Category Archives: 1970-1979

Freaky Friday (1976) Rated G

A mother and daughter both wish to walk in each other’s shoes and find that they’ve switched bodies for a day. Starring Barbara Harris, Jodie Foster, and John Astin. I’ve never seen this movie before. I’ve just watched it for the … Continue reading

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Superman (1978) Rated TV-PG

An alien orphan is sent from his dying planet to Earth and grows up to protect his adoptive world. Starring Marlon Brando, Gene Hackman, and Christopher Reeve. This film is a classic. It’s the one that all other Superman flicks are … Continue reading

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La Cage aux Folles (1978) Rated R

Two gay men hide their lifestyle when one partner’s son announces they are getting married. Starring Ugo Tognazzi, Michel Serrault, and Claire Maurier. This is a brilliant comedy; the slapstick elements are just as funny as the humor in the film. … Continue reading

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Perry Como’s Christmas in Austria (1976) Rated NR

Perry Como’s Christmas special in Austria. The music is from Austria, and we get to see the beautiful countryside. Starring Perry Como, Senta Berger, Sid Caesar. This is another beautiful Christmas special. As Perry tours the countryside showing us the beauty … Continue reading

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The Perry Como Christmas Show (1974) Rated NR

 The first Perry Como Christmas special. Starring Perry Como, Karen Carpenter, Richard Carpenter, Peggy Fleming The Perry Como special are a joy to watch. He gets the performers of the day to come and perform the songs we all love to … Continue reading

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Against a Crooked Sky (1975) Rated G

When Charlotte Sutter gets kidnapped by a group of Indians, her brother and a drunk prospector go in search for her. The film is a remake of The Searchers.  Starring Richard Boone, Stewart Petersen, Henry Wilcoxon. This is an engaging story as we follow … Continue reading

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‘Twas the Night Before Christmas (1974) Rated TV-G

When a town learns that Santa isn’t coming to visit them this year because of an insulting letter, they band together to make it right. Starring Joel Grey, Tammy Grimes, John McGiver, George Gobel. This is the perfect retelling of the classic book ‘Twas … Continue reading

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The Train Robbers (1973) Rated PG

 A gun man is hired by a widow to locate her husband’s gold that he stole in order to return it to the rightful owner and start anew. Starring John Wayne, Ann-Margret, Rod Taylor This film is a classic. It’s  a classic in … Continue reading

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Carrie (1976) Rated R

Carrie is a friendless teen whose been sheltered by her mother until her telekine tic powers are unleashed  at the senior prom. Based on the book by Stephen King. Starring Sissy Spacek, Piper Laurie, Amy Irving, John Travolta This film is quintessential Stephen King with … Continue reading

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Mary and Joseph: A Story of Faith (1979) Rated NR

The romantic story behind Mary and Joseph and the birth of Jesus. Starring Blanche Baker, Lloyd Bochner, Colleen Dewhurst, Jeff East. The one major problem with this take on the Christmas story is the romanticism of  Mary and Joseph. I’m not saying … Continue reading

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