Over the last week, two new Star Wars movies were announced, but not by Walt Disney Pictures and Lucasfilm. One is a spoof from the filmmakers that brought us the Scary Movie series; the other is a comedy about fans waiting in line for the next Star Wars movie in front of the iconic TCL Chinese Theatre, directed by former Leave It to Beaver star Tony Dow. Learn about both projects, after the jump.
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Posted on Friday, November 15th, 2013 by Angie Han
Jason Friedberg and Aaron Seltzer have averaged roughly one release a year for the past several years, starting with 2006’s Date Movie, but in 2013 we get to see not one but two of their outrageously broad spoofs. Hooray?
Hot on the heels of this month’s The Hunger Games parody The Starving Games comes Best Night Ever, which takes on hard-partying flicks like Bridesmaids, The Hangover, and Spring Breakers. At the center of the story are four young women (played by Desiree Hall, Samantha Colburn, Eddie Ritchard, Crista Flanagan) who head to Vegas only to see things spiral completely out of control. Check out the NSFW red-band trailer after the jump.
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Posted on Tuesday, October 8th, 2013 by Angie Han
If you watched The Hunger Games and thought to yourself, “Man, this movie would be so much better if it were more like Scary Movie,” then have we got a trailer for you.
The Starving Games is exactly what it sounds like — a Jason Friedberg and Aaron Seltzer parody in the vein of Date Movie, Epic Movie, Disaster Movie, and the (slightly) more creatively titled Meet the Spartans and Vampires Suck. The first trailer has just hit, and you can check it out after the jump.
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As Vin Diesel and Paul Walker are off shooting Fast and Furious 7 with director James Wan, two actors who look alarmingly like them are doing something eerily similar. Genre spoof directors Aaron Seltzer and Jason Friedberg are prepping Superfast!, a new comedy that’ll poke fun at the Fast and Furious series, along with some other action movies. To make the film feel even more like the successful franchise, they’ve cast Alex Ashbaugh and Dale Pavinski as the two leads. You may not know the actors, but you’ll surely think they look familiar. Read More »
The great thing about the sixth Fast and Furious movie is it doesn’t take itself too seriously. In a way, it’s almost a big-budget spoof of the rest of the franchise, giving fans a bare bones plot filled with the action and excitement they crave.
Leave it to the filmmakers behind Date Movie, Epic Movie, Disaster Movie, Vampires Suck, Meet the Spartans and the upcoming The Starving Games to take it even further. Jason Friedberg and Aaron Seltzer are writing and directing Superfast!, a spoof movie based on the Fast and Furious franchise and similar high-octane action movies. Read More »
Posted on Thursday, May 10th, 2012 by Angie Han
Getting spoofed by the Scary Movie guys is sort of a Hollywood rite of passage at this point, so maybe in some twisted way this counts as an honor. Except no, not really. Jason Friedberg and Aaron Seltzer, the geniuses who brought you Date Movie, Epic Movie, Disaster Movie, etc., are set to write and direct The Starving Games, a no doubt hilarious parody of The Hunger Games and other recent action blockbusters. More details after the jump.
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At first glance it appears that Aaron Seltzer and Jason Friedberg, the screenwriting/directing team credited with ruining the spoof movie genre (Disaster Movie, Meet the Spartans, Epic Movie, Scary Movie series, Date Movie) have run out of material in the Hollywood genre world and are now going to take aim at the Los Angeles independent scene with a new movie titled LA Art Movie. Ugh. Chris Gore already beat them to it with My Big Fat Independent Movie in 2005.
No information is known about the plot, but chances are there isn’t much of one (I’m only half-joking). I’m guessing that the film will probably take on Swingers and… ummm… Is the LA indie film really topical enough to spoof?I’ve heard that the film might actually be a cover for a spoof feature film taking on the popular teen vampire series Twilight, which would make a lot more sense.
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Something that I came across a couple weeks ago and I’ve been meaning to post on the site is this wonderful Hack Directors Venn Diagram from MadAtoms. While I don’t necessarily agree with all of the selections, or reasonings (for example, attempt at style is counter intuitive to the dictionary definition of “hack”), I do think it’s both clever and funny. I’m not sure why Adam Shankman is getting picked on for not being funny when there are better examples of “Isn’t Funny But Makes Comedies” like Tyler Perry. And it is very fitting that Brett Ratner ended up in the center of the diagram.
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Why does Hollywood still make spoof movies? And why are people still stupid enough to go see them? Moviehole reports that Jason Friedberg and Aaron Seltzer, the guys behind Meet the Spartans and Epic Movie, are now in pre-production on a SuperBad spoof called Goodie Two Shoes. Yes folks, you read correctly, a SuperBad spoof. My first thoughts were: Why? What’s the point? and Please, Why don’t you guys stop making movies and get a job in construction? But maybe not in that order.
Goodie Two Shoes will film in Louisiana from April 28 through June 6. The story follows a “group of friends who go on a life-changing adventure” but like most recent spoof films, the “comedy” won’t be limited to teen sex comedies. The casting call sheet reveals plans to spoof the upcoming Will Smith Superhero comedy Hancock, Sex and the City the movie, and Mike Myers’ The Love Guru. The duo is also on the look out for other look-alikes to play Jessica Simpson, Justin Timberlake, Prince, Flava Flav, Dr Phil, Angelina Jolie, Paris Hilton, and Michael Jackson. Remember back in the day when a spoof movie just stuck to the genre/topic it was spoofing? Someone needs to explain to the spoof genre that it is not, and will never be Saturday Night Live. Better yet, someone needs to take the Spoof film out back and shoot it in the head.
Discuss: Should Hollywood retire the Spoof genre?