GETTING EVEN IS A FULL-TIME JOB. When Judy (Jane Fonda) is hired by a huge corporation, she is quickly warned by a co-worker (Lily Tomlin) to stay away from a womanizing executive (Dabney Coleman), who’s having an affair with his secretary (Dolly Parton). A huge hit in its day, the ambition was to bring up … Continue reading Nine to Five
There’s a scene in You’ve Got Mail (1998) where Tom Hanks says, “The Godfather is the sum of all wisdom. The Godfather is the answer to any question”. Every guy loves The Godfather, he explains. Well, there’s plenty in this masterpiece to attract anyone. The first spoken words are “I believe in America” and The Godfather is indeed a story … Continue reading The Godfather: Paying in Blood
THE HOT-LINE SUSPENSE COMEDY. When Stanley Kubrick decided to turn Peter George’s Cold War novel “Red Alert” into a movie, he must have thought the material was too outrageous to be taken seriously. He started writing the script, but brought Terry Southern into the procedure to emphasize what might be funny about the doomsday scenario. … Continue reading Dr. Strangelove: Bombs Away!