How I Got Into College [Savage Steve Holland Week]

how i got into college“That’s the beauty of the Bauer/Bennedict method. You see, you don’t have to understand us… just trust us!”

The Scoop: PG 1989, directed by Savage Steve Holland and starring Anthony Edwards, Lara Flynn Boyle and Corey Parker.

Summary Capsule: Two young high school seniors apply to Ramsey College, while the college admissions board goes insane. Continue reading

Better Off Dead [Savage Steve Holland Week]

better“Didn’t ask for a dime. Two dollars.”

The Scoop: 1985 PG, directed by Savage Steve Holland and starring John Cusack, Diane Franklin and Scooter Stevens.

Tagline: Teenage life has never been darker or funnier.

Summary Capsule: Boy loses girl, tries to kill himself many times, fails, then Overcomes All Odds to become an 80′s icon. As parodied on South Park.

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Eunice does Safety Not Guaranteed

safety-poster“Listen to me. You come to that launch site at 5:00, you take my hand, and I’ll show you who can’t time travel.”

The Scoop: 2012 R, directed by Colin Trevorrow and starring Aubrey Plaza, Jake Johnson, Mark Duplass, and Karan Soni

Tagline: N/A

Summary Capsule: A magazine intern gets drug along to get the story on a personal ad about time travel put up by some kook… or is he?

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Just Like Heaven

just-like-heaven-poster“God gave us alcohol as a social lubricant—to make men brave, make women loose.”

The Scoop: 2005 PG-13, directed by Mark Waters and starring Reese Witherspoon, Mark Ruffalo, and Jon Heder

Tagline: It’s a wonderful afterlife

Summary Capsule: Following a car accident, Dr. Reese Witherspoon finds herself haunting the new tenant in her apartment… but since he’s cute, she refrains from going all Beetlejuice on his ass.

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Justin does The Little Mermaid

mer1“I just don’t see how a world that makes such wonderful things could be bad. “

The Scoop: 1989 G, directed by Ron Clements and John Musker, and starring Jodi Benson, Samuel E. Wright, and Rene Auberjonois

Tagline: Somewhere under the sea and beyond your imagination is an adventure in fantasy.

Summary Capsule: Mermaid sells voice for legs in order to get a boyfriend.

 

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Louise does Cloud Atlas

cloud-atlas“From womb to tomb, our lives are not our own.”

The Scoop: 15 2013, directed by Tom Tykwer, Lana Wachowski and Andy Wachowski and starring Tom Hanks, Halle Berry and Hugo Weaving.

Tagline: Everything is Connected.

Summary Capsule: Fifteen actors, six stories, three directors, one film. Continue reading