Six Films to Fall Asleep To

It doesn’t mean they’re boring and it doesn’t mean they’re bad, but these movies are instant Nyquil for the long-suffering insomniac:

Star Trek: The Motion Picture

Star Trek: The Motion Picture

Beige, beige, beige! Honestly, ST:TMP doesn’t deserve the scorn that it gets, but that lifeless color scheme, the endless 2001-style special effects, and Kirk’s twenty-minute pleasure cruise around the Enterprise have convinced me that you’re not really SUPPOSED to watch this movie in one sitting.

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Wet Hot American Summer

Wet_hot_american_summer_poster“Well, we all survived the summer except for a few children who are lepers.”

The Scoop: 2001 R, directed by David Wain and starring Janeane Garofalo, David Hyde Pierce, and Michael Showalter

Tagline: It was the last day of summer camp. It was the first day of the third week in August.

Summary Capsule: Counselors and kids dance on the grave of 1981 during summer camp’s last day

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Community lives!  After being canceled by NBC after its fifth season, Yahoo has picked it up for season six:

We can’t promise a Community movie, but thanks to one Human Being-loving company (ahem, that’s Yahoo), Community will be getting revived for a sixth season, set to premiere this Fall on Yahoo Screen. Creator Dan Harmon and castmembers Joel McHale, Gillian Jacobs, Danny Pudi, Alison Brie, Yvette Nicole Brown, Jim Rash, and Ken Jeong have all signed on for Season 6.

“I am very pleased that Community will be returning for its predestined sixth season on Yahoo,” Harmon said in a statement. “I look forward to bringing our beloved NBC sitcom to a larger audience by moving it online. I vow to dominate our new competition.”

#sixseasonsandamovie

Indian Summer

Indian_Summer_poster“You know who I feel sorry for? All those guys who had vasectomies in the 70s. Now with safe sex, they still gotta wear condoms.”

The Scoop: PG-13 1993, directed by Mike Binder and starring Elizabeth Perkins, Bill Paxton, Kevin Pollak, and Alan Arkin

Tagline: A Comedy About Eight Friends Who Return To The Best Summer Of Their Lives!

Summary Capsule: In their thirties, friends reunite at their childhood camp

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Rollerball 2002

rollerball-2002-poster“Smile and take the money. Smile and take the money.”

The Scoop: 2002 R, directed by John McTiernan and starring Chris Klein, Jean Reno, LL Cool J, and Rebecca Romijn

Tagline: Get In The Game.

Summary Capsule: In a not-too-distant future, Chris Klien and his big metal ball defy the nasty evil corporations of Russia by not playing a really violent game when they tell him to. Hang on, that sounds kinda familiar…

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