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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 

Birdman

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 

Spaceballs

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

Habeas Corpus The Player

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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Car Notes

Portlandia Keeps Road Rage In Park

Get a lesson in parking etiquette on a new Portlandia.

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It’s the most American form of cause and effect: Park like a monster, receive a passive-aggressive note.

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This unofficial rule of the road is critical to keeping the great big wheel of car-related Karma in balance. And naturally, Portlandia’s Kath and Dave have elevated it to an awkward, awkward art form in Car Notes, the Portlandia web series presented by Subaru.

If you’ve somehow missed the memo about Car Notes until now, you can catch up on every installment online, on the IFC app, and on demand. You can even have a little taste right here:

If your interest is piqued – great news for you! A special Car Notes sketch makes an appearance in the latest episode of Portlandia, and you can catch up on it now right here.

Watch all-new Portlandia Thursdays at 10P on IFC.

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Naked and Hungry

Two New Ways to Threeway

IFC's Comedy Crib gets sensual in time for Valentine's Day.

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This week, two scandalous new digital series debut on IFC’s Comedy Crib.
Ménage à Trois invites people to participate in a real-life couple’s fantasy boudoir. And The Filling is Mutual follows two saucy chefs who invite comedians to make food inspired by their routines. Each show crosses some major boundaries in sexy and/or delicious ways, and each are impossible to describe in detail without arousing some awkward physical cravings. Which is why it’s best to hear it directly from the minds behind the madness…

Ménage à Trois

According to Diana Kolsky and Murf Meyer, the two extremely versatile constants in the ever-shifting à trois, “MàT is a sensually psychedelic late night variety show exploring matters of hearts, parts and every goddamn thing in between…PS, any nudes will be 100% tasteful.”

This sexy brainchild includes sketches, music, and props that would put Pee-wee’s Playhouse to shame. But how could this fantastical new twist on the vanilla-sex variety show format have come to be?

“We met in a UCB improv class taught by Chris Gethard. It was clear that we both humped to the beat of our own drum; our souls and tongues intermingled at the bar after class, so we dove in head first.”

Sign me up, but promise to go slow. This tricycle is going to need training wheels.

The Filling is Mutual

Comedians Jen Saunderson and Jenny Zigrino became best friends after meeting in the restroom at the Gotham Comedy Club, which explains their super-comfortable dynamic when cooking with their favorite comedians. “We talk about comedy, sex, menses, the obnoxiousness of Christina Aguilera all while eating food that most would push off their New Year’s resolution.”

The hook of cooking food based off of comedy routines is so perfect and so personal. It made us wonder about what dishes Jen & Jenny would pair with some big name comedy staples, like…

Bill Murray?
“Oh, that’s easy Meatballs with Lingonberry Space Jam it’d be great, but then we’d have to Oh, that’s easy Meatballs with Lingonberry Space Jam it’d be great, but then we’d have to… Oh, that’s easy Meatballs with Lingonberry Space Jam it’d be great, but then we’d have to avoid doing any kind of silly Groundhog Day reference.” 

Bridget Everett?
“Cream Balls… Sea Salt encrusted Chocolate Ganache Covered Ice Cream Ball that melt cream when you bite into them.” 

Nick Kroll & John Mulaney? 
“I’d make George and Gil black and white cookies from scratch and just as we open the oven to put the cookie in we’d prank ’em with an obnoxious amount of tuna!!!”

Carrie Brownstein & Fred Armisen? 
“Definitely a raw cacao “safe word” brownie. Cacao!”

Just perfect.

See both new series in their entirety on IFC’s Comedy Crib.

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Dark Arts

Foot Fetish Jesus And Other Nightmares

Meet the minds behind Comedy Crib's latest series, Quirks and The Mirror.

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The Mirror and Quirks are really, really strange. Deeply disturbing yet hauntingly beautiful. But you really don’t need to read a synopsis of either of the aforementioned shows to understand the exact variety of nightmare-bonkers comedy these shows deliver — that’s why the good lord made links. Instead, take a peek behind the curtain and meet the creators.

Quirks

Let’s start with Kevin Tosi. Kevin does the whole show by himself. That doesn’t mean he’s a loner — Kevin has a day job with actual humans. But that day job is copywriting. So it’s only natural that his suppressed demons would manifest themselves in biting cartoon form, including “Foot Fetish Jesus”, in ways that somehow speak to all of us. If only all copywriters channeled their inner f*ckedupness into such…expressive art.

The Mirror

Onward to the folks at Wham City Comedy.

These guys aren’t your typical comedy collective in that their work is way more left-field and even elevated than your standard digital short. More funny weird than funny ha-ha. They’ve done collaborations with musicians like Beach House, Dan Deacon & Wye Oak, television networks (obviously), and others. Yeah they get paid, but their motivation feels deeper. Darker. Most of them are video artists, and that explains a lot.

See more of The Mirror and Quirks on IFC.com and the IFC app.

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