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Mel Brooks and His Wonderful Rejection of Subtlety

Back in a time when our primary source of film-watching outside the movie theatre involved a trip to a video store, it was much harder to be a young boy curious about what might exist beyond the G-rated family comedies we would watch on Sunday [...]

By Brad Becker Parton

‘Black Dynamite’ Follow-Up Will Be a ‘Blazing Saddles’ Homage

Michael Jai White, star and co-writer of the 2009 blaxploitation spoof Black Dynamite, spoke to Crave Online this week about plans for a sequel to the cult comedy. White said that, while the next movie won’t be a direct sequel to Black [...]

By Bradford Evans

The Lost Roles of Richard Pryor

One of the most acclaimed and respected stand-up comedians of all time, Richard Pryor shot to fame in the 1970's and proved to be a charismatic presence in movies and TV. Although he starred in dozens of films throughout his career (his Gene [...]

By Bradford Evans

But How Does it Hold Up?

A few weeks ago I re-watched the venerable Mel Brooks film, Blazing Saddles. I hadn’t seen the movie in at least seven years, mostly because due to my near nightly screenings of it during my teens and early twenties, there was no point. The [...]

By Justin Gray