All articles from: January, 2010

Up in the Air (2009)


“Up in the Air” was directed by Jason Reitman. Reitman also directed two other films I liked “Juno” and “Thank You for Smoking”.  Reitman is a second generation director, his father directed “Ghostbusters”. Up in the Air is about a corporate down-sizer Ryan Bingham (George Clooney), who travels from place to place firing people. In […]

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Airplane! (1980)


Airplane! was directed and written by Jim Abrahams, David Zucker and Jerry Zucker.  This group was collectively known as ZAZ, they wrote Airplane! while performing together for the Kentucky Fried Theatre.  ZAZ starting with Airplane! created the parody genre of films, films like Naked Gun, Scary Movie and Police Story. Airplane! is a spoof of […]

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All That Heaven Allows (1955)


All That Heaven Allows was directed Douglas Sirk. Sirk is one of the best at making melodramas, his own life also had lots of drama, before WWII.  Sirk’s first wife was a follower of Hitler, she denounced Sirk because of his relationship with his second wife (she was a Jew). This caused him to leave […]

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The Alamo (1960)


The Alamo was one of two films directed by John Wayne the other was “The Green Berets (1968) “.  “In the Alamo, Wayne really goes all out to portray all-American heroes, fighting for freedom. While the Alamo seems like a historical film about the famous battle, it has nothing to do with history.  The historians […]

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