Tag: Satires

The Effectiveness of Political Satire in Film

Humor is one of the most effective communication tools at our disposal. It is capable of delivering powerful truths in difficult situations. That is what makes it such an effective method to deal with political topics.

Happy 50th Birthday to the Batman TV Show: the Best Super...

 This month marks the 50th anniversary of the Batman TV show (1966-68) starring Adam West and Burt Ward as Batman and his teen partner Robin the Boy Wonder. The show was a huge hit when first released and still has a loyal following today. The show was a clever satire, not only on super heroes but also on 1960s pop-culture in general. Cinelinx celebrates ABC’s Batman at 50.

Some People Believe Godzilla is Based on a True Story


During a man-on-the-street interview segment on the Jimmy Kimmel Show Monday, people were told that Godzilla is based on an actual monster attack in Japan in 1954—and some people believed it!


6 Foolproof Ways to Combat the Most Irate of Twilight Fans

That’s right, movie geeks; it’s that time of year again.  No, not Thanksgiving, or Christmas.  Not winter or Awards Season either.  No, it’s THAT time of year again; once more, we must move aside and give the movie theaters to all the little Twilight fans.  All week, they have be lining up and buying out all the movie theaters in their area to watch the next chapter in the “best franchise ever,” (says one tween I just made up right now).  This is just downright unfair.  There are so many good movies out there right now, and we have to watch as people across the nation spend money on a franchise like Twilight? Even worse, they are controlling the entire movie theater!  How are you possibly going to break through the lines of vampire teens and creepy Twilight moms to go catch a movie this weekend?  Well, TMP is here to help!  With The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 1 opening in theaters across the nation today, here’s some of the things you can do to ward your theater of those crazy, crazy Twilight fans.

Focal Point: The Bare Necessities

In these trying times it's important to stick to only the essentials, and important concept in this week's Focal Point comic! We're back this...