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.
Spoof films are routinely snubbed by Oscar and are even looked down upon by other comedies. But the genre's producers often just laugh all the way to the bank.
American Raspberry (also known as Prime Time and Funny America) is a 1977 parody film that lampoons various films of the 1970s, much like The Groove Tube, Tunnel Vision, The Kentucky Fried Movie and Amazon Women on the Moon. It was filmed for Warner Brothers with a budget $30,000 (a copyright to Warners can be seen in the title card for the Prime Time version), but was rejected as being unreleasable. Cannon Pictures later acted as distributor during a brief showing in theaters in 1980.Bad Meets Evil
Bad Meets Evil' is an American hip hop duo composed of Detroit-based rappers, Royce da 5'9" (Bad) and Eminem (Evil). Bad Meets Evil was formed in 1998, thanks to the duo's mutual friend, Proof. Their discography consists of one extended play (EP) and four singles. In 1999, the duo released a double non-album single, "Nuttin' to Do" and "Scary Movies"; the former peaked at 36 on the Hot Rap Songs chart, while the latter peaked at 63 on the UK Singles Chart and was featured on the soundtrack of the 2000 horror comedy parody film Scary Movie.
The duo broke up after a feud between Royce and the members of Eminem's group D12. The feud ended when Proof, a D12 member and Eminem's best friend, as well as a friend of Royce's, was killed in April 2006. After Royce's super-group Slaughterhouse signed to the Eminem-founded record label Shady Records, a reunion of Bad Meets Evil followed with the extended play Hell: The Sequel (2011), which reached number one on the US Billboard 200 and was certified gold by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) and the Australian Recording Industry Association (ARIA). The EP's lead single "Fast Lane" peaked at number 32 on the Billboard Hot 100, while the second single "Lighters", featuring Bruno Mars, peaked at number four on the same chart. The duo returned in 2014 for the 15-year anniversary album of Shady Records, Shady XV, for "Vegas", and again in 2015 to record two tracks for the boxing film Southpaw, titled "All I Think About" and "Raw". The duo have recently reunited for the song "Not Alike" on Eminem's album Kamikaze (2018). Eminem was also featured on Royce's song "Caterpillar" on his album Book of Ryan (2018).Bob Koherr
Bob Koherr is an American TV director and director and known for directing episodes of Anger Management and various Disney Network multi-cam comedies.
In 1997, Koherr made his directorial debut with the feature film Plump Fiction, a parody film of Quentin Tarantino's Pulp Fiction. Since 2000, He has directed episodes of Anger Management, The Drew Carey Show, Wanda at Large, Still Standing, Freddie, George Lopez, Hannah Montana, Wizards of Waverly Place, Good Luck Charlie, The Suite Life on Deck, Cristela, the pilot for A.N.T. Farm, the pilot for The Thundermans, and the pilot for Jessie, among other series.As an actor, Koherr has guest starred in number of television series namely, Cybill, Party of Five, Nash Bridges, The Pretender, Malcolm in the Middle, Close to Home, Weeds, Seven Days and the feature films Poor White Trash, Parting Glances, Firehouse Dog and Race to Witch Mountain. He also co-starred in the Comedy Central series Strip Mall opposite Julie Brown.On September 23, 2008, he married Walter Batt, a Los Angeles-based entertainment attorney.Breaking Wind
Breaking Wind is a 2012 comedy horror parody film, directed by Craig Moss and based on the Twilight film series, specifically Eclipse. It stars Heather Ann Davis, Eric Callero, Frank Pacheco and Danny Trejo. Distributed by Lionsgate Home Entertainment, which became a sister company to Twilight studio Summit Entertainment in 2012, it wound up released only on DVD in the United States.Da Hip Hop Witch
Da Hip Hop Witch is a 2000 American parody film directed, produced and written by Dale Resteghini. The film is a parody of The Blair Witch Project, and features appearances by Eminem, Ja Rule, Mobb Deep, Pras, Rah Digga, Vitamin C and Vanilla Ice.Desi Lydic
Lani Desmonet "Desi" Lydic (born June 30, 1981) is an American comedian and actress who is a correspondent on The Daily Show with Trevor Noah. She also stars as guidance counselor Valerie Marks on the MTV comedy-drama series Awkward. She got her start in the 2001 parody film Not Another Teen Movie. She also starred in the Spike miniseries Invasion Iowa alongside William Shatner, and the parody series The Real Wedding Crashers. She appeared as Shea Seger in the 2011 film We Bought a Zoo alongside Matt Damon and Scarlett Johansson, and in the 2013 film The Babymakers with Olivia Munn. Lydic also appeared as one half of a lesbian couple on an episode of the Disney Channel series Good Luck Charlie in 2014. She joined Trevor Noah's lineup of correspondents for The Daily Show on September 29, 2015.Girl, Boy, Bakla, Tomboy
Girl, Boy, Bakla, Tomboy (English: Female, Male, Gay, Lesbian) is a 2013 Filipino comedy parody film produced by Star Cinema and Viva Films starring Maricel Soriano, Joey Marquez, Vice Ganda, Ruffa Gutierrez, and Cristine Reyes. It is one of the official entries of the 2013 Metro Manila Film Festival.
The movie is supposedly the first solo movie of John Lapus but Deramas dropped him after he refused to drop weight.Hot Shots! Part Deux
Hot Shots! Part Deux is a 1993 parody film, and a sequel to the 1991 comedy Hot Shots!. The sequel primarily spoofs the 1980s action films Rambo: First Blood Part II and Rambo III.
Directed again by Jim Abrahams, the film stars Charlie Sheen, Lloyd Bridges, Valeria Golino, Richard Crenna, Brenda Bakke, Miguel Ferrer, Rowan Atkinson and Jerry Haleva. Sheen, who portrays a spoof of John Rambo, went through a tough weight lifting/training program to gain the physique needed to play the role of an action hero.
Abrahams and Pat Proft wrote the screenplay. Members of both men's families have roles as extras.I'm Gonna Git You Sucka
I'm Gonna Git You Sucka is a 1988 American action comedy parody film of blaxploitation films written, directed by, and starring Keenen Ivory Wayans in his feature film directorial debut. Featured in the film are several noteworthy African-American actors who were part of the genre of blaxploitation: Jim Brown, Bernie Casey, Antonio Fargas, and Isaac Hayes. Other actors in the film are Kadeem Hardison, Ja'net Dubois, John Witherspoon, Damon Wayans, Clarence Williams III, and Chris Rock. The film is also the film debut of comedian Robin Harris who appears in as bartender.
The film's main villain, "Mr. Big," was played by John Vernon.MarVista Entertainment
MarVista Entertainment is an American production company, based in Westwood, Los Angeles, California. The company mainly provides financing and some original content, mainly made-for-TV films and direct-to-SVOD titles, many of which are carried by networks such as Lifetime (such as the Will Ferrell/Kristen Wiig Lifetime Movie trope parody film A Deadly Adoption), along with Netflix, Ion Television and Hallmark Channel.Michael Jai White
Michael Jai White (born November 10, 1967) is an American actor and martial artist. He is the first African American to portray a major comic book superhero in a major motion picture, having starred as Al Simmons, the protagonist in the 1997 film Spawn. White appeared as Marcus Williams in the Tyler Perry films Why Did I Get Married? and Why Did I Get Married Too?, and starred as the character on the TBS/OWN comedy-drama television series Tyler Perry's For Better or Worse. White portrayed Jax Briggs in Mortal Kombat: Legacy. He portrayed boxer Mike Tyson in the 1995 HBO television movie Tyson. He also played the title role in the blaxploitation parody film Black Dynamite, as well as the animated series of the same name.Pornographic parody film
A pornographic parody film is a subgenre of the pornographic film industry genre where the basis for the production's story or plotline is the parody of a mainstream television show, feature film, public figure, video game or literary works. This subgenre also includes parody of historical or contemporary events such as political scandals. The subgenre has gained acceptance by the adult industry to the extent that major awards are presented in this category by organizations such as AVN and XRCO.Spanish Movie
Spanish Movie is a 2009 Spanish parody film directed by Javier Ruiz Caldera and written by Paco Cabezas. The film was conceived as a Spanish version of the spoof films that were appearing at the time, continuing the trend originated by the Scary Movie franchise.
The production spoofs several successful Spanish horror/drama films like Los Otros, El Orfanato, Alatriste, Abre los ojos, Los lunes al sol, Volver, Mar Adentro, El laberinto del fauno and REC. It features a cameo by Leslie Nielsen.
Production started on 23 February 2009 in Barcelona and the film was released in cinemas on 4 December of that year.Star Wars Uncut
Star Wars Uncut is a 2010 online parody film produced, edited and directed by Casey Pugh. It is a shot-for-shot recreation of the 1977 film Star Wars consisting of 473 fifteen-second segments created and submitted from a variety of participants. The full film was made available on YouTube in August 2010 for free distribution. Several clips from the film were used in the 2010 documentary The People vs. George Lucas.The Starving Games
The Starving Games is a 2013 American parody film based on The Hunger Games and directed by Jason Friedberg and Aaron Seltzer. The film stars Maiara Walsh, Cody Christian, Brant Daugherty, Lauren Bowles and Diedrich Bader. It is the first film in Friedberg and Seltzer's long-running partnership to be distributed independently. It was released simultaneously in theaters and video on demand by distribution start-up Ketchup Entertainment.
The film was released on November 8, 2013 to a commercial and critical failure.The Witches of Breastwick
The Witches of Breastwick is a 2005 erotic parody film directed by Jim Wynorski.Tooken
Tooken is a 2015 American parody film directed by John Asher and starring Lee Tergesen, Margaret Cho, Lauren Stamile and Laura-Leigh and features cameos by Ethan Suplee, Donnie Wahlberg, Akon, Michael Blackson and Jenny McCarthy. The film spoofs the action film genre, focusing mainly on the Taken series.Wacko (film)
Wacko is a 1982 comedy horror-parody film directed by Greydon Clark and starring Joe Don Baker and George Kennedy.
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