April 19th, 2013 1:50pm EDT
With the space dud and copycat flick "Oblivion" hitting theaters this weekend it seems a perfect time to go back to the film it borrowed from most. Only instead of a weak one and a half stars it’s five-star stuff...Welcome to Forgotten Friday Flick! Not going back too far, we’re heading to 2009 for a little film that said so much. An unusual outer space tale that focused much more on the human condition and less on mindless space spectacle. Featuring a career making performance and announcing the arrival of a new and unique voice from the filmmaking front lines we’re gladly heading to.....
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'Star Trek' Tops Spike TV 'Scream 2009' Awards With 17 Noms
March 8th, 2013 11:10am EST
I’ll let you in on a little secret – most of the flicks that are released in the first few months of the year are placed there for a reason. Want another secret – I’m here to help your mundane movie going with...Forgotten Friday Flick! This week we’re all about secrets as we check out a simple tale that on its surface may seem like a basic comedy of errors, but with the help of great acting, a killer cast and hilarity and hijinks beyond the norm it’s so much more. Plus being a product of the 80’s the film is even considered by some to be a teen sex comedy of sorts – complete with just a ...
January 18th, 2013 12:00pm EST
The new Arnold Schwarzenegger flick "The Last Stand" is hitting theaters today and from the clips we’ve seen the big guy is looking a little worn. (Sorry Arnie – it may be time to hang up the guns and ammo!) In any case we want to remember the Austrian bodybuilder in the peak of his acting and grunting prowess – so welcome to Forgotten Friday Flick! Today’s cigar selection isn’t just because of Arnold himself, but everything from memorable music to charismatic characters that cook. (Under the hot sun no less!) An elite group of Special Forces soldiers, frenetic hostages, foreign prison...
'Predator: The Musical' is He-ah! Do It! DO IT NOW!
Adrien Brody Attempts To Be An Action Star In 'Predators'
January 11th, 2013 10:00am EST
Since this weeks big release "Gangster Squad" is a shallow rip off of one of the greatest crime genre films ever made, why not go right to the source – welcome to Forgotten Friday Flick! We’re bypassing the subpar imitation and instead heading back to 1987 to covet the original. It’s a film that worked so well because of an alignment of all the best elements – an amazing cast, stellar script and a director who knew how to add panache. Never stop fighting till the fighting’s done – it’s..."The Untouchables!"
It’s a time of prohibition in Chicago and gangster Al Capone is cashing ...
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'Lawless' And The Top 10 Prohibition Era Crime Films
December 7th, 2012 12:00pm EST
After seeing the striking new film "The Perks of Being a Wallflower" recently to assess it’s Top Ten traits for this year’s Best of list (good, but didn’t make it – sorry!), it reminded me of a past high school flick that got some unnecessary bad vibe detention when it first came out back in 1987. (Ebert gave it one one damn star!) Well, time to let the cool kids run free – welcome to Forgotten Friday Flick! This week we’re heading back to class for a little afterschool fight action in the form of a very funny and witty high school rendition of the classic David and Goliath story...gone ...
November 9th, 2012 11:00am EST
With some saying that the latest 007 outing "Skyfall" is the best Bond film in years, it felt right to highlight my favorite in the series this week. Welcome to Forgotten Friday Flick! While this week’s selection may not be so forgotten with Bond film fans, it is nevertheless a notable outing that deserves to be highlighted and thus seen by everyone. (Yes newcomers and young folks, this one is for you!) It’s truly Bond at his best with the hottest ladies (Pussy Galore – oh, yeah!), the baddest villains (Auric G. and Oddjob!) and the coolest gadgets – my favorite of the series. Not expe...
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Forgotten Friday Flick - 'The Untouchables'
October 26th, 2012 12:00pm EDT
Films fans are sure to flock to the sight of the epic looking "Cloud Atlas" this weekend, but we thought it a good time to check out some early Wachowski fare. Back when Lana was Larry and style was the special of the day...welcome to Forgotten Friday Flick. Today’s selection was a sexy, tense and ultimately stylistic masterwork that all but announced the arrival of the famed Wachowski Brothers. It combined a terrific story with some dynamite performances – and looked good doing it. Lesbians, double crosses and a little Tom Jones, it’s the 1996 underrated thriller..."Bound."
Blu-ray Review: 'Breathless'
Gina Gershon: 'My Face Was Blowing Up'
October 12th, 2012 11:00am EDT
With the highly anticipated (most of all by me!) new flick "The Collection" hitting the Screamfest screen this Friday, it felt very timely to revisit an amazing flick some wrongly thought of as mere torture porn fare – welcome to Forgotten Friday Flick! Today’s film is so much more then a simple horror tale, even though it carries the moniker of being from the writers of the "Saw" sequels. It’s a clever mixture of the thriller and serial killer genres, but told with distinctively creative character flair. One house. One killer. One Thief. Let the games begin. We’re jumping into the b...
'The Collection' Actor Josh Stewart On Sequels, 'The Dark Knight Rises' & More
April DVD Releases: 'Avatar,' 'Crazy Heart' & More
September 14th, 2012 12:00pm EDT
In full cheese mode thanks to the various outings of the "Resident Evil" franchise? Ready for another helping of some aged cheddar – well then welcome to Forgotten Friday Flick! This week we’re going back to college via 1985, a simpler time with high hair, pop music and the ability to hunt a friend down on university grounds with a paint gun without campus security gunning for you. We’re talking about the quirky, fluffy and fromage ridden five-star comedy..."Gotcha!"
UCLA college student Jonathan Moore isn’t exactly a ladies man. His boyish looks and smell of desperation have le...
August 31st, 2012 11:00am EDT
With the gangs with guns flick "Lawless" hitting theaters this week, it felt time to dust off a similar flick with its own share of bad guys, hot girls and tough men out for some payback – welcome to Forgotten Friday Flick! This week we’re heading on back to 1984 to partake in a little film that at the time was being described as ‘A Rock & Roll Fable’. It’s a slick flick that not only had a memorable cast, but was also helmed by one of my favorite filmmakers Walter Hill. (Which also means some tasty Ry Cooder music accompaniment!) So load up your gun, put on your trench coat and get rea...
'Leverage' Recap: 'The Radio Job' (4.16)
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