh Wilson and boasting a cast of characters as diverse as they are hilarious, this movie is a wild ride from […]

One Crazy Summer

One Crazy Summer

Ah, “One Crazy Summer,” the 1986 comedy that asks the age-old question: what happens when you mix a wannabe cartoonist, a summer resort, and a boat race? Directed by Savage Steve Holland and starring John Cusack, Demi Moore, and Bobcat Goldthwait, this film is a delightful romp through the absurd and the hilarious, perfect for […]

MegaForce

Megaforce

“Megaforce,” released in 1982, is an action-adventure film that epitomizes the over-the-top, campy spirit of early ’80s cinema. Directed by Hal Needham and starring Barry Bostwick, Persis Khambatta, and Michael Beck, this film combines futuristic military technology, explosive action sequences, and a distinctly ’80s flair. Plot Overview The film’s narrative centers around an elite fighting […]

Killer Klowns From Outer Space

Killer Klowns From Outer Space

“Killer Klowns from Outer Space,” released in 1988, is a film that masterfully blends horror, science fiction, and dark comedy. Directed by Stephen Chiodo and featuring a unique blend of campy humor and genuinely creepy moments, this movie has become a cult classic, celebrated for its originality and inventive approach to the horror genre. Plot […]

The Gods Must Be Crazy

The Gods Must Be Crazy

“The Gods Must Be Crazy,” released in 1980, is a South African comedy film written and directed by Jamie Uys. This film stands out for its unique premise, blending slapstick humor with a poignant commentary on cultural differences and the simplicity of life. It became an international hit for its original storytelling and the charming […]