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Forgotten Friday Flick - 'Police Academy 2: Their First Assignment'

June 26th, 2015 12:05pm EDT
PA2
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'

June 12th, 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'?

June 5th, 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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Forgotten Friday Flick - Do You Remember 'Critters' - 1986

May 29th, 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

May 22nd, 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?

May 15th, 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

May 8th, 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?

May 1st, 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

April 24th, 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?

April 17th, 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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