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072 – TFFP: The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension

Tweet In this episode of The Forgotten Flix Podcast, we’re mulling over the moral conundrum posed by this week’s movie: “Wherever you go… there you are.” Jason says it’s a statement on man’s inability to consider how our treatment of others effects us all on a cosmic scale. Joel replies by belching out the word “bullshit” and calls Jason “John SmallBerries”…

Peter’s Retro Movie Reviews: The Killings At Outpost Zeta (1980)

Tweet by Peter Nielsen This week, ladies and gentlemen, I’ve found an obscure little sci-fi thriller for you. I’ll bet most of you haven’t even heard of it, much less actually seen it. It’s an extremely low-budget movie, but that doesn’t necessarily mean it has to be a bad one, right? In this case, however… it does, because The Killings…

Peter’s Retro Movie Review: The Wraith (1986)

Tweet by Peter Nielsen The small desert town, Brooks, in Arizona is being ”terrorized” by Packard Walsh and his gang of misfits. Well, it’s mostly the younger population being bullied, I suppose, since we don’t really see any of the “older” people getting harassed. They’re forced to participate in car-races where the winner gets the loser’s car. So far, Packard’s…

Peter’s Retro Movie Review: Timerider (1982)

Tweet by Peter Nielsen Let’s go back in time, shall we? (Pun intended!) Let’s go waaayy back in time. I must have been 15-years-old, maybe 16, and my best friend Michael and I had just rented Timerider. I’ve stated this before, but we DID rent a LOT of movies back then and this one would have been right up our…

056 – TFFP: Flash Gordon (1980)

Tweet In this episode of The Forgotten Flix Podcast, we’re talking about that savior of the universe himself, Flash (AH-HAH!) Gordon (1980)! Directed by: Mike Hodges Screenplay by: Lorenzo Semple Jr. and Michael Allin Starring: Sam J. Jones, Melody Anderson, Topol, Timothy Dalton, Max von Sydow, Ornella Muti, and Brian Blessed Background Info (from Wikipedia): Flash Gordon is a 1980 British-American science fiction film, based on the comic strip of the same name created by Alex Raymond.…

The First Ever Forgotten Flix Tweet-a-Long this February 19, 2012!

Tweet by Maggie Kruger Q. What are you doing on Sunday 19th February at exactly 4 PM EST? Are you: A. Taking a trip to the Garden Centre to buy some new begonias? B. Alligator wrestling? C. Joining in with the first ever, highly anticipated, global phenomenon that is THE FORGOTTEN FLIX TWEETALONG of FLASH GORDON? That was a trick…

052 – TFFP: Zone Troopers (1985)

Tweet In this episode of The Forgotten Flix Podcast, we’re dusting off a forgotten “gem” and going to war with Tim Thomerson against alien invaders in Zone Troopers (1985)! Directed by: Danny Bilson Screenplay by: Danny Bilson and Paul De Meo Starring: Tim Thomserson, Timothy Van Patten, and Art LaFleur Synopsis (courtesy of Wikipedia): In Italy during World War II, a…

Peter’s Retro Movie Reviews: Black Moon Rising (1986)

Tweet by Peter Nielsen Sam Quint is a thief! A professional thief, no less! A thief for hire! The movie opens with him breaking into the Lucky Dollar Corporation. He’s hired by the FBI to steal a data-tape from this company, a tape that contains incriminating evidence, which is needed as proof in an upcoming trial. But things go slightly…

Ep. 043 – TFFP: Escape From New York (1981)

Tweet In this episode of The Forgotten Flix Podcast, it’s time to get down and dirty with Snake Plissken in John Carpenter’s 1981 action/sci-fi classic Escape From New York! Director: John Carpenter Starring: Kurt Russell, Donald Pleasance, Isaac Hayes, Adrienne Barbeau, Ernest Borgnine, Harry Dean Stanton, Lee Van Cleef, and Tom Atkins. Synopsis (courtesy of Wikipedia): Escape from New York is a 1981…

Ep. 037 – TFFP: John Carpenter’s The Thing (1982)

Tweet In this episode of The Forgotten Flix Podcast, we’re asking “Who goes there?” in John Carpenter’s The Thing (1982)! Directed by John Carpenter and starring Kurt Russell, Keith David, Wilford Brimley . Synopsis: A group of men working at an outpost in the Antartic cross paths with an alien organism capable of assimilating and creating a perfect genetic copy…

Ep. 034 – TFFP: Robocop (1987)

Tweet In this episode of The Forgotten Flix Podcast, we’re taking it to the mean streets of Detroit and kickin’ bad-guy ass with Robocop (1987)! Directed by Paul Verhoeven (Starship Troopers, Basic Instinct, Hollow Man) and starring Peter Weller, Nancy Allen, Miguel Ferrer, Ronny Cox, and Kurtwood Smith. Synopsis: When a cop named Murphy (Weller) is gunned down by a…