My latest find while scouring antique shops for movie memorabilia was a Toronto Sun newspaper from way back when the Montreal Canadians were THE team to reckon with in the NHL and the Toronto Blue Jays were finally hatched. According to a history site I googled, it was on this same day that Rolling Stones Icon, Keith Richards, received a suspended sentence for heroin possession here in Canada.
So here’s a fun sampling of what one might expect to see on the local screens for a night out on the town.
Haven’t caught this one yet? It’s set to KO the Oscars and there’s already talk of a sequel or 2 or 3 or……
Remember the days when George Segal was a light comedic leading man and Jane Fonda hadn’t moved into Ted Turner’s mansion? Ed McMahon? Isn’t that the guy sitting on Johnny Carson’s couch?
Ben Johnson on the billboard, those were the days.
Do we go with the raunchy Feldman title or take the kiddies and see the Wilderness Family?
Over to the art house for a little culture and reading? Subtitles that it is.
How about that De Niro guy who is beginning to make waves with a pair of titles this month? Actually I’d kind of like to know more about those Two Torrid Shockers, They’re Coming to Get You and House of Psychotic Women now that I know I can see the other two by pressing play on my DVD player at a moments notice.
Network or Twilight’s Last Gleaming? Not even close. Burt Lancaster in a Robert Aldrich film scores my vote.
And say, isn’t that Burt again with Sophia Loren and Richard Harris? You go to the Streisand flick and I’ll catch the train to Cassandra Crossing.
Suspense and Horror vs. Clouseau? What’s your vote?
Back in the good old days when Clint aka Dirty Harry kept the streets safe and that Stephen King guy was new. Chatter Box? Look it up.
Love the Rex Reed quote on the ad for this one that I’ve yet to see.
Yes I do get a kick out of the ads for the “red light” crowd. Held over for a third week where the sex scenes are sizzling, it’s The Trouble With Young Stuff or in EROTICOLOR you can sit in on Class Reunion, it’s a SCORCHER! But look close in the top right corner of this photo and you may just wanna catch Fred “The Hammer” Williamson raising hell in Mean Johnny Barrows.
Not sure just yet? Here’s a story rundown on some of them more popular titles.
Have fun! See you next time.
The Feldman, Every Home Should Have One, is one of the funniest (and smuttiest) movies of all time. Based on the premise that an ad executive has been hired to make porridge sexy, it contains such delights as a parody of a hot Swedish subtitled movie and a brief sequence that’ll render you unable to guiltlessly eat a hot dog ever again.
I’ve never seen that Feldman flick. Don’t think I’ve actually come across it on a home video release. But I’ll be on the look out.
I initially saw it in the cinema, but maybe a decade ago I tripped over it on TV — so it’s not entirely lost, so to speak. I see IMDB lists Think Dirty (approximately as in the ad) as a variant title, but gives no territory where that vt applied, so feasibly it was a home video retitling.
Saw Rocky, The Pink Panther Strikes Again, and The Enforcer all when they were first released…and I definitely would’ve chosen The Cassandra Crossing over A Star is Born! And I noticed that some films are rated ‘R’, while others have no rating but say ‘Recommended as Adult Entertainment’…is that like a PG-13 in Canada?
The Canadian ratings system has always been a screwed up thing. Especially when I was younger and wanted to see so many of these titles!!! Yes the recommended thing was I believe a PG 13 guide.