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Blu-ray Review: Rediscovering The Magic of the 1991 Comedy-Thriller “Mystery Date”

Blu-ray Review: Rediscovering The Magic of the 1991 Comedy-Thriller “Mystery Date”

'Mystery Date'

‘Mystery Date’

This week, our resident movie reviewer, Jeremy Morrison, goes into full geek mode with a look back at one of Olive Films most exciting new releases, “Mystery Date.” First, let’s take a walk down memory lane with a quick synopsis:

Head-over-heels in love with next-door neighbor Geena Matthews (Teri Polo, Meet The Parents), Tom McHugh (Ethan Hawke, Training Day) finds himself unable to even hold a conversation when in her presence. With some coaching from his older brother Craig (Brian McNamara, Arachnophobia), Tom is all but assured that his date with Geena will be smooth sailing – until he discovers a body in the trunk of Craig’s car. With Murphy’s Law in full swing, romance will take a back seat to screwball comic hijinks in the romantic comedy Mystery Date directed by Jonathan Wacks (Powwow Highway) from a screenplay by Parker Bennett and Terry Runté.

Mystery Date co-stars Fisher Stevens (Short Circuit), BD Wong (TV’s Law & Order: SVU) and Ian Black (The Journey of Natty Gann).

J-Mo Says:

Surprise, surprise, folks, Olive Films has found yet another title I’ve never heard of, this time a double shame on me as I’m a big fan of Ethan Hawke, and have lovingly put together a beautiful transfer for an otherwise bare bones release.

I went into this film cold and it was freakin’ awesome. The film is full of fantastic character actors, a bitchin’ soundtrack, a cameo appearance by GWAR, mistaken identity, and there is tomfoolery afoot. So, Ethan Hawke’s Tom is smitten with his neighbor, Teri Polo’s Geena. Can we just take a second to appreciate Teri Polo? Great comedic timing and eyes you can get lost in for days.

As soon as the young couples date starts everything begins to fall apart. Having been coached and dressed by his older brother Craig, Tom is mistaken for Craig at every twist in turn in this smart script by Parker Bennett and Terry Runté. And what began as mystery and excitement quickly turns to confusion and chaos for the young couple.

If you haven’t, check out MYSTERY DATE at your earliest convenience. Fisher Stevens gives one hell of a performance as Dwight, the flower guy.  — Jeremy Morrison, Film Geek

Check out this film and a plethora of other amazing releases from Olive Films via their official website — www.olivefilms.com.

Jeremy Morrison – Staff Writer
Co-creator/host of the Acid Pop Cult Podcast, film reviewer, screenwriter, Jeremy has more than eight years experience in television and film production. His childhood fascination with the naked breasts featured in the “Friday the 13th” franchise prepared him for absolutely nothing in life. J-Mo lives by one motto: #wecantallbezacksnyder
Twitter: @acidpopcult
IG: @almostgothim

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Teaser Trailer For ‘Little Fockers’ Makes It’s Debut

Teaser Trailer For ‘Little Fockers’ Makes It’s Debut

Universal Pictures has released the first trailer for Little Fockers courtesy of Apple. The film stars Ben Stiller, Robert DeNiro, Barbra Streisand, Blythe Danner, Teri Polo, Owen Wilson, Laura Dern, Harvey Keitel and Jessica Alba. Little Fockers will hit theaters on December 22nd, 2010.

Synopsis: The test of wills between Jack Byrnes (Robert De Niro) and Greg Focker (Ben Stiller) escalates to new heights of comedy in the third installment of the blockbuster series—Little Fockers. Laura Dern, Jessica Alba and Harvey Keitel join the returning all-star cast for a new chapter of the worldwide hit franchise. It has taken 10 years, two little Fockers with wife Pam (Polo) and countless hurdles for Greg to finally get “in” with his tightly wound father-in-law, Jack. After the cash-strapped dad takes a job moonlighting for a drug company, however, Jack’s suspicions about his favorite male nurse come roaring back. When Greg and Pam’s entire clan—including Pam’s lovelorn ex, Kevin (Owen Wilson)—descends for the twins’ birthday party, Greg must prove to the skeptical Jack that he’s fully capable as the man of the house. But with all the misunderstandings, spying and covert missions, will Greg pass Jack’s final test and become the family’s next patriarch…or will the circle of trust be broken for good?

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