October 10, 2002

Viewer Discretion Advised

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Out October 8

Jason X

Seriously, do we live in such a society where we find it necessary to make 10 movies about a guy who gets off killing hapless victims wearing an old fashioned goalie mask? Okay, so apparently we do. I’ll just have to wait until number 11 comes out to make the argument again. Then will someone please listen to me? Anyone? Anyone?

Dance Party Pack

Included in this DVD set are Grease, Saturday Night Fever, Footloose, Flashdance, and Urban Cowboy. A substantial amount of females 19-21 were polled, and were asked their opinion to the fact that this DVD set is not only available, but may or may not already be in my possession. The most common response was “I’ll pick you up at 8!”

Out October 11

Scooby Doo

Whoever you are that decided it would be a good idea to release a live-action version of the cartoon starring Freddy Prinze Jr.: congratulations, you have successfully ruined my childhood. And that’s right kids, there’s a sequel in the works! Asked one reviewer: “Scooby Scooby-Doo, who wrote this film for you? Because the story stunk and smelled worse than your doo-doo.” A corny rhyme, but can you really dispute its accuracy?

Out October 15

Insomnia

Think Robin Williams only knows how to play smiley happy figures like he did in Mrs. Doubtfire? Then I invite you to check out this film, complete with other great performances by Al Pacino and Hilary Swank. Plain freaky.

Life or Something Like It

Starting point: homeless psychic tells reporter Lanie Kerrigan (Angelina Jolie) that she will die within a week. Tough break — and now let the romantic comedy ensue as she tries to face her future and find true love.

Windtalkers

I saw this film over the summer at Grauman’s Chinese Theater in Hollywood in digital picture and sound. Well worth it. This pyromaniac’s delight of a picture exploded with intense action sequences but wasn’t quite as deep a film as it could have been. But given John Woo’s talent for action, does he really need a reason to blow things up?

Sorority Boys

Just hearing about this film made me embarrassed to be in any way affiliated with the Greek system. Guys, if your girlfriend asks you to pick this one up at the video store, just shake your head incessantly and pretend like you don’t know what she’s talking about.


Archived article by Jason Mednick