It’s no secret that I like the Fletch movies. The first movie is a classic. The sequel, Fletch Lives, is probably more of an acquired taste. Fletch is arguably Chevy Chase’s best film. I’ve watched the first movie for years, knowing that it was based on a book of the same title by Gregory Mcdonald, but I’d […]

Super Mario Bros.

As a child of the 80’s, Nintendo played a large part in my childhood. Their mascot Mario and, to a lesser extent, his brother Luigi were responsible for the success of the Nintendo Entertainment System when the Japanese company brought their video game console to the United States. The games starring the brothers were full […]

Young Frankenstein: A Mel Brooks Book: The Story of the Making of the Film

Young Frankenstein is a perfect parody of the Universal Pictures Frankenstein films from the nineteen-thirties, and it’s my favorite Mel Brooks film. The cinematography was beautiful and lovingly crafted to capture the style of James Whale’s Frankenstein. Mel Brooks and Gene Wilder insisted that the movie was to be shot in wonderfully contrasting black and white. […]

Snakes on a Plane

Recently, I decided to read the novelization of Snakes on a Plane while I was on several packed flights. Your opinion of the novelization will largely depend on how dumb of an idea you think that the premise is, or how much that you enjoyed the movie. Either way, the novel tries to take a […]