Attention! Attention fellow American lockdown inmates!Continue reading ‘Mayflower: The Pilgrims’ Adventure’ (1979): Celebrating the 400th anniversary of Mayflower’s landing
Uh…they couldn’t just adopt?Continue reading ‘The Boy in the Plastic Bubble’ (1976): Impossibly hopeful teen romance scores big
Sometimes you just need some soap-opera suds to kick off the holidays. Continue reading ‘Seasons of the Heart’ (1994): Good performances lift film about awful people
A worthy villain for the Harts and some spiffy Australian locales smooth over this bunglesome retread mystery. Continue reading ‘Hart to Hart: Harts in High Season’ (1996): Penultimate reunion film clunky, but enjoyable
The Harts return…courtesy of televangelist Pat Robertson! Continue reading ‘Hart to Hart: Two Harts in Three-Quarter Time’ (1995): Innocuously sedate, fitfully amusing mystery
Okay…are we friends again? Continue reading ‘Hart to Hart: Secrets of the Hart’ (1995): A snappy mystery, one of the best Hart reunions
I knew it, I knew it. The minute I start making friends…. Continue reading ‘Hart to Hart: Old Friends Never Die’ (1994): Disappointing reunion film not up to standard
Another entertaining Hart to Hart reunion movie. Continue reading ‘Hart to Hart: Crimes Of The Hart’ (1994): Alluring leads make for light, entertaining mystery
Mill Creek Entertainment has released a DVD and digital download combo pack of Sudden Fury: A Family Torn Apart, Continue reading ‘Sudden Fury: A Family Torn Apart’ (1993): Solid performances in true crime dramatization
A sweet, low-key little surprise. Continue reading ‘Hart to Hart: Home Is Where The Hart Is’ (1994): A laid-back, meditative mystery for the Harts
As God is my witness, it was better than I had any right to imagine…. Continue reading ‘Scarlett’ (1994): Sequel miniseries to ‘Gone with the Wind’ a gussied-up Harlequin Romance novel
They’re back!…26 years ago. A little birdie told us at the Drunk TV offices (yep…just like Song of the South) that our favorite Blu-ray/DVD company, Mill Creek Entertainment, is releasing a package of all the Hart to Hart reunion movies from the 1990s. Well…sign us up for that nostalgic grab-bag of sophisticated TV thrills! Continue reading ‘Hart to Hart Returns’ (1993): Reunion film as nostalgic as the series it’s based on
So. It’s getting late and I don’t want to screw around. Continue reading ‘Disaster on the Coastliner’ (1979): Shatner leads fun, silly, TV disaster thriller
Flashy but familiar, bait-and-switch ABC Movie of the Week entry. Continue reading ‘The Eyes of Charles Sand’ (1972): Fun viewing for dark October nights
Sad news: funny actor Bill Daily passed away this week. Pulling the rare trick of appearing in two iconic TV comedies–I Dream of Jeannie and The Bob Newhart Show–Daily was one of those actors lovers of vintage television took to their hearts like a cherished friend. He’ll be missed. So…in that spirit, let’s look at one of his lamer outings: I Dream of Jeannie…Fifteen Years Later. Continue reading ‘I Dream of Jeannie…Fifteen Years Later’ (1985): Eden & Co. try to rekindle magic in mid-80s reboot attempt
Well, maybe more like Getting Close to Getting Gotti…but no cigar from the Teflon Don. Continue reading ‘Getting Gotti’ (1994): Gambino crime boss gets ’90s TV treatment
Good ‘ol Mare. I had to poke around all the way up into the 1990s to find a TV movie where Mary Tyler Moore is menaced (apparently she was too good to do cheap actioners during her series’ heyday…): ABC’s Payback, from 1997, with Fredric Lehne, Adam Scott, and guess who? ‘Ol Lou Grant!
Next up on our hit list is Rhoda! Now, you can find Valerie Harper’s 1977 NBC made-for-TV movie, Night Terror, for sale on various public domain discs, but make sure you type in Night Drive, because somehow, somewhere, this spiffy, creepy little actioner was re-titled.
Available through Warner Brothers’ Archive Collection (a real rarity, considering how few MTVs from this era have made it onto disc), ABC’s 1973 telemovie, Dying Room Only, directed by Philip Leacock, written by the master, Richard Matheson, and starring Cloris Leachman, Ned Beatty, Ross Martin, and Dabney Coleman, is a model of efficient, effective suspense.