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Coneheads

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Coneheads

type:
Movie
Current Status:
In Season
mpaa:
PG
Wide Release Date:
07/23/93
performer:
Dan Aykroyd, Jane Curtin, Jason Alexander, Michelle Burke, Chris Farley, Phil Hartman, Jan Hooks, Michael McKean
director:
Steve Barron
Producer:
Lorne Michaels
genre:
Comedy

We gave it a B

The laser beam sucking the magnetic musical imprints off this compact circular plate manifest the musicultural diversity of the pointy- skulled extraterrestrials marooned in suburban New Jersey. Conehead aural cavities favor the sonorous vibrations of k.d. lang but render the Barenaked Ladies’ cacophonous version of Public Enemy (eeeep) frighteningly saccharine. Best on Coneheads are two previously unearthed cuts by R.E.M. and the bluntskulled Red Hot Chili Peppers. Sadly lacking are any songs from France. B