Film Forum

Episode Recap

Episode 5

May 9, 2006

Films Reviewed: Hoot and Stick It

Commentary: 1986 (a look back)

Featurette: Behind the scenes of Hoot

Regarding Hoot:

Matt: Sorry, I didnít.While it was nice to see a film be pro-environment without being completely anti-corporate, did it really have to be this stupid?Every adult (save producer/composer Jimmy Buffet) was a complete and total moron!Undemanding children may love it, though.A generous two stars

Aron: Neither did I.Not only is this film stupid, plot wise, itís stupid, film wise!The director thought that a full moon wasnít enough light for a night time scene, so he flooded one scene with too much light for a bedroom!What in the blazes did he do that for?The owls were cute, though.Another generous two stars.

Average Rating: ** (out of ****)

Regarding Stick It:

Aron: This was a surprisingly fun movie from the writer of Bring it On!Jeff Bridges was good as a controversial gymnastics coach brought in to train the wild-child of gymnastics.This look behind the scenes of competitive gymnastics really does deliver the stunts and the laughs.Three stars.

Matt: If I wanted to see the ďY.M.C.AĒ sequence of Canít Stop the Music again, Iíd have waited for VH-1 Classic to re-air it.The filmís photographer seemed obsessed with the lower parts of these ladiesí bodies, and not in a good way.The gymnastics were good, but the dialogue was too bitchy for my tastes.Zero stars.

Average Rating: *1/2 (out of ****)

Commentary:  Twenty years ago, the movie going world was treated to such films as Top Gun, Peggy Sue Got Married, Platoon and Crocodile Dundee.Aron and Matt took a look back at the year 1986 and made note of what made that year so special.

Featurette: Behind the scenes of Hoot, featuring the state of Florida and some burrowing owls.