The Frisco Kid – Harrison Ford Takes A Detour From Space Into The Old West

When I was a kid, I didn’t understand why my Dad would happily watch absolutely anything that had John Wayne in it. This was a guy who sometimes seemed dead set against ever admitting he enjoyed anything, and complained about every movie or TV show the rest of us watched. But if it had theContinue reading “The Frisco Kid – Harrison Ford Takes A Detour From Space Into The Old West”

Coming Next – The Frisco Kid from 1979 Starring Gene Wilder and Harrison Ford. This is the first article from our newest contributor Paul Gibbs.

You mean Harrison Ford appeared in a western after his rise to stardom in Star Wars and before his rise to mega-stardom in Raiders of the Lost Ark? He sure did! And Paul Gibbs will be here tomorrow with The Frisco Kid from 1979 as a suggestion for rediscovery. Meet our newest contributor at MovieContinue reading “Coming Next – The Frisco Kid from 1979 Starring Gene Wilder and Harrison Ford. This is the first article from our newest contributor Paul Gibbs.”

Houseguest – The Mediocrity Of Meh And Other Comedies

My fondest memories of movie watching were at the Cinemark Cinema 6 at the Bosque River Centre in Stephenville, TX. I will refer to this place often and with reverence. I will no longer refer to it in such impersonal terms as the Cinemark Cinema 6. From this point on, it shall be known as…Continue reading “Houseguest – The Mediocrity Of Meh And Other Comedies”

Sounder – A Simple Story About Family, A Complex Story About Humanity

To this point here at Movie Treasures Rediscovered we’ve written about pictures from a wide range of styles. We’ve looked at comedies and classics as well as westerns and films with a twist, all with the intent of examining several different genres of cinema to suggest for a rediscovery. But with today’s submission we’ll beContinue reading “Sounder – A Simple Story About Family, A Complex Story About Humanity”

Mask – An Eric Stoltz Starring Role That Was Different From Where He Began

The year 2020 marked the 35th anniversary of the beloved science-fiction, blockbuster film Back to the Future, released in the summer of 1985. After being released from filming Back to the Future, all was not actually lost for Eric Stoltz as his starring role in Mask became a moderate hit for the young actor. TheContinue reading “Mask – An Eric Stoltz Starring Role That Was Different From Where He Began”

The Big Country – A Movie As Big As The Title Suggests

In 1958 famed Director William Wyler and movie star Gregory Peck set out to produce a film together that became the offbeat western The Big Country. Though the picture featured a slew of big names and was directed by one of the greats, there’s no doubt it has receded into the background through the years.Continue reading “The Big Country – A Movie As Big As The Title Suggests”

Without A Clue – A Sherlock Holmes Story Turned On Its Head

Like most movie lovers, I have a few that I refer to as guilty pleasures. These are the films I return to again and again just for fun even though, in some cases, I know the movie isn’t really that good and that it just appeals to me. So, while I do number the 1988Continue reading “Without A Clue – A Sherlock Holmes Story Turned On Its Head”

Matchstick Men – Nicolas Cage And The Art Of The Con

It’s been 17 years since Matchstick Men played the big screen and though it has fallen somewhat into obscurity, I still return to it on occasion longing for the thrill of being tricked again. What is it about a movie with a twist? In Matchstick Men, the good guys never saw it coming. Do youContinue reading “Matchstick Men – Nicolas Cage And The Art Of The Con”

Mixed Nuts – Steve Martin Leads A Cast For The Ages

Mixed Nuts boasts an impressive cast that even now, 26 years later, looks like an all-star lineup of screen legends. Steve Martin was in the midst of a run of middling Box Office successes when he made Mixed Nuts with Nora Ephron in 1994. Featuring established stars including Martin, Rita Wilson, Madeline Kahn, Garry Shandling,Continue reading “Mixed Nuts – Steve Martin Leads A Cast For The Ages”