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Hudak On Hollywood is currently scheduling for the 2022-23 season — e-mail dan@hudakonhollywood.com!

Want to know the real story behind Marilyn Monroe’s dress flying in the air? Or why Katharine Hepburn didn’t like Meryl Streep? Contact Dan at dan@hudakonhollywood.com for details on how to bring our lectures to you!

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Zoom Lectures

Hudak On Hollywood is excited to offer a variety of lectures via Zoom live streaming. Click here to learn more!

Le Corbeau

In spite of the fact that “Le Corbeau” is a French movie from 1943, its themes are still relevant today, and to the United States. It turns out that cancel culture and the nasty people…

Elvis

If a movie is ever made about my life, I want it to be directed by Baz Luhrmann. His films are effortlessly ebullient and never fall short on entertainment value, no matter the subject. He is first and foremost a showman…

Jurassic World: Dominion

The awe, wonder, majesty, and splendor of digitally rendered dinosaurs is back in “Jurassic World: Dominion,” as are all the big, noteworthy human characters who are still alive, including Owen Grady (Chris Pratt)…

Sonic The Hedgehog 2

That fast, spiky, blue ball of fuzz and wisecracks known as Sonic the Hedgehog (voice of Ben Schwartz) is back in “Sonic the Hedgehog 2” and in this sequel…

A Force Of One

Chuck Norris is probably best known today as the prototypical meme generator. Some “facts” about him include: “Chuck Norris doesn’t mow his lawn, he dares it to grow”…

Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness

The movie may be called “Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness,” but it’s really only half a Doctor Strange (Benedict Cumberbatch) movie. The other half belongs to Wanda Maximoff…

The Frisco Kid

I love a good fish out of water story and a good western. Lucky for me, 1979’s “The Frisco Kid” is both.

Everything Everywhere All At Once

A common complaint about modern Hollywood is that it’s full of creatively bankrupt woke wankers who can’t do anything except take a pre-existing, decades old intellectual property and repackage it for modern day—but not with…

The Worst Person In The World

If Julie (Renate Reinsve) is who the title “The Worst Person in the World” refers to, then co-writer/director Joachim Trier is certainly having some fun with us. She’s a caring and kind young lady in her late twenties…

The Northman

“Before you embark on a journey of revenge, dig two graves.” These words were spoken by circa 500 BCE Chinese philosopher Confucius. Even if they did make their way to Nordic countries circa 900 CE, it’s clear from the behavior of…

Cloak and Dagger

One of the silver linings of getting older is obtaining the sense of what was important to you as a child. The test is a simple one. Ask yourself: How fondly do you remember it? Then if the answer is a…

The Batman

As a genre, superhero movies tend to have a lot in common with each other. They’re all stories about heroic (or sometimes anti-heroic) crusaders (sometimes caped and sometimes not) with dual identities (sometimes secret and sometimes not) battling evil in the name of good.

Licorice Pizza

Writer-director Paul Thomas Anderson revisits two of his favorite subjects—the 1970s and California’s San Fernando Valley—in “Licorice Pizza,” a movie that, as far as I observed, featured neither licorice nor pizza.

Spider-Man: No Way Home

One of the appeals of virtuous superheroes is how they can serve as models for our own lives. We may never achieve the supreme level of virtuosity as our favorite costumed vigilantes, but it’s their example that counts. A superhero can be…

Scream

My guess is that if I was writing about movies coming to home video in 1996, I would have recommended “Scream” the week it hit the shelves of your local VHS rental store. That would have been my highest rating, since…

Top 5 Book-to-Movie Adaptations of the Last Decade

The book and film industries have a closer relationship than most people realize — Los Angeles Times reports that books have always been a huge source of raw material for Hollywood. But with the rise of streaming services…

Our Lectures

Hudak On Hollywood’s original lectures cover film history and Broadway, providing great entertainment for 55+ communities, retirement facilities, JCCs, country clubs and more!

Quick story: After hearing the “Famous Moments, Famous Movies Part II” lecture, a woman approached Dan to discuss the shower scene in “Psycho” that he just showed. She remembered seeing the film with friends in New York City in 1960 shortly after it opened, and that it was so scary they didn’t want to shower for three days! Triggering memories such as these are at the heart of everything Hudak On Hollywood does.

In person lectures are available throughout Florida and Colorado, and via Zoom anywhere! Click below to learn more.

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Our Lecturer Agency

Hudak On Hollywood is pleased to offer a team of highly talented lecturers who are thoroughly vetted and recommended by  professionals in 55+ communities throughout the country.

Available subject areas include Music, Radio/TV, Opera, Broadway, Nutrition, Health & Wellness and Film History. Click on the Lecturers link below for additional information.

If you are searching for a lecturer to bring an engaging session to your venue, whether in person or via Zoom, please contact us!

Are you a professional lecturer on a topic of interest to the 55+ community who’s looking for more engagements?  If so, we’d love to hear from you!  Just reach out to dan@hudakonhollywood.com.