Forgotten Flix

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Forgotten Flix Remembers: Blue Steel (1989)

Tweet In this episode of Forgotten Flix Remembers, Joel and Peter are remembering Blue Steel (1989)! Synopsis: After a rookie Cop (Jamie Lee Curtis) kills a suspect in a robbery gone wrong, a madman with a gun fixation (Ron Silver) becomes obsessed with her. Be sure to subscribe to Forgotten Flix on iTunes and leave a review! Click here to visit the iTunes page. Special…

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Worth Remembering or Forget It? Best Seller (1987)

Tweet Every so often I’ll feature a movie review for Forgotten Flix. It may be a movie covered on the podcast, or one I’ve watched on my own. I want to share with you why I think a particular retro movie is worth remembering or if it should be forgotten. This week’s review is for a movie Peter and I covered in this episode of Forgotten…

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Forgotten Flix Remembers: The Night Before (1988)

Tweet In this episode of Forgotten Flix Remembers, Joel, Peter, and Darrell are remembering The Night Before (1988)! Synopsis: On their way to the prom, socially awkward Winston (Keanu Reeves) and popular daddy’s girl Tara (Lori Laughlin) get lost and end up on the “wrong side of the tracks.” Soon after Winston wakes up in an alley with no memory of the evening’s events.…

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Forgotten Flix Remembers: Streets of Fire (1984)

Tweet In this episode of Forgotten Flix Remembers, Joel, Peter and Darrell are talking about Walter Hill’s Streets of Fire (1984)! Synopsis: When up-and-coming rock star Ellen Aim (Diane Lane) is kidnapped by Raven (Willem Dafoe) and his gang, only anti-hero Tom Cody (Michael Pare) can save her. Featuring music written by Wagnerian rock producer and composer Jim Steinman (Meatloaf’s Bat…

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Forgotten Flix Remembers: Best Seller (1987)

Tweet In this episode of Forgotten Flix Remembers, Joel and Peter are talking about Best Seller from 1987! Synopsis: A cop (Brian Dennehy) who moonlights as a crime novelist has the chance to write a guaranteed “best seller” when a mysterious hitman (James Woods) offers to give him the story of a lifetime- the sordid tale of how the head of a multinational…

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5 Unforgettable Creature Features from the ’80s!

Tweet The 80’s didn’t hold much back. If you were going to do anything, you did it big. This attitude was never more present than in the horror films of this great decade. From giant space slugs to murderous werewolves, these are the top monster flicks that are a must watch for any fan of 80’s horror. Deadly Friend (1986)…

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Forgotten Flix Remembers: The Ice Pirates (1984)

Tweet In this episode of Forgotten Flix Remembers, Darrell Taylor is back! And he joins Joel and Peter to talk about the 1984 sci-fi comedy The Ice Pirates! Synopsis: In another time time (and in a galaxy somewhat far away) water is a scarce and valuable commodity. When a band of inept pirates try to heist a major shipment of ice from the evil…

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Forgotten Flix Remembers: Nomads (1986)

Tweet In this episode of Forgotten Flix Remembers, Joel and Peter are talking about Nomads from 1986. Synopsis: A dark fantasy more than it is a horror film, Nomads tells the story of French anthropologist Pommier (played with paranoid desperation by Pierce Brosnan making his feature debut), who spent many years traveling the world and studying the ways of various nomadic…

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Forgotten Flix Remembers: Hell Comes To Frogtown (1987)

Tweet In this episode of Forgotten Flix Remembers, Joel and his co-hosts Peter and Darrell Taylor (of the Taylor Network of Podcasts) discuss 1987’s Hell Comes to Frogtown. Synopsis: After a nuclear war most of humanity is wiped out. Those who remain are, save a select few, either sterile or have mutated. When MedTech, a governmental agency run exclusively by women, discovers a man…

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Peter’s Retro Reviews: Hi-Riders (1978)

Tweet by Peter Nielsen ”Here come the Hi-Riders… And there goes your woman! Your Car! Your life!” In 2014, during Spooky Flix Fest, I reviewed the sci-fi/horror movie Without Warning which is directed by Greydon Clark. While looking through his filmography for that review, I came across a title that kind of jogged a memory buried in my brain. It…

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Forgotten Flix Remembers: Tuff Turf (1985)

Tweet In this episode of Forgotten Flix Remembers, Joel and his co-hosts Peter and Vince discuss 1985’s Tuff Turf. Synopsis: When a privileged teen’s (James Spader) family loses everything and transplants him to California, he finds himself an outcast at his new public high school. But when he meets the beautiful Frankie (Kim Richards), he has to stand up to her gang…

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Peter’s Retro Reviews: Mannaja aka A Man Called Blade (1977)

Tweet by Peter Nielsen This week it’s time to return to a genre I unfortunately don’t get to visit as often as I would have wanted to, these days. It’s basically a case of not having enough time on my hands, what with a large family, a day job, books to read and me wanting to watch movies in every…

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Forgotten Flix Remembers: The Eliminators (1986)

Tweet In this episode of Forgotten Flix Remembers, Joel and Peter discuss 1986’s The Eliminators. This one comes courtesy of the legendary b-movie producer Charles Band, founder of Empire Pictures and Full Moon.   Be sure to subscribe to Forgotten Flix on iTunes and leave a review! Click here to visit the iTunes page. Special thanks to Jay V for his amazing music…

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Peter’s Retro Reviews: Can’t Buy Me Love (1987)

Tweet by Peter Nielsen ”Cools, nerds… your side, my side… Man, it’s all bullshit. It’s just tough enough to be yourself!” I haven’t done a romantic teen comedy in a while, so I thought it would be nice, at least for this week, to return to that warm and fuzzy feeling again. Sometimes we need one of these teen comedies,…

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Sam Haynes – The Incredible Dark Carnival

Tweet by Peter Nielsen “The carnival grounds are empty now…and the shrill piping voice of the calliope… still! The performers, in their trailers, are speaking in hushed tones, because something happened here tonight. Something that was so bizarre… that even the normally superstitious carny folks, found it almost impossible to believe!” Share

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Forgotten Flix Remembers: License to Drive (1988)

Tweet In this episode of Forgotten Flix Remembers, Joel conducts a bit of an experiment. He talked to four, count ’em four, guests about the 1988 teen comedy, License to Drive starring the two Coreys. All guests were recorded separately and their answers woven together, like an auditory tapestry of cinematic memory. The guest for this episode include: Dave Umbricht Jessy Hutchinson Doug…

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Peter’s Retro Reviews: 48 HRS. (1982)

Tweet by Peter Nielsen Ladies and gentlemen, this week I thought it would be fun to take a look at one of the first ”buddy cop movies”… one of the most successful ones… and certainly one of the best of the lot! It also happens to be the feature film debut of a gentleman named Eddie Murphy! Yes… I am,…

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Forgotten Flix Remembers: Brainstorm Bonus

brainstorm-WalkenIn this BONUS episode, Joel and Gamma Dev (from 80’s Anthologies: Episode by Episode with Doug McCoy), went down a bit of a rabbit-trail (shocking, I know!).

In this segment, they talked about

  • CGI and the Star Wars prequels (without Joel having an aneurysm!)
  • whether or not the digital format has finally surpassed film and
  • the note Gamma wrote Roger Ebert that took the legendary film critic to task.

Be sure to subscribe to Forgotten Flix on iTunes and leave a review! Click here to visit the iTunes page.

Special thanks to Jay V for his amazing music featured throughout the episode! You can hear more from Jay V at YourSecretIdentity.com.

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Peter’s Retro Reviews: The Final Countdown (1980)

Tweet by Peter Nielsen ”On December 7, 1980, the nuclear carrier, U.S.S. Nimitz disappeared in the Pacific… and reappeared December 7, 1941… The day the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor!” This week I thought we’d take a look at yet another time travel movie involving a military vessel… if you remember, we’ve already covered “The Philadelphia Experiment” on both the podcast…

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Forgotten Flix Remembers: Brainstorm (1983)

Tweet In this episode of Forgotten Flix Remembers, Joel is joined by Gamma Dev (from 80’s Anthologies: Episode by Episode with Doug McCoy). We talk about why this was the last Hollywood movie directed by Douglas Trumbel why Gamma feels such a strong connection to this movie what state-of-the-art technique this movie was intended to employ, but never did and much more!…

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Peter’s Retro Reviews: The Running Man (1987)

Tweet by Peter Nielsen Damon Killian: “This is television, that’s all it is! It has nothing to do with people; it’s to do with ratings! For fifty years we’ve told them what to eat, what to drink, what to wear… For Christ’s sake, Ben, don’t you understand? Americans love television! They wean their kids on it! Listen… they love game-shows,…

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Peter’s Retro Reviews: Supervan (1977)

Tweet by Peter Nielsen ”Supervan takes on all corners… laser blasting… solar powered… Watch out!” So, ladies and gentlemen, I’m finally back on track again… I know it’s been a while since my last review, but now, after having had a little breather, I’m back… or rather… WE’RE back, because by the time you’re reading this, the next installment of…

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S1E1 – Forgotten Flix Remembers: The Heavenly Kid (1985)

Tweet In this first episode of the first season of Forgotten Flix Remembers, Joel is joined by Darrell Taylor (of the Taylor Network of Podcasts). We dig in deep and talk about their earliest memories of The Heavenly Kid whether or not they believe their guardian angels were drunk proof that cocaine is a helluva drug and much more! Be sure to subscribe…

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Offscript: Episode 013 – The One About the 2013 Forgotten Flix Spooky Flix Fest

Tweet The Guts In this episode Jason and Joel keep it short and sweet. It’s all about Forgotten Flix’s Spooky Flix Fest ’13, and what it means for Offscript.     Share

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Offscript: Episode 012 – The One About Barbarian Queens and Peruvian Russians

Tweet The Guts In this episode Jason and Joel discuss Jason’s Corman-movie fetish via Barbarian Queen and whether or not Boris Vallejo is Russian, Peruvian, both… or neither. And in Trailer Trash we delve into Drew: The Man Behind the Poster, Out of the Furnace, 47 Ronin, and The Monuments Men.         Drew: The Man Behind the…

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