Childhood Favorites Revisited: It’s a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World (1963)

The long-halted, never-frequent Childhood Favorites Revisited series returns today with a look at It’s a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World — a film starring tons of classic stars, which I saw long before I considered myself a classic film fanatic. When I bought it on DVD, I mentioned in the collection update that this film has a long history with my family. A pregnant woman named … Continue reading Childhood Favorites Revisited: It’s a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World (1963)

Childhood favorites revisited: Save the Last Dance

Save the Last Dance (2001) was one of the films that started the “dance film” craze of the new millennium, following in the ’80s footsteps of Footloose (1984) and Dirty Dancing (1987). Opening on the holiday weekend of Martin Luther King, Jr. day and raking in over $130,000,000 during its run (over $25,000,000 of which was made on opening weekend), there’s no question as to … Continue reading Childhood favorites revisited: Save the Last Dance

Childhood favorites revisited: The Mummy (for the Nostalgiathon Blogathon)

I’ve never been big on action/adventure, but as a kid, there were a few films of the genre that I absolutely loved. One such film was The Mummy. The Mummy was released in 1999 and is loosely based off of the 1932 Boris Karloff film of the same name. Originally intended as a low-budget horror, the film became part of a blockbuster adventure series. It … Continue reading Childhood favorites revisited: The Mummy (for the Nostalgiathon Blogathon)