There are times when Keane wanders into the territory of self-parody
. When a tiny, half-suppressed smile emerges from the corner of his mouth.
The dialogue is bad, to the point of self-parody
. The performances are cartoonish, especially that of Hathaway, whose femme fatale comes across as a kind of live-action Jessica Rabbit from "Who Framed Roger Rabbit." And the scenario abounds with clich and lazy shorthand: McConaughey's Baker Dill -- a traumatized war veteran and captain of a chartered fishing boat for wealthy tourists -- drinks rum to excess from a mug labeled "World's Greatest Dad." That tells us that he has a child somewhere, and that their relationship is fraught.
Summary: From a children's movie villain and a masterful self-parody
, here are the stand-outs
At its best, Go West pulls up just short of self-parody
, and Saint Yak's art delivers the violence with flair.
Captain Sensible is the Ying to Vanian's Yang complete with red beret and sailor suit and injects the English humour into the band to stop them becoming an over serious self-parody
But sometimes we all need a bit of light relief to brighten up the change in season and that comes with a welcome return with the third series of BBC's self-parody
There's no denying the BBC's self-parody
W1A has been good for a laugh or two.
Two other actors/characters also get a chance at self-parody
, Tsui points out: indie fixture Mercedes Cabral, who plays a caregiver/aspiring actress, and acclaimed filmmaker Lav Diaz, who portrays a sleazy, ethically challenged manager.
Director-writer Koji Shiraishi knows that self-parody
is the only way to go with this crazy combination, contriving a goofy way to make the vengeful spirits from "Ringu" (a.k.a.
USA Today reported that the petition is "of unknown origin." Because extreme gun culture excels at self-parody
, it's dangerous to assume that the petition was written by a gun-control agitator.
It sounded more like self-parody
than a resolute stand when he told state radio "we're talking about an economy that can't be held hostage by the behaviour of certain workers." The economy has been held hostage by the port workers for months -- strikes, overtime bans, work to rule -- and the government has been constantly increasing the ransom money, showing that blackmail not only works, but is a sure-fire method for workers to have their unacceptable demands satisfied by a weak, populist government.
But go overboard with the dramatic fistclenching and overwrought monologues and the whole thing teeters on the edge of self-parody