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Class of 1994: “Fear of a Black Hat”

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. Continue reading

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Big Man Japan (2007)

A parody of Japanese creature features of yore, “Big Man Japan” is an eccentric genre spoof with balls and brains in spades. Continue reading

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Mac and Me (1988)

“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. Continue reading

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Class of 1983: “Scarface”

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. Continue reading

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This is the End

When the dust settles on 2013, “This is the End” has the potential to be atop the proverbial comedic dogpile. Continue reading

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Mark me down in the “pleasantly surprised” category. Continue reading

Heroes of the Zeroes: Shrek / Shrek 2

“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. Continue reading

More Classics in High School!

With Easy A bringing The Scarlet Letter into high school, Austin adapts some more classic novels. Continue reading

Heroes of the Zeroes: Hot Fuzz

“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. Continue reading

Heroes of the Zeroes: Austin Powers in Goldmember

The unintended-trilogy parody continues Nick Rogers’ look at 2000-2009’s 365 best films. Continue reading

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