Rat Race

Rat_Race_poster“Eh, they’re always pissed, Honey. They’re Nazis. It’s like it’s their job.”

The Scoop: 2001 PG-13, directed by Jerry Zucker and starring John Cleese, Rowan Atkinson, Seth Green, and Jon Lovitz

Tagline: 563 miles. 9 people. $2 million. 1001 problems!

Summary Capsule: A group of highly deranged individuals brave desert sun, cow snot, and Smashmouth concerts for $2 million.

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Without A Paddle

without-paddle-poster“He won’t bother you if you’re in the fetal position… Abort the fetal position!”

The Scoop: 2004 PG-13, directed by Steven Brill and starring Dax Shepard, Matthew Lillard, and Seth Green

Tagline: The call of the wild. The thrill of adventure. The mistake of a lifetime.

Summary Capsule: The boyhood chums set out to recover D.B. Cooper’s lost money and generally expose themselves to the elements of Burt Reynolds

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Justin does Jocks

j1I’m going to try a new type of review here on Mutant Reviewers, an experiment that began with a rather impulsive purchase from Amazon.  I was doing a search for the third Meatballs film (which isn’t currently out on DVD, alas) when I came upon a “Too Cool for School Collection.”  It was almost too good to be true: 12 so-called cult comedies, mostly from the 80s, for $5.01.  Oh, I knew it was bad, even before I learned that they were all Crown International Pictures films (Mystery Science Theater 3000 loves CIP movies, if you need a reference), but how could I resist?  Twelve!  For five bucks!

And so I thought I’d go through these on a casual basis, and perhaps semi-live blog them instead of doing our typical review format.  First up on the docket is the 1987 film Jocks (box office gross: $120,000), which is an interesting title for what is clearly a tennis movie.  Are tennis athletes “jocks?”  I guess technically, but I would never be afraid of one as a geek in school.

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What About Bob?

What_About_Bob_poster“Dr. Marvin, I’M SAILING! I’M SAILING!”

The Scoop: 1991 PG, directed by Frank Oz and starring Bill Murray, Richard Dreyfuss, and Julie Hagerty

Tagline: Bob’s a special kind of friend. The kind that drives you crazy!

Summary Capsule: Crazy man goes on vacation to stay with his shrink. Will they learn important life lessons from each other? Who cares, just make me laugh!

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