This week on Alcohollywood, we head back into the 90s, land of Weezer, plaid shirts, and ripped jeans as we (along with guest Nick) revisit the 1995 mall comedy Mallrats! This flawed throwback to hard-R teen sex comedies is the second film from Kevin Smith, and his first (and only) attempt to write and direct a major studio picture. Watching the film, it’s not hard to see why – Smith’s overly verbose dialogue is mumbled out by an ensemble of half-baked ‘90s actors, the director’s limited visual style makes the whole film look ugly, and it’s hard to watch all the comic book/film references that exist for their own sake. (Don’t even get us started on Jay and Silent Bob.) Nonetheless, we manage to take a good look at this flawed-even-for-Kevin-Smith-standards flick along with our custom cocktail and drinking game. Take a listen!
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THIS EPISODE’S DRINK: Stinkpalm
2 parts Three Olives Dude
1 part tequila
1 part limoncello
5 parts pineapple juice
1 part triple sec
1 part blue Gatorade
Combine in blender with ice. Pour in glass.
DRINKING RULES FOR MALLRATS:
- Whenever you hear profanity
- Every time a comic book reference is made
- Anytime the camera actually moves
FINISH YOUR DRINK WHEN:
Rene (Shannon Doherty) says, “What can I say? I love the retard.”
Join us next week as we try (and fail) to get rid of a bomb with the 1960s camp classic Batman: The Movie!