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Joey’s Home Movies For the Week of April 12th – A Classic in Mel Brooks’ ‘The Producers’

Welcome back to my Home Movies! Today, there’s not much new hitting shelves, but a classic is coming to Blu-ray. Yes, this week features Mel Brooks‘ amazing The Producers, among other things. What else, you may ask? Read on for more…

Joey’s Top Pick

The Producers

The Producers

Name a funnier movie than The Producers? I’ll wait. Mel Brooks is a comedy legend, and this film truly put him on the map. Winning him the Oscar for Best Original Screenplay, this is Brooks at the early height of his powers. Not only is it absolutely hilarious, this is where Brooks’ collaborations with Gene Wilder began. If you’ve somehow never seen this flick, you owe it to yourself to check it out. It’s a true classic and one of the best satires of all time. You can thank me later.

Also Available This Week

Oliver Sacks: His Own Life, Courtesy of Zeitgeist Films

Oliver Sacks: His Own Life


Some Kind Of Heaven

Willy’s Wonderland

Criterion Corner


History is Made at Night

From The Criterion Collection: “Suffused with intoxicating romanticism, History Is Made at Night is a sublime paean to love from Frank Borzage, classic Hollywood’s supreme poet of carnal and spiritual desire. On the run through Europe from her wealthy, cruelly possessive husband, an unhappy socialite (Jean Arthur) is thrown together by fate with a suave stranger (Charles Boyer)—and soon the two are bound in a consuming, seemingly impossible affair that stretches across continents and brings them to the very edge of catastrophe. Lent a palpable erotic charge by the chemistry between its leads, this delirious vision of lovers beset by the world passes through a dizzying array of tonal shifts—from melodrama to romantic comedy to noir to disaster thriller—smoothly guided by Borzage’s unwavering allegiance to the power of love.”


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