Animal House review

“Was it over when the Germans bombed Pearl Harbor? Hell no!”

The Scoop: 1978 R directed by John Landis and starring John Belushi, Tim Matheson, and Donald Sutherland

Tagline: It was the Deltas against the rules… the rules lost!

Summary Capsule: Delta House fights against the administration, fellow students, and oppression of parties everywhere.

Justin’s Rating: Spank-a-Doodle-Dandy

Justin’s Review: There are scenes in this movie that are certainly innovative and fascinating, and even more that draw attention to sheer crudity and a spirit of gross-out. The point where I nearly lost my lunch came in a “morning after” scene, where a college co-ed and her professor are milling around the house. The professor is Donald Sutherland, who parades around in nothing but a shirt and effectively moons the audience. That, my friends, shocked my hormones into a coma from which they still have not recovered.

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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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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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My Big Fat Greek Wedding

My_Big_Fat_Greek_Wedding_movie_poster“Don’t play with food! When I was your age, I didn’t have food!”

The Scoop: 2002 PG, directed by Joel Zwick and starring Nia Vardalos, John Corbett, Michael Constantine, and Lainie Kazan.

Tagline: Love is here to stay…so is her family.

Summary Capsule: A woman introduces the man of her dreams to her family. He survives all their best attempts to Greek him to death.

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Mystic Pizza

Mystic_pizza_poster“Think I got eyes in my butt?” “That’s where your brains are.”

The Scoop: 1988 R, directed by Donald Petrie and starring Annabeth Gish, Julia Roberts, Lili Taylor, and Vincent D’Onofrio

Tagline: Discover a movie which hits home about love, friendship, dreams and life. A movie that you’ll be talking about long afterwards. Experience something special, something romantic, something honest.

Summary Capsule: 3 girls, in limbo between high school and college, learn about life, love and damn good pizza.

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