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Saturday Matinee: Idiocracy

Review by Fernando F. Croce Source: Slant By refusing to distance itself from its targets, Mike Judge’s brand of satire risks being mistaken for what it’s satirizing. The Beavis and Butthead cartoons were erroneously dismissed as a mindless extension (rather … Continue reading

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Saturday Matinee: Pootie Tang

“Pootie Tang” (2001) is a comedy written and directed by Louis C.K. starring Lance Crouther, Chris Rock, Wanda Sykes, Jennifer Coolidge and Robert Vaughn. It’s a feature film adaptation of a comedy sketch from The Chris Rock Show and also … Continue reading

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Saturday Matinee: Kingpin

Why I love Kingpin – A crude comedy about horrible people The Farrelly brothers’ reached their vulgar, freewheeling peak with this 1996 bowling comedy. By James Oddy Source: Single White Lies Irecently bombed a job interview that seemed a sure … Continue reading

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Saturday Matinee: Psycho Goreman

[Movie Review] PG: PSYCHO GOREMAN By Sarah Musnicky Source: Nightmarish Conjurings It’s not often that you find a movie that is completely batshit crazy, all the way extra, yet entirely wholesome all in one package. Yet, this is what we … Continue reading

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Saturday Matinee: Harold and Maude

Review by Brian Eggert Source: Deep Focus Review Harold and Maude is the most positive expression of counter-culturalism to come out of Hal Ashby’s career. Unlike Ashby’s other pictures released during his zenith in the 1970s, it does not concentrate its … Continue reading

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Saturday Matinee: Joe Versus the Volcano

My Year Of Flops Case File # 40 Joe Versus The Volcano By Nathan Rabin Source: AV Club As my colleague Scott Tobias wrote in “Ten Notorious Flops Worth Seeing” John Patrick Shanley’s romantic fantasy Joe Versus The Volcano is … Continue reading

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Saturday Matinee: Tim & Eric’s Billion Dollar Movie

Review by Jim Tudor Source: Screen Anarchy Having never seen the comedic TV work of Tim Heidecker and Eric Wareheim (“Tim & Eric Awesome Show, Great Job!”), I went into their feature-length variation, “Tim and Eric’s Billion Dollar Movie”, braced … Continue reading

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Saturday Matinee: Dark Star

“Dark Star” (1974) is a science fiction comedy directed and produced by John Carpenter and co-written with Dan O’Bannon. The film originated as a USC film project from 1970 to 1972 and expanded to a feature length project in 1974. … Continue reading

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