Scary Movie 3

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Scary Movie 3 ★½ 2003 (PG-13)

Zucker-directed spoof pushes the limits of parody in this Wayans-created franchise with rehashed gags and strained satire. Mainly a send up of flicks “The Ring” and “Signs.” TV reporter Cindy Campbell (Faris), from the previous “Srarys”, ends up on the farm of Tom Logan (Sheen) and his little brother George (Rex) while tracking down a mysterious videotape portending doom to whoever watches. Machinegun fire gags whiz by, missing most of their targets, as Zucker takes the worst of the movies he spoofs and plays them for all they're worth, which isn't very much. Blond moment between Anderson and McCarthy is a highlight, as is Latifah in a “Matrix” spoof. 90m/C VHS, DVD . US Anna Faris, Anthony Anderson, Leslie Nielsen, Camryn Manheim, Simon Rex, George Carlin, Queen Latifah, Eddie Griffin, Denise Richards, Regina Hall, Charlie Sheen, Kevin Hart; Cameos: Pamela Anderson, Jenny McCarthy, Jeremy Piven, D.L. Hughley, Ja Rule, Master P, Macy Gray, Redman, Raekwon, The RZA; D: Jerry Zucker; W: Craig Mazin, Pat Proft; C: Mark Irwin; M: James L. Venable.