A little bit of schi-fi time warp comedy goes a long way in a Rom-Com. Bill Murray plays what I increasingly think is himself - bittrly annoyed with the world and everyone in it. Andie MacDowell is just very nice. The time warp essentially drives the entire film and the fun is in spotting tiny differences in takes, the comedy itself and repeating the lines with Bill as he gets frustrated over his situation.
Drinking Game: Andie being nice
Bottom Line: One of the best Rom-Com's of the 90s.
More cohesive than Executive Koala but no less stupid, this film feels much more like what Executive Koala could have been if it had a vague story attached to it. Here Mr Calamari is back for revenge it seems however Wrestling is a performance, not a sport and Calamari doesn't lose for nobody! Cue lots of visual gags, rubber suits and women draping themselves over his tentacles. Oh and there's a fair amount of wrestling thrown in too.
Drinking Game: His tentacles are flying around as he moves or talks... for no reason at all.
Bottom Line: Barmy, crazy, awesome.
Monsters is a strange one. I feel like if I'd known the type of movie it was going to be was not how its sold, maybe I'd have enjoyed it more. It's basically a glorified travel log going through the debris of an alien crash landing. The leading duo have zero personality and the male character is actually quite unlikeable. This is because of the weird non conversations the film aims towards as to keep it in a half film/half…
Such a strangely emotive film. Three homeless people, a drunk, a runaway teen and a gay drag queen find a baby dumped in the rubbish bags as they search for food. Unsure what to do it then serves as a catalyst for each of the three main characters to reveal their own paths while the main baby mystery plugs away. Expertly written, tight story mechanics and fantastic characters make this an offbeat classic.
Drinking game: Every time our drag artist cries. It's often. Thankfully for comedic effect!
Bottom line: Great characters exploring their own flaws and mistakes amidst a who-dumped-the-baby mystery - sure fire win!