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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...
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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...
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Forgotten Friday Flick - 'Dead Bang'

7/10/2015 12:20pm EDT
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Things were beginning to feel a little too well known in recent selections of the end of the week featured film, so we’re heading back into unfamiliar movie territory – welcome to Forgotten Friday Flick! Today’s hidden gem is a product of an 80’s TV icon looking to do more work as a leading man in feature films. And said gent could not have picked a better starring vehicle with a great story, cool character and a director known for his stylistic action savvy. It’s an action detective yarn that has the captivated audience…"Dead Bang!"

Jerry Beck is a man whose life is currently in ...
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Forgotten Friday Flick - 'Police Academy 2: Their First Assignment'

6/26/2015 12:05pm EDT
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With "Ted 2" hitting theaters it felt like a good time to check out a past comedy sequel that matched the bold bravado of the original film – welcome to Forgotten Friday Flick! Today’s selection goes back to a time where hilarity had no boundaries (Blue Oyster Bar alert!) and laughs were loud and proud. Trimming the character fat and bringing back the good stuff, this follow up proved that the first helping was no funny fluke. More goofballs, wacky sound effects, gun loving wackos and even a new screaming villain – watch out for…"Police Academy 2: Their First Assignment!"

Amidst t...
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Forgotten Friday Flick - Thriller-Horror 'American Mary'

6/12/2015 12:15pm EDT
Forgotten Friday Flick - 'American Mary'
I'm dedicating this week's column to the female fright fest that is the Etheria Film Night - welcome to Forgotten Friday Flick! Today's selection is a rehash of a review I did for Screamfest, but it felt particularly poignant in light of this weeks women in horror theme. Surgical scalpels at the ready for..."American Mary!"

Mary Mason is a hard working med student with equal parts potential and accruing debt. In order to facilitate her aspirations, she tries for a job at a local strip club, but fortunately fate steps in. Faced with a man up who has been brutally hurt, the connect...
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Forgotten Friday Flick: Do You Remember Comedy Crime Drama 'Buffalo '66'?

6/5/2015 12:15pm EDT
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Being in a spirited film fest mood, it felt right this week to tackle some controversial indie material that pushes creative boundaries – welcome to Forgotten Friday Flick! Today’s film divided cinema geeks when it hit the scene as it announced a wacky talent with an equally insane film vision to the movie world. Utilizing his own unique brand of hyperkinetic bravado, the writer/director/actor of this odd egg aligned himself with amazing actors and creative crew to create a film unlike any other. Can a maniac be the hero – it’s "Buffalo '66!"

Billy Brown is a strange guy with a s...
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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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