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Dwayne Johnson makes his film debut in “The Mummy Returns” (2001). He yells a few times and then leaves, only to return as an early CGI attempt at a man-scorpion that looks more like a Rockaroach (See what I did there?). That’s how history is going to remember this workmanlike sequel to star Brandan Fraser’s 1999 attempt to exhume Indiana Jones. Not bad as far as summer popcorn movies go. The treasure-hunter story picks back up rather seamlessly and there’s a decent mix of new characters to go with returnees to keep things relatively interesting. It’s just not as fun.

When you come across a movie you’ve never heard of starring a bunch of people you have heard of, it’s usually artsy fartsy (think “Gosford Park” or “Magnolia”). But sometimes, it’s just fartsy. The methane delivery system known as “Airheads” (1994) features Brendan Fraser, Steve Buscemi and Adam Sandler, along with Michael McKean, Joe Mantegna, David Arquette, Ernie Hudson, Chris Farley, Judd Nelson and Michael Richards. Loser L.A. rockers with toy guns and underdeveloped career plans hijack a radio station. Hijinks ensue. Thin plot. Physical comedy. Ninety-two minutes of your life you’ll never get back. Are you ready to rock?