Posts Tagged satire

Arthur

Arthur

Thursday, July 21, 2011 No Comments

Russell Brand has a great comedic presence. His pithy satire and wackiness makes for some great chuckles. However, I think he fits better as an ancillary character, because after a half an hour of watching Arthur I grew a little sick of his personality. Not to say he was bad, just a bit overdone. Moreover, […]

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The Manchurian Candidate (1962) (Blu-ray)

Wednesday, May 18, 2011 No Comments

I’ve never seen the remake of The Manchurian Candidate, and I’m not sure if I want to, for after seeing the original I don’t know if there is any way the remake could be better, let alone come close to as good. The movie, based on a novel of the same name, was positively brilliant. […]

Scream 4

Scream 4

Wednesday, April 27, 2011 No Comments

After many long years, Neve Campbell returns to the silver screen in the fourth installment of the horror satire series, and I’m pleased to say that Scream 4 delivers almost as well as its predecessors did. Sure I wouldn’t consider it a good film, and it was wrought with stupidities and other nonsensical idiosyncrasies, but […]

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Comedy Legend Leslie Nielsen Passes Away at 84

Monday, November 29, 2010 No Comments

Yesterday was a sad day for movie fans across the world. Leslie Nielsen, star of comedy classics Airplane!, The Naked Gun series, and Police Squad!, passed away at the age of 84. Nielsen, a comedic legend (and a Canadian), worked to break boundaries and create new definitions of satire during his 50+ year career. For […]

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Black Dynamite

Thursday, August 12, 2010 1 Comment

Review Poor cuts, missed cues, overacting, underacting, boom microphones in the shots – Black Dynamite has it all and more, and it’s hilarious! This spoof on blaxploitation/blackspoitation? films is simply brilliant, containing all of the ridiculous stereotypes, funky music, lame plot points and gratuitous violence and sexuality you’d expect to see in those types of […]