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click to enlarge Little Man   -  - Directed by Keenen Ivory Wayans  - Columbia TriStar Home Video -  -  - Every year, there's a "stupidest movie of the year." Last - year, the award went to the lamentable Rob Schneider - fiasco, Deuce Bigelow: European Gigolo. And, as - someone who actually saw that in the theater, I was - pretty sure it would be a tough flop to top. Then, from - the makers of White Chicks, comes a new - comedy low: Little Man. The Wayans brothers - ask us for an even higher suspension-of-disbelief level - as Marlon is cast as a little-person-slash-jewel-thief. - Worse, he tries to pass himself off as a baby when he - infiltrates a family in order to retrieve a diamond. I'll give - the movie points for one thing, though: It features a - record-breaking 26 comical hits to the crotch. And I'm - sure that's a selling point for a few people. - Louis Fowler
  • Little Man

    Directed by Keenen Ivory Wayans

    Columbia TriStar Home Video

    Every year, there's a "stupidest movie of the year." Last year, the award went to the lamentable Rob Schneider fiasco, Deuce Bigelow: European Gigolo. And, as someone who actually saw that in the theater, I was pretty sure it would be a tough flop to top. Then, from the makers of White Chicks, comes a new comedy low: Little Man. The Wayans brothers ask us for an even higher suspension-of-disbelief level as Marlon is cast as a little-person-slash-jewel-thief. Worse, he tries to pass himself off as a baby when he infiltrates a family in order to retrieve a diamond. I'll give the movie points for one thing, though: It features a record-breaking 26 comical hits to the crotch. And I'm sure that's a selling point for a few people. Louis Fowler

click to enlarge Freak Out   -  - Directed by Christian James  - Anchor Bay Entertainment  -  -  - There's been a new renaissance in British comedy, - combining the much-loved genre with the archetypical - horror elements  the most notable of the bunch being - the hysterical Shaun of the Dead. If you enjoyed - that film, you'll think just as highly of the English side- - splitter Freak Out. Instead of parodying - numerous films the way an American horror satire - would, Freak Out satirizes the convections and - conventions of the horror film. Two awkward, wholly - immature film nerds come across a would-be serial killer - and attempt to train him to be the next Jason Voorhees. - The inept trio progresses in their stunt and the "videos - nasties" come at rapid-fire succession, leading up to a - completely ludicrous finale that suits the film perfectly. - One of the funniest movies of the year.  Louis - Fowler
  • Freak Out

    Directed by Christian James

    Anchor Bay Entertainment

    There's been a new renaissance in British comedy, combining the much-loved genre with the archetypical horror elements the most notable of the bunch being the hysterical Shaun of the Dead. If you enjoyed that film, you'll think just as highly of the English side- splitter Freak Out. Instead of parodying numerous films the way an American horror satire would, Freak Out satirizes the convections and conventions of the horror film. Two awkward, wholly immature film nerds come across a would-be serial killer and attempt to train him to be the next Jason Voorhees. The inept trio progresses in their stunt and the "videos nasties" come at rapid-fire succession, leading up to a completely ludicrous finale that suits the film perfectly. One of the funniest movies of the year. Louis Fowler

click to enlarge Girl Boss Guerilla   -  - Directed by Norifumi Suzuki  - Panik House Entertainment  -  -  - For pure, good-time feminist cinema, you can't beat the - Japanese films of the early '70s. In a time when most - films depicted women as damsels in distress who waited - for the male hero to come and save them, this film series - was about groups of strong women who played by their - own rules  often while giving a big middle finger to - societal norms and traditional Japanese culture. In - Girl Boss Guerilla, Miki Sugimoto is the boss of - the Red Helmet Gang, a group of girl bikers who head to - Kyoto to take down the Yakuza gang by any means - necessary. While watching this (and a few other films by - Suzuki), it's obvious that these films stylistically inspired - the Japanese sequences in Quentin Tarantino's Kill - Bill.  Louis Fowler
  • Girl Boss Guerilla

    Directed by Norifumi Suzuki

    Panik House Entertainment

    For pure, good-time feminist cinema, you can't beat the Japanese films of the early '70s. In a time when most films depicted women as damsels in distress who waited for the male hero to come and save them, this film series was about groups of strong women who played by their own rules often while giving a big middle finger to societal norms and traditional Japanese culture. In Girl Boss Guerilla, Miki Sugimoto is the boss of the Red Helmet Gang, a group of girl bikers who head to Kyoto to take down the Yakuza gang by any means necessary. While watching this (and a few other films by Suzuki), it's obvious that these films stylistically inspired the Japanese sequences in Quentin Tarantino's Kill Bill. Louis Fowler

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