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Movie Copycats # 15: “A Trick is Something a Whore Does for Money.”

The Victims: Fans of turn of the century based literature. The Perpetrators:  Similarities: Both films are about magicians in turn of the 20th century Europe with tricks that defy reality.  There’s also a dash of romance thrown in along the … Continue reading

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Movie Copycats # 13: The Fast and The Infuriating

Perpatrators: Similarities: Both films involve a car crazy crook with a past looking at a chance for redemption.  They also involve brazen police officers who employ no-nonsense tactics to catch these crooks.  And since both films deal greatly with redemption it’s … Continue reading

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Movie Copycats # 12: We’re gonna need a bigger Genre

Victims:  Anyone who became terrified of going in the Ocean after the 70’s. Perpetrators:  Similaritis: In a seasonal fishermen infested vacation town off the coast of a mostly secluded area tourists and locals are terrorized by a deep sea mammal. … Continue reading

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Movie Copycats # 10: Ten Things I Hate about Teen Comedies

Victims: Overly hormonal teenagers. Perpetrators: Similarities: Both movies are based on William Shakespeare’s play Taming of the Shrew.  Despite Ten Things I Hate About You being the more direct adaptation of the Shakespearean tale they are both about turning an … Continue reading

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Movie Copycats # 9: Overnight Debauchery

Victims: College bound teens. Perpetrators: Similarities: Both of these movies are about a guy who gets drunk and sends proof of fake infidelity/actual infidelity to his girlfriend who is going to a different college than he is.  He teams up … Continue reading

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Movie Remakes # 2: Arthur 2.0

Victims: People who truly value Classic Comedic films from the 1980’s. Perpetrators:   Similarities: Both are about the same character.  Arthur, a wealthy over-privileged playboy with too much time and money on his hands and no sense of responsibility.  He ends … Continue reading

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Movie Remakes # 1: Hollywood Screws F. Scott Fitzgerald . . . in 3-D!!!

I bet you’re asking yourselves what literary masterpiece did F. Scott Fitzgerald write that could possibly be suitable for the 3-D movie craze. —————————————————————————————— THE GREAT GATSBY!! Did you just throw up in your mouth a little?  I know I … Continue reading

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Movie Copycats # 7: I’ll be your huckleberry

Victims: Anyone interested in factual accounts of the Wild West. Perpetrators: Tombstone (1993) – Cinergi Pictures Entertainment Wyatt Earp (1994) – Warner Bros. Pictures Similarities: Both of the films detail the life of Wyatt Earp, one of the most famous … Continue reading

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Movie Copycats # 6: Mr Hand and Mr Book have some ‘Splaining to do, yes?

Victims: Fans of dark Sci-Fi Fantasy films. Perpetrators: Similarities: Both are about a non-human race attempting to use human beings as a means for their own survival.  Both have themes of a “chosen one” who gains special powers which enable … Continue reading

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Movie Copycats # 5: A Joyus Celebration of Boob Tubery!

The Victims: Reality TV Fans. The Perpetrators: Plot: As a part of the biggest endeavors in TV history a child is adopted by a television network and raised within a massive reality television set.  His life is filmed 24/7 without … Continue reading

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