Not quite the nostalgiac ride of the original Endless Summer, but The Endless Summer 2 is still a fun little ride around the world to the hottest surf spots going. This time director Bruce Brown has a bigger budget, new stars, and can record sound -- including our naive heroes ordering cluelessly ordering, then refusing, escargot. It's cute though, and full of dazzling surf shots.
Tom Hanks' greatest role ever? It could just be Bachelor Party, which dared to introduce the thought of mule love in 1984. It's been said before by others -- but every time I run across this movie playing on late night cable, I end up watching to the end.