Be Kind Rewind

2008, Movie, PG-13, 101 mins


Be Neat, Delete

Whether or not you made it to see Jack Black’s latest flick Be Kind, Rewind, you still can appreciate this parody from SuperDeluxe. But rather than going out and reshooting bootleg versions of erased movies, these guys have accidentally erased all the viral videos on the web and have to throw together some homemade footage of everything from "The Landlord," to Miss South Carolina’s brilliance and even "Two Girls and a Cup" (but no where near as horrific). read more

Vantage Points to the Top of the Box Office

Vantage Point, a political thriller starring Matthew Fox, Dennis Quaid and seemingly an entire third of Hollywood, was No. 1 with a bullet at the weekend box office, opening with a $24 million haul. The previous chart-topper, Jumper, dropped to second with $12.7 mil.Rounding out the top five were The Spiderwick Chronicles ($12.6 mil), Step Up 2 the Streets ($9.8 mil) and Fool's Gold ($6.3 mil).Jack Black's Be Kind Rewind, the only other new release to crack the top 10, tied Juno for No. 7, with $4.1 million.Related:• Ken Fox digs up a Be Kind Rewind scandal read more

Be Kind Rewind Scandal?

A mob of angry customers storm the counter of their local video store, complaining that the VHS cassettes they've rented aren't the actual movies but cheap homemade reenactments. The plot of the new Jack Black comedy Be Kind Rewind? Not quite: This funny premise was actually the basis for a sketch on the popular Nickelodeon comedy series The Amanda Show, starring Amanda Bynes. Eight years ago.The skit, which recently surfaced on YouTube, features Bynes and costar Drake Bell as a pair of clerks in a "Blockblister" video store who've replaced tapes of Austin Powers, The Wizard of Oz, Titanic and others with their own crappy, basement quality versions — just what Black and his costar, Mos Def, do in Be Kind Rewind, which was written and directed by video-wunderkind-turned-feature-director Michel Gondry (The Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind). Each time a customer complains, Amanda and Drake's boss argues in a comically heavy accent, "This movie better!" before the kids chime ... read more

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