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Revenge of the Nerds, created by Steven Zacherias and Jeff Buhai: a Film Review

Synopsis:

Best friends and nerds, Lewis and Gilbert, are headed off for their freshman year of college.  Excited to start out on a new journey the pair unexpectedly run into the Alpha Betas, the frat that houses most of the athletes that attend the college.  When they carelessly burn down their frat house, they take over the freshman dorms kicking out all of the freshman.

As the freshman adapt to living in the gym a small group of them, including Lewis and Gilbert, venture out and end up finding an abandoned house to fix up.  They are told they must join a frat in order to continue to live on Greek Row where the house is located.

Hilarity ensues as The Alpha Betas do everything they can to get the nerds to leave the Row and to get the house they fixed up for their own brothers.

General Information:

-Genre: Teen Sex Comedy

-Creator: Steven Zacherias, Jeff Buhai

-Length: 90 minutes

-Rating: R (moderate sex and nudity, mild violence, moderate profanity, moderate alcohol and drug use)

-Where to Watch: Hulu (with subscription, with add-on), Amazon Prime Video (Buy/Rent), iTunes (Buy/Rent), DVD, Blue-Ray, or look for it at your local library

-Main Cast: Robert Carradine, Anthony Edwards, Timothy Busfield, Andrew Cassese, Curtis Armstrong, Larry B. Scott, Brian Tochi, Julie Montgomery, Michelle Meyrink, Ted McGinley, Matt Salinger, Donald Gibb, James Cromwell, Lisa Weich, David Whol, John Goodman, Bernie Casey, Alice Hirson

-Page of Reference in RPO: 62

Review (contains spoilers):

I went into this one with so many preconceptions.  I though that the movie was a “guy” movie like Dumb and Dumber.  I thought it wasn’t going to be funny.  I thought it would be similar to Animal House.

Boy was I wrong.

This was an absolutely adorable film.  It was so cute.  The film was all about a group of nerds using every clean trick in the book to beat out the cheating frat boys.

They are smart, talented, silly and a total group of nerds that get together to show up the horrible athletes at their college.  This was everything I didn’t know I needed in a feel-good comedy, but I defiantly did.

Rating:

Rating: 4.5 out of 5.
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Weird Science, created by John Hughes: a Film Review

Synopsis:

Nerds Gary and Wyatt are embarrassed by the popular senior jocks while they swooned over the seniors’ girlfriends.  Rejected the pair decide that they need to boost their popularity in order to win their crushes from the jocks.

While watching Frankenstein a brilliant idea occurs.  They should try and create their own girlfriend.  Using their computer and hooking a doll up to the system somehow their dream comes true.

Now what to do with a hot British girl who can make things appear on command?  Will they win their crushes, or will they just end up grounded for life?

General Information:

-Genre: Teen Science-Fiction Comedy

-Creator: John Hughes

-Length: 94 minutes

-Rating: PG-13 (mild sex and nudity, mild violence, moderate profanity, mild alcohol use and smoking)

-Where to Watch: DVD, Blu-Ray, or look for it at your local library

-Main Cast: Anthony Michael Hall, Ilan Mitchell-Smith, Kelly LeBrock, Bill Paxton, Robert Downey Jr., Robert Rusler, Suzanne Snyder, Judie Aronson

-Page of Reference in RP1/RP2: 36/186

Review (contains spoilers):

A solid John Hughes flick.  You have your pretty stereotypical scenarios for an 80s teen comedy.  The nerds vs the jocks.  The desire of belonging.  Outcasts. Parties.  Pretty girls… you know the drill.

If you’ve seen one John Hughes flick you’ve seen them all.

But that isn’t to say they are bad in any way.

This one was completely entertaining.  Between the insanity of a Frankenstein woman, two teens that are fighting for love and somehow everything they want can be summoned at the drop of a hat.  And a young Robert Downing Jr. being a complete idiot and bully… which is a quite interesting role for him to play. Definitely a hour and a half well spent.

Rating:

Rating: 4 out of 5.