Spoof Movie Spoofs Spoofs

By Rafe Telsch 2008-11-09 20:01:34discussion comments
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Weíve gotten movies spoofing teen comedies, horror flicks, superhero movies, and disaster pictures. In fact, itís been looking for a while like those horrid parody flicks have been running out of material for a while, focusing more on pop culture references like an extended episode of Best Week Ever than the material the filmís title suggests it should be about. If you needed more evidence that the spoof genre needed a break than look no further than the latest announcement: a spoof of spoof movies.

Yes, thatís right, the genre has gone meta and turned its cameras on itself with Not Another Not Another Movie. Actually, itís not a spoof of spoof movies as much as it is a movie about making a spoof of spoof movies. Is it just me, or is this becoming difficult to follow?

The news comes from The Hollywood Reporter, who announces the movieís description as such: Ē Chevy Chase plays a studio head who quits his floundering company, leaving his ex-con sibling (Michael Madsen) in charge. Soon their equally inept gangster friend (Vinnie Jones) takes over and assigns a production assistant (David Leo Schultz) to direct a spoof of spoof movies. Burt Reynolds plays an actor playing the director of the chaotic film within the film.Ē

With as terrible as some of these spoof movies have been, thereís plenty of material for a well-written comedy to tackle. I just hope the writer-director David Murphy recognizes that and doesnít turn this into another pop-culture cash in. Of course, regardless of how this movie turns out, I think itís time to rest the spoofs for a while.
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