Several of these sendups
make these sporting films into horror films.
This time, Jodi, now 13, performs alongside another of her favorite entertainers, Weird Al Yankovic, in a rendition of his "Lola'' sendup
, "Yoda'' ("I know Darth Vader's really got you annoyed/ But remember, if you kill him, then you'll be unemployed'').
If 2010's first instalment was a one-two sucker punch of glorious goofiness, the follow-up is a more thoughtful superhero sendup
. And there's enough here to offend anyone not in on the joke.
But Jonny's is still a worthwhile journey: the novel is "more than a scabrous sendup
of American celebrity culture; it's also a poignant portrait of one young artist's coming of age" (New York Times).
Yet Maffre's sendup
of that droopy fowl in Alexei Ratmansky's Carnaval des Animaux brings down the house.
of high school melodramas from the 1950s and '60s, "Hair High" tells the story of two teen sweethearts who are murdered on prom night.
Undeniably the first of its kind, Make a Wish is an entertaining lesbian sendup
of the classic slasher flick in which sex and violence are indelibly linked.
But the high esteem in which Washington held Greenfield was more than just Machiavellian; as an editor, Greenfield really was capable of shucking respectability and embracing truly creative ideas, the best example being her decision to sign up Village Voice cartoonist Mark Alan Stamaty to write "Washingtoon," a seemingly naive but in fact quite canny and subversive sendup
of Washington politics that made an enormous hit in the 1980s.
, this recalls another recently translated Quignard work, Albucius, in which the pastiche subject was antiquity's oratory.)
Still others will see the poll as an elaborate sendup
of market research, particularly the practice of tailoring cultural products to the reactions of test audiences, as is now done with movies and television shows.
"It's akin to a Mel Brooks sendup
of a western in 'Blazing Saddles' or a Mel Brooks sendup
of horror in 'Young Frankenstein.' This is a sendup
of the Agatha Christie classic mystery play, specifically 'Mousetrap,'" said Purdy.
Well, tough luck, because here it comes: The new leading lady of "Dames at Sea," an affectionate and smartly constructed sendup
of Hollywood's fantasies about how Broadway stage shows were built, is no Bernadette Peters.
"Peppered with colorful impressions of New York City life, Truth in Advertising is a quick-witted, wry sendup
of the advertising industry and corporate culture.
But then I decided it was all a pretty great sendup
to just about everything that beats and honks in New York."
While time and history have lessened its bite, this sendup
of American historical and pop culture icons remains a shrewd commentary on this country's most self-serving impulses.