|This is a delightful comedy adventure directed by Jimmy
Huston. Teenager Jeremy (Robert Sean Leonard) and his best friend Ralph (Evan Mirand)
attempt to get girls. On a midnight date Jeremy is bitten by a beautiful woman, who is a
vampire. A professor (David Warner) and his assistant are chasing down all vampires and
killing them. They chase Ralph by mistake. Modoc (René Auberjonois plays Jeremy's 264
year old guide to living the life of a vampire. The movie plot is similar to Once Bitten,
but has it's own fast-paced story. This one is worth renting.
||There is no plot in this movie set in the Nixon era. Dr.
Hunter "Gonzo" Thompson (Bill Murray) writes about his lawyer Carl Lazlo (Peter
Boyle), who shows up in his life every now and then. Harris from the Post (René
Auberjonois) sits next to Gonzo on a plane during a political junkie. Gonzo gives him
pills for his headache and he ends up in his underwear in the plane bathroom. Gonzo spends
his time drunk and on drugs and Lazlo is crazy. René is great! The rest of the movie is
|In great slap-stick Police Academy style, this adventure
directed by Alan Myerson pits the gang against diamond thieves. Commandant Lassard (George
Gaynes) travels to Miami Beach to be named Officer of the Decade at a police convention.
He takes the rest of the gang along. The thieves, led by Troy (René Auberjonois) also
travel to Miami. Troy's bag containing the jewels gets switched with Lassard's identical
bag at the airport. After many attempts to get their bag back, the thieves kidnap Lassard,
who thinks he's part of a police procedure demonstration. The gang rescue him using
air-boats and jet skis. René creates a great comedy bad guy. This is escapism at it's
||A Hollywood writer is killed by a Hollywood executive (Tim
Robbins), who thinks the writer was harassing him for not using his stories in movies. He
killed the wrong guy. The executive worries about being caught for the death, but not much
about the real harasser. Lots of stars show up in the cast and in cameos. René
Auberjonois is listed in the credits as appearing as himself, but is not to be seen.
Robert Altman, the director, said many stars ended up on the cutting room floor in a blurb
at the end of the movie. This is an interesting look at the Hollywood system of making
movies, but is not very good story telling.