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Kung Fury

Kung Fury is finally here and it is everything

Stunningly 80s, all awesome
May 29
// Matthew Razak
I'm just going to leave this here with a hearty recommendations. Usually awesome trailers fleshed out fall flat, but the 30 minute Kung Fury movie is a masterpiece of modern cinema and possibly the only film that will ever hold a candle to Mad Max: Fury Road.  Finally, Kickstarter doesn't let us down... well, this and Veronica Mars. 

Review: Ana Maria in Novela Land

Mar 19 // Nick Valdez
[embed]219098:42280:0[/embed] Ana Maria in Novela LandDirectors: Georgina RiedelRelease Date: February 27th, 2015 Ana Maria, in a nutshell, is like a better version of Freaky Friday. The film follows the titular Ana Maria (Edy Ganem), a twenty something who can't hold a job and would rather spend her time live tweeting her favorite novela, Pasión Sin Límites (or Passion Without Limits), than hanging out with her friends. As her favorite character Ariana Tomosa (once again, Edy Ganem) seems to have the best life with an upcoming wedding and a hot guy pining for her, Ana Maria wishes that was her life. After a storm, a tweet, and some shenanigans, Ana Maria becomes a part of her favorite telenovela. Now she must make it home before the series ends or she'll be stuck forever.  Ana Maria gently tows the line between homage and parody without ever falling too deep into one of those pitfalls. It's all part of an effort to make the film a bit more digestible for a wider audience. The film already has a few esoteric barriers to entry (the audience needs some kind of knowledge of novela culture, and the film has a cast of native Spanish speakers, for example), so the choices it makes are understandable but a bit disheartening. For example, while the film is a nice comedy, it never quite goes far enough with its premise. I'm not sure if it's a fear of offending anyone, or a lack of confidence in its Spanish flair, but there's a major sense of holding back. For example, Ana Maria joins the show as a character, rather than switching places with the actress playing that character. So the jokes come from the surface level hokiness already apparent in telenovelas rather than trying to find something deeper. And while most of the film is indeed a fun parody of the tropes, there are a few jokes that are definitely derogatory. Like Luiz Guzman's Licenciado Schmidt popping around the corner every couple of scenes is funny at first, but grows tired as the film relies on it.  That lack of confidence also has an effect on the film's outcome. Since Ana Maria joins this fantastical world, her decision to return home never quite feels real. Thanks to the show's plot giving her a deadline, Ana Maria doesn't come to her conclusions through character work but through ease of plot. It's like she'd rather live her boring life than die, and that's not a great message to go out on. But there's one major aspect I would like to touch on, and it's the one thing that separates this film from most comedies: Ana Maria never loses her agency. It's a refreshing skew of Latino culture.  Latino culture (whether they be Mexican, or from the Central and Southern American regions) follows traditional beats. You know, grow up through church, get married and have kids at a certain age. While the film at first criticizes Ana Maria's choice to be alone (notably, it's her choice), the film's ending, while forced, makes that not seem so bad. Ana Maria's sister may have a traditional marriage, but the film allows Ana Maria the freedom to go through the film's journey in the first place. It's a small, but powerful detail.  Beyond its story, the film's production is quite well done. It took me awhile to realize Ana Maria and Ariana Tomosa were played by the same actress, and I'll give the film credit for managing the feat with just some makeup and hair tricks. And while I wish the film would've sunk further into its telenovela world (we only see one set piece, and it's not used very well), every scene in the show is given a nice glaze. A bit foggy, a bit mystical. It definitely retains its fantastical appeal.  Ana Maria in Novela Land is a nice first step into broadening Latino culture in film. It portrays a facet of that culture rarely seen with analytical eyes, but never quite has a statement one way or the other. It's a nice comedy that pokes fun at the genre, and Edy Ganem is a great lead, but the film lacks bite. 
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She livin' a life just like a movie star
It's been a tough time for Latino representation in pop culture. While television has made great strides in casting Latino actors in non-traditional roles to show off a greater range of characterization beyond "gang banger" a...


Sharknado 3 has a title

Third movie in SyFy straight-to-TV franchise will air July 22
Mar 18
// Matt Liparota
You'd think two movies about weather-related shark attacks would be more than enough to last the human race until our surely-impending end, but sometimes the world is a funny place. Despite all logic, a third Sharknado f...

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Check out this awesome Birdman toy commercial

Feb 25
// Nick Valdez
There's not really much to say other than this is a neat little ditty promoting Birdman's victory lap through some theaters after taking home the Best Picture Oscar. But it's just really, really neat. If you haven't yet, you should watch Big Birdman too.  "Smells like balls."
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Big Birdman

Flix for Short: Big Birdman

(Or The Unexpected Virtue of Orange Pants)
Feb 20
// Nick Valdez
We've featured Sesame Street parodies on the site before, but they've never been as mindblowing as this. Featuring Caroll Spinney and Big Bird, this is just all kinds of perfect.  "How did we get here? How did we get to Sesame Street?"

Taken 4 trailer is here

Not really, but really
Jan 16
// Matthew Razak
With the success of Taken 3 (do not listen to Sean it is a terrible movie and a waste of your money) we all have to ask why the hell we keep seeing really bad movies. We also have to expect that despite the third film c...
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Dumb and Dumber To

These Dumb and Dumber To posters parody Lucy

Aug 18
// Nick Valdez
Although I've never seen Lucy (as I still regret seeing Hercules over it), I've heard lots of good things and it's apparently popular enough to warrant a parody. Specifically, a parody of the "use 10% of the brain" premise.&n...
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Intramural Trailer

First trailer for Intramural, a sports parody featuring SNL cast members

Apr 15
// Nick Valdez
I'm not the biggest fan of sports movies as they all tend to look the same. But every once in a while, something new comes along and manages to rock the sports genre with its uniqueness. Intramural might make it close to tha...

Muppets Most Wanted spoofs action movie posters

Mar 07
// Liz Rugg
The Muppets Most Wanted promotional campaign has been as delightful as expected from the franchise, though with these new parody posters, The Muppets have upped their game yet again. Each poster parody's a famous action movie...
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The Simpsons

The Simpsons pay tribute to Studio Ghibli films

Skinner as a Box Kite!
Jan 10
// Nick Valdez
This Sunday on The Simpsons, Comic Book Buy is getting married in "Married to the Blob." Sure, Comic Book Guy (or Jeffrey Albertson) has been in romantic relationships before, but now that he's apparently romancing a manga a...
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Bound 3

Rogen and Franco recreated Kanye West's "Bound 2"

Nov 25
// Nick Valdez
On the set of Seth Rogen's directorial follow up to This is the End, The Interview (featuring Rogen and James Franco as a TV personality and producer who are roped into helping assassinate the prime minister of North Korea), James Franco and Seth Rogen did a shot for shot remake of Kanye West's weird music video for "Bound 2." Ye...yeah it's pretty sexy.  [via Twitter]
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A Haunted House 2

First teaser trailer for A Haunted House 2...exists

That's right, there's a second one.
Nov 22
// Nick Valdez
I finally saw the first A Haunted House on Netflix a few months ago with some cool buddies of mine. We all walked away thinking terrible things about it. It not only had one, but three Saints Row: The Third posters hang...
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22 Jump Splits

Channing Tatum does a split for 22 Jump Street

Van dayum!
Nov 20
// Nick Valdez
Jean Claude Van Damme once did an ad for Volvo which featured him doing an "epic split" like the mad god he is. On the sett of 22 Jump Street, releasing June 2014, Channing Tatum decided to do a parody of that ad for some re...
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FFS: Catching Fur

Flix for Short: Sesame Street's The Hungry Games

"Being strong heroine of entire franchise hard work."
Nov 19
// Nick Valdez
With The Hunger Games: Catching Fire setting fire to theaters in a few days, it's time for everyone to get in on the hype. And that includes the Sesame Street gang. In The Hungry Games: Catching Fur, Cookie Monster stars as ...
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Best Night Ever trailer

First trailer for Best Night Ever is not the best ever

Nov 18
// Nick Valdez
Best Night Ever seeks to parody the likes of party films such as Spring Breakers and every bacholerette party movie ever. What Best Night Ever fails to do, however, is make any of it funny. Although it's most likely too earl...

SNL's Wes Anderson parody is pure brilliance

The worst thing about this is that it's only a parody
Oct 29
// Sean Walsh
The only thing wrong with this brilliant Wes Anderson parody is its lack of Bill Murray. Other than that, it looks exactly like an Anderson film. The music is perfect, the shots are perfect, Edward Norton's Owen Wilson is perfect...ahhhh, it's perfect! [via YouTube]

Check out American Psycho with Huey Lewis and Weird Al

Do you like Huey Lewis and the News?
Apr 04
// Logan Otremba
So I would totally be down for a full-length parody of American Psycho starring Huey Lewis of Huey Lewis and the News and Weird Al Yankovic, but that may be just me personally. Regardless, Funny or Die released a video that i...

Watch Disney Princesses go wild in Spring Breakers parody

Mar 22
// Nick Valdez
Going to see Spring Breakers this weekend? Maybe you should watch this hilarious parody video first (then read our review!). It takes one of the core draws of Breakers (watching former Disney starlets do crazy stuff for mone...

Flix for Short: Garlan Hulse: Where Potential Lives

Mar 08
// Nick Valdez
In the same vein as the cool retro marketing Wreck-It Ralph had done for its fictional Fix-It Felix Jr. game, Rich Moore has made a short "documentary" to celebrate WIR's release on home video this past week. Garlan Hul...

Flix for Short: Movie: The Movie 2V

Feb 26
// Nick Valdez
As part of Jimmy Kimmel's post-Oscar special, he revealed a parody trailer for the sequel last year's Movie: The Movie. 2V doesn't exactly reach the heights of the first one (how could he beat, "Once you go Black Hitler, you...
You would also totally watch a Quentin Tarantino Biblical revenge movie
Over the weekend, Saturday Night Live did a great parody of Django Unchained and Quentin Tarantino movies in general. Behold Djesus Uncrossed, with Christoph Waltz as the Man (with No Name) of Galilee. I'm not going to give ...


Trailer: Scary Movie 5

Dec 26
// Nick Valdez
Here you go everyone, the moment almost no one has been waiting for. Ever since it was announced that a fifth Scary Movie was going to be made without Anna Faris, then Lindsay Lohan and Charlie Sheen were stunt casted for so...

Trailer: A Haunted House (Red Band)

Dec 13
// Nick Valdez
While the first trailer seemed to borderline entertaining, this new "VIBE exclusive" Red Band trailer seems to go for the kitchen sink...and subsequently loses me. There are sex "jokes" out the wazoo, Marlon's "motherf***ing...

Trailer: A Haunted House

Marlon Wayans is trying to take back the horror parody.
Oct 19
// Nick Valdez
I remember there was a time that I looked forward to movie parodies. When the first Scary Movie released, I laughed so hard I almost had an accident (I was also ten). When the sequel came out, that excitement tempered a bit....

First image of Scary Movie 5 confirms it will be terrible

Sep 21
// Nick Valdez
You know how every Scary Movie is supposed to have a random celebrity cameo who has no business being in movies? Like how Scary Movie 3 had Pamela Anderson, Scary Movie 4 had Dr. "My PhD is For Realsies" Phil, or th...

The Cult Club: Blood Feast 2: All U Can Eat (2002)

Aug 10 // Alec Kubas-Meyer
Blood Feast 2: All U Can Eat tells the story of Fuad Ramses III (J.P. Delahoussaye), the grandson of Fuad Ramses I, the killer from Blood Feast. One day, Fuad III finds out that he is now in possession of his grandfather's old catering building, so he shows up to claim what's his. Immediately upon arriving, he is interrogated by Detective Michael Myers (Mark McLachlan), whose father was on the police force during the Fuad Ramses murder case way back when. Fuad III, obviously, knows nothing about the exploits of his murderous grandfather, and continues on his way. Soon he gets his first (and, as far as the film is concerned, only) catering job: a wedding for Tiffani Lampley (Toni Wynne), although all of the preparations are run through her horrible mother (Melissa Morgan). It starts off simple enough, but Fuad III soon finds a statue of the Egyptian goddess Ishtar in a locked room in the back of the building and is brainwashed. It is time for him to complete the sacrificial Blood Feast for Ishtar that his grandfather never could.  But the story's not important. It's all about the violence and nudity, the things that made exploitation films what they were. The films in The Blood Trilogy, while certainly violent, lacked any real nudity. There was some almost-nudity at times, but none of them were as explicit as many of his other films were. Blood Feast 2, on the other hand, is very explicit indeed. Although there is no full frontal nudity, anyone expecting to see breasts will not walk away disappointed. They are there, and they come in all shapes and sizes. Some of them are horrifyingly still while in motion (implants are really creepy looking) while others are perfectly natural. Variety is the spice of life, as they say. And speaking of spices, this is a movie about a caterer, so there's quite a lot of food. Detective Myers's partner, Sam Loomis (John McConnell), is constantly eating. Almost every shot that he's in there is some kind of food in his hands or his mouth. It's a running gag that as he's finishing one snack/meal, he complains about hunger and asks Myers if he wants to go get something else. Realistically, he's not fat enough for that to mirror his actual eating habits, but it's not like he's Christian Bale in The Machinist or anything. But Fuad III's dishes are a bit more disturbed than donuts or tacos. Instead, he takes livers, eyes, or whatever else his cookbook (entitled How to Serve Man, of course) tells him he needs. The blood flows primarily from Tiffani's bridal party, including such characters as Misty Morning and Candy Graham.  It's possible that this all sounds dumb to you, and I will readily admit that it is a little dumb, but anyone going into a film called Blood Feast 2: All U Can Eat with expectations of intelligence really needs to think about their priorities in life. But even though it's dumb, and there are a lot of jokes that are silly for the sake of being silly, it's not always so simple. Some of the jokes require at least a little bit of thought, and every once in a while the jokes stop being so juvenile. If you saw the original Blood Feast, there are some wonderful in-jokes for you. My personal favorite, and one that gets me to this day when I just think about it deals with the very nature of Ishtar. Beyond the joke itself (which is pretty awesome), it's very telling about the state of H. G. Lewis's films in the early 1960s. I won't spoil it, but believe me when I say it's a fantastic moment, and you will know it when you see it. As a piece of so-bad-it's-good cinema, Blood Feast 2 finds itself in an interesting position. Unlike Troll 2, Birdemic, or other films of that sort, it is entirely self-aware, as Lewis's films always were (at least somewhat). Usually this leads to a film that is inherently broken. Making a film that you know is bad in the hopes of striking comedic gold is the easiest way to make a film that is legitimately bad and nothing more. It's like anything Tommy Wiseau could do now. The House that Drips Blood on Alex had its moments, but it didn't compare to the beauty of The Room. But Tommy Wiseau is not H. G. Lewis. The only other director I can think of working today who could match his exploitation pedigree would be Roger Corman, and Corman has stayed away for the camera for even longer than Lewis has; he's just a producer now. So Lewis has a reputation for films that are so bad they're good, and now he wants to take it to the next level.  If The Gore Gore Girls and Blood Feast and all of his other films were horror with a tinge of comedy, Blood Feast 2 is comedy with a tinge of horror. At every moment it's looking at the camera and telling you that it knows exactly what's wrong with it, but it harkens back to a time when people didn't. When the scenes are shot day-for-night (shot during the day but with a dark blue filter to simulate nighttime) it's ridiculous because that's how it used to be. The occasionally awful audio dubbing (e.g. in that first day-for-night shot) serves the same purpose. These are some of the more cerebral jokes, but they're more about the familiarity and nostalgia. If you know what things used to be like, seeing them used in a modern context is bizarre and wonderful. Yes, technology has made leaps and bounds, but staying firmly in the realm of the unbelievable and basking in it makes Blood Feast 2 unique. But even if the severed heads and cut bellies are clearly fake, the things inside are a bit more real. Back in the day (I say as though I was alive then), H. G. Lewis would spend excruciatingly long periods of time with closeups (or even extreme close ups) of the gore in a given scene. A killer would remove an organ and then stroke it for ten, fifteen, twenty seconds. They wouldn't do anything else with it. It was all for the audience, always for the audience. I always felt it was a bit excessive, but who am I to judge? Blood Feast 2 gets the right proportion of time. There's plenty of intestine pulling and stroking (not a euphemism), but it doesn't get annoying in the way that it was. I should note that there are two versions of this film, one which runs about 93 minutes, and the other (director's cut) version is 99. Having never seen the cut version, I can't say what the differences are, but I can't imagine they did anything other than make the film less amazing. Regardless, I expect no matter what version you get, this film is not for anyone with a weak stomach. Long gone is the bright red paint of the original three in The Blood Trilogy. I haven't seen a liver, but I have no doubt that's what it looks like. I have no doubt that all of those organs belonged to some kind of animal previously (probably a pig, since that is the animal they popularized 4 decades ago). They look very real, and even if some of the important organs (like the heart and lungs) don't seem to be anywhere in the meat-caverns that are Fuad III's victims, doesn't mean the illusion isn't effective. What really makes Blood Feast 2: All U Can Eat so brilliant, though, is its complete dedication to its parody. This is again why having H. G. Lewis at the helm makes the film so unique. Exploitation and other intentionally-so-bad-they're-good films have been on the rise in recent years, but they're mostly from filmmaking newcomers, frequently people who were born after the golden era of exploitation films (1960s and '70s, for those of you unaware). Maybe they grew up with drive-ins, but it wasn't their stuff on screens. They parody those films from a very different mindset. They parody other peoples' work. H. G. Lewis parodies his own. Admittedly, that could completely and utterly fall apart, but it doesn't. It really doesn't. Also, John Waters plays a pedophile priest. And, really, that should be enough for you. [embed]212391:38676[/embed] Next Month... The man in a hat Hubert Vigilla will rock your freaking faces when he looks at David Bowie's first starring role in Nicolas Roeg's The Man Who Fell to Earth. PREVIOUSLY SHOWING AT THE CULT CLUB July: Batman (1966)June: Surf Nazis Must Die (1987)May: The Apple (1980)April: Santa Sangre (1989)March: Tideland (2005)February: House (1977)

[The Cult Club is where Flixist's writers expound the virtues of their favourite underground classics, spanning all nations and genres. It is a monthly series of articles looking at what made those films stand out from the pa...


Batman Maybe

Aug 09
// Sean Walsh
This is brilliant. I usually hate popular song parodies, but this... This isn't the Carlie Rae Jepsen parody we need, this is the Carlie Rae Jepsen parody we deserve. Oh, and, uh, SPOILERS for the three of you who still haven't seen The Dark Knight Rises. [Via Youtube]

Joel McHale out-Fassbenders Fassbender in viral spoof

Jun 07
// Alex Katz
It's good to know that if Community goes down the toilet without Dan Harmon's hand on the wheel, we'll still be able to get that Jeff Winger flavor from Joel McHale over at The Soup. This video parodies Prometheus's&nbs...

Flix for Short: The Wire: The Musical

Jun 05
// Alex Katz
If you still haven't seen The Wire yet, you're part of what's wrong with culture. This Funny or Die video, featuring a good deal of the original Wire cast, showcases a fabulous musical where the show's complex them...

New Brave TV spots & bagpipe compilation CD parody

May 22
// Liz Rugg
Man, I can't wait to see Pixar's Brave. It's the studio's first princess movie, and she looks like she's going to kick some serious butt. Here we have two new short TV commercials for the upcoming movie, as well as a longer ...

Scary Movie guys to parody Hunger Games, nobody shocked

May 10
// Jenika Katz
I love it when a horrible franchise puts very little effort into their movies, makes a ton of money, and continues on forever. Jason Friedburg and Aaron Seltzer, the directors of such timeless films as Scary Movie, Epic Movie...

Trailer: The Pirates! Band of Misfits

Apr 03
// Liz Rugg
Aardman Animations has jumped on the pop-culture band-wagon with this new trailer for their newest claymation movie The Pirates! Band of Misfits - also known as, The Pirates! In An Adventure With Scientists. The new trailer ...

Trailer for Movie: The Movie probably not a trailer

Feb 27
// Jamie R Stone
Uhhh... So, okay, Jimmy Kimmel Live is responsible for making "I'm f*cking Matt Damon!" a household phrase, and it looks like the show is about to reproduce that magic with Movie: The Movie, one of the silliest effing things...

Kids reenact the Oscar nominees adorably, bitingly

Feb 24
// Alex Katz
The Academy Awards are irreparably upon us. There's the usual stable of Best Picture nominees that are a combination of films that genuinely deserving to be recognized as among the best films of the year, and ...

Trailer mash-up of The Lion King/Dark Knight Rises

Jan 04
// Hubert Vigilla
Just before Christmas we had a Sweded version of the Dark Knight Rises trailer, which was a great, inventive, low-rent version of the actual trailer for The Dark Knight Rises. Well, with the new year comes a new fake &n...

Sweded version of The Dark Knight Rises trailer

Dec 23
// Hubert Vigilla
In the great goofy tradition of Be Kind Rewind, here's a sweded version of the Dark Knight Rises trailer. It's essentially a shot for shot, line for line remake of the trailer. A triumphant job overall, especially given the ...

Just in time for the Christmas weekend where plenty of people with enough money to buy one will be getting iPhone 4s in their stockings comes this trailer for Siri. See, the guys over at Rooster Teeth know what is actually u...


Trailer: The Muppets's Final Parody

Oct 27
// Matthew Razak
Well here it is. The final The Muppets parody trailer. It's been an awesome road and its sad to see one of the best marketing campaigns in a long while come to a close, but on the bright side it means we're that much closer ...

Trailer: The Muppets: Pig With the Froggy Tattoo

Sep 15
// Matthew Razak
With this trailer I believe that we have officially reached the point where the marketing campaign for The Muppets might actually be better than the film itself. I'm not saying the film is going to be bad. Far from it. I'm j...

The Cult Club: Top Secret! (1984)

Sep 12 // Jenika Katz
Top Secret! focuses on totally-not-Elvis rock musician Nick Rivers (Val Kilmer). After Leonard Bernstein cancels, the American government sends Rivers to perform at the East German cultural festival, bringing live rock and roll to the country for the first time. Despite Rivers' cultural insensitivity, things are going swimmingly- until, of course, he meets Hillary Flammond (Lucy Gutteridge), a member of the Resistance. His sense of chivalry ends up landing Rivers in the middle of a battle for independence. That synopsis may sound dull, but this movie is about World War II spy movies in the same way its predecessor is about flight disasters. Top Secret! was made by the same people who created Airplane! four years earlier, as might be evidenced by their love of exclamation points in titles. The movies have a very similar feel to them, and they both hold up incredibly well due to their reliance on slapstick rather than cultural references. What Top Secret! lacks in Leslie Nielsen and memorable quotes, it makes up for with Val Kilmer and great visual and audio gags. [embed]202135:37134[/embed] Everyone in the extended cast has at least one great moment, and even the characters that just show up for one gag don't feel extraneous. That said, Val Kilmer is absolutely phenomenal and completely steals the show. Not only was Top Secret! his first feature film, but he also performs all the songs himself. His voice is awesome and he does a great Elvis impression, right down to the dance moves. And, let's be honest, I don't think I've ever seen a guy look that good in skinny pants. Mmm. I mentioned the visual gags, and they pop up all over the place, but the audio gags are really fantastic. Several jokes are completely off-screen, without the characters even acknowledging that they're happening, which just makes them that much better. The sound effects both on- and off-screen are absolutely perfect. The movie uses music pretty well, too, even beyond the Elvis spoofing. The music swells dramatically during very undramatic moments and is wonderfully cheesy the rest of the time. Then again, everything about the movie is pretty cheesy. [embed]202135:37135[/embed] For a movie set during World War II with the Germans as the bad guys, the humor isn't terribly malicious. Yes, the government is portrayed as evil, but most of the jokes are centered on cultural references and are mostly just silly. There are a lot of pronunciation jokes, with Rivers' fans holding up signs that say, “We love you, Neek!” A lot of the “German” is actually Yiddish, and what actual German is present is usually gibberish. A problem I have with a lot of modern comedies is that they all seem to have a serious section somewhere in the middle where they focus on character development instead of laughs. Sure, character development is nice and all, but it shouldn't be at the expense of the rest of the film. The laughs in Top Secret! don't stop for an instant. Every new shot has a new gag. It's true that we don't get to know the characters as well as we might, but it's more fun to be shallow once in a while. All serious conversations are still full of jokes and portrayed in an absolutely ridiculous manner. [embed]202135:37136[/embed] The best thing about Top Secret! is that it's impossible to catch all the jokes on the first viewing. I was (too) young when I saw this for the first time, so about half of them went over my head, but I'm still finding new ones to this day despite owning the DVD and pushing the movie on all of my friends. While a lot of the jokes are on the nose, there are plenty of subtle ones, and things are happening in the background in almost every shot. In fact, I noticed two new background jokes in this viewing that I hadn't seen before. When you check this out (because you have to or else I won't be your friend anymore), see if you can spot the intriguing book, Lesbian Bars of North Carolina. It's surprisingly long considering the subject matter. [embed]202135:37130[/embed] Next month... Xander will return with Dougal and the Blue Cat. PREVIOUSLY SHOWING AT THE CULT CLUB February: Faster, Pussycat! Kill! Kill! March: Django (1966) April: Alice in Wonderland XXX May: Troll 2 June: Cannibal Holocaust (1980) July: Riki-Oh: The Story of Ricky (1991) August: Battle Royale (2000)

[The Cult Club is where Flixist's writers expound the virtues of their favorite underground classics, spanning all nations and genres. It is a monthly series of articles looking at what made those films stand out from the pac...

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