Old Dogs

  • Directors: Walt Becker
  • Producers: Andrew Panay, Peter Abrams, Robert Levy
  • Writers: David Diamond, David Weissman
  • Genres: Comedy, Family
  • Actors: John Travolta, Robin Williams, Kelly Preston, Matt Dillon, Seth Green, Bernie Mac, Rita Wilson, Dax Shepard, Justin Long, Luis Guzman, Conner Rayburn

Dan (Robin Williams) and Charlie (John Travolta) are two best friends and co-workers. They apparently have no clue about the importance of family and what life is truly about. Dan’s ex-wife Vicki (Kelly Preston) shows up after a long period of time and announces she and Dan have seven-year-old twins: a son and a daughter. Now Dan recruits Charlie and together they have to take care of the twins and a dog. With help from a co-worker (Seth Green), they go from outdoor activities with the kids and a rough instructor (Matt Dillon), to enduring a flamboyant children’s entertainer (Bernie Mac) and eventually they will learn the true meaning of life and family.

Sex Drive

  • Directors: Sean Anders
  • Producers: Bob Levy, Leslie Morgenstein, John Morris, Michael Nelson
  • Writers: Sean Anders, Andy Behrens, John Morris
  • Genres: Comedy
  • Actors: Josh Zuckerman, Clark Duke, Amanda Crew, James Marsden, Seth Green

Ian Lafferty (Josh Zuckerman) is an 18-year-old recent high school graduate. He searches for a girl online making it look as if he’s buff and suave, although he’s sweet and unassuming. He soon meets “Ms. Tasty” (Katrina Bowden) and agrees to meet her in person. She lives in Knoxville, while he lives in Brookfield. With his best friends Lance (Clark Duke) and Felicia (Amanda Crew), they go in a Pontiac GTO Judge borrowed without permission from Ian’s arrogant homophobic older brother Rex (James Marsden).

On the way to Knoxville, they come across a hitchhiker (David Koechner), as the radiator in the Judge overheats. They attempt urinating in the radiator, which only works briefly as they try to leave the hitchhiker in the dust. The hitchhiker, frustrated at Ian’s lack of concern for his well being, leaves. As Ian and Felicia wander to find help, Lance is waiting with the car as Ezekiel (Seth Green) happens by in his horse-drawn buggy. Ezekiel and his Amish buddies repair the car while they join a Rumspringa party where Fall Out Boy is playing a concert and at which Lance meets an attractive Amish girl, Mary (Alice Greczyn). The three promise to come again on the way back to do some work in return.

They go to jail due to Ian throwing a tire iron into a state trooper car (due to his increasing frustration at trying to put a opossum he hit out its misery), and are released after Mary pays the bail. They find a hotel that sports a wide variety of role playing rooms. Rex arrives angrily and insists that they go back and that Ian cannot visit Ms. Tasty. After Ian pretends to be gay, Rex allows him to see Ms. Tasty, hoping this encounter will change Ian’s mind. However, they are scammed by Ms. Tasty and her psychotic boyfriend, who apparently do this to steal cars for chop shops. Ian saves the day, Ms. Tasty and her boyfriend are arrested, and Ian and Felicia realize they love each other. Lance refuses to go back home at the end of the trip and stays behind to marry Mary. Ian gives his virginity to Felicia, who both reveal their love for each other at the end of the film. Also we learn Rex’s latent homophobia stemmed from the fact that he was harboring his own homosexuality. At the end of the film, a picture is shown of Lance and Mary being married, accompanied by Ian and Felicia. He’s shown sporting a beard much like Ezekiel. During the credits there is a clip of Ezekiel and Fall Out Boy arguing over the fact that the Amish fixed Fall Out Boy’s tour bus and all that they got in return was “a five song set.”

Austin Powers in Goldmember

  • Directors: Jay Roach
  • Producers: Toby Emmerich, Richard Brener, John S Lyons, Eric McLeod, Demi Moore, Mike Myers, Jennifer Todd, Suzanne Todd
  • Writers: Mike Myers, Michael McCullers
  • Genres: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Crime
  • Actors: Mike Myers, Seth Green, Michael York, Robert Wagner, Mindy Sterling, Verne Troyer, Michael Caine

The year is 2002. In his new underground lair behind the famous Hollywood sign, Dr. Evil outlines his latest evil plan. Using a time machine he will go back to 1975 and bring back a Dutchman, Johan van der Smut (alias Goldmember), who had developed a cold fusion unit for a tractor beam. He intends to use the tractor beam to pull a golden meteor into the Earth to strike and melt the polar ice caps and cause global flooding. However, the plot is discovered by the British Secret Service, and Austin leads a group of commandos to arrest Dr. Evil and place him in a maximum security prison.

Austin is knighted for his services but is disappointed when his father (the famous super-spy Nigel Powers) fails to attend the investiture. However, he later learns that his father was kidnapped from his yacht and that some of the crew have had their genitals painted with gold. It was immediately revealed to Austin that Nigel was kidnapped after he skipped out on the knighting ceremony. In search of answers, Austin visits the imprisoned Dr. Evil in Geneva, who tells him that the insane Goldmember is behind the abduction and, on the condition that he be transferred to a normal prison to be with his beloved Mini-Me, reveals that he is in 1975.

Meanwhile, alone in Dr. Evil’s now empty Hollywood lair, a completely bald, maniacal Scott has taken over Dr. Evil’s criminal empire and declares, like his father did in the last two films, that he will “get” Austin Powers; he then proceeds to inexplicably get out of his chair and dance like Michael Jackson.