IDIOCRACY
2006, 20th Century Fox, 84 min, Dir: Mike Judge

Mike Judge’s ahead-of-its-time sci-fi comedy predicts a time in which our collective intelligence has dropped so low that it threatens to destroy the world. When average guy Luke Wilson, sent into hibernation 500 years earlier, awakes into this brave new world, America is run by a corrupt, sociopathic former pro wrestler with severe anger-management issues, and the most popular entertainment in the land is a YouTube-esque video playlist called “Ow My Balls.”


HIT AND RUN
2012, Open Road Films, 95 min, USA, Dir: Dax Shepard, David Palmer

Charlie Bronson (Dax Shepard, here also directing), a nice guy with a questionable past, busts out of the witness-protection program to drive his fiancée (Kristen Bell) from their small hometown to Los Angeles so that she can land the job of a lifetime. But their road trip gets complicated when they realize they’re being chased by the feds (led by Tom Arnold), and becomes increasingly dangerous when Charlie’s former gangster pals (led by Bradley Cooper) enter the fray.


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