Posts Tagged ‘parody’
"Popstar" tips more sacred cows than it slaughters, but it's also not a satire of the way we live now. It's a wise, wicked satire of the way we leisure now.
This mockumentary spoof lampoons gangster-rap luminaries but more furiously lambastes those who embraced the genre to pursue a bank account, not a battle cry.
A parody of Japanese creature features of yore, "Big Man Japan" is an eccentric genre spoof with balls and brains in spades.
"Mac and Me" is everything "E.T." is not and yet an absolute ripoff all at the same time. A wonderment of late '80s cheese you simply must behold to believe.
A dishonest character choice sets "Scarface" back, but it's still a bleakly funny, compulsively watchable template for the criminal deconstruction of the American Dream.
When the dust settles on 2013, "This is the End" has the potential to be atop the proverbial comedic dogpile.
"Shrek" and "Shrek 2" — where DreamWorks got it right with its flagship family films — continue Nick Rogers' look back at the 365 best films of 2000-2009.
With Easy A bringing The Scarlet Letter into high school, Austin adapts some more classic novels.
"Hot Fuzz" — a cop-action parody as astute at the dry and droll as the rock 'n' roll — continues Nick Rogers' look at the 365 best films from 2000-2009.
The unintended-trilogy parody continues Nick Rogers' look at 2000-2009's 365 best films.
A tepid sci-fi retread in the unmistakable mold of "Star Wars," "The Ice Pirates was a big-budget production in the early 1980s that attempted to capitalize on the outer-space mania that George Lucas created in 1977.