To begin, three comedies starring Kirstie Alley. Funny on Cheers? Yes. In these three movies? No, not even a little. I think I might have smirked once but that could have just been a suppressed burp. I try to have good manners.
From bad comedies, we go to bad buddy films.
And to wrap things up, two sequels to classic movies that ended up being major disappointments.
Murphy and Nick Nolte are back and now, Murphy is coming off the end of his prison sentence from the first film only to find that a criminal mastermind known as "The Iceman" has hired a bunch of bikers (including the brother of the first film's villain) to kill him. The film hits more or less the same beats as the first with Nolte and Murphy not getting along, then gradually warming up to each other. The only dfiference is the aforementioned twist. It turns out the mysterious Iceman is none other than fellow officer Ben Kehoe (Brion James) who was in the first film too. Now on the one hand, it sort of works in that it makes you look at the first film a little more closely buy on the other hand, it also comes across as a case of using "Brion James as the surprise villain since by this point in his career he was playing mostly villains. Another 48 Hrs. is a tired movie full of actors who don't seem like they really want to be there and noisy action.
Coming soon: The Guilty Pleasures of 1990