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Forgotten Friday Flick - A Blake Edwards Movie 'Skin Deep'?

8/28/2015 12:15pm EDT
Forgotten Friday Flick - 'Skin Deep'
With the summer season slowing down and movies going back to the mundane, if felt time for a little laughter pick me up courtesy of one sincerely missed funnyman – welcome to Forgotten Friday Flick! Today’s selection is a memorable mix of colorful comedy and thoughtful drama from a director and lead actor who created some of the funniest work in the business. It’s a tale of a depressed writer and lothario who tries to drown his personal and professional sorrows in booze and babes – and hilarity ensues. Not to worry about the theater lights being too dim, as this one truly glows in the da...
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Forgotten Friday Flick - The Horror-Drama, 'Let The Right One In'

8/21/2015 12:15pm EDT
Forgotten Friday Flick - 'Let The Right One In'
With so much generic genre work coming out of America these days, it felt right to stray into Swedish territory for some fanged fun – welcome to Forgotten Friday Flick! Today’s bloodsucking baddie tells the tale of a couple of kids from opposite sides of the tracks who find a funny friendship together. Did I happen to mention one of them might just be a creature of the night? (Think "My Girl" meets "Near Dark!") We’re raising the stakes with a five-star outing that to this day has gone unmatched – be sure you only…"Let The Right One In!"

"Let the Right One In" is the kind of film...
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Roddy Piper's Forgotten Flick 'They Live'

8/4/2015 12:20pm EDT
In Memory Of Roddy Piper – Forgotten Flick 'They Live'
As most of you know the iconic performer of both the big and small screen ‘Rowdy’ Roddy Piper passed away recently. And while he was known to most through his groundbreaking work with the WWF and the wrestling world as a whole sparring with the likes of nemesis Hulk Hogan, to us cinephiles Piper will always be associated with a single glorious work of movie art. A flick so memorable (quotable lines fly like bullets!), so sensational (how about a five and a half minute fight sequence to end all others!) and so thought provoking (the slogan ‘Obey’ that you see on every hat and T-shirt start...
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Forgotten Friday Flick – Do You Remember Christian Bale In 'The Machinist'

7/31/2015 12:20pm EDT
Forgotten Friday Flick - 'The Machinist'
Having recently sat through the very fluffy ‘could have been directed by anybody’ Marvel flick "Ant-Man" (no Edgar Wright – what a waste!) it seemed a good time to highlight a past helming master of mood to remind folks that a good director does indeed make a difference – welcome to Forgotten Friday Flick! Today we’re going back to the early work of a filmmaker who burst onto the scene with much picture prowess. A taunt little thriller about a guy who can’t seem to get his life on track and yearns to understand why, this fabulous flick features not only stark staging, but also a captivati...
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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
Buffalo 66
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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