For Steve Latshaw, directing Return of the Killer Shrews was a labor of love. Make that a lifetime’s labor of love.
I’m sure there will be those who balk at a title like that, what with Neil Young, George Harrison, Tom Petty, Eric Clapton, Lou Reed and Bob Dylan himself, of course, appearing on this gala 30th Anniversary Concert Celebration reissue.
A thoroughly great movie, Almost Famous is set in the early 1970s and revolves around the adventures of a teenage music journalist and a rock band called Stillwater.
The new video collection R-Evolution tracks the Doors, always a band delicately balanced on the cutting edge, as they made forays into the media of film — highlighting their influential contribution to early music videos.
This second edition in Jade Blackmore’s Gimme Five series focusing on ABC Movies of the Week featuring Barbara Eden, Laugh-In’s Teresa Graves, Kim Hunter, Stockard Channing — and Karen Black, in one of the buzziest made-for-TV horror films of the 1970s.
During the tour for Yes’ early-1980s blockbuster 90125, Jon Anderson found himself driving with a young filmmaker who was at work on a documentary about the group. He suggested that Anderson stop to see Spinal Tap at a local movie theater, and something amazing happened.
The shocking and tragic death of actor Philip Seymour Hoffman has put a spotlight on a growing heroin epidemic in America.
A key moment in the original Blues Brothers film finds the band dodging beer bottles at a backwoods dive where the barkeep informs them they have both kinds of music — “country and western.” Turns out, two very famous people were hurling those empty Budweisers.
This newly released documentary on the ex-Byrds singer-songwriter Gene Clark is not only very much welcome, but long overdue.
Unlike 1980s miniseries full of glamour and glitz or 1990s relationship-themed cable movies, 1970s TV movies were sleazy, scary, dopey or just plain weird. They were characterized by schlock, horror and the occasional tearjerker or social commentary.