Category: Classic Movies

“Rocky” (1976)

Rocky loses, but he wins. It's the most crucial part of the overall story of Rocky Balboa, and one that often gets overlooked. At the end of the original "Rocky," Balboa stands...

“Top Secret” (1984)

"Top Secret" (1984) One of the big comedy revolutions of the 1980s was the rise of the Zucker-Abrahams-Zucker trio-- the ZAZ team, as they came to be known by their fans. Jim Abrahams...

“Midnight Run” (1988)

When Charles Grodin passed away, the cinematic world lost an actor of exquisite presence and comedic timing, one who made every movie he was in better, just by being there. He had...

Tora! Tora! Tora! (1970)

Tora! Tora! Tora! (1970) - Producer Darryl F. Zanuck had already made The Longest Day in 1962, dramatizing D-Day. He then decided to tackle another tale of World War II, telling the...

The Pink Panther (1963)

The Pink Panther (1963) - One of the most popular comedies of all time that would spawn a franchise, several spin-offs and reboots, as well as cementing the place of bumbling French...

The Absent Minded Professor

The Absent-Minded Professor (1961) - Everyone’s heard of Flubber, the trademark substance at the heart of Disney’s classic live-action comedy The Absent-Minded Professor— and not just because the 1997 remake of the...

The Pawnbroker (1964)

The Pawnbroker (1964) - Before Schindler’s List, before Shoah, before mainstream movies had begun to seriously tackle the horrific events of the Holocaust, Sidney Lumet’s drama was the first American film to...

The Night of the Hunter (1955)

The Night of the Hunter (1955) - Charles Laughton was an acclaimed actor who only ever directed one movie— and it’s considered an all-time classic and one of the most influential thrillers...

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