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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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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. Continue reading

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! Continue reading

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South Park: Season 15

After 15 years, those lovable, foul-mouthed Colorado boys are as funny as ever and prove that no one is safe from their wrath in the 15th season. Continue reading

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A movie that sorta does what it’s setting out to, but coulda, woulda, shoulda been better.
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Heroes of the Zeroes: Team America: World Police

“Team America: World Police” — a rowdy resurrection of puerile, peerless genre satire — continues Nick Rogers’ look back at the 365 best films of 2000-2009. Continue reading

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Fright Night (1985)

Ooh, you’re so cool, Brewster! Continue reading

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Attack of the Killer Tomatoes (1978)

Who will win the battle between man and vegetable…er, fruit? Continue reading

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Is “MacGruber” the best big-screen adaptation of a “Saturday Night Live” skit that spoofs a 1980s adventure series? 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

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