Forgotten Films Turns 3!

Today turned out to be such a busy day that I nearly forgot to celebrate it being the 3rd anniversary of my first post here at Forgotten Films! So, Happy Birthday to me! Really, more than anything, though, I want to thank all my loyal readers here at the site, not to mention all the…

Just Visiting

Though American films play to huge returns in other parts of the world, Americans don’t exactly flock to see foreign films when they play here in the US. A film that becomes number one at the box office in…let’s say, France, is not all that likely to repeat that success stateside. However, Hollywood has often…

Fast Forward

Sidney Poitier…Academy award winning actor, author, diplomat. Oh, and we mustn’t forget: director of a 80’s breakdance movie. You read me right! Poitier has actually directed many films including Uptown Saturday Night, Hanky Panky, Stir Crazy and Ghost Dad. In 1984 there was a wave of breakdance themed films including Breakin’, Breakin’ 2: Electric Boogaloo,…

The Flamingo Kid

Of all the young stars who rose to prominence in the 80’s, I often felt that Matt Dillon was maybe born in the wrong time. Perhaps its because of the roles he often played. I never think of him as an 80’s Brat Pack type star like a Rob Lowe or Judd Nelson, probably because…

Thief of Hearts

In 1984 the producing team of Don Simpson and Jerry Bruckheimer were hitting it big. They ended up scoring the biggest hit of the year with Beverly Hills Cop. The year before they had a major success with Flashdance, and now Top Gun was on the horizon. However, they did have one other film released…