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Intellectual Diversity

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Spaceballs (1987) A Perfect Postmodern Parody

They don’t make films like this anymore.

As Star Trek: Discovery nears its release, with Seth MacFarlane’s television parody The Orville hot on its tail, it felt only prudent to take a look back at one of the sci-fi parody precursors produced in the 80s, the golden decade of parody and pastiche in which… 936 more words

Film Review

Young Frankenstein or: The Less Desirables Movie of the Week


a/perture cinema, the Official Movie Sponsor of The Less Desirables, presents The Less Desirables Movie of the Week, Young Frankenstein (1974), starring Gene Wilder, Terri Garr, Peter Boyle, Cloris Leachman and Marty Feldman. 673 more words

The Less Desirables

'The Goldbergs' Creator Draws Criticism From Trump Supporters Over 'Spaceballs' Tweet

Life comes at you fast these days. One minute you’re pleased at yourself for sending out a clever tweet about Spacebells, the beloved Star Wars… 686 more words


Perfect Movies: Blazing Saddles

There are great films that change the landscape of cinema: your Citizen Kanes and Godfathers and Days of Heavens and such and such. Then you have films that are moving depictions of the human condition and of overcoming adversity to find one’s place in the world: The Color Purple, for example, and another film I’m sure. 2,397 more words


Blazing Saddles

Blazing Saddles (1974)

Dir. Mel Brooks

Written by: Mel Brooks, Norman Steinberg, Andrew Bergman, Richard Pryor, Alan Uger

Starring: Cleavon Little, Gene Wilder, Harvey Korman, Slim Pickens… 1,661 more words


Potatoes, Alan Alda, and Boobs

Mashups are not a new phenomenon.  The word itself has been around since about 2011, as Internet geniuses and terrible dance club DJs began jamming two songs together to make something akin to an elementary school choir concert.   1,109 more words