Mel Brooks

Blazing Saddles

May 24, 2006 // 0 Comments

Mel Brooks' 1974 comedy "Blazing Saddles" is generally ranked as one of the funniest films ever made and is number 6 on AFI's list of 100 best comedies. While "Blazing Saddles" is certainly a funny film and great comedy, to [...]


September 30, 2005 // 0 Comments

Out-of-this-world adventure involving a society, with similar issues that are not too different from our own, but told through the eyes of robots, is the latest venture from director Chris Wedge (Ice Age) and Blue Sky Studios in the light-hearted animated [...]

Dracula: Dead And Loving It

June 15, 2004 // 0 Comments

For some reason, most of Mel Brooks’ movies are not yet available on DVD. Films such as ’Robin Hood: Men In Tights’, ’High Anxiety’ ’Silent Movie’ or ’The Nude Bomb’ are all still missing form the DVD repertoire. Fortunately however, [...]

The Muppet Movie

June 25, 2001 // 0 Comments

As we all know, there’s nothing quite like when an old favorite makes its way to DVD, so that we may enjoy it in all of its digital splendor. However, the recent release of "The Muppet Movie" has left me feeling a bit saddened. When I first [...]

Screw Loose

September 19, 2000 // 0 Comments

Although the name Mel Brooks usually stands for a lot of enjoyable comedy and offbeat humor, Columbia TriStar’s release of ’Screw Loose’ sadly doesn’t fall into this category. It is a comedy that features a nice story line but the banal humor, the [...]

The Twelve Chairs

June 7, 2000 // 0 Comments

Satisfying as well as infuriating, the movies of Mel Brooks invariably swing between affectionate parody ("Young Frankenstein") and vulgar spoofs ("Blazing Saddles"). Yet he is not afraid to sprinkle in commentary about the human [...]