Scary Movie 4
Scary Movie 4 ★½ 2006 (PG-13)
Criticproof spoof has Zucker returning for a second director's stint and the formula staying the same. Nominal story involves Cindy (Faris) being a home care worker for an elderly woman (unbilled Leachman) and falling for divorced dad Tom (Bierko, doing that Cruise couchjumping thing in front of a fake Oprah). Films spoofed include “Saw” (with Shaq and Dr. Phil), “The Grudge,” “The Village,” “War of the Worlds,” and more. Some jokes hit, more miss, but the franchise made $41 million its opening weekend so it's likely to lead to a fifth goround. 83m/C DVD, HD DVD . US Anna Faris, Regina Hall, Craig Bierko, Anthony Anderson, Carmen Electra, Chris Elliott, Kevin Hart, Cloris Leachman, Michael Madsen, Leslie Nielsen, Bill Pullman, Simon Rex, Charlie Sheen, Molly Shannon, Shaquille O'Neal, Bryan Callen, Dave Attell, Conchita Campbell, Debra Wilson, Patrice O'Neal; D: David Zucker; W: David Zucker, Craig Mazin, Jim Abrahams; C: Thomas Ackerman; M: James L. Venable; Nar: James Earl Jones.