Cool as Ice

Series: Hecklevision

"You're not wasting my time, I'm just coolin'!"

This month's guest hecklers:

  • Amy Miller
  • Paul Jay
  • Steven Wilber
  • Shane Hosea

Released to theaters in 1991 barely a year after Vanilla Ice's inescapable hit single "Ice Ice Baby", Cool as Ice challenged viewers to not only accept Vanilla Ice as an actor, but tolerate him for more than three minutes.

Robert van Winkle AKA Vanilla Ice plays Johnny Van Owen, a rapper-dancer-biker who rolls into a sleepy small town with his neon-clad crew. With a bike in the repair shop, they stick around while Johnny attempts to woo honor-roll high-school senior Kathy. Soon, a bizarre subplot involving corrupt cops threatening Kathy's family unfolds, but not before we get more scenes of Ice just cruising (and cooling, and chilling) on his bike. Strangely frenetic scenes, pointless montages, astoundingly bad attempts at comedy and even worse attempts at acting make you wonder if this movie was intentionally made so poorly that you're relieved to see Vanilla Ice on screen!

Stop, collaborate and join us for what is sure to be one of the funniest Hecklevisions yet!

This special screening is presented in HECKLEVISION: Through the magic of MuVChat technology, your jokes, heckles and commentary are encouraged – in TEXT form! Tap out your wittiest wisecracks with your phone and they’ll appear instantly on screen! Each month, special guests will hang out to crack jokes via text with you and a few hundred of your best friends!




Sunday, January 12