Forgotten Friday Flick

Forgotten Friday Flick - 'Zero Effect'

August 1st, 2014 11:30am EDT
Zero Effect
With the genuinely unfunny and uninspiring "Sex Tape" continuing to limp at the box office, I felt it was time to remind folks of the genius side of Tape director Jake Kasdan and in turn give some love to a past flick that has unfairly been given lukewarm status...welcome to Forgotten Friday Flick! Today’s selection is one of my all time personal favorites. A combination of an incredible screenplay, decent direction and some career best performances, it’s a film that fell through the cinematic cracks and truly earns the right to be called a hidden gem. Quirky detectives, captivating blac...
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Forgotten Friday Flick - 'Happiness' - With Philip Seymour Hoffman

February 7th, 2014 10:45am EST
Happiness
Actor Philip Seymour Hoffman passed last Sunday and the cinema world has lost a great talent. And since his body of work is filled with so many amazing performances and memorable characters, I thought I would pay tribute to the work of the man by highlighting the one film I consider to be the best of the bunch – welcome to Forgotten Friday Flick. This week we take a look at the world through the skewered mind of writer/director Todd Solondz via a sick, twisted and delightfully funny flick that had both critics and audiences aghast. Taking on taboo subjects like pedophilia, sexual repress...
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Forgotten Friday Flick - 'Buffy The Vampire Slayer'

January 17th, 2014 1:30pm EST
Buffy
She slices, she dices and throws in the occasional cheer to boot – welcome to...Forgotten Friday Flick!  Today’s selection is for some a mere shadow in the face of a more involved and evolved series, but for yours truly it was a film experience like no other.  Taking multiple genres, lovingly blending them with a witty sensibility and topping it off with some of the best actors of the time (Ben Affleck cameo alert!), this 1992 film was a pleasure for all who experienced its bloodthirsty wares.  Love, death and a few fangs – we’re taking "Buffy the Vampire Slayer."

Buffy is a typical high...
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Forgotten Friday Flick - 'Night Of The Comet'

September 6th, 2013 10:10am EDT
Night of the Comet
Can a flick with tasty ingredients like killer zombies, lethal scientists, insane stock boys and two rough and tumble Valley gals with a sense of style fill a memorable movie burrito?  It can if you’re in the 80’s – welcome to...Forgotten Friday Flick.  Today’s quirky selection has it all; from Uzi sporting cheerleaders to Tempest playing tough girls (with a little freebie shopping in between!) this one successfully uses everything in its cinematic arsenal to entertain.  We’re flying back to the decade of high hair and pop music to witness first hand the..."Night of the Comet."

 

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Forgotten Friday Flick - 'Highlander'

June 7th, 2013 3:20pm EDT
Highlander
Since the releases this week appear to be not only the weakest of the summer season, but also not exactly action filled, we thought we’d add a little immortal swordplay fun to the upcoming weekend.  There can be only one – welcome to Forgotten Friday Flick.  The selection this week has a little something for everyone.  The guys get cool action, the historians some medieval battles, the gals some romantic angles and for the bullies you got one mean mother looking for your head.  Welcome Conner MacLeod of the clan MacLeod – the..."Highlander!"

 

Russell Nash is a man who has seen lifeti...
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Forgotten Friday Flick - 'Moon'

April 19th, 2013 1:50pm EDT
Moon
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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Forgotten Friday Flick - 'Secret Admirer'

March 8th, 2013 11:10am EST
Secret Admirer
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 ...
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Forgotten Friday Flick - 'Predator'

January 18th, 2013 12:00pm EST
Predator
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...
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Forgotten Friday Flick - 'The Untouchables'

January 11th, 2013 10:00am EST
The Untouchables
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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Forgotten Friday Flick - 'Three O'Clock High'

December 7th, 2012 12:00pm EST
three o'clock high
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 ...
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