Forgotten Friday Flick

Forgotten Friday Flick - The Horror / Comedy 'Drag Me To Hell'

10/9/2015 12:20pm EDT
Forgotten Friday Flick - 'Drag Me To Hell'
In keeping with hard to find Halloween movie treats (it is October after all!) it’s time to explore another terror tale filled with shame, revenge and a killer goat – welcome to Forgotten Friday Flick! This week we’re heading to Raimi land, but not with the evil of dead folks you may expect. This one deals with gypsy curses that once placed upon the unsuspecting have dire fire down below consequences – it’s time to…."Drag Me To Hell!"

Christine Brown is a young woman with a lot going for her. She’s got a successful job as a bank loan officer, a nice house and a loving boyfriend na...

Forgotten Friday Flick: The 1983 Horror/Sci-Fi 'Nightmares'

9/25/2015 12:20pm EDT
Even though there’s still time to carve the pumpkin, hang the ghosts and ghouls, and get a costume that kills, all hallows eve is right around the corner and it’s time to prepare – welcome to Forgotten Friday Flick! Today we’re going back to 1983, a time when horror was fun and anthology flicks were thankfully running rampant. Trying to cash in on tales of terror that were proving to be box office gold, this outing had some very memorable movie moments that gave it the scary spice. Man vs. machine (arcade game to be exact!), the dangers of nicotine addiction, an auto battle of good vs. e...

Forgotten Friday Flick – 1998 Sci-Fi Drama 'Dark City'

9/18/2015 12:25pm EDT
Forgotten Friday Flick - 'Dark City'
With October and Halloween right around the corner, it felt like the right time to start delving deeper into dark and sinister cinematic stories – welcome to Forgotten Friday Flick! This week we’re going back to a serious stylistic little tale of murder, mayhem and aliens – odd bedfellows for sure. But from the mind and eye of one of the most visually gifted directors working and featuring a cool cast, it’s a flick that most who see it will not likely forget. We shed some well-deserved light onto the…"Dark City!"

Groggy, wet and confused, John Murdoch wakes up in the tub and finds...

Forgotten Friday Flick – You’ll Enjoy The 1981 Classic 'La Chèvre'

9/4/2015 12:15pm EDT
Forgotten Friday Flick - 'La Chèvre'
Last Friday we checked out comedy via the US, so why not keep the laughs going with something a little more funny and French – welcome to Forgotten Friday Flick! We’re ending this week with some bumbling idiot sight gag fun with a tale about an accident prone gal who goes missing and the equally inept investigators who try to track her down. It’s a hilarious tale of the blind leading the blind via the fabulous French farce…"La Chèvre!" (Translation – The Goat!)

The daughter of a wealthy business man named Marie has mysteriously disappeared while on vacation in Mexico and after seve...

Forgotten Friday Flick - A Blake Edwards Movie 'Skin Deep'?

8/28/2015 12:15pm EDT
Forgotten Friday Flick - 'Skin Deep'
With the summer season slowing down and movies going back to the mundane, if felt time for a little laughter pick me up courtesy of one sincerely missed funnyman – welcome to Forgotten Friday Flick! Today’s selection is a memorable mix of colorful comedy and thoughtful drama from a director and lead actor who created some of the funniest work in the business. It’s a tale of a depressed writer and lothario who tries to drown his personal and professional sorrows in booze and babes – and hilarity ensues. Not to worry about the theater lights being too dim, as this one truly glows in the da...

Forgotten Friday Flick - The Horror-Drama, 'Let The Right One In'

8/21/2015 12:15pm EDT
Forgotten Friday Flick - 'Let The Right One In'
With so much generic genre work coming out of America these days, it felt right to stray into Swedish territory for some fanged fun – welcome to Forgotten Friday Flick! Today’s bloodsucking baddie tells the tale of a couple of kids from opposite sides of the tracks who find a funny friendship together. Did I happen to mention one of them might just be a creature of the night? (Think "My Girl" meets "Near Dark!") We’re raising the stakes with a five-star outing that to this day has gone unmatched – be sure you only…"Let The Right One In!"

"Let the Right One In" is the kind of film...

Roddy Piper's Forgotten Flick 'They Live'

8/4/2015 12:20pm EDT
In Memory Of Roddy Piper – Forgotten Flick 'They Live'
As most of you know the iconic performer of both the big and small screen ‘Rowdy’ Roddy Piper passed away recently. And while he was known to most through his groundbreaking work with the WWF and the wrestling world as a whole sparring with the likes of nemesis Hulk Hogan, to us cinephiles Piper will always be associated with a single glorious work of movie art. A flick so memorable (quotable lines fly like bullets!), so sensational (how about a five and a half minute fight sequence to end all others!) and so thought provoking (the slogan ‘Obey’ that you see on every hat and T-shirt start...

Forgotten Friday Flick – Do You Remember Christian Bale In 'The Machinist'

7/31/2015 12:20pm EDT
Forgotten Friday Flick - 'The Machinist'
Having recently sat through the very fluffy ‘could have been directed by anybody’ Marvel flick "Ant-Man" (no Edgar Wright – what a waste!) it seemed a good time to highlight a past helming master of mood to remind folks that a good director does indeed make a difference – welcome to Forgotten Friday Flick! Today we’re going back to the early work of a filmmaker who burst onto the scene with much picture prowess. A taunt little thriller about a guy who can’t seem to get his life on track and yearns to understand why, this fabulous flick features not only stark staging, but also a captivati...

Forgotten Friday Flick: Do You Remember 'A Bronx Tale' From 1993?

7/24/2015 12:20pm EDT
Forgotten Friday Flick - 'A Bronx Tale'
To counteract the bad acting juju of "Pixels" Adam Sandler and cleanse the performance palate the selection this week features top notch work from all involved – welcome to Forgotten Friday Flick! The movie below has quite a few notables besides being a kick ass five-star gangster flick. It is one of the rare times where a play gets turned into a film without feeling stagnate, it’s the first lead role by one actor and the directing debut of another. It’s definitely one of the great ones – it’s…"A Bronx Tale!"

Calogero Anello is a young Italian boy who lives in the Bronx in New Yor...

Forgotten Friday Flick - Do You Remember 'Into The Night' From 1985?

7/17/2015 11:30am EDT
Forgotten Friday Flick - 'Into The Night'
With the amazing free outdoor screening series titled Cinema Under The Stars: Red Carpet Series in Westwood, California featuring the famed big blockbuster classic Independence Day happening this Monday, July 20 (courtesy of Flicks For Fans and the Westwood Village Improvement Association!) it felt right to feature the underrated work of one of the unsung heroes of that film – welcome to Forgotten Friday Flick! Today we’re going into the world of Jeff Goldblum and in this particular film a drab world it is. A man with a ho-hum existence gets a bit more excitement than he expected – and th...