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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

Good Will Hunting 2

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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Millennial Wisdom

Charles Speaks For Us All

Get to know Charles, the social media whiz of Brockmire.

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He may be an unlikely radio producer Brockmire, but Charles is #1 when it comes to delivering quips that tie a nice little bow on the absurdity of any given situation.

Charles also perfectly captures the jaded outlook of Millennials. Or at least Millennials as mythologized by marketers and news idiots. You know who you are.

Played superbly by Tyrel Jackson Williams, Charles’s quippy nuggets target just about any subject matter, from entry-level jobs in social media (“I plan on getting some experience here, then moving to New York to finally start my life.”) to the ramifications of fictional celebrity hookups (“Drake and Taylor Swift are dating! Albums y’all!”). But where he really nails the whole Millennial POV thing is when he comments on America’s second favorite past-time after type II diabetes: baseball.

Here are a few pearls.

On Baseball’s Lasting Cultural Relevance

“Baseball’s one of those old-timey things you don’t need anymore. Like cursive. Or email.”

On The Dramatic Value Of Double-Headers

“The only thing dumber than playing two boring-ass baseball games in one day is putting a two-hour delay between the boring-ass games.”

On Sartorial Tradition

“Is dressing badly just a thing for baseball, because that would explain his jacket.”

On Baseball, In A Nutshell

“Baseball is a f-cked up sport, and I want you to know it.”


Learn more about Charles in the behind-the-scenes video below.

And if you were born before the late ’80s and want to know what the kids think about Baseball, watch Brockmire Wednesdays at 10P on IFC.

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Crown Jules

Amanda Peet FTW on Brockmire

Amanda Peet brings it on Brockmire Wednesday at 10P on IFC.

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On Brockmire, Jules is the unexpected yin to Jim Brockmire’s yang. Which is saying a lot, because Brockmire’s yang is way out there. Played by Amanda Peet, Jules is hard-drinking, truth-spewing, baseball-loving…everything Brockmire is, and perhaps what he never expected to encounter in another human.

“We’re the same level of functional alcoholic.”


But Jules takes that commonality and transforms it into something special: a new beginning. A new beginning for failing minor league baseball team “The Frackers”, who suddenly about-face into a winning streak; and a new beginning for Brockmire, whose life gets a jumpstart when Jules lures him back to baseball. As for herself, her unexpected connection with Brockmire gives her own life a surprising and much needed goose.

“You’re a Goddamn Disaster and you’re starting To look good to me.”

This palpable dynamic adds depth and complexity to the narrative and pushes the series far beyond expected comedy. See for yourself in this behind-the-scenes video (and brace yourself for a unforgettable description of Brockmire’s genitals)…

Want more about Amanda Peet? She’s all over the place, and has even penned a recent self-reflective piece in the New York Times.

And of course you can watch the Jim-Jules relationship hysterically unfold in new episodes of Brockmire, every Wednesday at 10PM on IFC.

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Draught Pick

Sam Adams “Keeps It Brockmire”

All New Brockmire airs Wednesdays at 10P on IFC.

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From baseball to beer, Jim Brockmire calls ’em like he sees ’em.

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It’s no wonder at all, then, that Sam Adams would reach out to Brockmire to be their shockingly-honest (and inevitably short-term) new spokesperson. Unscripted and unrestrained, he’ll talk straight about Sam—and we’ll take his word. Check out this new testimonial for proof:

See more Brockmire Wednesdays at 10P on IFC, presented by Samuel Adams. Good f***** beer.

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