The Shaggy Dog, released in theaters in 1959, was Disney Studios first live-action comedy. It was a departure from their popular animated films. The gambit paid off – it was a huge hit and it launched a slew of wholesome, funny, adventuresome movies from the studio. These goofball comedies, light-hearted family fare and suspenseful mysteries became the cornerstone for Disney and raised a generation of young viewers. Make some popcorn, get a blanket and revisit these childhood classics, or introduce them to a new generation.Read More
SEEMS LIKE OLD TIMES (1980; Jay Sandrich)
This film was a discovery I was originally turned onto by the ‘80s All Over Podcast. Scott Weinberg professed his affection for it on one the episodes and got me on board (as did seeing the cast - which had a great deal of appeal). Written by Neil Simon, this film features one of Chevy Chase's best performances and yet another charming turn from Goldie Hawn. It also reminded me how much I miss Charles Grodin in movies these days and that I love that there was a time when he was the kind of high profile actor that headline.Read More
The name Doris Day is synonymous with a bright, sunshiny smile. Known for her cheerful roles, Day’s career spanned four decades—from her first film in 1948 to her television show ending in 1973. Though Day is often remembered for her three films with Rock Hudson, she has several hidden gems in the more than 40 films she made. Here are a few you shouldn’t miss:Read More
What did Paul Newman, Steve McQueen, and James Garner have in common? Besides being acting legends, they also shared a passion for race car driving and a need for speed. In the 1960s, this trio became synonymous with Hollywood’s love affair with motor racing.Read More
It seems like we’ve been celebrating the best of the 1960s for an entire decade, and with good reason. It was a tumultuous decade full of important and tragic historical events, many of which had a profound effect on artists and their movies. 1969 was the end of a decade that brought us some of the most provocative films in recent history, and it was a year that would help mold the New Hollywood movement.
Here are the top 20 most rented 1960 films on DVD Netflix with a spotlight on five films in particular that, in my opinion, are required viewing.Read More