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10 Fake Movies Within Movies We Want to See

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In 1924’s Sherlock Jr., Buster Keaton’s projectionist fell asleep, and dreamed himself into his favorite film. Thus began a long tradition of Hollywood spoofing themselves with fake movies within movies.

The question here is, how do these fake films rate on their own merits? Which should be made, and which should be left on the cutting room floor? Read on for a look at some of the best and worst movies within movies with original posters created by Kristy Puchko

10. “Birdman Returns,” Birdman 

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FAKE REVIEW:
Still riding high, the Birdman franchise shows no signs of slowing down in this 1992 hit. Riggan Thompson has never been better, much to his own chagrin.” — Tabitha Dickson, NY Times


9. “Nation’s Pride,” Inglorious Basterds

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FAKE REVIEW:
“Movies by Nazis, about Nazis, have lost a lot of luster, but this bit of propaganda, based on a true story, at least shows a touch of artistry. And with sniper movies again making waves, it’s worth a second look.” — Herr Schmidt, White Pride Weekly 


8. “Ass the Movie,” Idiocracy 

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FAKE REVIEW:
“Winner of 8 Academy Awards, this 2505 hit movie was a phenomenon. You can’t fault a filmmaker for knowing what his audience wants. And if that happens to be two hours of butts, than so be it.” — CostcoTV 


7. “Jews in Space,” History of the World: Part I 

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FAKE REVIEW:
“Isn’t this basically Spaceballs?” — Reddit user Deesnutz 


6. “Angels with Filthy Souls,” Home Alone

Angels With Filthy Souls

FAKE REVIEW:
“Yes, the acting can be a bit campy. But this noir film has found a home in late night TV reruns thanks to classic bits of dialogue like, ‘keep the change, ya filthy animal!'”– Sid Syderson, Hollywood Tattle 

5. “Hamlet,” Last Action Hero

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FAKE REVIEW:
“For those of us who have never understood a word of Shakespeare, a thick Austrian accent can only help. The only question the Prince of Denmark has here is if this movie is going to be, or not to be…the biggest movie of 1993.” — Jane Pratt, Sassy Magazine 


4. “Good Will Hunting 2: Hunting Season,” Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back

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FAKE REVIEW:
“This ill-advised sequel cash grab should have been killed at inception. While we all loved Good Will Hunting, and wondered what it would have been like with more shotgun blasting action, everyone here seems to be phoning it in.”— SnootchieBootchie47, MoviePoopShoot.com


3. “Habeas Corpus,” The Player

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FAKE REVIEW:
“Julia Roberts was at the absolute peak of star power when this 1992 movie came out. Bruce Willis. Peter Falk. Rene Auberjonois. What this movie lacks in subtlety, it more than makes up for in sheer star power.” — Will Savage, Pull Quote Daily 


2. “Deception,” The Holiday

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FAKE REVIEW:
“This run of the mill action movie was too slick for it’s own good. Quippy dialogue. Pretty actors chasing pay checks. A Christmas Day release must have left this movie severely in the red.” — Iris Simpkins, The Daily Telegraph 


1. “Simple Jack,” Tropic Thunder

Simple Jack

FAKE REVIEW:
“Bad idea.” — Kirk Lazarus 

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Holiday Extra Special

Make The Holidays ’80s Again

Enjoy the holiday cheer Wednesday December 21 at 10P on IFC.

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Whatever happened to the kind of crazy-yet-cozy holiday specials that blanketed the early winter airwaves of the 1980s? Unceremoniously killed by infectious ’90s jadedness? Slow fade out at the hands of early-onset millennial ennui? Whatever the reason, nixing the tradition was a huge mistake.

A huge mistake that we’re about to fix.

Announcing IFC’s Joe’s Pub Presents: A Holiday Special, starring Tony Hale. It’s a celeb-studded extravaganza in the glorious tradition of yesteryear featuring Bridget Everett, Jo Firestone, Nick Thune, Jen Kirkman, house band The Dap-Kings, and many more. And it’s at Joe’s Pub, everyone’s favorite home away from home in the Big Apple.

The yuletide cheer explodes Wednesday December 21 at 10P. But if you were born after 1989 and have no idea what void this spectacular special is going to fill, sample from this vintage selection of holiday hits:

Andy Williams and The NBC Kids Search For Santa

The quintessential holiday special. Get snuggly and turn off your brain. You won’t need it.

A Muppet Family Christmas

The Fraggles. The Muppets. The Sesame Street gang. Fate. The Jim Henson multiverse merges in this warm and fuzzy Holiday gathering.

Julie Andrews: The Sound Of Christmas

To this day a foolproof antidote to holiday cynicism. It’s cheesy, but a good cheese. In this case an Alpine Gruyère.

Star Wars Holiday Special

Okay, busted. This one was released in 1978. Still totally ’80s though. And yes that’s Bea Arthur.

Pee Wee’s Playhouse Christmas Special

Pass the eggnog, and make sure it’s loaded. This special is everything you’d expect it to be and much, much more.

Joe’s Pub Presents: A Holiday Special premieres Wednesday December 21 at 10P on IFC.

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It Ain't Over Yet

A Guide to Coping with the End of Comedy Bang! Bang!

Watch the final episodes tonight at 11 and 11:30P on IFC.

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After five seasons and 110 halved-hour episodes, Scott Aukerman’s hipster comedy opus, Comedy Bang! Bang!, has come to an end. Fridays at 11 and 11:30P will never be the same. We know it can be hard for fans to adjust after the series finale of their favorite TV show. That’s why we’ve prepared this step-by-step guide to managing your grief.

Step One: Cry it out

It’s just natural. We’re sad too.
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Step Two: Read the CB!B! IMDB Trivia Page

The show is over and it feels like you’ve lost a friend. But how well did you really know this friend? Head over to Comedy Bang! Bang!’s IMDB page to find out some things you may not have known…like that it’s “based on a Civil War battle of the same name” or that “Reggie Watts was actually born with the name Theodore Leopold The Third.”

Step Three: Listen to the podcast

One fascinating piece of CB!B! trivia that you might not learn from IMDB is that there’s a podcast that shares the same name as the TV show. It’s even hosted by Scott Aukerman! It’s not exactly like watching the TV show on a Friday night, but that’s only because each episode is released Monday morning. If you close your eyes, the podcast is just like watching the show with your eyes closed!

Step Four: Watch brand new CB!B! clips?!

The best way to cope with the end of Comedy Bang! Bang! is to completely ignore that it’s over — because it’s not. In an unprecedented move, IFC is opening up the bonus CB!B! content vault. There are four brand new, never-before-seen sketches featuring Scott Aukerman, Kid Cudi, and “Weird Al” Yankovic ready for you to view on the IFC App. There’s also one right here, below this paragraph! Watch all four b-b-bonus clips and feel better.

Binge the entire final season, plus exclusive sketches, right now on the IFC app.

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Everybody Sweats Now

The Four-Day Sweatsgiving Weekend On IFC

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This long holiday weekend is your time to gobble gobble gobble and give heartfelt thanks—thanks for the comfort and forgiveness of sweatpants. Because when it comes right down to it, there’s nothing more wholesome and American than stuffing yourself stupid and spending endless hours in front of the TV in your softest of softests.

So get the sweats, grab the remote and join IFC for four perfect days of entertainment.

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It all starts with a 24-hour T-day marathon of Rocky Horror Picture Show, then continues Friday with an all-day binge of Stan Against Evil.

By Saturday, the couch will have molded to your shape. Which is good, because you’ll be nestled in for back-to-back Die Hard and Lethal Weapon.

Finally, come Sunday it’s time to put the sweat back in your sweatpants with The Shining, The Exorcist, The Chronicles of Riddick, Terminator 2, and Blade: Trinity. They totally count as cardio.

As if you need more convincing, here’s Martha Wash and the IFC&C Music Factory to hammer the point home.

The Sweatsgiving Weekend starts Thursday on IFC

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