Date Movie remains the single worst film I have ever seen in my life bar none and I'm told by people braver than me that Epic Movie, Disaster Movie and the rest are even worse.
This, however, is something different. It was originally called The Onion Movie and has only been repackaged as 'News Movie' to appeal to the kind of people who enjoyed Date Movie (I can't quite bring myself to describe these people in greater depth). Those who know The Onion from its website or books will know what's in store here: a little hit-and-miss, perhaps (when is a series of sketches anything else?) but by and large gloriously funny, savagely satirical and politically as incorrect as can be.
There are deliberate references to the seventies TV satire Network, but what it reminded me of most was The Kentucky Fried Movie and Amazon Women on the Moon, two of my favourite films.
I suppose the message is a simple one: in a departure from all the other movies which finish with the word 'Movie' (with the possible exception of the original Scary Movie, which spawned the whole ghastly phenomenon), this one will actually make you laugh. Unlike other 'Movie' movies, no lobotomy is necessary.