Jackie Mason Dies

Jackie Mason, known for his  rapid-fire befuddled observations has passed away, Saturday July 24, 2021, at the age a 93. Jackie was born Yacov Moshe Hakohen Maza on June 9, 1928 in Sheboygan, Wisconsin, into a family of strict Orthodox Jews. His father, his grandfather, his great-grandfather, and his great-great grandfather were all rabbis. His mother and father were born in Minsk and immigrated to the United States in the 1920s. When Jackie was five his family moved to the Lower East Side of Manhattan in New York City.

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The Goonies (1985)

I watched the 1985 Warner Bros. Pictures comedy/adventure movie “The Goonies” on AMC. The Goon Docks are about to be foreclosed on. The neighborhood kids (Goonies) end up looking for a treasure to save the day. They find a map in the attic and are off on their bicycles and into the hands of an evil Mom who, with her son, had broken her other son out of prison. They also have a secret chained up in the abandoned restaurant they all end up in. It’s kinda like the Stranger Things kids in the Temple of Doom, with some Pirates of the Caribbean mixed in.

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Spaceballs (1987)

I watched the Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 1987 Mel Brooks movie Spaceballs on BBC America. I hadn’t seen it since it was in the theater back in 1987. It is a science fiction parody movie of the Star Wars trilogy with some Star Trek, Alien, Wizard of Oz, 2001 a Space Odyssey and Planet of the Apes. It is co-written (with Ronny Graham and Thomas Meehan, produced and directed by Mel Brooks (Blazing Saddles, Young Frankenstein, High Anxiety, History f the World Part 1, Robin Hood: Men in Tights, Dracula: Dead and Loving It).

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Three Amigos! (1986)

I watched the 1986 Orion Pictures release Three Amigos on AMC. It was written by Lorne Michaels, Steve Martin and  Randy Newman (wrote the music for this movie as well as Avalon, Toy Story, The Natural, Meet the Parents, Meet the Fockers) produced by George Folsey Jr. (Grumpier Old Men, Coming to America, Clue, Spies Like Us, Kentucky Fried Movie, Twilight Zone The Movie, Trading Places, American Werewolf in London, The Blues Brothers) and 

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My Spy (2020)

I watched the 2020 Amazon Studios spy comedy “My Spy”, filmed in Toronto, Ontario, Canada on Amazon Prime. It is about JJ, a former US Special Forces soldier, that has been hired by the CIA. His rough handling of situations gets him assigned to a low risk surveillance job of Kate, an in-law to a French illegal arms dealer. The nine year old daughter of Kate, Sophie, finds his cameras, his monitoring station and that he is CIA. To keep her from outing him, which would get him fired, he has to comply with all her wishes.

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Ace Ventura Pet Detective (1994)

I watched the 1994 Warner Brothers comedy Ace Ventura Pet Detective on TruTV. I can’t believe this is the first time I’ve ever seen this one, and I laughed from beginning to end. Ace Ventura is played by the zany Jim Carrey (The Mask, Dumb and Dumber, The Riddler in Batman Forever, Ace Ventura: When Nature Calls, The Cable Guy, Liar Liar, The Truman Show, How the Grinch Stole Christmas, Bruce Almighty, Yes Man, Dumb and Dumber To) the Pet Detective who is hired by the Miami Dolphins’ chief publicist Melissa played by

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The Invisible Woman (1940)

I watched the 1940 Universal Pictures film, the third in the invisible series (The Invisible Man and The Invisible Man Returns), The Invisible Woman on Svengoolie. This movie is a Sci-Fi comedy unlike the first two. John Barrymore (The Sea Beast, Don Juan, Eternal Love, General Crack, The Man from Blankley’s, Rasputin and the Empress) plays the old inventor, Professor Gibbs, who has invented and invisibility machine funded by Richard Russell played by

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Christmas Vacation (1989) – The Review Continued…

I watch the Warner Brothers Christmas Vacation every year at Christmas and I reviewed it previously – check here. The movie originated as a John Hughes short story called “Christmas ’59,” that appeared in the December 1980 issue of National Lampoon magazine.

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