The Netflix Files: February 15, 2011

Here at The Netflix Files, we work to find the hidden gems of Netflix’s Watch Instantly feature, the films and TV series that have gone largely unnoticed by the streaming community.

Parody films can be hit or miss. Mel Brooks provided us with a viable template, spoofing everything from Westerns (Blazing Saddles) to monster flicks (Young Frankenstein). In recent years, however, the genre has been all but run into the ground by Jason Friedberg & Aaron Seltzer, the RottenTomatoes pariahs responsible for Date Movie, Epic Movie, Meet the Spartans, Disaster Movie and Vampires Suck.

Then, in 2009, Michael Jai White decided to send up the blaxploitation genre, and the parody film was saved. Continue Reading