Forgotten Friday Flick

Forgotten Friday Flick - 'Goldfinger'

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...

Forgotten Friday Flick - 'Bound'

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."


Forgotten Friday Flick - 'The Collector'

October 12th, 2012 11:00am EDT
The Collector
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...

Forgotten Friday Flick - 'Gotcha!'

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...

Forgotten Friday Flick - 'Streets of Fire'

August 31st, 2012 11:00am EDT
Streets of Fire
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...

Forgotten Friday Flick - 'Black Book'

August 10th, 2012 12:00pm EDT
Black Book
If the crappy new Colin Farrell helmed "Total Recall" has had any success, credit would have to be given to underrated Director Paul Verhoeven. As the master behind the groundbreaking original 1990 version, Verhoeven took a story of sci-fi and sex and only made it look easy. (And if you look at the new one you’ll realize it’s not!) In any case, we’re gonna head out of the US just like Paul did to show the brilliance of a man beaten down by the Hollywood system who fought back with stellar work – welcome to Forgotten Friday Flick! This week we travel back to the Netherlands with the grea...

Forgotten Friday Flick - 'Memento'

July 27th, 2012 11:20am EDT
With "The Dark Knight Rises" still going strong at the box office (madmen can’t take away our love of the cinema!) it felt important this week to keep the brilliance that is Christopher Nolan going – welcome to Forgotten Friday Flick! This week we’re showing love to the Dark Knight helmer by examining a little five-star ditty from his early days as a budding filmmaker. Bursting onto the scene with originality, creativity and a real knack for telling a story, Nolan delved into his brother Jonathan’s short story drawer and a great film was born. A murder, a hunt for a killer, and an invest...

Forgotten Friday Flick - 'The Dead Zone'

July 13th, 2012 12:20pm EDT
The Dead Zone
With the arrival of the only half-decent flick "Red Lights" in theaters this weekend, how about a movie about the paranormal that’s actually five-star stuff? Welcome to...Forgotten Friday Flick! This week’s pick is a cleverly crafted tale about man who after a life changing accident finds that he has developed a special power he doesn’t want. (Nothing better then inner character conflict to make a film more marvelously morose!) Swami, soothsayer or psychic, this guy has got the gift. We’re talking Cronenberg, Walken and King in one unforgettable collaboration like no other. ‘The ice i...

Forgotten Friday Flick - 'D.C. Cab'

July 6th, 2012 12:12pm EDT
D.C. Cab
What does it take to hail a decent movie cab these days? Do you have to have some swinging Amazing Spidey sense or perhaps a little "Magic Mike" hand motion? I say forget all that new stuff and simply look to the past - welcome to Forgotten Friday Flick! This week’s selection is must-see comedy that may seem cheesy at first glance, but has some of the best movie laughs of all time. We’re talking sleazy drivers, unwelcome passengers and a little 'intestinal yoga' – it’s the highly underrated 1983 Joel Schumacher helmed comedy..."D.C. Cab!"

Albert Hockenberry is a small town guy w...

Forgotten Friday Flick - 'Night Shift'

June 15th, 2012 1:10pm EDT
Night Shift
Since "E.T." is hitting the 2012 LA Film Fest as a free outdoor screening to celebrate it’s 30th Anniversary, it got me thinking. There were a lot of other tasty flicks out the summer of ‘82 and quite a few have sadly fallen by the wayside. But not on my watch – welcome to Forgotten Friday Flick! Thirty years ago an actor made famous by two TV shows by the name of Ron Howard decided to team up with fellow "Happy Days" writers Lowell Ganz and Babaloo Mandel to direct and a comedy classic was born. Love Brokers, feeding mayonnaise to tuna fish and a little Stones Jumping Jack Flash. All ...