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The movie parody game has gone through a lot of changes in the last few decades. With A Haunted House about to hit theaters, followed by Scary Movie 5 in April and The Starving Games sometime later this year, things can get confusing. It seems like a good time to look at the big movers and shakers of the parody genre and where they stand, quality-wise.

The Wayans Brothers

Peter Jackson took three years and three three-hour films to tell the tale of J.R.R. Tolkien’s “The Lord of the Rings” series, and now the New Zealand director has returned to capture the trilogy’s prequel of sorts, “The Hobbit.”

A much simpler story — that is being broken into three films — Bilbo Baggins’ (Martin Freeman) “unexpected journey” to help the dwarves of Middle-earth recapture their Lonely Mountain homeland (and the… Continue reading Family Film Guide: 'The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey'

  • Bilbo Baggins (Martin Freeman)

    Bilbo loves nothing more than the familiar comforts of his home at Bag End, and recoils at Gandalf’s suggestion that he join the dwarves’ quest, explaining that hobbits are “plain folk and have no use for adventures.” But the dwarves convince him to reconsider, citing Gandalf’s recommendation of Bilbo’s skills as a burglar (of which Bilbo claims he has none), and Bilbo begrudgingly joins the group

  • Wii U

    The hot-ticket item of this holiday season isn’t a toy, but Nintendo’s game-changing new console, which comes with a GamePad controller that allows the user to have a completely different experience than other players. Splurge for the Deluxe for an included copy of “Nintendo Land,” the awesome new theme-park game boasting 12 different mini-games that take advantage of the high-tech console. <strong>Price:</strong> $ 299 Standard or $ 349

  • Elle Fanning

    Elle Fanning attends the world premiere of “The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part II” at the Nokia Theatre on Monday, Nov. 12, 2012, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)

  • Kiernan Shipka

    Kiernan Shipka attends the world premiere of “The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part II” at the Nokia Theatre on Monday, Nov. 12, 2012, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)

  • Elle Fanning

    Elle Fanning attends the world premiere