Forgotten Friday Flick

Forgotten Friday Flick: Do You Remember 'Man On Fire' From 1987?

3/20/2015 12:20pm EDT
Forgotten Friday Flick - 'Man On Fire' (1987)
Next Friday a new thriller titled "The Barber" will be hitting theaters and stars the legendary Scott Glenn as a small town barber hiding some dark secrets. We got a chance recently to chat with the iconic actor about some of his past work (up next week!) and one flick came up in particular. It’s a meaty movie morsel that I consider to be Glenn’s finest performance and this week it’s the past picture we’re saluting – welcome to Forgotten Friday Flick! Today it’s all about a beaten, weathered, and sullen man who when properly pushed proves that you can’t count a lethal man out. Denzel Wa...
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Forgotten Friday Flick – Do You Remember 'Black Moon Rising'?

3/13/2015 12:20pm EDT
Forgotten Friday Flick - 'Black Moon Rising'
The cinematic subject of theft has always been an exciting one, but what if someone stole something from a fellow thief - welcome to Forgotten Friday Flick! Today’s escapist outing is early work from the mind of a movie master and starring one of the coolest cats in the business. Hot cars, slick chicks, bold bad guys and one thief out to get what’s his. Someone stole the moon and Sam Quint wants it back – it’s "Black Moon Rising!"

Former CIA Agent Sam Quint is now a master thief working for the highest bidder. Currently he is doing a job for the government acquiring a cassette cont...
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Forgotten Friday Flick - 'House Of Games'

3/6/2015 12:20pm EST
Forgotten Friday Flick - 'House Of Games'
With the only average conman flick "Focus" slowly fading from sight, it felt time to bring out the big guns in the confidence game – welcome to Forgotten Friday Flick! Today’s picture was the debut of one of the greatest writers of all time who it turned out was also one hell of a director. Taking on the subject of the con in a very matter of fact minimalist style, this one also showcased some of the finest and freshest talent to hit the silver screen. Watch your wallet and trust no one in the…"House Of Games!"

Psychiatrist Margret Ford is a woman with little in her life but work. Da...
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Forgotten Friday Flick - 'The Page Turner'

2/27/2015 12:20pm EST
Forgotten Friday Flick - 'The Page Turner'
With the large amount of crass, crude and lewd selections recently (not really - but it sounds good!), it felt time to class things up around here and give the highbrow folks some movie due – welcome to Forgotten Friday Flick! Today’s selection puts the refined back in revenge and features a tale of poignant piano payback told with a distinctive air of elegance. Who says getting even can’t be classy? We’re taking on…"The Page Turner."

As a little girl, Melanie Prouvost has a passion for piano, so much so that her modest blue-collar parents give their blessing when she decides to s...
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Forgotten Friday Flick - 'Trespass'

2/20/2015 12:20pm EST
Forgotten Friday Flick - 'Trespass'
Since this is such a ho-hum week for theatrical releases, it felt like time to have a little fun and spice things up with a good old fashioned treasure hunt – welcome to Forgotten Friday Flick! Today’s selection mixes things like adventure, buried treasure and a siege with modern day gangsters and hustlers all out to get their piece of the pie. It features stylish direction, intense acting and memorable music that all set the tone for trouble. Follow the clues on the map because it’s all about gold in 1991’s…Trespass!

Vince and Don are two hardworking Arkansas firemen who risk the...
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Forgotten Friday Flick - 'Enemy Mine'

2/13/2015 12:20pm EST
Forgotten Friday Flick - 'Enemy Mine'
Nothing says savory cine-space story like a yarn about aliens, brotherhood and tolerance – welcome to Forgotten Friday Flick! This week we’re aiming high by taking to the skies for a little hidden outer space gem well worth checking out. On the surface it may seem like yet another intergalactic yarn, but upon closer examination there’s some real style, depth and thought within the fantastical framework. We go deep into the realm of new worlds to check out…"Enemy Mine!"

It’s the late 21st Century and there’s an interstellar war between humans and an alien reptilian race known as ...
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Forgotten Friday Flick - 'Wait Until Dark'

2/6/2015 12:20pm EST
Forgotten Friday Flick - 'Wait Until Dark'
Some have been complaining that the classics in our Friday series have been lacking, so felt like the right time to dig up a distinctively un-moldy oldie for your seasoned cinematic pleasure – welcome to Forgotten Friday Flick! This week we’re diving headfirst into blackness for a story of drugs, murder and a doll. Conmen, blind ladies and psycho killers – need we say more? Want things a tad more scary – "Wait Until Dark!"

Life has been hard of late for the normally sunny Suzy. A recent auto accident has left her completely blind and she been forced to cope with the challenges of...
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Forgotten Friday Flick - 'La Femme Nikita'

1/30/2015 12:20pm EST
Forgotten Friday Flick - 'La Femme Nikita'
With the uneven toned woman empowerment flick "Everly" out now and Luc Besson’s latest "Lucy" a total disaster, it felt time to go back to badass babe basics for some lethal lady action worth the cinematic time – welcome to Forgotten Friday Flick! Today’s lean, mean and totally should be seen action yarn is an early Besson creation that explores the ups and downs of becoming a perfect assassin. Layered characters, slick sequences, stellar style and an inspired and lingering lead female performance as tasty as they come – let’s get reacquainted with…"La Femme Nikita."

Teenage youth ...
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Forgotten Friday Flick - 'The Game'

1/23/2015 12:20pm EST
Forgotten Friday Flick - 'The Game'
With the success of David Fincher’s film "Gone Girl" (due in no small part to Rosamund Pike’s performance of course!) it seemed fitting to revisit some of the lessor known earlier work of the visually gifted auteur – welcome to Forgotten Friday Flick! Today we’re going old school Fincher back in the day when his sinister style and visual flair was front and center. Matched with a captivating story, terrific twists and one killer cast, this was a film I consider to be Fincher’s finest. Not to worry "Fight Club" fans, it’s only…"The Game."

Wealthy investment banker Nicholas Van Orto...
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Forgotten Friday Flick - 'Running On Empty'

1/16/2015 12:20pm EST
Forgotten Friday Flick - 'Running On Empty'
With the Oscars being announced this week it felt right to check out a flick that all but screams Academy Award worthy on all accounts from way back in 1988 – welcome to Forgotten Friday Flick! Today’s heartbreaking drama is one that melts even my hardened heart – it’s that good. From a cast all giving the best work of their very amazing careers to a director at the peak of his helming prowess, this is one that truly celebrates all that’s great about memorable movies. Nothing is more effective than a film about family – it’s…"Running On Empty."

Sixties radicals Arthur and Annie Po...
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