from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Something, such as merchandise or literature, that is inferior or shoddy.
- adj. Of inferior quality; cheap or shoddy.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. Commodity that is shoddy or inferior.
- n. Tasteless comedy horror movies or theatre designed to shock people.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. merchandise that is shoddy or inferior
The most apropos description of this cycle of inherent decrepitude is perhaps the Yiddish word schlock, meaning something "cheap, shoddy, or inferior."
LOL @ film snobs stumbling over themselves to completely dismiss it and come up with more and more obscure indie/arthouse schlock from the aughts.
Sam Raimi has shown in previous films that he always knows better than to take his movies 'subject matter too seriously, and he continues the tradition here, though some of the schlock is too blatant.
Although I like his use of the word schlock house.
Brooks fancies himself a sociologist/psychologist and his pop schlock is all angst and anxiety.
Blending what I read on the web and then TiVO’ing through the schlock is the way I enjoy it.
Too bad this movie couldn’t have been made in England like the Harry Potter movies to avoid all the schlock from the fashion and Hollywood communities.
I only wish we had more outlets for this type of film these days made by the same kind of schlock-meisters and starving creators with often bizarre ideas who made the originals.
I want to offer up the full text of the email just to shed light on the whole narcissism smear, to show what kind of schlock underpins it.
You expect this kind of schlock in January, but "Season of the Witch" isn't even bad in an enjoyable way.