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Not Another Teen Movie Review


Terrible
Fitting spoofs of at least 16 teen movies into one questionable parody film is like trying to fit ten pounds of sausage into a five pound bag. You just end up with a groan-inducing mess.

Stuffed solid with references to nearly ever teen-related movie made in the last 20 years (including a few I never knew were teen films -- American Beauty and Almost Famous?), Not Another Teen Movie is a headache-inducing, lame-ass ride down memory lane. It's a mystery just who the filmmakers think this movie's target audience is, considering that those of us who grew up in the '80s are most likely not going to get all the '90s teen movie references, and vice versa.

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Scary Movie Review


OK
A cynic would say any filmmaker is looking for trouble by trying to make a spoof out of another spoof.

Scary Movie is just that spoof, a Wayans brothers special that's a flat-out parody of Scream -- both of which ironically were produced by Dimension Films. Studio spoofs itself -- now that's comedy!

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Don't Be A Menace To South Central While Drinking Your Juice In The Hood Review


Terrible
Before they found an audience with Scary Movie, the Wayans clan tried their hand at parody, and the result is even worse. Don't Be a Menace... aims to spoof "urban/gangsta/growing up in the hood" films, a genre which (like Scream), has already become a parody of itself. There are zero laughs in this stupid, stupid movie -- unless "homies drinkin' 40s" with their pants a-fallin' strikes you as a particularly insightful parody.
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