Another day, another Wes Anderson film parody trailer -- this one's for a tasteful, adults-only offering called The Grand Sausage Pizza
. (The NSFW tag is for dialogue and premise, rather than nudity.)
posted by Iris Gambol
on May 5, 2014 -
"Goodfellas was amazing to us,” Friedberg said. “I remember one day we said it could be funny if there was a spoof movie where, ‘Funny how? Like I’m a clown? I’m here to amuse you?’ — and then you cut to the guy and he’s wearing full clown makeup."
Jason Friedberg and Aaron Seltzer, the masterminds behind Date Movie, Epic Movie, Disaster Movie, Meet the Spartans, The Starving Games
, and Vampires Suck
, "do not practice the same craft as P.T. Anderson, David Cronenberg, Michael Bay, Kevin Costner, the Zucker Brothers, the Wayans Brothers, Uwe Boll, any dad who takes shaky home movies on a camping trip, or a bear who turns on a video camera by accident while trying to eat it. They are not filmmakers. They are evildoers, charlatans, symbols of Western civilization's decline under the weight of too many pop culture references."
They are also notoriously reclusive, and little has been publicly known about them, their background, and why-oh-god-why they continue to do whatever exactly it is that they do -- until now
posted by eugenen
on Jan 31, 2014 -
It's time for MIND YOUR MANNERS with BILLY QUAN
, a recurring spoof on martial arts movies from classic Seattle sketch comedy group Almost Live! Today's episode:
, 8 BALL
ENTER THE BOWLER
, NEW YEAR
, FIVE IRON
Remember kids, BE LIKE BILLY. BEHAVE YOURSELF!
posted by JHarris
on Aug 26, 2013 -
! (also available here
): Abe Forsythe made the movie Computer Boy
when he was just 18. It's a 50 min. spoof of The Matrix that was filmed in less than two weeks at actual Matrix shooting locations in Australia and cost just over $2000 to make.*
It became a cult hit when it was released online in 2000 & was one of the first internet films to hit 500,000 views.* (wikipedia, imdb) [more inside]
posted by flex
on Dec 21, 2012 -
In light of today's news
that one of two Shell ships slated to drill exploratory oil wells in the Arctic waters of Alaska's Chukchi and Beaufort Seas had slipped its moorings and was headed towards Dutch Harbor, in Alaska's Aleutian Islands... check out a collaboration between the Yes Men and Greenpeace that's been online since June: arcticready.com
) -- an elaborate site spoofing
Royal Dutch Shell Plc, who have uh... promised not to sue
posted by zarq
on Jul 16, 2012 -
Four friends who collectively call themselves Igloo Tornado
wrote a series of fictional tales of the love between Henry Rollins and Glenn Danzig, plus some jokes from their Satan worshiping neighbors, Daryl Hall and John Oates. This land of make-believe is contained in Glenn & Henry Forever
. There isn't a preview in one handy location, but various interviews
, and blogs
have posted some of the comics
(more: Henry has no shoes, Hall & Oats play D&D
, a postcard from Henry to Glenn
, and a page from Danzig's diary
). Danzig, often the butt of internet jokes
, was not thrilled. His thoughts were made into a final comic
. Oh, and there's an anti-Christmas animation special/advert
. And a gallery show
with more artists joining the fun.
posted by filthy light thief
on Oct 3, 2011 -
Though Roald Dahl is better known in this day as the author of stories for children, he had a parallel career as the author of short stories with more adult, macabre sensibilities
. Some of those stories became part of a short-run series to fill the slot of to not one
but two ill-fated Jackie Gleason shows
. But instead of another game show or talk show, CBS wanted something to pair with the Twilight Zone. That show was Way Out
, though it didn't rate well and only ran for 14 episodes
(and 5 episodes are on Archive.org
). 18 years later, Dahl returned to TV with his sinister stories, but this time it was in the UK, where Tales of the Unexpected
lasted 9 seasons, 112 episodes in total
. You can view 23 or so episodes online, split into parts
(YT Playlist). [more inside]
posted by filthy light thief
on Mar 22, 2011 -
Hygiene. Flexibility. Safety
(SLYT) Another spoof on the Jobs presentation
, but with a real company, product and serious effort behind it. It's odd because it's super-real, injokey and the viral ambition is ambiguous. Moneyshot at 7m40s.
As a sidenote, would Apple be able to stomp on this if they wanted to? I mean, this is so tongue in cheek I can't really see the tongue.
posted by monocultured
on Jun 25, 2010 -
Comedian Affion Crockett, most remembered for appearing on MTV's "Wild 'n Out"and for his impressions of Jay-Z, manages to play Jay, Kanye and Chris Brown in a spoof of Jay-Z's song with Rihanna, "Run This Town"
posted by cashman
on Sep 22, 2009 -
"The Cleveland Tourism Board gave me 14 million dollars about 8 months ago to make a promotional video to bring people to Cleveland
. As usual, I waited till the last minute and I ended up having to shoot and edit it in about an hour yesterday afternoon. I probably should have invested more time."
posted by dhammond
on Apr 16, 2009 -
was a sci-fi buff in the 1970s with the resources of the audiovisual squad at Vandenberg Air Force Base at his disposal. The result was Star Trix
, a claymation Star Trek parody, that spawned three short films
and Star Trix: The Flick (parts 1
, and 5
). Art Binninger himself explains the whole saga
on his web site.
posted by jonp72
on Dec 15, 2007 -
homemade costume, cheesy 70's music, mafiosos in wrestling masks ... what more could you ask for?
posted by bwg
on Nov 15, 2007 -