American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. Slang Variant of schlock.
- n. merchandise that is shoddy or inferior
“Yeah, the marketing and profit motive shlock is fairly overwhelming, as well as the borrowings from homosexual reality that is an actual real case of civil rights and demanding they be honored.”
“He's never tried to ape Bressonian simplicity (which is pretty much the opposite of '70s exploitation shlock, which is where he lives), and he could never replicate it if he tried so why bring it up?”
“I actually saw this in a theater, because it just looked like the kind of shlock that would be entertainingly over-the-top.”
“Not high art, but trying to achieve a shlock high and bring the gore and bizarrity of the Troma films to a new apex.”
“What you get in Danny Boyle's production and Nick Dear's adaptation of Mary Shelley's mythic fable, with Benedict Cumberbatch and Jonny Lee Miller alternating as Victor Frankenstein and the Creature, is neither shlock nor satire.”
“I would much prefer to have a professional doing it for me, but to get past the shlock you have to be able to spend the bigger coin.”
“Paul Giamatti plays the protagonist of the title, a Jewish producer of shlock television; his shlemiel persona rivals that of Larry David.”
“What are the shlock classics of the past twenty years?”
“What are the new shlock classics of the past 20 years?”
“I guess I've leave it to others to decide if my novel is a rebuke to today's pop-shlock horror culture, or a part of it.”
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