It may come as a surprise, but one of my favorite movies of the last ten years is Mike Judge’s Idiocracy (2006). It has an infinite re-watch factor and it’s the most perfect movie ever made for a hangover. One of the biggest reasons it works- possibly the only reason- is the tremendous satire of modern culture. The jokes never end regarding a culture that’s fallen into hilarious decay. It’s all reflected brilliantly in the fake businesses and products that Joe “Not Sure” Bauers encounters throughout his travels. Here are the ten best. Continue reading
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As a former professional wrestler and porn star in the year 2505, President Dwayne Elizondo Mountain Dew Herbert Camacho possessed the unique skills to lead the United States through horrifying events, most notably a crippling drought. One major reason he could endure such a terrible natural disaster was his deft touch in filling the Presidential Cabinet. It was these creative individuals, serving as an intellectual beacon for all mankind, who allowed Camacho to preside over one of the best presidencies in centuries. Let’s honor them- here is President Camacho’s cabinet:
As the clichéd saying goes, “Art imitates life”. And thus, since film is a form of art, it also imitates life. And films that imitate life wouldn’t exist if people weren’t populating theaters to watch them… which is a part of life. Naturally, films have featured some really great scenes in movie theaters. Here are some of my favorites.
Taxi Driver (1976)
The unimaginably awkward Travis Bickle scores a date with the beautiful Betsy (Cybill Shepherd) and takes her to the movies. The punchline- the horribly uncomfortable punchline that makes the viewer wince- is that Bickle’s idea of a dream date is taking her to a pornographic film, even despite her protestations upon realizing where he’s taken her. Continue reading