GUESS WHO’S COMING TO DINNER

Poffy The Cucumber

Still Racist After All These Years… I’m not racist – I have a black president. — Dane Cook, Isolated Incident, 2009. Affluent, white, liberal, San Franciscan parents, Matt and Christina Drayton (Spencer Tracy and Katherine Hepburn) are stunned when their free-spirited daughter, Joanna (Katharine Houghton), returns from her holiday abroad, bringing home a “negro,” Dr. John Prentice (Sidney Poitier), whom … Read More

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THE BEAST FROM 20,000 FATHOMS

Poffy The Cucumber

There Were Giants In Those Days – and Harryhausen was the largest! His name was synonymous with SPECTACLE. View any movie from the 50s or 60s with a gigantic, roaring, pseudo-prehistoric, collateral-damaging monster and you were probably watching one of Ray Harryhausen’s herky-jerky children of fantastic plastic. Just as Ed Wood is The King of B-Movie Schlock, as Alfred Hitchcock … Read More

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