Posts Tagged ‘spoof’
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Tom Hanks and Dan Aykroyd star in 1987's "Dragnet," a Universal Pictures release.

Class of 1987: ‘Dragnet’

“Dragnet” is pokey next to its peers. Then again, like many prototypes, it’s a merely sufficient expression of possibility without refinement of later versions.

Mark McClure stars in the 1987 Universal Pictures sketch-comedy collection "Amazon Women on the Moon."

Class of 1987: ‘Amazon Women on the Moon’

This sketch-comedy film's creators couldn't presage how we (and our messages) self-destruct in 10 seconds or 140 characters. Still, this raucous amalgam works.
Connor4Real (Andy Samberg) is ready for action in "Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping," a Universal comedy directed by Akiva Schaffer and Jorma Taccone.

Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping

"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.

From right, Hansel (Owen Wilson), Derek Zoolander (Ben Stiller) and Melanie Valentina (Penelope Cruz) team up to stop the murders of famous people in "Zoolander 2," a 2016 Paramount Pictures release.

Zoolander 2

You never want to deliver a eugoogooly, but funereal solemnity is the only tone to take for a sequel as woefully, and disappointingly, DOA as “Zoolander 2.”

Here’s a video of ‘When Harry Met Sally …,’ ‘Sesame Street’ style

“When Harry Met Sally … ” came out in 1989. Ever since then, one particular scene has been engraved in everyone’s brain, the scene where Sally fakes it in a diner. That scene has now officially become a “Sesame Street” spoof. “When Harry Met Sally … ” is now “When Cookie Met Sally.” Cookie and Sally are just as […]

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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.

Class of 1993: “Last Action Hero”

Driven less by mammoth ego and more by wild, unchecked id, "Last Action Hero" works as a riotous comedy and a rigorous case study of why we go to the movies.

At the Mountains of Movie Madness: Week Nine

The rule of thumb this week is if it doesn't involve dancing, it's not a good movie. I know, I thought "Thankskilling" would be a winner, too!