By Roger Ebert
Roger Ebert's I Hated, Hated, Hated This Movie and Your motion picture Sucks, which collected a few of his such a lot scathing stories, have been best-sellers. This new assortment keeps the culture, reviewing not just videos that have been on the backside of the barrel, but in addition video clips that he stumbled on beneath the barrel.
A terrible adventure of insufferable Length collects greater than two hundred of his reports when you consider that 2006 within which he gave videos stars or fewer. identified for his fair-minded and well-written movie studies, Roger is at his razor-sharp funny most sensible while skewering undesirable video clips. reflect on this opener for the one-star Your Highness:
"Your Highness is a juvenile excrescence that seems like the paintings of 11-year-old boys in love with dungeons, dragons, warrior girls, pot, boobs, and four-letter phrases. That this is often the paintings of David Gordon eco-friendly beggars the mind's eye. considered one of its heroes wears the penis of a minotaur on a string round his neck. I hate it whilst that happens."
And eventually, the muse for the name of this ebook, the one-star Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen:
Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen is a terrible event of insufferable size, in brief punctuated via 3 or 4 fun moments. this sort of contains a doglike robotic humping the leg of the heroine. so that you can keep your self the price tag fee cross, move into the kitchen, cue up a male choir making a song the track of hell, and get a child to begin banging pots and pans jointly. Then shut your eyes and use your imagination."
Movie buffs and humor fanatics alike will appreciate this treasury of flicks so undesirable that you could be simply are looking to see them for a very good chuckle!
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Indeed, a revisionist might be moved to call it a dark comedy. The reaffirmation parody of Butch Cassidy is reminiscent of the tongue-in-cheek humor found in the swashbuckling adventure film. 12 For more on these two movies, see Chapter 2. It is not necessary, however, to limit oneself to modern (after 1960) cinema for examples of the more complex reaffirmation parodies. Though neither as obvious nor as prevalent as the traditional spoof movie, they, too, have always been there. Buster Keaton, silent film comedy’s only rival to Charlie Chaplin, often used this method.
18. Pauline Kael, review of Blazing Saddles, The New Yorker, February 18, 1974, p. 100. 19. Margaret A. Rose, Parody II Meta-Fiction (London: Croom Helm, 1979), pp. 25–26. 20. Yacowar, Methods in Madness, p. viii. 21. Colin L. , ‘‘Flying High and at Bargain Rates,’’ Commonweal, September 12, 1980, p. 502. 22. Nick Smurthwaite and Paul Gelder, Mel Brooks and the Spoof Movie (New York: Proteus Books, 1982), p. 7. 23. Gerald Mast, A Short History of the Movies, 2nd ed. (Indianapolis: Bobbs-Merrill, 1976), pp.
In My Favorite Brunette the comedian plays at being a film noir detective, sharing an early scene with Alan Ladd, a real-life film noir star at the time. Besides the immediate comedy contrast between Hope’s essentially cowardly figure and his attempts to be a tough guy, the two men have blatantly different acting styles. Hope is a fully animated, over-the-top comedian. Ladd, like most noir figures, embraces a minimalist style of body and dialogue, with the latter element both brief and pithy. Noir is an existentialist world in which protecting one’s self means personally exposing very little.