Posts tagged: fake criterions
Dr. Who and the Daleks (1965), directed by Gordon Flemyng and starring Peter Cushing
(It’s been a while since I’ve done a fake criterion, and the 50th anniversary of Doctor Who is proving inspirational.)
The Avengers (1998), directed by Jeremiah S. Checknik
No, not the good one with the superheroes, this is the crappy remake of the cool 1960s spy show with Ralph Fiennes, Uma Thurman and Sean Connery. For $9 air conditioning. I went a bit mod here.
First movie I ever saw that I active recognised as terrible, this one.
Independence Day (1996), directed by Roland Emmerich
A quick little number designed for Fake Criterions’ $9 Air Conditioning challenge.
Napoleon (1995), directed by Barry Sonnenfeld, starring Martin Weir as… well, I don’t need to tell you, you’ve all seen this one, right?
(Another Double Fakeout for Fake Criterions, inspired by this one. From Get Shorty. I tried to find the most Danny Devito-looking portrait of Napoleon ever.)
Cougarton Abbey: The Complete Series, (1998)
Another entry for Fake Criterions’ “Double Fakeout”, this time from Community. Inspector Spacetime is the one that became meme-tastic, and rightly so, but I have a soft spot for parodies of British sitcoms that only last six episodes and where everyone kills themselves at the end (oops, FICTIONAL TV SHOW SPOILER ALERT).
The photo, by the way, is of Bath Abbey and was taken from here.
Heat Wave (2012), directed by Spike Rosenberg, based on the novel by Richard Castle
(Another entry for Fake Criterions’ “Double Fakeout”, this time from Castle. It’s the movie of the first novel Castle wrote about Detective Beckett.)
Sometimes Fires Go Out (2007), by Peter Bentworth
Another daring exploration of reverse cliche and anti-plot by the modern master of hyper-realist cinema.
(Submission for “Double Fakeouts” month at Fake Criterions. Originally from That Mitchell and Webb Look.)