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Time Waits For One Man

It will be a sad day when I run out of late 70’s-early 80’s made-for-tv movies (that I haven’t already seen) to watch, but then I will most likely just watch my favorite ones over and over like I do with everything else. One such gem is a forgotten 1980 “science fiction” classic, The Girl, […]

Discussing “The Star Maker” (1981) on The Doll Parts Podcast

Nina and I discuss “The Star Maker,” a two-part, 1981 made for tv movie starring Rock Hudson, Melanie Griffith, Suzanne Pleshette, Teri Copley and Kristian Alfonso. I’ve become fascinated with Rock Hudson’s late career films, which he made toward the end of his life. The made for tv movies in particular have an ominous quality […]

The Vegas Strip War

Despite the fact that Rock Hudson is one of my all-time favorite actors, I had been on the fence about whether to watch what was supposedly his last feature film, a largely forgotten made for TV movie called The Vegas Strip War. It was filmed in 1984, only a year before the Hollywood legend’s death […]

Black Sunday

It’s hard to imagine that after being subjected to decades of Hollywood blockbuster action movies―filled with overblown stunts, cheesy Schwarzeneggaresque one-liners and cartoonishly unrealistic premises―one could revisit a 1977 film like Black Sunday without rolling their eyes. Yet, the climactic final 30 minutes of Black Sunday are genuinely gripping. As with his earlier films like […]

Just One of the Goys

An ’80s teen classic, Just One of the Guys (directed by Lisa Gottlieb) is about a high school student named Terri (played by Jewish actress, Joyce Hyser) who dreams of becoming a journalist. After losing out on a job as an intern at a local newspaper to two guys she believes to be inferior writers, […]

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