"Growing up on the Reservation, the only show in town was movie night in the church basement," director Neil Diamond says in the opening of the documentary Reel Injun. "Raised on cowboys and Indians, we cheered for the cowboys, never realizing we were the Indians."
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The MTV Movie Awards actually managed to make my little black heart laugh with this musical gem. Host Andy Samberg joined a Neil Diamond-clad Will Ferrell, and sang how, "Cool Guys Don't Look At Explosions." The Joker, Robocop, Iron Man, Wolverine and J.J. Abrams are all there, walking away.
With Speed Racer coming out this evening, it's a time to remember cool kid-friendly scifi of the past — like The Incredibles and the Power Puff Girls. But it's also time to excoriate hideous kids' scifi of the past, just to remind ourselves what to avoid when we go looking for flicks to share with our small pals who…