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Paul Mooney and Bobby Slayton - Paul Mooney, Bobby Slayton Los Angeles, California - The Laugh Factory's 30th Annual Toy Giveaway and Free Christmas Dinner, held At The Laugh Factory in West Hollywood Thursday 1st January 1970

Paul Mooney and Bobby Slayton
Paul Mooney and Bobby Slayton
Paul Mooney and Bobby Slayton
Paul Mooney and Bobby Slayton

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Paul Mooney, Bobby Slayton and Larry Miller - Paul Mooney, Bobby Slayton, Larry Miller Los Angeles, California - The Laugh Factory's 30th Annual Toy Giveaway and Free Christmas Dinner, held At The Laugh Factory in West Hollywood Thursday 1st January 1970

Paul Mooney, Bobby Slayton and Larry Miller

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Larry Miller and Bobby Slayton - Larry Miller, Bobby Slayton Los Angeles, California - The Laugh Factory's 30th Annual Toy Giveaway and Free Christmas Dinner, held At The Laugh Factory in West Hollywood Thursday 1st January 1970

Wayne's World 2 Review


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Gotta love those references to An Officer and a Gentleman. Having Chris Farley channel depressed pilot-in-training Richard Gere during the tear-soaked line, "I got no place else ta go-ho-hooooooooo," is almost worth the price of admission right there. Too bad that Wayne's World 2 is mostly just mining the same pop culture terrain as its far more worthy predecessor. It was a surprise to see that Mike Myers and Dana Carvey were able to take their "two guys on a couch" cable access rock 'n' rollers through even one feature length adventure, with enjoyable detours to an Alice Cooper concert as well as a playful game of street hockey. Queen's "Bohemian Rhapsody" was instantly embraced by a generation of kids who didn't even know Freddy Mercury from Adam -- poor bastards. Hasn't anyone seen Highlander? Jesus Christ, what the hell's wrong with the kids of America, anyway? Don't answer that.

Wayne's World 2 opens with our dynamic duo still running their own show, though they've moved from their basement to a warehouse. Good for them, right? But when smarmy record producer Bobby Cahn (Christopher Walken, coasting but still The Man) steps in to make life miserable and steal Wayne's lovely girlfriend Cassandra (Tia Carrere, who still can't act but is still One Hot Tamale), Wayne is told in a vision by Jim Morrison(!) that he should stage a rock concert in Aurora, Illinois. Waynestock, of course. "If you book them, they will come." This will bring Cassandra back and, no doubt, provide a sense of meaning in Wayne's slacker life. Right? Right? Uh... maybe.

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Bandits Review


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There's a certain manifold, id-fueled whimsy to Barry Levinson's lighter movies that make them feel like carousel rides for grown-ups. From "Diner" to "Wag the Dog," his pictures are packed with enjoyably idiosyncratic characters, every one of them a frolicsome horse of a different color that from their opening scenes feel like friends (even the amoral ones).

In "Bandits" it's a pair of resourceful serial bank robbers and a maniacally disheartened housewife whom you can't wait to take for a ride.

Conspicuously charming, mannerly Joe Blake (Bruce Willis) and precariously nervous hypochondriac Terry Collins (Billy Bob Thornton) are amusingly winning jailbirds from the moment they spontaneously hijack an unexpectedly accessible cement mixer to bust out of the slammer. You cheer them on as they barrel the rig through back yard fences to evade the cops, and you grin when Joe says, "Ma'am, don't forget your purse" as they carjack a Subaru from a suburbanite.

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