The Sting II

I’ve mentioned before that my parents were never really big movie people. However, there were a few movies that they made sure me and my siblings saw. These were among the first movies that they rented when we got our first VCR, Christmas 1983. One of the films they made sure we watched was the…

Alfie Darling

You’d think that the unavailability, or unwillingness, of a star to take part in the sequel to one of their films would put the breaks on things. Even more so when we’re talking about a film that really put a certain actor on the map. Such was the case with Michael Caine and the 1966…

Forgotten Filmcast Episode 106: Relentless

We take a short break from looking at forgotten sequels to look at a forgotten film that actually spawned three sequels. Jeanette Ward returns to the show to discuss the 1989 thriller Relentless, starring Judd Nelson, Robert Loggia, and Leo Rossi. Download the Show: iTunes Podomatic Your Listen Show Notes: The Mundane Adventures of a…

Dream a Little Dream 2

The 1980’s brought us many strange events in the world of pop culture. Chief among them, the rise of two teenage actors both with the first name Corey. The two Coreys, Feldman and Haim, teamed up for several films in the 80’s and beyond. Their final effort of the 80’s was a bizarre, and downright…

Allan Quatermain and the Lost City of Gold

  In recent years I’ve been trying to fill in many of the gaps in my list when it comes to movies of the 80’s. One such film was 1986’s King Solomon’s Mines. It was clearly an attempt by Cannon Films to piggyback on the success of the Indiana Jones films. The film wasn’t quite…

Beware! The Blob

I remember that in my youth, the 1958 horror film The Blob was not all that well regarded. Many saw it as a cheapo 50’s horror flick with the novelty of having a major star, Steve McQueen, in one of his earliest roles. Now, we live in a world where this film is spoken of…

The Organization

There have been a few famous Best Picture Oscar winners that have gotten sequels. Films like The Silence of the Lambs, The Godfather, and Rocky come to mind. Often forgotten, though, are the two follow ups to 1967’s Best Picture, In The Heat of the Night. In both cases, Sidney Poitier returned to play the…