Tag Archives: Satire

The Mole People (A Bad Movie Review) — Part Two

When we left off, the boys were buried alive due to their stupid decision to retrieve a dead body that was already underground. Plus, the decision to use a rookie Sherpa. On that note, let’s return to the review! 🙂 … Continue reading

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‘White Zombie’ — Part Four

Yes, people, it’s back again and simply refuses to end! It’s yet another part of the alleged first zombie movie ever made, at least as a feature film. So … without further ado, here’s Part Four of White Zombie! 🙂

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Part Three of ‘Manos: The Hands of Fate’

Yes, folks. It’s time again for another part of this … thing they call a movie. As ridiculous as this movie is, it serves as an example of just how important good screenwriting and plotting is. As so, for your … Continue reading

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Manos: The Hands of Fate — Part One

I’m sure you’re all baffled perturbed thrilled to see that the Saturday Matinee has made its amazing return. After taking last week off, it’s now back with a vengeance! And don’t take those words lightly! Wait’ll you see this baby! … Continue reading

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‘The (Really, Really) Long Goodbye’ (1973)

Being a long-time fan of Robert Altman, it pains me some to say that his take on The Long Goodbye by Raymond Chandler is not a particular favorite of mine. It is a clever film – I’ll give it that. … Continue reading

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My Review of ‘Kiss Kiss Bang Bang’ (2005)

This neo-noir film provides a satirical take on the classic hardboiled private eye flick. The city is L.A., of course. Harry Lockhart (played by Robert Downey, Jr.) is a two-bit thief who escapes police capture by ducking into an audition, … Continue reading

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My Review of ‘Catch-22’ (1970)

I remember reading this book and thinking, “My God. How could you possibly make a movie out of this?” And yet Mike Nichols managed it handily. This anti-war satire revolves around the hapless Captain Yossarian (played with gusto by Alan … Continue reading

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My Review of ‘Office Space’ (1999)

This cult favorite from the almost-turn-of-the-century is like the call to arms for office workers. Three slightly pasty geeks, who work for the man at a company with a name so obnoxious I won’t repeat it, are persuaded to steal … Continue reading

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My Review of Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb (1964)

As black comedies go, this film is surely among the blackest. It’s a work of satirical genius that expresses the anxieties of the time. I must tell you that if you haven’t seen this awesome movie, 1) you need to do so … Continue reading

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To the Non-Winners!

You know, it strikes me that there are certain movies that tend to be overlooked come Oscar time. Frankly, it’s the comedies that tend not to be Oscar-awarded. Let me give you a few examples: Harold and Maude: a morbidly funny … Continue reading

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