Ambition, good intentions and Freddie Francis does not necessarily equate success as Dave discovers with Bob Hoskins’ dud family flick.… Read More Rainbow (1995): A Pot of Lead
With a history that includes Martin Scorsese, Middle Eastern conflict, fake Renoirs, and the FBI, Dave pieces together the story of a truly terrible kids’ film…… Read More Short Circuited: Golddigger (1993)
If you crossed a Roger Corman movie with an episode of MADtv, Dave reckons this kids’ comedy is exactly what you’d get. … Read More The Crazysitter (1994): Oh Pair!
Dave talks to screenwriter Matthew Flynn about the decade-long quest to get his family flick from script to screen.… Read More Bringing Home the Bacon: My Brother the Pig (1999)
Dave hits up legendary Corman graduate Linda Shayne for the skinny on one of her mid-’90s family flicks.… Read More Look Who’s Talking: The Undercover Kid (1996)
Dave checks out a pair of family-friendly sasquatch movies directed by legendary fight choreographer Art Camacho, while screenwriter Richard Preston Jr. explains why he made the leap from science fiction to kiddie fare.… Read More Happy Feet: Little Bigfoot (1997) & Little Bigfoot 2: The Journey Home (1998)
Barely gracing the inside of cinemas, this Sissy Spacek star vehicle has long been consigned to obscurity. Dave finds out why. … Read More Trading Mom (1994): Be Careful What You Wish For
Dave looks at what led to one of the most charming films of the ’90s being cast off into obscurity. … Read More The Real Howard Spitz (1998): What’s The Beef?
Dave lights the fuse on one of Roger Corman’s lesser-known family flicks, and concludes that it’s an explosive mix of fun and foolery.… Read More Captain Nuke and The Bomber Boys (1996): It’s a Blast