Comedy, clichés and a healthy dose of humor


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Released on Sept. 28 “Attack of the Hollywood Cliches!” did a great job showing the funny side of Hollywood’s weaknesses.

Have you ever wanted to predict a movie’s plot before the climax? Well the new satirical documentary “Attack of the Hollywood Clichés!” allows viewers to do exactly that, all while keeping them laughing. This 58 minute long TV special, released Sept. 28 on Netflix, lists and explains many of the famous clichés and tropes of films.

Everyone has seen the famous cinematic clichés haunting the screen every other movie. From walking away from explosions to the overused “Wilhelm Scream,” a recording of a scream used in hundreds of movies.  “Attack of the Hollywood Clichés!” knocks viewers out of the park. Even though the movie is a comedy, it still is bursting with interesting information, all while keeping its light, fresh, satirical tone. From the hilariously witty comments by host Rob Lowe to the in-depth explanation of how producers hint at the end of movies, it is certainly a must-watch.

This film uses professionals’ statements wisely and even interweaves them into the comedy. There are many hilarious appearances from comedians and actors such as Sanjeev Bhaskar, who appeared on the BBC, acted in the movie “Paddington 2”  and the TV show “Monty Python: Almost the Truth,” just to mention a few.

“Attack of the Hollywood Clichés!” is a must watch for anyone interested in understanding the ins and outs of Hollywood’s secrets, laughing all the while.