Sunday, 1 April 2012

Capital Celluloid 2012 - Day 99: Sunday Apr 8

Schwing Along with . . . Wayne's World (Spheeris, 1992): Prince Charles Cinema, 8.30pm

Bringing together 90's comedy classic WAYNES WORLD and the PCC's world-famous audience participation, "Schwing Along With Waynes World" will not only feature singing & quoting along with the movie, but will also feature: Fancy-dress & headband-along competitions, free jelly donuts, and a 90s themed 'pre-party' in the bar which will feature the best in 90s music, grunge attire a must, air guitar solos and red solo cups for the first 50 through the door. 

Time Out review: 

'Bill & Ted never quite got beyond cult status, while this low-budget imitator became the US box-office phenomenon of the year. Why? Wayne & Garth don't have the charisma and telepathic rapport that made B & T such a terrific comic duo, and the only significant addition to the B & T lexicon is a new range of sexist epithets and the all-conquering 'NOT!'. And, bizarrely, Wayne (Mike Myers) still lives in his parents' house, though he's clearly well into his thirties. They are the acceptable mascots of Metal; boys you could take home to your parents. Much of the credit for the film's success lies with Spheeris, whose confident if rough-edged direction keeps it on track and cooking. The jokes come thick and fast, mostly deconstructing TV: 'Wayne's World' is a public access TV show hosted by Wayne and his dweebish best friend Garth (Dana Carvey). They play games with film, too: Wayne and Garth's to-camera monologues always hit the spot, and there's a signposted 'gratuitous sex scene'. Lowe is suitably slimy as the TV mogul who offers them fame and wealth without obligation (not!), and the whole thing chunters along nicely to the climax(es)' Dominic Wells

Here are some of the best bits.

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