If you’re a journalism nerd, you’ll probably appreciate this more than anyone else.
Seth Meyers took aim at heroic-journalism films in a sketch on “Late Night” on Thursday, giving every reporter everywhere a chance to laugh at themselves. The clip is a 6-minute long trailer for “Newspaper Movie” — a flick as “intense” as you’d imagine based on that title.
Mocking not just Steven Spielberg’s 2018 Oscar-contender, “The Post,” but also Tom McCarthy’s “Spotlight” and Alan J. Pakula’s “All the President’s Men,” Meyers starred in his own movie about “a brave team of journalists risking it all to break the biggest news story in history.”
Of course they have to do it while wearing bad ties and short-sleeved collared shirts, drinking out of nasty styrofoam coffee cups, smoking like chimneys in newsrooms and passing manilla folders on park benches in super stealth ways.
“The Los Angeles Times says, ‘Newspaper Movie’ is a non-stop thrill ride, if your idea of a thrill ride is seeing middle-aged white people typing for two hours,'” the narrator says. Well, for some of us it is.
Watch the “trailer” above.