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December 9, 2013 4:20 PM   Subscribe

Red Jalopy creates posters for 10 fake films from The Simpsons. Fake promotional materials for fictional movies have become a popular form of amateur and professional graphic design on the web and in real life. The latest entry, Red Jalopy's posters for ten fictional films featured on The Simpsons, plays with fantasy casting and period design elements. It follows the recent appearance of posters for Seinfeld's fake foreign movie, Rochelle, Rochelle around New York City and the circulation online of a Wonder Twins movie.

Is the sudden boom in this trend simply a fad for Borgesian play in which all art is equally fantastical and unreal,, an extension of what Steven Dillon terms "The Solaris Effect," the performance of cinephilia as "the endless signifying of postmodernism", or a dominant cultural logics of simulacrum in the final stages of its self-unmasking? Or is it just fun kitsch parody? (Previously in Metafilter comments Previously on Metafilter on Fake Criterion.
posted by kewb (46 comments total) 10 users marked this as a favorite

 
Distantly related in the field of serious culture jamming.
posted by kewb at 4:23 PM on December 9, 2013


I came here to see "Honk if You're Horny" in peace.

I did not.
posted by Navelgazer at 4:23 PM on December 9, 2013 [3 favorites]


McGarnagle was a television series, not a movie.
posted by mediocre at 4:35 PM on December 9, 2013 [3 favorites]


Kevin James reads that and his eyes light up, "You know... I WOULD like to hail to the chimp!"
posted by codacorolla at 4:36 PM on December 9, 2013 [3 favorites]


I would definitely pick up Hail to the Chimp at Redbox.
posted by graphnerd at 4:38 PM on December 9, 2013


Kosovo != Afghanistan
posted by furtive at 4:40 PM on December 9, 2013


See also: You Might Remember Me From, which you might remember from such Metafilter posts as #130731, "Their Worship Was Silent But So Was Their Revenge."
posted by arto at 4:40 PM on December 9, 2013 [1 favorite]


None of these films made as much cash as James Cameron's Aquaman.
posted by infinitewindow at 4:41 PM on December 9, 2013 [1 favorite]


Right now Kevin James' accountant must be getting a such an angry phone call from his client. "Hey, where are my residuals from Hail to the Chimp? Oh no? Well then who else is on this movie poster, smart ass?"
posted by greenland at 4:43 PM on December 9, 2013 [4 favorites]


What, no Muppets Go Medieval?
posted by Faint of Butt at 4:44 PM on December 9, 2013 [2 favorites]


Oh sir Liesalot!
posted by The Whelk at 4:46 PM on December 9, 2013




I've actually seen a rough cut of the Rural Juror, they made the entire film and never released it. It's pretty great tbh, way better than Who Dat Ninja.
posted by Potomac Avenue at 4:47 PM on December 9, 2013 [1 favorite]


Where's Man Getting Hit By Football?
posted by graymouser at 4:52 PM on December 9, 2013 [4 favorites]


Radioactive Man stars Arnold Schwarzenegger, not Tom Hardy.
posted by mhum at 4:53 PM on December 9, 2013 [1 favorite]


People can harp on the self indulgent, fanficcy nature of Moore's League Of Extraordinary Gentlemen but it is a universe where Who Dat Ninja is a real movie starring Tracey Jordan.

That covers so many sins.
posted by The Whelk at 4:53 PM on December 9, 2013 [1 favorite]


And McBain stars Ranier Wolfcastle, not Arnold Schwartzenegger!
posted by klangklangston at 4:54 PM on December 9, 2013 [1 favorite]


Radioactive Man stars Arnold Schwarzenegger , not Tom Hardy.

This is the gritty reboot.
posted by The Whelk at 4:54 PM on December 9, 2013 [5 favorites]


Since Wolfcastle played Schwarzenegger in The Simpsons Movie, clearly this is Wolfcastle-playing Schwarzenegger-playing McBain and Schwartzenegger-playing-Hardy-playing-Radiation Man, er, uh, Radioactive Man.
posted by kewb at 4:57 PM on December 9, 2013 [1 favorite]


ManBoy never got the movie he deserved.
posted by The Whelk at 4:59 PM on December 9, 2013 [1 favorite]


I was thinking maybe Alec Baldwin could star in the titular role for "The President's Neck Is Missing."
posted by MoonOrb at 5:11 PM on December 9, 2013


BOOOO! You tell me Simpsons, I expect Troy McClure.
posted by IndigoJones at 5:14 PM on December 9, 2013 [4 favorites]


I was saying Boo-urns...
posted by graymouser at 5:20 PM on December 9, 2013 [4 favorites]


The quote from Radioactive Man comes from Jay Sherman (The Critic). I don't think that's the episode he was in, was it?
posted by JHarris at 5:31 PM on December 9, 2013


What was the movie Homer was going to see when he was wearing his muumuu? I don't think it's on this list. Something about goats? Sheep?
posted by emjaybee at 5:33 PM on December 9, 2013


Oh, it was Honk if You're Horny, says Wikipedia. But there was another one, when he and the kids were splitting up to see movies. Damn it. My Simpsons knowledge is fading.
posted by emjaybee at 5:35 PM on December 9, 2013


Bar-ton Fink! Bar-ton Fink!

Oh, wait.
posted by smoke at 5:43 PM on December 9, 2013 [4 favorites]


That Rochelle Rochelle poster looks like a one-sheet for a Henry Jaglom movie.
posted by pxe2000 at 5:50 PM on December 9, 2013


I *love* Hugh Jackman in Planet of the Apes: The Musical. That's perfection.

And why can't we actually have a Wonder Twins movie? Sure, it'd be just me and a handful of other old Xers, but so what. Come on. The Boomers and Millennials get EVERYTHING from their childhood remade! Throw us a bone.

I want a Wonder Twins movie. With a real monkey playing Gleek, not some CGI crap.
posted by MoxieProxy at 6:17 PM on December 9, 2013 [1 favorite]


"The goggles, they do nothing!"
In 3D

I see what you did there.
posted by Paragon at 6:29 PM on December 9, 2013 [1 favorite]


No Christmas Ape?
posted by Cookiebastard at 6:31 PM on December 9, 2013


Chief: "You busted up that crack house pretty bad, McGarnagle. Did you really have to break so much furniture?”
McGarnagle: "You tell me, you had a pretty good view from behind your desk."
Chief:"You’re off the case, McGarnagle!"
McGarnagle: "You’re off YOUR case, Chief."
Chief:"What does that mean, exactly?
Homer(shouting at the TV): IT MEANS HE GETS RESULTS YOU STUPID CHIEF!
posted by 445supermag at 6:34 PM on December 9, 2013 [3 favorites]


Totally related...
posted by oneswellfoop at 7:05 PM on December 9, 2013


... Since Wolfcastle played Schwarzenegger in The Simpsons Movie...

Oh why, why, why did you remind me of that?
posted by bitteroldman at 7:08 PM on December 9, 2013


It is literally a criminal action, probably a felony, that none of these star Phil Hartman.
posted by Random Person at 7:12 PM on December 9, 2013 [4 favorites]


Your daily moment of pedantry: On the fake poster for "The Contrabulous Fabtraption of Professor Horatio Hufnagel," the punctuation of the "from the makers of" line at the top suggests that "Goodtime Slim, Uncle Doobie and the Great Frisco Freakout" was in fact three separate and distinct films. Not so.

Also, wasn't "Hail to the Chimp" an actual movie?
posted by Nat "King" Cole Porter Wagoner at 7:42 PM on December 9, 2013 [3 favorites]


No Ernest vs the Pope? What about "You're in the matrix now Charlie Brown"?

More here
posted by blue_beetle at 8:04 PM on December 9, 2013


Ernest Goes Straight to Video
posted by Pruitt-Igoe at 8:34 PM on December 9, 2013 [1 favorite]


Look Who's Oinking
posted by yellowbinder at 9:28 PM on December 9, 2013


"Man vs. Nature: The Road To Victory"
posted by Uther Bentrazor at 9:29 PM on December 9, 2013 [1 favorite]


Is the sudden boom in this trend simply a fad for Borgesian play in which all art is equally fantastical and unreal,, an extension of what Steven Dillon terms "The Solaris Effect," the performance of cinephilia as "the endless signifying of postmodernism", or a dominant cultural logics of simulacrum in the final stages of its self-unmasking?

No. -- Betteridge

Or maybe it's hoping for more interesting movies than we're getting lately.
posted by dhartung at 9:47 PM on December 9, 2013


Needs more Music for Imaginary Films (for which I couldn't find a good link.)
posted by davejay at 10:24 PM on December 9, 2013


These look slapped together. They don't have the aura of genuine fan geekdom.
Nice idea though.
posted by bystander at 11:51 PM on December 9, 2013


I came here to see Gladys The Groovy Mule!
posted by kuppajava at 8:14 AM on December 10, 2013


See also: You Might Remember Me From

Oh, that is perfection. I shouldn't have clicked on it when the room was so dusty, though.
posted by The Underpants Monster at 8:29 AM on December 10, 2013


...and from Bob's Burgers:

Dog Prom 2
Ninja Nannies
Nora's Beans
Mister Sister
posted by and for no one at 7:08 PM on December 10, 2013


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