Tag: Mel Brooks


The Forgotten Genres: Spoofs

Film genres can be susceptible to changing tastes. Hollywood has abandoned many ideas that were once standard. But that doesn’t mean the...

Blu-ray Reviews, Film

Blu-ray Review: “Blazing Saddles” 40th Anniversary Edition

It seems that with each milestone anniversary, Warner Brothers finds a reason to release another special edition of Mel Brooks’ classic...

Blu-ray Reviews, Film

Blu-ray Review: “The Producers” (1968)

Come back to a time when a scam was really a scam......

DVD Reviews, Film, Television

DVD Review: “Mel Brooks: Make a Noise”

Mel Brooks: Make A Noise -- Don't be schtupidt, be a schmarty!...

Film, Popdose Lists

Popdose Prime: 10 Movies About Cavemen (to Prepare You for “The Croods”)

Dreamworks’ CGI caveman spectacular The Croods comes out on Friday. It’s the first big animated movie of the year, but...

Popular Culture, Theatre, You're Dead to Us

You’re Dead to Us: Broadway Musicals as an Important Cultural Force

A series in which we look at once common curiosities of pop culture that don’t exist anymore, be it because of changing tastes, the...

Blu-ray Reviews, Film

Blu-ray Review: “Spaceballs: 25th Anniversary Edition”

Spaceballs may not be a classic, but it endures because budding teenagers continue to discover it....

Book Reviews, Books

Book Review: “Marty Feldman: The Biography of a Comedy Legend”

There was more to the comic than meets the eyes....


Books, Kirkus Reviews

Popdose at Kirkus Reviews: Daddy, Tell Me An F-ing Bedtime Story

Popdose and Kirkus delve into that lovely, genteel bedtime tome, Go The Fuck To Sleep....


Farkakte Film Flashback, Film

Farkakte Film Flashback: A Fool Such as I Edition

It's that time of year again -- and this April 1, Pete Chianca looks back at some of the finest fools in film....


Music, Podcast

The Popdose Podcast: Episode 4

Don’t know what to get your friends and loved ones for the holidays this year? If they’re lovers of merriment, obnoxious humor...


CD Reviews, Music

CD Review: Carl Reiner and Mel Brooks, “The 2000 Year Old Man: The Complete History”

Carl Reiner and Mel Brooks met when both men were writers for Sid Caesar’s fabled television program, Your Show of Shows. Working...