Forgotten Flix

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Author: Dave Umbricht

Dave Umbricht is a self proclaimed "guy who knows a couple of things". However, he has never claimed to know them well. Genetically predisposed to love movies, at age ten he felt really cool being the only fourth grader who knew of the film "My Dinner with Andre", thanks to Siskel & Ebert. For the next twenty years he pretended to have seen the movie until he finally watched it at age 28 and understood what all the fuss was about. He attempted to watch all of the films on Ebert's Great Movies list by age 40. He failed.

Six Degrees Summer Tourney Week 1

Tweet So let’s try this gang. A couple of people have emailed me, expressing their interest to enter.  I encourage all of you to do so.  Fun, fabulous prizes at the end of the summer. The rules are simple, email me (dave@forgottenflix.com) with your links between the two actors or actresses listed.  Points will be given for brevity or for…

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Six Degrees Movie Connection: Training Camp

Tweet by Dave Umbricht Two weeks until tourney time – and right now Mags appears to be the frontrunner.  Why?  because she has been the only one brave enought to enter this death match.  Will you let her take the prize without any competition?  Are you afraid that she may use the stars of Love Actually in a way that…

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Six Degrees Movie Connection Game: Thunderdome!

Tweet by Dave Umbricht Two men enter, one man leaves (or woman, of course). And with that, I announce the First Forgotten Flix Six Degrees Tournament! Each week you will be invited to submit your entries of the fastest or most creative links between two actors/actresses/characters to an independent judging panel, that will be known as The Star Chamber going…

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Six Degrees – Memorial Day

Tweet by Dave Umbricht Today is Memorial Day in the US.  So let’s take a moment to reflect and remember all the brave people who have given their lives to protect us. Take us from Adrien Brody (who starred in The Thin Red Line, a movie that tried to show the inner struggles of soldiers) to Richard Farnsworth (star of…

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Make the Movie Connection in Six Degrees (or less): “It’s Faaaaaaaantastic”

Tweet by Dave Umbricht Gauntlets are being thrown down out there. And by gauntlets I mean Mags finishing her link with Frank Oz as Animal’s keeper.  Keep warming up everyone.  This is still the preseason.  In a few weeks we will begin the first Six Degrees Tournament. More details to come, but first . . . If you read my…

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Six Degrees Movie Game: Psychos!

Tweet by Dave Umbricht You know who’s awesome? Dave B., that’s who. Who is Dave B.?  The guy who made some fantastic links in some of the previous comment sections – I urge you to check them out.  But do not be intimidated.  Just keep playing and posting. So for this week, let’s talk about PSYCHOs! Psycho Killer/ Qu’est-ce que c’est…

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Two Friends Talkin’ Movies: White Dog (1982)

Tweet by Dave Umbricht and Nathan Cone (Editor’s Note: White Dog is currently available on Netflix streaming!) Welcome back to the conversation.  This week management has decided that the spoilers included do touch upon many of the major plot points of the movie, including the ending.  Management has no idea if this will lessen your enjoyment of the film, but…

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Six Degrees Movie Game #8: The Remake Always Rings Twice

Tweet by Dave Umbricht I’ve been thinking about Jessica Lange. She may be the remake queen.  She played Fay Wray’s part in the 70’s version of King Kong, was in Cape Fear and did TV movies of Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, Streetcar Named Desire, Sybil, and Grey Gardens. So in honor of this, let’s use one more remake she…

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Six Degrees Movie Game #7: The Royals

Tweet My daughter was pretty excited to know that there is a new princess in the world.  She was slightly disappointed to find out that she does not burst into song or have little animal friends. Evil rival is still TBD, we’ll have to see who Harry marries. In honor of the wedding, let’s link two people with royal lineage. …

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Two Friends Talkin’ Movies: Army of Shadows (1969)

Tweet by Dave Umbricht and Nathan Cone Welcome to a new column in the ever evolving world of Forgotten Flix.  We all know that watching movies is a lot of fun.  That joy of find something new. Something amazing. We also know that it’s even more fun to share that discovery with a friend.  So today, Dave Umbricht has asked…

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Six Degrees Movie Game #6

Tweet by Dave Umbricht No reference to last week’s game.  Why?  Have your answers disappointed the Quizmaster to the point that he has gone insane and is plotting some ridiculous horror movie revenge plot? Perhaps. But, I’m not really sure who this Quizmaster is and why he thinks his name should be written as one word.  I’m just on vacation,…

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Six Degrees Movie Game #5

Tweet by Dave Umbricht Victory! Yes, as far as I know Victory is the movie to link Pele through.  The beautiful thing?  It can be done very quickly.  Pele is in Victory with Michael Caine who was in A Bridge Too Far with Robert Redford.  Those 70’s epics are perfect for this game, because they starred everybody. Thinking of victory,…

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Six Degrees Movie Game #4

Tweet Ah, nothing better in life than being a xenophobic moron.  Thanks to Mags for pointing out that this is not America’s favorite game, but one that is loved globally.  So apologies, to my more enlightened readers.  Now that I the I know the game is truly international, I declare this week: THE WORLD SERIES OF SIX DEGREES! So, in…

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Cinematic Essentials: Why Movie Lists Are Essential

Tweet by Dave Umbricht I love lists.  Lists are the lifeblood of movie fans.  We love to compile them, digest them, debate them.  We create lists because we cannot honestly answer the question, “what is your favorite movie?”  There are too many answers to that question.  Just like life, there are always new experiences around the corner.  I love making…

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Six Degrees Movie Game #3

Tweet by Dave Umbricht Welcome back to America’s favorite new game.  Good work last week.  I liked that Red K. Queen used Falling in Love, mainly because I confuse it with Stanley & Iris.  Ian continues to play speed demon, linking as quick as can be.  This week triple bonus points to Mags who not only honored Liz Taylor, but…

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Six Degrees Movie Game #2

Tweet by Dave Umbricht Ok hot shots, great work in last week’s exercise.  I particularly loved Ian’s chain which used Sibling Rivalry and Runaway.  Not only did he get there quick, but he used two movies that are definitely forgotten flix.  I also want to thank Nathan for pointing out the little known fact that Dennis Haysbert was typecast as…

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Cinematic Essentials: Movie Review – Grave of the Fireflies (1988)

Tweet Editor’s Note: In light of the tragic earthquake and tsunami in Japan, cinematic essentials looks back at one of the most devastating animated films of all time.  If you are not well acquainted  with the Japanese film industry, there is no better time than now.  From Kurosawa and Ozu to Miyazaki and J-horror, there is something for everyone within…

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Six Degrees Movie Game #1

Tweet by Dave Umbricht Being a movie geek can be a burden some times.  The more you know, the more you want to share that knowledge.  Unfortunately, there are so few mainstream outlets, because most people could care less.  That is why there was a beautiful period in the 90’s when a movie trivia game became all the rage at…

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Cinematic Essentials: Movie Review – Roger & Me (1989)

Tweet by Dave Umbricht Sex, politics, religion, and Michael Moore. Four things one should never bring up in a job interview or a polite dinner party.  A few years ago, one’s views on Moore’s films said something about political leanings.  Think Farenheit 9/11 was hard hitting journalism?  You must be a commie pinko.  Enjoyed Bowling for Columbine?    Then you don’t…

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