Forgotten Flix Weekly Update and Movie Trivia: 01/09/2012

January 9, 2012

Zone Troopers (1986) posterby Joel G. Robertson

The answer to last week’s movie trivia was John Carradine. The legendary actor and father of actors David and Robert. Thanks to everyone who played and congrats to Peter for getting it right!

Oh, and if you don’t know why the quote was ironic, just look up how John’s eldest left this mortal coil.

This week’s trivia is pretty simple… at least for the cinematic savants who walk among us. Read on for more!

Coming Soon…

Here’s a sneak peek at a movie we’re covering soon for The Forgotten Flix Podcast.

Zone Troopers (1985)

Synopsis (courtesy of Wikipedia): Zone Troopers is a 1985 science fiction film, directed by Danny Bilson and starring Tim Thomerson. The original music score was composed by Richard Band. In Italy during World War II, a patrol of American soldiers discover a spaceship that has crash-landed in the woods, and they come across its alien crew. A nearby Nazi unit also finds out about the alien craft, and sends a patrol to capture it and the Americans.

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Zone Troopers (1985) Trailer

On This Week’s Episode of the Forgotten Flix Podcast

It’s Of Unknown Origin starring Peter Weller and Shannon Tweed (in her feature debut). Directed by George P. Cosmatos.

Movie Question of the Week:

In the spirit of Zone Troopers, what’s your favorite multi-genre movie? The more obscure, the better and be sure to leave your answer in the comments section!

Special thanks to Kevin Bachelder of the Tuning Into Sci-Fi TV Podcast who suggested we send out a weekly update about the next movie we’re covering.

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10 comments on “Forgotten Flix Weekly Update and Movie Trivia: 01/09/2012

  1. Multi genre. Big trouble in little china. Didn’t it say on the video cover something like ‘its a comedy, kung fu, horror, monster, ghost story’

  2. Shannon Jan 10, 2012

    “Weirdsville”. I wouldn’t say it’s my favorite multi-genre film, but it’s definitely one of the more unique movies that I have seen. Imagine “Trainspotting”, “True Romance, any Elmore Leonard novel, and LARP put in a blender and set on high. Plus it contains the only good performances that Scott Speedman and Wes Bentley have put on film, period.

  3. I don’t know about favorite multi-genre movie, but Zone Troopers is !%@$#ing awesome! Looking forward to that podcast, and hopefully you guys don’t skewer it.

  4. Peter Nielsen Jan 13, 2012

    Obscure multi-genre movie? Hmm… Let’s see here. How about UNDEAD? A low-budget movie from Australia which was released in 2003. It’s an action comedy zombie horror sci-fi flick that I actually enjoyed watching.

  5. Not obscure in any way but I really like From Dusk till Dawn (and that’s as much to do with the film itself as it is to do with George Clooney)

    • Peter Nielsen Jan 13, 2012

      “From Dusk till Dawn” is a cool flick indeed. 🙂

  6. Philip Symons Jan 28, 2012

    Only just listened to the podcast, if I’d seen this in time I would have said The Happiness Of The Katakuris which can be best described as a zombie thriller / musical.
    And the brilliant Shaun Of The Dead was advertised as a romantic comedy with zombies. (The website at the time was
    Who’d have thought zombies were so one-dimensional?!

    Isn’t there an Australian one about a cricket match that goes bananas?

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