Happy Weird Al “Mandatory Fun” Day!

funI woke up giddy this morning, for it’s not every day that Weird Al Yankovic releases a new album.  But today is that glorious day, as Mandatory Fun, his 14th album, was released.

To celebrate the efforts of one of our favorite cult leaders, we’ve compiled a few articles and reviews of Weird Al here on Mutant Reviewers for you to check out:

That Thing You Do!

thing you do “I led you here, sir, for I am Spartacus.”

The Scoop: 1996 PG, directed by Tom Hanks and starring Tom Hanks, Liv Tyler and Tom Hanks’ younger clone (er, Tom Everett Scott)

Tagline: In every life there comes a time when that dream you dream becomes that thing you do.

Summary Capsule: The Oneders Wonders, a group of young musicians in the mid 60s, record a hit tune and skyrocket to fame… maybe a bit too quickly. Can the band work out their differences, or will they end up as the one-hit Wonders? Continue reading

Eunice does Rhinestone

rhinestone_poster“You can always tell when Barnett’s been over to my house. The toilet don’t never flush and the cat’s pregnant.”

The Scoop: 1984 PG, directed by Bob Clark and starring Dolly Parton and Sylvester Stallone

Tagline: She’s bet everything, and we mean everything, that she can turn this New York cabbie into an overnight sensation. He has other things in mind. But he’s never had a trainer like this one!

Summary Capsule: Country girl Dolly Parton makes a bet she can turn New York cabbie Sylvester Stallone into a country singer.

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