Forgotten Friday Flick

Forgotten Friday Flick - Do You Remember 'Critters' - 1986

5/29/2015 12:20pm EDT
Forgotten Friday Flick - 'Critters'
After chatting this week with a female authority on all things horror (I bow!), one of her favorites sprung to mind for some deserving past work praise – welcome to Forgotten Friday Flick! Even though the below selection is vastly seen as a Gremlins rip-off of sorts (and it is at times – let’s be frank!), there’s more than enough alien awesome to make it a B-movie classic. Quirky kids, hot sisters, dim heroes, face changing bounty hunters and furballs with big teeth and even bigger appetites – watch out for them…"Critters!"

The Brown family are a typical rural Kansas farm clan – ha...
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Forgotten Friday Flick - Do You Remember 'Runaway Train' From 1985

5/22/2015 12:15pm EDT
Forgotten Friday Flick - 1985 Action / Drama 'Runaway Train'
Since character actor Eric Roberts was so humble as to grace the latest horror outing "The Human Centipede III (Final Sequence)" with his fine performance presence, it felt right to rehash the very best of Roberts via his powerful past work – welcome to Forgotten Friday Flick! Amidst some very intense early films (see "Star 80!") and fabulous collaborations (see him with Mickey Rourke in "The Pope of Greenwich Village!"), this week’s choice is by far Robert’s finest hour. It’s a harrowing drama that shows what happens when human conflict and mechanical difficulties collide. There’s simpl...
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Forgotten Friday Flick: Do You Remember 'F/X' From 1986?

5/15/2015 12:15pm EDT
Forgotten Friday Flick: 'F/X' – A 5 Star Movie From 1986
Everyone knows that uber-real special effects can make a movie look and feel downright authentic. But what if someone used them to fake a murder in real life – welcome to Forgotten Friday Flick! Today’s slight of hand cinema delves deep into the world of make believe, following a movie man who finds himself in the middle of a complex web of cops and criminals who use his particular set of skills for their own devious deeds. Is it real or simply…"F/X!"

Rollie Tyler is the best movie special effects man in the business. As a purveyor of pretend, he makes a living creating fake bloo...
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Forgotten Friday Flick - 1981's 'Blow Out' Starring John Travolta

5/8/2015 12:15pm EDT
Forgotten Friday Flick - 'Blow Out'
We’ve been wading through everything from comedy to action and even some drama over the last few weeks, so it felt right to give suspense it’s time in the cinematic sun – welcome to Forgotten Friday Flick! Today’s selection takes us into the world of sound effects design and conspiracy theories with a thriller that heralds the hubris of early Hitchcock but stands alone as a masterpiece. On a mysterious road at night a tire goes out on a lone car – was it an accident or was it in fact a…"Blow Out!"

Philadelphia sounds effects man Jack Terry is one of the best technicians in the ...
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Forgotten Friday Flick - Do You Remember 'Tuff Turf' From 1985?

5/1/2015 12:20pm EDT
Forgotten Friday Flick - 'Tuff Turf'
Since both Robert Downey Jr. and the mighty James Spader are co-starring in a small but notable little flick out this week titled "Avengers: Age of Ultron," it felt right to go down the dark aisles of movie past to check out a previous teaming of the dynamic duo – welcome to Forgotten Friday Flick! Today we head back to high school for a little troubled teen rebellion and forbidden love with Spader and Downey Jr. at the helm as a rebel without a cause and his quick-witted, drum playing best bud. (Can you guess who’s playing who?!) There’s also a hottie love interest in the form of one of...
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Forgotten Friday Flick: 'The Little Shop Of Horrors' From 1960

4/24/2015 12:20pm EDT
Forgotten Friday Flick - 'The Little Shop Of Horrors'
With the new film "The Age of Adaline" at the cinema this week it felt right to go old school and check out some black and white past picture fare with a memorable flair – welcome to Forgotten Friday Flick! Don’t let the 1960 elder movie selection this week fool you, as there’s plenty of wit, sass and people eating botanical class to be had. It’s a joyous terror tale of sorts that was the origin of the famed character of a pesky plant with an unhealthy appetite. Surrounded by some equally particular people – a grouchy store owner, flower eating customers, funeral prone old ladies, a deme...
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Forgotten Friday Flick: Do You Remember 'Brain Donors' From 1992?

4/17/2015 12:20pm EDT
Forgotten Friday Flick - 'Brain Donors'
To help film folks avoid the unfunny blunders of "Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2" it felt right to pull out a moldy oldie that could fill the funny bone cravings – welcome to Forgotten Friday Flick! This week we’re heading down slapstick street for a comedy classic willing to throw in everything – including the kitchen sink! (Duck!) Savory sight gags, potty humor, witty asides and enough tomfoolery to keep the most sullen sailor in stitches, we’re becoming…"Brain Donors!"

The death of a wealthy tycoon named Oscar Winterhaven Oglethorpe has brought a lot of fast talking characters out of t...
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Forgotten Friday Flick: Jon Cryer, Demi Moore Starred In This 1984 Film

4/10/2015 12:20pm EDT
Forgotten Friday Flick - 'No Small Affair'
With actor Jon Cryer’s new book entitled ‘So That Happened: A Memoir’ out this week, it felt right to delve into some past Cryer work that cooks even more then his tell all – welcome to Forgotten Friday Flick! Today we’re taking a picture and falling in love 80’s style with a coming of age tale about a clever teen that lives for the lens - until he meets a fetching female subject to channel his obsession that is. Romance, love and making it big - all with the click of a camera. From the screenwriter of the romance flick "The Longest Ride" hitting theaters this week, it’s…"No Small Affair...
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Forgotten Friday Flick - 'Barton Fink'

4/3/2015 12:20pm EDT
Forgotten Friday Flick - Do You Remember 'Barton Fink' From 1991
When it comes to the infamous Coen Brothers everyone has their film favorite. Those who like to laugh swear by "Raising Arizona," the stoners have all but adopted "The Big Lebowski" and Oscar says "No Country For Old Men" is their finest. But for a movie geek like me I prefer my Coen cool with a little of all of the above for a flick lesser known but way more memorable – welcome to Forgotten Friday Flick! Today’s cinematic oddball has all the Coen staples – quirky characters, meticulous mood and unpredictable twists and turns – but with a dash of a slow simmering story that makes the aud...
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Forgotten Friday Flick: 'Easy Money' Is The Definitive Dangerfield Outing

3/27/2015 12:00pm EDT
Forgotten Friday Flick - 'Easy Money'
Things have gotten a tad serious in the past picture realm recently and with the arrival of the tepid new comedy "Get Hard" hitting theaters today it felt right to provide a little lessor known five-star funny film for fans – welcome to Forgotten Friday Flick! Today’s selection from the house of hilarity is via the mind of a notorious funnyman who always got no respect. But unlike the notorious ("Caddyshack," anyone?!) and staple work (time to go…"Back To School!") in his wheelhouse, this one is a gem that may have slipped through the cracks for some. Ready to give up all your vices for ...
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