Some of the hottest stars are in the latest movie clips, brought to you by readers of TheBlot Magazine.
Kanye West’s “Bound 2” video:
James Franco and Seth Rogen’s “Bound 3” video:
Miley Cyrus’s “Wrecking Ball” video:
Steve Kardynal’s Chatroulette version of “Wrecking Ball”:
A parody film is a subgenre of comedy film that parodies other film genres or films as pastiches, works created by imitation of the style of many different films reassembled together. Although the subgenre is often overlooked by critics, parody films are commonly profitable at the box office. Mockbusters are another genre of parody films known for combining elements of sci-fi, horror, war, and thriller genres. It is known as a crossover humor film.
Parody films have a twofold problem: First, they have to be strong examples of the subject they’re mocking in their own right. The movie has to be compelling on its own as an entry of the genre it riffs on. And secondly, it has to be funny. When a movie can succeed and do both those things right you end up with some of the best and most memorable comedies to ever be produced.
Full disclosure: I was this close to putting This Is Spinal Tap pretty high on the list. It’s hilarious. But with two other music parodies on the list (and both of them criminally unappreciated), I felt it was probably better to not feature This Is Spinal Tap, in the name of a broader spectrum of comedies. Also Mystery Men almost made it onto the list, not because it’s a great film or anything, but because I love it completely unironically. Ben Stiller, William H. Macy, Hank Azaria, Janeane Garofalo, Pee-Wee Herman AND Good Burger’s Kel as terrible super heroes fighting Geoffery Rush? YES PLEASE.