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The Yes Men

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Fantastic subversive and they’re not Michael Moore. iFilm have great footage from Yes Men, a film by Andy and Mike, the dudes behind parody site gwbush.com who are a couple of anti-corporate pranksters. In the film they impersonate World Trade Organization spokesmen at business conferences around the world.Imagine the Jackass crew getting political and sounding kinda like the Beastie Boys and you’re half way there.

While we’re on about video check out this video mash-up of He-Man and the Big Lebowski.

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Another Close Encounter of The Third Kind

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I am too young to remember Close Encounters of the Third Kind when it first came out at the cinema. I remember watching it in the mid 1980’s round at a friends house whilst playing hookie from school. I quite liked it but my peers preferred the American Ninja series, The Octagon, The Hitcher and Governor Schwarzenegger’s early action movies. I borrowed it from Blockbuster, using their 3 for 5GBP for a week offer that applies to slightly older DVDs.

I was blown away. This film was made in 1977, and yet it is so visually rich, it makes CGI films look sterile in comparison, its hard to believe this was done with smoke effects neon lit rigs and painted backgrounds. The concept, the acting from the assorted Indians, hill-billies and cops, Richard Dreyfus, to the little Cary Guffy, the little boy that Dreyfuss almost runs over in his power company pick-up.