Tag Archives: Spoof

Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me - * *

Sequels tend to appear in two distinct varieties. The rarest, yet most satisfying, are those which attempt to continue the action of the original, taking the characters and themes from the first and developing them in new and interesting ways. … Continue reading

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Wrongfully Accused - *

Talk about beating a dead horse. Leslie Nielsen is still trying to squeeze the last drop of humor out of the spoof comedy. Give up! It’s bone-dry, as his latest comedic train wreck, Wrongfully Accused, can attest. The film roughly … Continue reading

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Mafia! - *

Director Jim Abrahams was one of the original trio who ushered in the nonstop-joke spoof genre with their seminal film Airplane! However after eighteen years and countless clones, the genre has lost its luster. Abrahams latest film, Mafia!, isn’t the … Continue reading

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Austin Powers - * *

Austin Powers is an uneven combination spoof of spy movies and 1960s psychedelia. Mike Myers is Austin Powers, the supercool superspy in 1967 London. When his nemesis Dr. Evil (a Blofeld clone also played by Myers) launches himself into orbit … Continue reading

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Scream - * 1/2*

Scream is Wes Craven’s latest horror film with a gimmick that just doesn’t quite work. It opens, in traditional slasher film fashion, with the young, pert, and alone Casey (Drew Barrymore) having a terrifying encounter with a homicidal caller. The … Continue reading

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High School High - *

This parody in the style of Airplane! has some scattered laughs, but not quite enough to overcome its fatal flaw: it takes itself just a bit too seriously. John Lovitz is Mr. Clark, the new history teacher at Marion Barry … Continue reading

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Spy Hard - *

Tiresome spoof of the action/spy genre just doesn’t hold up to previous outings. Leslie Nielsen is Dick Steele, Agent WD-40, who is brought out of retirement when the villainous General Rancor (Andy Griffith) threatens the world with annhilation. Along the … Continue reading

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Don’t Be a Menace to South Central While Drinking Your Juice in the Hood - *

Don’t Be a Menace to South Central While Drinking Your Juice in the Hood is a parody film, in the tradition of Airplane, The Naked Gun, and I’m Gonna Get You Sucka…unfortunately, most of the time the film seems to … Continue reading

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Dracula: Dead and Loving It - 1/2*

Slow and unfunny spoof on everyone’s favorite bloodsucker. Leslie Nielsen is Count Dracula, in this Mel Brooks film that roughly follows Bram Stoker’s tale. Dracula comes from Transylvania to London, where he desires to make the lovely Mina his undead … Continue reading

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