January 20th, 2013: Anaconda (1997)


Cast and Crew:  Jennifer Lopez, Eric Stoltz, Owen Wilson, Kari Wuhrer, Danny Trejo, Frank Welker

What It’s About: A National Geographic film crew shooting a documentary in the Amazon picks up Paul Serone (Jon Voight), who claims to be stranded in the jungle-but is actually out to capture an enormous anaconda snake, bigger than anyone has ever seen.

Why Watch it Today?:  On this date in 1992, at least according to one blogger, Ice Cube had his “Good Day“.  Anaconda features Ice Cube in its ensemble cast, all of whom act gamely in this bigger, dumber, more CGI filled update of the plot from The Creature from the Black Lagoon.

Other Choices:  We’ve previously featured Ice Cube vehicle Friday and Three Kings.

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