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The Official Comedy Challenge of May 2020!

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Post by Mochard » May 23rd, 2020, 3:19 am

33. The Lovebirds (2020) - 5/10

A couple (Issa Rae and Kumail Nanjiani) experiences a defining moment in their relationship when they are unintentionally embroiled in a murder mystery.

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33 Funny not Funny!Show
1. Sex and the City 2 (2010) - 3/10 - SH: I Hate You All
2. Mad Monster Party (1968) - 3/10 - SH: Splat
3. So Long Letty (1929) - 5/10 - SH: Workin' That List - 1 of 3
4. The Bellboy (1960) - 3/10 - SH: Workin' That List - 2 of 3
5. Bananas (1971) - 3/10 - SH: Workin' That List - 3 of 3
6. Little Darlings (1980) - 5/10 - SH: Skiing ,Camping and Swimming Is Partying - Summer Camp
7. Private Resort (1985) - 4/10 - SH: Skiing ,Camping and Swimming Is Partying - Beach
8. Hot Dog... The Movie (1984) - 3/10 - SH: Skiing ,Camping and Swimming Is Partying - Ski Resort
9. W.R. - Misterije organizma (1971) - 4/10 - SH: Roll of the Dice
10. De grønne slagtere (2003) - 6.5/10 - SH: What's Eatin' You?
11. Hedwig and the Angry Inch (2001) - 7/10 - SH: Rock Out With Your Cockles Out
12. Un chapeau de paille d'Italie (1928) - 5/10 - SH: .....
13. She's Gotta Have It (1986) - 5.5/10 - SH: Homie Don't Play That
14. Turnabout (1940) - 5/10 - SH: Freaky Thursday
15. Monkey Business (1931) - 3/10
16. Bull Durham (1988) - 6/10
17. Lost in America (1985) - 6/10
18. Take the Money and Run (1969) - 4/10
19. What We Do in the Shadows (2014) - 6/10
20. Waiting for Guffman (1996) - 5/10
21. Once Upon a Time in Hollywood (2019) - 6.5/10
22. I soliti ignoti (1958) - 6/10
23. A New Leaf (1971) - 7/10
24. Top Secret! (1984) - 2.5/10
25. The Wrecking Crew (1968) - 6/10

26. Marriage Story (2019) - 6/10 - SH: Great Minds Think Alike - Watched by Insomnia
27. Il silenzio dei prosciutti (1994) - 3/10 - SH: Imitation is the Sincerest Form of Flattery
28. Allegro non troppo (1976) - 4/10 - SH: Happy Birthday to Me
29. Gates of Heaven (1978) - 6/10 - SH: Too Funny for Fiction
30. Dil Chahta Hai (2001) - 4/10
31. 800 Balas (2002) - 6/10 - SH: Triple Threat
32. The Music Man (1962) - 6/10
33. The Lovebirds (2020) - 5/10

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Post by morrison-dylan-fan » May 23rd, 2020, 3:28 am

Hi all,after the cooling fan on my laptop suddenly broke, I've gotten a backup out,and kicked off with:

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FTV:9: Street Trash (1987)6

Bonus Challenge:
Happy Birthday To Me.
Comedy Inception (Joe Bob Briggs Last Drive-In.)


Putting all the money he inherited from a will into buying a stedicam which would steadily lead to him being the steadicam operator for James Cameron from The Abyss to Titanic,and for Oliver Stone from The Doors to Any Given Sunday, James M. Muro displays in his lone feature film directing debut a interest to test out camera moves, kicking off with a opening chase shaking with urgency from the golf cart used to place the camera on, and Muro impressively displaying a early ease with the stedicam in winding stedicam shots going down the streets with the fighting tramps.

Expanding from his short student film, Muro drips out a kitsch splatter Comedy Horror atmosphere, bursting from the toxic brew colourfully melting all who taste it, with the chaos it causes being kicked around by Muro with a round of footy with a severed manhood. Turning the plot of the short into a feature, the screenplay by Roy Frumkes sips the toxic brew as a linking device to hit and miss episodic splatter Comedy, largely focused on the various tramps in the city fighting to get their hands on a bottle of the brew from the street trash.

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Post by sol » May 23rd, 2020, 3:46 am

Best MedicineShow
1. West and Soda (1965)
2. Stuber (2019)
3. 3 Ninjas (1992)
4. What Men Want (2019)
5. The Cocoanuts (1929)
6. The Sure Thing (1985)
7. Better Off Dead (1985)
8. The Longest Yard (2005)
9. Shakes the Clown (1991)
10. Good Boys (2019)
11. Hot Rod (2007)
12. Fun Size (2012)
13. Bad Milo! (2013)
14. Bad Moms (2016)
15. El bar (2017)
16. Klaus (2019)
17. Lucky (2017)
18. Zachariah (1971)
19. McLintock! (1963)
20. Jefe / Boss (2018)
21. Goin' South (1978)
22. Silver Spurs (1943)
23. Sky Bandits (1940)
24. Desert Gold (1936)
25. Border Feud (1947)
26. Rollin' Plains (1938)
27. The Big Show (1936)
28. Something Big (1971)
29. Harmony Trail (1944)
30. Volver/Return (2006)
31. Almost Heroes (1998)
32. The Gay Amigo (1949)
33. Hittin' the Trail (1937)
34. Prairie Rustlers (1945)
35. Toc Toc (2017)
36. Yucatán (2018)
37. Cattle Stampede (1943)
38. Spy Time (2015)
39. Superlópez (2018)
40. Ride 'em, Cowgirl (1939)

41. Take Me to Town (1953)

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Daringly escaping custody on a moving train in the opening scene, Ann Sheridan is perfectly feisty as the female protagonist and her bonding with the young boys always feels real despite her ulterior motives. Alas, the film dials up its cutesiness way too high with far too many jokes at the expense of what the kids do. It actually reaches the point that Sterling Hayden feels completely wooden as their father by contrast, and thus the romance fails.
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Post by AB537 » May 23rd, 2020, 4:06 am

26. Weekend (Jean-Luc Godard, 1967) 7/10 ... the first half was much stronger than the second
27. The Front Page (Lewis Milestone, 1931) 6/10 ... nowhere close to the Wilder version, let alone His Girl Friday
28. Deadpool 2 (David Leitch, 2018) 7/10

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Post by Mochard » May 23rd, 2020, 4:13 am

34. Happy End (1967) - 4/10

A dark comedy about a murder and its consequences presented in a backwards manner, where death is actually a rebirth.

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34 Funny not Funny!Show
1. Sex and the City 2 (2010) - 3/10 - SH: I Hate You All
2. Mad Monster Party (1968) - 3/10 - SH: Splat
3. So Long Letty (1929) - 5/10 - SH: Workin' That List - 1 of 3
4. The Bellboy (1960) - 3/10 - SH: Workin' That List - 2 of 3
5. Bananas (1971) - 3/10 - SH: Workin' That List - 3 of 3
6. Little Darlings (1980) - 5/10 - SH: Skiing ,Camping and Swimming Is Partying - Summer Camp
7. Private Resort (1985) - 4/10 - SH: Skiing ,Camping and Swimming Is Partying - Beach
8. Hot Dog... The Movie (1984) - 3/10 - SH: Skiing ,Camping and Swimming Is Partying - Ski Resort
9. W.R. - Misterije organizma (1971) - 4/10 - SH: Roll of the Dice
10. De grønne slagtere (2003) - 6.5/10 - SH: What's Eatin' You?
11. Hedwig and the Angry Inch (2001) - 7/10 - SH: Rock Out With Your Cockles Out
12. Un chapeau de paille d'Italie (1928) - 5/10 - SH: .....
13. She's Gotta Have It (1986) - 5.5/10 - SH: Homie Don't Play That
14. Turnabout (1940) - 5/10 - SH: Freaky Thursday
15. Monkey Business (1931) - 3/10
16. Bull Durham (1988) - 6/10
17. Lost in America (1985) - 6/10
18. Take the Money and Run (1969) - 4/10
19. What We Do in the Shadows (2014) - 6/10
20. Waiting for Guffman (1996) - 5/10
21. Once Upon a Time in Hollywood (2019) - 6.5/10
22. I soliti ignoti (1958) - 6/10
23. A New Leaf (1971) - 7/10
24. Top Secret! (1984) - 2.5/10
25. The Wrecking Crew (1968) - 6/10

26. Marriage Story (2019) - 6/10 - SH: Great Minds Think Alike - Watched by Insomnia
27. Il silenzio dei prosciutti (1994) - 3/10 - SH: Imitation is the Sincerest Form of Flattery
28. Allegro non troppo (1976) - 4/10 - SH: Happy Birthday to Me
29. Gates of Heaven (1978) - 6/10 - SH: Too Funny for Fiction
30. Dil Chahta Hai (2001) - 4/10
31. 800 Balas (2002) - 6/10 - SH: Triple Threat
32. The Music Man (1962) - 6/10
33. The Lovebirds (2020) - 5/10
34. Happy End (1967) - 4/10

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Post by sol » May 23rd, 2020, 8:00 am

Best MedicineShow
1. West and Soda (1965)
2. Stuber (2019)
3. 3 Ninjas (1992)
4. What Men Want (2019)
5. The Cocoanuts (1929)
6. The Sure Thing (1985)
7. Better Off Dead (1985)
8. The Longest Yard (2005)
9. Shakes the Clown (1991)
10. Good Boys (2019)
11. Hot Rod (2007)
12. Fun Size (2012)
13. Bad Milo! (2013)
14. Bad Moms (2016)
15. El bar (2017)
16. Klaus (2019)
17. Lucky (2017)
18. Zachariah (1971)
19. McLintock! (1963)
20. Jefe / Boss (2018)
21. Goin' South (1978)
22. Silver Spurs (1943)
23. Sky Bandits (1940)
24. Desert Gold (1936)
25. Border Feud (1947)
26. Rollin' Plains (1938)
27. The Big Show (1936)
28. Something Big (1971)
29. Harmony Trail (1944)
30. Volver/Return (2006)
31. Almost Heroes (1998)
32. The Gay Amigo (1949)
33. Hittin' the Trail (1937)
34. Prairie Rustlers (1945)
35. Toc Toc (2017)
36. Yucatán (2018)
37. Cattle Stampede (1943)
38. Spy Time (2015)
39. Superlópez (2018)
40. Ride 'em, Cowgirl (1939)
41. Take Me to Town (1953)

42. Gumby: The Movie (1995)

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Spun off from the classic claymation television show, this feature film maintains the delightfully surreal vibe of the show with its clay characters sliding in and out of books, colliding and merging with one another, and distorting themselves into odd shapes. The plot has some very outlandish elements too, including robot clones and an Empire Strikes Back homage. There are some very funny bits too; most notably, a robot waiter with loose circuits.
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Post by AssonFire » May 23rd, 2020, 11:04 am

24. Comic Relief (Rowan Atkinson / 1986) 4/10
25. Richard Pryor: Live in Concert (Jeff Margolis / 1979) 9/10
26. The Fatal Glass of Beer (Clyde Bruckman / 1933) 5/10
Pecan Pie (Michel Gondry / 2003) 5/10
Kids (Michael Patrick O'Brien / 2014) 4/10
Cold Dead Hand with Jim Carrey (Nick Corirossi, Charles Ingram / 2013) 6/10
The Spirit of Christmas (Trey Parker, Matt Stone / 1995) 6/10
Get a Horse! (Lauren MacMullan / 2013) 7/10
Harvie Krumpet (Adam Elliot / 2003) 5/10
27. Your Studio and You (Trey Parker / 1995) 7/10
For Goodness Sake (David Zucker / 1992) 5/10
For Goodness Sake II (Trey Parker / 1996) 6/10
28. A Night on Mount Edna (Alasdair Macmillan / 1990) 6/10
29. Spoon Wars (Richard Gale / 2011) 3/10
Lemonade War (Ramin Bahrani / 2014) 6/10
Don't (Edgar Wright / 2007) 7/10
Robot (Jim Henson / 1963) 6/10
The Paperwork Explosion (Jim Henson / 1967) 3/10
The Legend of Sleepy Hollow (Clyde Geronimi, Jack Kinney / 1949) 7/10
30. Corky Romano (Rob Pritts / 2001) 2/10 SH (The Worst of the Worst) / SH (A Kid at Heart)
Goofy veterinarian Corky, whose family are part of the mafia, is roped into infiltrating the FBI in order to destroy incriminating evidence about to be used to indict his father, played by Peter Falk. Does it deserve the 'Worst of the Worst' appellation? Not particularly. Don't get me wrong, it's awful, I think I mustered about one decent laugh throughout ("I don't wanna hear any more about your family's balls"), but It's not like it's extraordinary in its incompetence or offensive in its badness. Nor is it in the 'so bad it's good' territory. It's just a really lazy, boring comedy. Its popularity won't be helped by the fact that the unrelenting, pratfalling slapstick is something that would probably appeal most to 5 year-olds and yet, thanks presumably to the themes, the film has a 12 certificate.

As for 'A Kid at Heart': Corky finds his colleagues have arrested his brothers. He decides this is a good moment to make the brothers get on all fours before he farts in one of their faces. I think the idea was that he thought this might help convince the FBI that he was one of them. Not sure.
31. On Location: Redd Foxx (Marty Callner / 1978) 6/10
32. Garry Shandling: Alone in Vegas (William Dear / 1984) 4/10
33. Eddie Murphy: Delirious (Bruce Gowers / 1983) 7/10
34. The Original Kings of Comedy (Spike Lee / 2000) 3/10
35. What Planet Are You From? (Mike Nichols / 2000) 3/10
36. Gunga Din (George Stevens / 1939) 7/10
Choose one making you better feeling!Show
1. Easy Street (Charles Chaplin / 1917) 6/10
A Dog's Life (Charles Chaplin / 1918) 6/10
The Astronomer's Dream (Georges Méliès / 1898) 4/10
2. The Play House (Buster Keaton, Edward F. Cline / 1921) 5/10
Laughing Gravy (James W. Horne / 1930) 6/10
The Band Concert (Wilfred Jackson / 1935) 5/10
3. Who Done It? (Erle C. Kenton / 1942) 5/10
The first Abbott and Costello film I've seen. I only came upon it by accident after meaning to download the 1956 film of the same name. The duo investigate a Nazi conspiracy secretly operating through public radio broadcasts. Once the plot got going I started to like it more, it was the Warner Bros-esque cartoon violence and stunts that punctuate the story that I liked most though. On the other hand, the shrieking, imbecile antics of Costello often at the centre of the stunts was insufferable, a man trying way too hard to be funny.
4. Road to Zanzibar (Victor Schertzinger / 1941) 6/10
5. Coneheads (Steve Barron / 1993) 4/10
6. Brats (James Parrott / 1930) 4/10
Der Fuehrer's Face (Jack Kinney / 1942) 6/10
Song of the Prairie (Jirí Trnka / 1949) 4/10
The Gallopin' Gaucho (Ub Iwerks / 1928) 6/10
7. Ride Him, Bosko! (Hugh Harman / 1932) 6/10
The Old Mill (Wilfred Jackson / 1937) 6/10
The Lonesome Stranger (Lou Lilly / 1940) 3/10
The Wacky Wabbit (Robert Clampett / 1942) 6/10
The Shooting of Dan McGoo (Tex Avery / 1945) 7/10
Wagon Heels (Bob Clampett / 1945) 7/10
Bugs Bunny Rides Again (I. Freleng / 1948) 6/10
Wild and Woody! (Dick Lundy / 1948) 5/10
8. Texas Tom (Joseph Barbera, William Hanna / 1950) 7/10
Drip-Along Daffy (Charles M. Jones / 1951) 6/10
Two Gun Goofy (Jack Kinney / 1952) 5/10
My Little Duckaroo (Charles M. Jones / 1954) 6/10
Posse Cat (Joseph Barbera, William Hanna / 1954) 6/10
The Lone Chipmunks (Jack Kinney / 1954) 5/10
Speedy Gonzales (I. Freleng / 1955) 5/10
A Cowboy Needs a Horse (Bill Justice / 1956) 7/10
Pancho's Hideaway (Friz Freleng, Hawley Pratt / 1964) 4/10
9. Wayne's World 2 (Stephen Surjik / 1993) 5/10 SH (Imitation is the Sincerest Form of Flattery) - Parody of Thelma & Louise
10. If Looks Could Kill (William Dear / 1991) 2/10
11. Annie Get Your Gun (George Sidney / 1950) 4/10
12. Calamity Jane (David Butler / 1953) 6/10
13. The Paleface (Norman Z. McLeod / 1948) 5/10
14. City Slickers II: The Legend of Curly's Gold (Paul Weiland / 1994) 3/10
15. Idiocracy (Mike Judge / 2006) 6/10
Two present-day volunteers of average intelligence are roped by the military into being frozen in suspended animation for a year, only for them to remain frozen for 500 years and then released into a society that's evolved a far lower average IQ and in which they are now comparative geniuses. It's a film I've always ignored with the vague impression of it being one of those bottom rung Sandleresque affairs, but that's not the case, it's wittier and more serious than that. The laughs come regularly, particularly in the various verbal manglings and malapropisms, and the humour works best when it's recognisable in today's world. The main downside was that the jokes got a little repetitive as it went on and, since the plot is pretty flimsy, when the jokes falter there's not much more to sustain it.
16. Looking for Comedy in the Muslim World (Albert Brooks / 2005) 4/10
Interesting premise: real-life comedian Albert Brooks, playing a fictionalised version of himself, is tasked by the U.S. government with visiting India and Pakistan to compile a report on what makes their citizens laugh. It has some interest as a comment on American foreign policy, unfortunately the execution is poor and it's just not funny. While watching the Woody Allen film after this I was left wondering how much more Allen's deadpan style and wry commentary could've wrought from the scenario.
17. Take the Money and Run (Woody Allen / 1969) 6/10
18. Subway Monkey Hour (2002) 6/10
Tom Green sees how much of an obnoxious jerk he can be to Japanese people without getting punched or arrested.
19. Vitamin Pink (Hawley Pratt / 1966) 4/10
Thank You Mask Man (Jeff Hale / 1971) 7/10
American History (Chris Graves, Trey Parker / 1992) 5/10
Three from Prostokvashino (Vladimir Popov / 1978) 4/10
Louis C.K. Learns About the Catholic Church (Louis C.K. / 2007) 5/10
Horses' Collars (Clyde Bruckman / 1935) 4/10
20. Suburban Commando (Burt Kennedy / 1991) 2/10
21. Tall Tales & Legends: Annie Oakley (Michael Lindsay-Hogg / 1985) 5/10
Frog Baseball (Mike Judge / 1992) 5/10
Big House Blues (John Kricfalusi / 1990) 3/10
22. Uncivil Warriors (Del Lord / 1935) 4/10
The Dentist (Leslie Pearce / 1932) 3/10
City Slickers in Westworld (The Director Brothers / 2017) 4/10
The Itsy Bitsy Spider (Matthew O'Callaghan / 1992) 5/10
Presidential Reunion (Ron Howard, Jake Szymanski / 2010) 6/10
23. Alferd Packer: The Musical (Trey Parker / 1993) 7/10 SH (What's Eatin' You?)

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Post by flavo5000 » May 23rd, 2020, 12:43 pm

morrison-dylan-fan wrote:
May 23rd, 2020, 3:28 am

FTV:9: Street Trash (1987)6

Bonus Challenge:
Happy Birthday To Me.
Comedy Inception (Joe Bob Briggs Last Drive-In.)
AssonFire wrote:
May 23rd, 2020, 11:04 am

30. Corky Romano (Rob Pritts / 2001) 2/10 SH (The Worst of the Worst) / SH (A Kid at Heart)
Goofy veterinarian Corky, whose family are part of the mafia, is roped into infiltrating the FBI in order to destroy incriminating evidence about to be used to indict his father, played by Peter Falk. Does it deserve the 'Worst of the Worst' appellation? Not particularly. Don't get me wrong, it's awful, I think I mustered about one decent laugh throughout ("I don't wanna hear any more about your family's balls"), but It's not like it's extraordinary in its incompetence or offensive in its badness. Nor is it in the 'so bad it's good' territory. It's just a really lazy, boring comedy. Its popularity won't be helped by the fact that the unrelenting, pratfalling slapstick is something that would probably appeal most to 5 year-olds and yet, thanks presumably to the themes, the film has a 12 certificate.

As for 'A Kid at Heart': Corky finds his colleagues have arrested his brothers. He decides this is a good moment to make the brothers get on all fours before he farts in one of their faces. I think the idea was that he thought this might help convince the FBI that he was one of them. Not sure.
Hey sorry but a single movie can't count toward more than one bonus challenge task. Pick which one you'd like to count it toward and let me know. Thanks!

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Post by flavo5000 » May 23rd, 2020, 1:09 pm

OP updated! Saturday is upon us! So looking at where we are currently, we have 34 participants with both myself and blueboybob cracking a hundred with Traveler and psychoticbeatnik on track to do so in the next few days as well. On the bonus challenge front, we've got three folks with 8 or less challenges to go but no one completely finished YET. Workin' That List and Great Minds Think Alike are still the top completed bonus tasks and Harem Scarem is still at the bottom with just one completed with the Ernest/Turkish and ejaculate-themed tasks right behind with just two completed so far.

Hopefully everybody has found some comedy gems they've enjoyed in the challenge and if not, you've still got a week to find something to tickle that ol' funny bone.

I'll leave you today with a bit of fourth wall-breaking silliness courtesy of Crosby & Hope in Road to Morocco (1941):
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Post by AssonFire » May 23rd, 2020, 1:55 pm

flavo5000 wrote:
May 23rd, 2020, 12:43 pm
morrison-dylan-fan wrote:
May 23rd, 2020, 3:28 am

FTV:9: Street Trash (1987)6

Bonus Challenge:
Happy Birthday To Me.
Comedy Inception (Joe Bob Briggs Last Drive-In.)
AssonFire wrote:
May 23rd, 2020, 11:04 am

30. Corky Romano (Rob Pritts / 2001) 2/10 SH (The Worst of the Worst) / SH (A Kid at Heart)
Goofy veterinarian Corky, whose family are part of the mafia, is roped into infiltrating the FBI in order to destroy incriminating evidence about to be used to indict his father, played by Peter Falk. Does it deserve the 'Worst of the Worst' appellation? Not particularly. Don't get me wrong, it's awful, I think I mustered about one decent laugh throughout ("I don't wanna hear any more about your family's balls"), but It's not like it's extraordinary in its incompetence or offensive in its badness. Nor is it in the 'so bad it's good' territory. It's just a really lazy, boring comedy. Its popularity won't be helped by the fact that the unrelenting, pratfalling slapstick is something that would probably appeal most to 5 year-olds and yet, thanks presumably to the themes, the film has a 12 certificate.

As for 'A Kid at Heart': Corky finds his colleagues have arrested his brothers. He decides this is a good moment to make the brothers get on all fours before he farts in one of their faces. I think the idea was that he thought this might help convince the FBI that he was one of them. Not sure.
Hey sorry but a single movie can't count toward more than one bonus challenge task. Pick which one you'd like to count it toward and let me know. Thanks!
In that case I'll keep 'The Worst of the Worst'. Just have to see if I can sniff out any more fart jokes.

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Post by sol » May 23rd, 2020, 2:35 pm

Best MedicineShow
1. West and Soda (1965)
2. Stuber (2019)
3. 3 Ninjas (1992)
4. What Men Want (2019)
5. The Cocoanuts (1929)
6. The Sure Thing (1985)
7. Better Off Dead (1985)
8. The Longest Yard (2005)
9. Shakes the Clown (1991)
10. Good Boys (2019)
11. Hot Rod (2007)
12. Fun Size (2012)
13. Bad Milo! (2013)
14. Bad Moms (2016)
15. El bar (2017)
16. Klaus (2019)
17. Lucky (2017)
18. Zachariah (1971)
19. McLintock! (1963)
20. Jefe / Boss (2018)
21. Goin' South (1978)
22. Silver Spurs (1943)
23. Sky Bandits (1940)
24. Desert Gold (1936)
25. Border Feud (1947)
26. Rollin' Plains (1938)
27. The Big Show (1936)
28. Something Big (1971)
29. Harmony Trail (1944)
30. Volver/Return (2006)
31. Almost Heroes (1998)
32. The Gay Amigo (1949)
33. Hittin' the Trail (1937)
34. Prairie Rustlers (1945)
35. Toc Toc (2017)
36. Yucatán (2018)
37. Cattle Stampede (1943)
38. Spy Time (2015)
39. Superlópez (2018)
40. Ride 'em, Cowgirl (1939)
41. Take Me to Town (1953)
42. Gumby: The Movie (1995)

43. Colorado Sundown (1952)

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Above average as far as singing cowboy westerns go, this benefits from a more complex plot than usual involving multiple heirs to a vast estate, a plot to deceive the heirs into selling the land at less than what it is worth, and a plot to murder and impersonate a tree expert. Such an intricate story though makes the comedy and songs feel a little off. A goofy Slim Pickens is a lot of fun, however, talking to his watch/locket and kicked by goats.
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Post by connordenney » May 23rd, 2020, 3:12 pm

6. The Lady Eve (Preston Sturges, 1941)
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1. The Devil and Miss Jones (Sam Wood, 1941)
2. If You Could Only Cook (William A. Seiter, 1935)
3. The Exterminating Angel (Luis Buñuel, 1962)
4. Frozen II (Chris Buck & Jennifer Lee, 2019)
5. Digging for Fire (Joe Swanberg, 2015)
6. The Lady Eve (Preston Sturges, 1941)

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Post by sol » May 23rd, 2020, 4:02 pm

Best MedicineShow
1. West and Soda (1965)
2. Stuber (2019)
3. 3 Ninjas (1992)
4. What Men Want (2019)
5. The Cocoanuts (1929)
6. The Sure Thing (1985)
7. Better Off Dead (1985)
8. The Longest Yard (2005)
9. Shakes the Clown (1991)
10. Good Boys (2019)
11. Hot Rod (2007)
12. Fun Size (2012)
13. Bad Milo! (2013)
14. Bad Moms (2016)
15. El bar (2017)
16. Klaus (2019)
17. Lucky (2017)
18. Zachariah (1971)
19. McLintock! (1963)
20. Jefe / Boss (2018)
21. Goin' South (1978)
22. Silver Spurs (1943)
23. Sky Bandits (1940)
24. Desert Gold (1936)
25. Border Feud (1947)
26. Rollin' Plains (1938)
27. The Big Show (1936)
28. Something Big (1971)
29. Harmony Trail (1944)
30. Volver/Return (2006)
31. Almost Heroes (1998)
32. The Gay Amigo (1949)
33. Hittin' the Trail (1937)
34. Prairie Rustlers (1945)
35. Toc Toc (2017)
36. Yucatán (2018)
37. Cattle Stampede (1943)
38. Spy Time (2015)
39. Superlópez (2018)
40. Ride 'em, Cowgirl (1939)
41. Take Me to Town (1953)
42. Gumby: The Movie (1995)
43. Colorado Sundown (1952)

44. Colorado Serenade (1946)

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Eddie Dean has a pretty decent singing voice here, but what really distinguishes this from the average budget western of its era is the fact that it is shot in colour. The filmmakers do not quite take advantage of this, frequently shooting indoors rather than taking the opportunity to bask in lush exterior landscapes. The nighttime scenes are also hard to make out due to a mix of dark colours and limited contrast. The plot is decidedly average too.
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Post by morrison-dylan-fan » May 23rd, 2020, 4:14 pm

flavo5000 wrote:
May 23rd, 2020, 12:43 pm
morrison-dylan-fan wrote:
May 23rd, 2020, 3:28 am

FTV:9: Street Trash (1987)6

Bonus Challenge:
Happy Birthday To Me.
Comedy Inception (Joe Bob Briggs Last Drive-In.)
AssonFire wrote:
May 23rd, 2020, 11:04 am

30. Corky Romano (Rob Pritts / 2001) 2/10 SH (The Worst of the Worst) / SH (A Kid at Heart)
Goofy veterinarian Corky, whose family are part of the mafia, is roped into infiltrating the FBI in order to destroy incriminating evidence about to be used to indict his father, played by Peter Falk. Does it deserve the 'Worst of the Worst' appellation? Not particularly. Don't get me wrong, it's awful, I think I mustered about one decent laugh throughout ("I don't wanna hear any more about your family's balls"), but It's not like it's extraordinary in its incompetence or offensive in its badness. Nor is it in the 'so bad it's good' territory. It's just a really lazy, boring comedy. Its popularity won't be helped by the fact that the unrelenting, pratfalling slapstick is something that would probably appeal most to 5 year-olds and yet, thanks presumably to the themes, the film has a 12 certificate.

As for 'A Kid at Heart': Corky finds his colleagues have arrested his brothers. He decides this is a good moment to make the brothers get on all fours before he farts in one of their faces. I think the idea was that he thought this might help convince the FBI that he was one of them. Not sure.
Hey sorry but a single movie can't count toward more than one bonus challenge task. Pick which one you'd like to count it toward and let me know. Thanks!
Hi Flavo,I'll pick the Happy Birthday To You task. Thanks.

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Post by Traveller » May 23rd, 2020, 4:43 pm

100. A Shot in the Dark (1964) - 7/10
101. Hearat Shulayim (2011) - 7/10
102. Indiscreet (1958) - 5/10
103. My Best Friend's Wedding (1997) - 0/10
104. Risky Business (1983) - 4/10
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Post by allisoncm » May 23rd, 2020, 5:03 pm

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1. Selfie (VI) (2019) 6/10 Omnibus film directed by 5 guys streaming for free on Amazon (SXSW) through 5/6/20.
2. Monsters University (2015) 5/10
3. Monpti (1957) 6/10
4. Bachelorette (2012) 3/10 Um noooooooo.
5. The Hot Flashes (2013) 6/10
6. The Last Supper (1995) 5/10
7. The Art of Self-Defense (2019) 7/10
8. Hick (2011) 3/10
9. L’arte di arrangiarsi / The Art of Getting Along (1955) 6/10
10. Carlin at Carnegie (1983) 6/10
11. Sex Ed (2014) 5/10 There’s a lot about this film that didn’t work, but it was an okay watch after all.
12. The Pink Panther Strikes Again (1976) 5.5/10
BONUS: Great Minds Think Alike
Go here and watch an unseen comedy that a friend recently watched in the last two days.
BONUS: flavo5000 checked this movie 18 hours 32 minutes ago
13. George Carlin: You Are All Diseased (1999) 1.5/10
Except for saying he prays to Joe Pesci, this was horrible. Joking about terrorist attacks and shootings in churches, raping teenagers, and hating children, and NOT WASHING HIS HANDS EVEN AFTER GOING TO THE BATHROOM, I think I’m done with George Carlin. Which is sad, because I saw some funny clips on YouTube and was eager to check out his comedy specials.
14. Vai~E~Vem/Come and Go (2003) 5/10
15. Odette Toulemonde (2006) 7/10
16. The Cannonball Run (1981) 2/10
BONUS: Happy Birthday To Me Watch a comedy from the year you were born. - 1981
17. Robot & Frank (2012) 5/10
18. Surf Nazis Must Die (1987) 4/10
19. O Leão da Estrela (1947, Portugal) 6/10
20. Supercondriaque (2014, Danny Boon) 7/10 HOOPLA
21. Rue Mandar (2012) 6/10 Okay characters story that felt like it could go in the direction of SUMMER HOURS, but played more for (cheap) laughs.
22. Lou! Journal infime (2014) 5.5/10
23. Klaus (2019) 6/10 comedy/animation NETFLIX
24. Ellen DeGeneres: Relatable (2018) 6/10
25. The Do-over (2016) 6/10
26. Sandy Wexler (2017) 3.5/10
27. The Ridiculous 6 (2015) 4/10
28. Imagine That (2009) Eh.
29. Plus One (2019) 5.5/10
30. Manson Family Vacation (2015) 5/10 Some hits, some misses.
31. Voulez-vous rire avec moi ce soir? (2018) 7/10
BONUS: Too Funny for Fiction
Watch a comedic documentary and post a brief description of why it was funny (no sarcasm please...Shoah is not a comedy).
ANSWER: They discussed how it was possible for a German comic to be funny.
32. Bride of Re-Animator (1989) 2/10
33. Barbecue (2014) 6/10 French comedy.
34. The Wrong Missy (2020) 5/10
35. Que Horas Ela Volta?/The Second Mother (2015) hard to rate, was good, discussed class and upward movement,
36. Have a Good Trip: Adventures in Psychedelics (2020) 6/10
BONUS: Woah
Watch a film featuring a drug trip and post a clip or screenshot of the trip in question.
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37. The Cat and the Canary (1939) 6/10 Kinda funny and kinda unsophisticated as well.
38. Humpday (2009) Saw this Saturday to honor the life of Lynn Shelton, a filmmaker who passed on Friday.
39. We Go Way Back (2006) described as a tragi-comic tale on IMDb-also directed by Lynn Shelton.
40. Bolt (2008) 5/10 This rating is generous. It’s on both Disney+ and Netflix. I saw it on Netflix. It’s also currently on two official lists.
41. Sheitan (2006) 3/10 The tone was really off. I don’t know why it’s supposed to be a “comedy” but I am so in the mood for anything tagged horror AND comedy right now.
42. Thirst Street (2017) 3/10
43. Winter Kills (1979) 3/10
44. The Cake Eaters (2007) 5/10
45. Coffee & Kareem (2020) 5/10
46. Zivot je cudo/Life Is a Miracle (2004) 6/10 Not Kusturica’s best, but still has the feel of one of his classics.
got to 50% (bronze) on TSPDT's Ain't Nobody's Blues but My Own with this film
47. The Last Days of Chez Nous (1992) 6/10
48. Jerry Seinfeld: 23 Hours to Kill (2020) 7/10
BONUS: It Could Happen To You
Watch a comedy that features a situation that actually happened to you in real life and provide details of what happened in both movie and reality.
Jerry Seinfeld talks about being THAT person who didn’t pick up his trash and also didn’t put it in the trash can after the movie. All I have to say is that I used to work in a movie theater and I was the OTHER person who had to clean up afterward (sometimes). If it was like a premiere or full house, well, it got me wondering who were these people that didn’t clean up after themselves and now I know…. (this doesn’t make me hate Seinfeld, but it did make him seem a tad out of touch, being a millionaire and me, being a relatively normal person).
49. W. Kamau Bell: Private School Negro (2018) 8/10 Heard positive things about this one and added it to my watchlist. Was not disappointed.
BONUS: Homie Don't Play That
Watch a comedy featuring a predominantly black cast.
50. Wolkenbruchs wunderliche Reise in die Arme einer Schickse / The Awakening of Motti Wolkenbruch (2018) 6/10
51. Birthmarked (2018) 6/10
52. Marc Maron: End Times Fun (2020) 7/10
53. Love in the Buff / Chun Kiu yi Chi Ming (2012) MUBI 6/10
54. Le monde est a toi / The World Is Yours (2018) 2/10
55. The Incredible Jessica James (2017) 6/10
56. The Clapper (2017) 5/10
57. Marc Maron: Too Real (2017) 7/10
58. Tiffany Haddish: She Ready! From the Hood to Hollywood (2017) 8/10
she's funny. anyone that says otherwise is.... :think:
BONUS: What's Eatin' You?
Watch a comedy featuring cannibalism
59. The Lovebirds (2020) 5.5/10
60. Marc Maron: Thinky Pain (2013) 7/10

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Post by OldAle1 » May 23rd, 2020, 6:23 pm

Finally, here I go.

1. Top Secret! (ZAZ, 1984) (re-watch)

Probably 3rd viewing. Prompted to watch this again by RedLetterMedia's Re:View of it a few months (or a year? I lose track), much of which I agree with. One thing I like about their review is their stressing of the "midwestern" kind of comedy - the Abrahams brothers and David Zucker are all from the Milwaukee area - as sort of low-brow yet not lacking in cleverness. And this film offers that in spades from the very large number of sight gags to the puns about everything and - perhaps their specialty - the jokes going on in the background while "plot" is going on in the foreground, like the scene on the train where our hero, spy/rocker Nick Rivers (Val Kilmer) is discussing how he's supposed to act while in East Germany with his manager, while outside the window there are bits of scenery being moved around, etc. And the backwards-dialogue "Swedish" scene with Peter Cushing is one of the funniest in the whole ZAZ catalogue. I really love this film and I like all of their films, but it's not quite a "favorite" level for whatever reason; I think their films kind of get exhausting at the end, there's only so much of this kind of joke-every-20-seconds stuff I can take. Maybe that's why I remember their TV show Police Squad most fondly. Anyway, huge fun.

2. Hollywood Canteen (Delmer Daves, 1944)

TCM. I really love Daves in general, but never bothered to get around to this, one of those all-star musical-variety things that were the rage during the war; I've seen a few of them, and most are enjoyable to some extent, but they're just not my thing overall, and this one was over 2 hours. But hey, it was on TV, I didn't have to bother trying to find it, why not knock out another chunk in the filmography? Anyway, it's perhaps a little better than the average for these things, though the "plot" of the on-leave soldier (Robert Hutton), falling for real-life star Joan Leslie playing herself at the fabled eponymous canteen started up by Bette Davis and John Garfield among others (also on hand as themselves) is very hackneyed wish-fulfillment. So the reason to see this, besides the star cameos - the best are Joan Crawford, being mistaken for Joan Crawford, and Ida Lupino schooling a G.I.'s schoolboy French - are the musical numbers, and some of those are pretty good, especially a dynamite "Ballet in Jive" with Oklahoma Broadway star Joan McCracken.

3. Penelope (Arthur Hiller, 1966)

Really lame romantic-crime-comedy from late in the nadir-era for the rom-com, with Natalie Wood as yet another young woman bored with husband and life who will be convinced by the end of the film that being a conventional little wifey is better than anything that 60s society was offering. Of course this stacks the deck by showing that what she wants is to be a criminal - in this case a thief, and more specifically the robber of her husband's bank. She also has three men salivating over her - hubby Ian Bannen, psychiatrist Dick Shawn, and cop Peter Falk, but the film dispenses pretty quickly with the life she had as a Greenwich Village beatnik and musician before meeting boring husband - what about THAT life? Wouldn't that have been more interesting? It doesn't help that Bannen is so totally wooden and dull, or that Wood's role seems as tailored around, well, her tailoring - she must wear 50+ outfits here - as anything else. I like Wood a lot normally but other than being nice to look at she really doesn't get to show off her talents here, and only Falk, and Jonathan Winters in a small role, stand out in any positive way.

4. Kid Blue (James Frawley, 1973)

Jonathan Rosenbaum in his review of Dead Man in 1996 wrote a bit of the "acid western", the hippie-countercultural sub-genre (if it's even large enough to count as such) of films that took a radical, often drug-fueled look at the west, it's history, and it's place in American culture, which he saw as culminating in Jarmusch's film. I've never forgotten that article and I often think about tracking down more of the idiosyncratic examples from the 60s and 70s that he was referring to. I don't think he listed this one, but he sure could have, and it turned out to be a lot more interesting than just a druggie oater. Dennis Hopper - almost 40 at the time but regularly referred to as a young man or boy - is an outlaw leader who decides to give it up and lead the straight life working a real job, but when he arrives in Dime Box, Texas (the name should be the first clue as to some of what this is going to be about), he finds it very difficult going. This is ultimately a satire on capitalism and civilization, and few if any of the other misfits Kid Blue runs into (including Warren Oates as the nice guy who gets him his job, Lee Purcell as Oates' horny wife, and Peter Boyle as a crazy preacher and inventor) seem to have a better handle on how to live in it than he does. It's a bit muddled at times and the ending doesn't quite have the resonance the film seems to be wanting, but this is a fascinating and deeply under-valued and under-seen film. I guess there's still more gold - or at least silver - in them thar hills even if it is getting harder for me to find it.

5. Al este del oeste (Mariano Ozores, 1984)

I'm afraid I can't share the enthusiasm of whoever recommended this one - was it maxwelldeux? - but this silly Spanish comedy-western isn't really bad either. Basically you have a town beset by bandits, and waiting on a gunman-for-hire who is supposed to help them out, but nobody knows what he looks like, and so when two different - very unlikely - candidates show up at the appointed time, all kinds of comedy breaks loose. Well, it's supposed to anyway - I found it mostly tiresome though the "surprise" ending was rather amusing if not exactly that shocking. M...ok.

6. Summer Job (Paul Madden, 1989)

Really absymal teen-sex flick from the period - well, late in the period - when these things were showing up every week from Memorial Day through Labor Day. Though this is a decidedly second-tier example even in this lowbrow genre so I doubt it played much on the big screen except for the even-then rare drive-ins. I absolutely remember the VHS box cover from the video store I was working in at the time though

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and I will tell you that for once the cover doesn't lie. The film is in fact filled with boobies and sun and sand, as it recounts a summer job serving mostly rich older people at some resort, and the 6-8 hot young college coeds who are trying mostly to get laid. Which, y'know, COULD be enough if there was just the minimal attempt at any kind of real comedy, at any kind of relationships, even at any kind of real eroticism - even in the latter department this just doesn't do much, and the sexiest parts by far are when the characters' clothes are on and there are a few moments of not-incompetent voyeurism. But that's only enough to keep this from the absolute bottom of the barrel, floating a few inches above the muck.

7. Tango & Cash (Andrey Konchalovskiy/Albert Magnolia, 1989) (re-watch)

Barely remembered this EXTREMELY stupid but fairly enjoyable (with a few beers in me*) buddy-cop flick. As you may be able to tell from most of this month's viewings I've been on a heavy 80s kick and it shows no signs of stopping soon. Why? I suppose it's nostalgia, obviously, but in this case not so much for the film itself, it's stars (Sylvester Stallone, who I don't much like, and Kurt Russell, who I like more but not so much that "fan" is the right word), or the admittedly fun action - I guess it's for the ambiance, the music (Harold Faltermeyer of Beverly Hills Cop fame, what could be more 80s), the mood. The late 80s may have been my happiest time in life, all downhill since...

Enough of this mawkishness. Stallone and Russell are two hotshot LA detectives, totally different from and despising each other (one's neat and shiny and movie-star preening, the other is gritty and working-class in style, and that's as deep as the film gets), who are set up by the biggest drug kingpin in town (Jack Palance) to go to jail, and who spend the movie trying to clear themselves and slaughter lots of henchmen along the way. You don't expect believable plots in films like this but here we take all plausibility and throw it away - good luck if realism is even remotely important to you. I can tolerate the silliness but it definitely impacts my overall opinion, especially given that I don't find the supposedly funny aspects of the film very humorous and some of the violence seems needlessly cruel and the film often gives off the whiff of fascism. But hey, it's also got James Hong, Michael Pollard and Robert Z'dar as henchmen or helpers, and Teri Hatcher is hot. That's enough for "watchability" anyway.

*if I ever give up drinking altogether, one thing that will suffer is my ability to enjoy films like this. Something to think about.

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Post by maxwelldeux » May 23rd, 2020, 7:19 pm

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"1. Al este del oeste (1984, Spain) SH: Triple Threat
2. Chuck Norris vs. Communism (2015) SH: Too Funny for Fiction
3. Movie 43 (2013) SH: The Worst of the Worst
4. Yours Sincerely, Kanan Gill (2020)
5. How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days (2003) SH: It Could Happen to You
6. Carlin at Carnegie (1982) SH: Happy Birthday to Me
7. Sons of the Desert (1933) SH: WTL
8. She Done Him Wrong (1933) SH: WTL
9. The Nutty Professor (1963) SH: Workin' That List
10. Living in Oblivion (1995) SH: Great Minds Think Alike [flavo5000]"
"11. Flesh Eating Mothers (1988) SH: What's Eatin' You?
12. Colin Quinn: Red State Blue State (2019)
13. The Star Wars Holiday Special (1978)
14. Snowballing (1984) SH: Skiing
15. Oddballs (1984) SH: Camping
16. Puberty Blues (1981) SH: Swimming is Partying
17. The Cat in the Hat (2003) SH: A Kid at Heart
18. The Lord of the G-Strings: The Femaleship of the String (2003) SH: Not How I Remembered It
19. The Miracle of Morgan's Creek (1943) SH: The Best of the Best
20. The Producers (1967) SH: Rock Out with Your Cockles Out"
"21. Little Big Man (1970)
22. Risky Business (1983)
23. The Swinging Cheerleaders (1974)
24. Big (1988)
25. The Flintstones (1994) SH: I Hate You All
26. Freaky Friday (1976) SH: Freaky Thursday
27. Rejs (1970)
28. Tank Girl (1995)
29. Fatal Instinct (1993) SH: Imitation is the Sincerest Form of Flattery
30. Jeff, Who Lives at Home (2011) SH: What Did You Say?"
31. Vizontele (2001) SH: Hababam…
32. Ernest Goes to Africa (1997) SH: …Saves Christmas
33. Not Another Teen Movie (2001) SH: Cumming to a Theater Near You
34. Ronny Chieng: Asian Comedian Destroys America (2019)
35. The Cutting Edge (1992)
36. My Dinner with Andrew (1981)
37. Blazing Saddles (1974) SH: Splat
38. Rifftrax: The Star Wars Holiday Special (2007) SH: Comedy Inception
39. Scary Movie (2000) SH: Woah
40. Cooley High (1975) SH: The Last of the Last
41. Harold and Maude (1971)
42. The Cable Guy (1996)
43. The Circus (1928) SH: …..
44. Tom Jones (1963)

I haven't been in the mood for films in several days, so this was my attempt to break out of that funk. Did not go well. I had an uncle named Tom Jones. The film went downhill after reading the title. But I was the 100th dislike on this film on ICM, so I have that going for me, which is nice.

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Post by flavo5000 » May 23rd, 2020, 7:47 pm

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128. Speedy Gonzales - noin 7 veljeksen poika (1970)
Here's an odd western comedy with the same sense of deadpan comedy that I've seen in other Finnish films (Aki Kaurismaki's films being probably the most well known examples). The plot is nothing special involving your standard 'revenge for the death of his brother' story and honestly at the end of the day it's just a little too scattered and just not that funny to be great.

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129. Stir Crazy (1980)
I had watched this a couple years ago and thought it was ok but not one of Wilder's/Pryor's best, and my wife expressed some interest in it after I left the blu-ray three-pack out from watching See No Evil, Hear No Evil last week. so I figured why not? Honestly, it still hasn't really improved on a second watch. If anything knowing where there are long stretches with no humor just makes it feel less interesting.

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130. Whitney Cummings: Money Shot (2010)
I've seen a little bit of Whitney Cummings' stand-up before and wasn't too impresssed (and her sitcom was horrible) but I thought I'd give her one more shot. This one just doesn't do anything to change my mind. She seems a little too brash and self-pleased whenever she delivers her mostly very same-y dirty jokes and observations. It's intermittently amusing but rarely ever actively really funny.

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131. Balada triste de trompeta a.k.a. The Last Circus (2010)
Here's another over-the-top Alex de la Iglesia horror comedy, and once again I really enjoyed it. Take your standard love triangle. Throw it into war time under a militaristic leadership. Now let's throw in some clowns. But wait, not just any clowns. Incredibly mentally disturbed clowns who seem to be into body scarring. The movie starts a little slow but the second half is just a roller coaster of madness and violence. Good stuff.

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132. Open Season (2006)
You know I can safely say I never sat thinking, 'hey I'd love to see an unfunny animated kids movie starring Martin Lawrence and Ashton Kutcher as a bear and a deer'. Having said that, there was one one funny part when they were on a stage in front of an audience but behind a curtain and while stumbling around getting caught in rigging, it appeared to the audience from the shadows on the curtain that the bear was disemboweling the deer and ripping his intestines out.

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133. Corvette Summer (1978)
fresh off the success of Star Wars, Mark Hamill stars as a fresh-faced mechanic who's classic Stingray Corvette he recently restored comes up missing which sets him off on a path with a hooker-wannabe played by Annie Potts in tow to track it down. Honestly it isn't a bad movie even if it's a little directionless in places. Annie Potts here is great though.
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1. Butter (2011)
2. Every Which Way But Loose (1978)
3. E poi lo chiamarono il magnifico a.k.a. Man of the East (1972)
4. Drawing Flies (1996)
5. Le million (1931) Bonus: The Best of the Best
6. Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle (2003) Bonus: I Hate You All
7. Spies Like Us (1985)
8. Avanti! (1972)
9. Yakov Smirnoff: What A Country! Comedy Video (1994)
10. Night of the Demons 2 (1994)
11. Smokey and the Bandit II (1980)
12. Nô-pantsu gâruzu: Movie box-ing2 (2004)
13. Are We Not Cats (2016)
14. Down Argentine Way (1940)
15. Patton Oswalt: Annihilation (2017)
16. Neobychainye priklyucheniya mistera Vesta v strane bolshevikov a.k.a. The Extraordinary Adventures of Mr. West in the Land of the Bolsheviks (1924) Bonus: Workin' That List
17. Passport to Pimlico (1949) Bonus: Workin' That List
18. Living in Oblivion (1995) Bonus: Workin' That List
19. Crazy Rich Asians (2018)
20. Fei chi ren sheng a.k.a. Pegasus (2019) Bonus: Last of the Last
21. I'll Never Forget What's'isname (1967)
22. Top Five (2014) Bonus: Homie Don't Play That
23. Ranma ½: Chûgoku Nekonron daikessen! Okite yaburi no gekitô hen a.k.a. Ranma ½: The Movie, Big Trouble in Nekonron, China (1991) Bonus: Harem Scarem
24. Mr. Mom (1983)
25. The Pink Panther Strikes Again (1976)
26. Tillie's Punctured Romance (1914) Bonus: .....
27. The Ghost Train (1931)
28. The Ghost Train (1941)
29. Flesh Eating Mothers (1988) Bonus: What's Eatin' You?
30. La comunidad a.k.a. Common Wealth (2000)
31. Paddy McGuinness Live (2006)
32. The Do-Deca-Pentathlon (2012) Bonus: What Did He Say?
33. Church Ball (2006)
34. Turist a.k.a. Force Majeure (2014)
35. Louis C.K.: Live at the Comedy Store (2015)
36. Klovn: The Movie a.k.a. Klown (2010) Bonus: Splooge
37. Central Intelligence (2016)
38. Tant qu'on a la santé a.k.a. As Long As You Have Your Health (1966)
39. Gyakuten saiban a.k.a. Ace Attorney (2012)
40. The Girl Can't Help It (1956)
41. Dames (1934)
42. Love in the Afternoon (1957)
43. Wild Oats (2016)
44. Superwoman a.k.a. Ms. Magnificent (1979) Bonus: Not How I Remembered
45a. The Marathon (1919)
45b. An Eastern Westerner (1920)
45c. High and Dizzy (1920)
46. Tenemos 18 años a.k.a. We Are 18 Years Old (1959)
47. Wo bu shi yao shen a.k.a. Dying to Survive (2018)
48. El hombre de Río Malo a.k.a. Bad Man's River (1971) Bonus: Triple Threat
49. Trevor Noah: Afraid of the Dark (2017)
50. The Apple Dumpling Gang (1975)
51. Pitch Perfect (2012)
52. The World of Henry Orient (1964)
53. Two Mules for Sister Sara (1970)
54. Gremlins 2: The New Batch (1990) Bonus: Share the Love
55. Keanu (2016) Bonus: Woah
56. Down and Out in Beverly Hills (1986)
57. 2001 Maniacs (2005)
58. The Art of Self-Defense (2019)
59. Mr. & Mrs. '55 (1955)
60. The Adventures of Pluto Nash (2002) Bonus: Worst of the Worst
61. Tenkôsei a.k.a. I Are You, You Am Me (1982) Bonus: Freaky Thursday
62. See No Evil, Hear No Evil (1989) Bonus: Great Minds Think Alike
63. Sunshine Cleaning (2008)
64. Schuhpalast Pinkus a.k.a. Pinkus' Shoe Palace (1916)
65a. His New Job (1915)
65b. A Night Out (1915)
66a. The Champion (1915)
66b. In the Park (1915)
66c. A Jitney Elopement (1915)
67. The Three Stooges (2012)
68. S.O.B. (1981) Bonus: Happy Birthday To Me
69. Infestation (2009)
70a. Cours du soir a.k.a. Evening Classes (1967)
70b. Ji-ri-myeol-lyeol a.k.a. Incoherence (1994)
71. V boy idut odni 'stariki' a.k.a. Only Old Men Are Going to Battle (1974)
72. Colin Quinn: The New York Story (2016)
73. A Day in the Death of Joe Egg (1972)
74. Life During Wartime (2009)
75. To Catch a Yeti w/ Rifftrax (1995) Bonus: Comedy Inception
76. The Rutles: All You Need Is Cash (1978) Bonus: Rock Out With Your Cockles Out
77. Los amantes pasajeros a.k.a. I'm So Excited (2013)
78. Running with Scissors (2006)
79a. Bagboy (2015)
79b. Bar-B-Que Movie (1988)
79c. Ninja Bachelor Party (1991)
80. Hit the Deck (1955)
81. My Chauffeur (1986)
82. Hollywood Hotel (1937)
83. Funny Lady (1975)
84. Kinky Boots (2005)
85. Mother (1996)
86. Shag (1989) Bonus: Skiing, Camping and Swimming Is Partying
87. Gorp (1980) Bonus: Skiing, Camping and Swimming Is Partying
88. Copper Mountain (1983) Bonus: Skiing, Camping and Swimming Is Partying
89. Qian Ren Gong Lue a.k.a. The Ex-Files (2014)
90. Bag Boy Lover Boy (2014)
91. Dave Chappelle: The Bird Revelation (2017)
92. Men in Black: International (2019)
93. Prova d'orchestra a.k.a. Orchestra Rehearsal (1978)
94. Urusei Yatsura 3: Remember My Love (1985)
95. Bean (1997)
96. Young Doctors in Love (1982) Bonus: Imitation Is The Sincerest Form Of Flattery
97. That Touch of Mink (1962)
98. Los lunes al sol a.k.a. Mondays in the Sun (2002)
99. Pitch Perfect 3 (2017)
100. Police Academy 2: Their First Assignment (1985)
101. Sundown: The Vampire in Retreat (1989)
102. Insignificance (1985)
103. Sex Madness Revealed (2018)
104. Between Two Ferns: The Movie (2019)
105. Un chapeau de paille d'Italie (1928) Bonus: Roll of the Dice
106. Paterson (2016)
107. Lust in the Dust (1985)
108. Charlie Bubbles (1968)
109. I'll See You in My Dreams (2015)
110a. The Tramp (1915)
110b. By the Sea (1915)
110c. Mabel's Married Life (1914)
111. Two for the Road (1967)
112. Out 1: Spectre (1972)
113. The Toy (1982)
114. Couples Retreat (2009)
115. My Favorite Wife (1940) Bonus: My Gal Thursday
116. The Bachelor and the Bobby-Soxer (1947) Bonus: My Gal Thursday
117. Casper (1995)
118. The Honeymoon Stand-Up Special (2018)
119. Meet the Baron (1933)
120. ReLIFE (2017)
121. My Favorite Year (1982)
122. The Birdcage (1996)
123. Basket Case 2 (1990)
124. A Brony Tale (2014) Bonus: Too Funny For Fiction
125. The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel (2011)
126. Thunderbolt and Lightfoot (1974)
127. How to Be a Latin Lover (2017)
128. Speedy Gonzales - noin 7 veljeksen poika (1970)
129. Stir Crazy (1980)
130. Whitney Cummings: Money Shot (2010)
131. Balada triste de trompeta a.k.a. The Last Circus (2010)
132. Open Season (2006)
133. Corvette Summer (1978)

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Post by Onderhond » May 23rd, 2020, 8:33 pm

flavo5000 wrote:
May 23rd, 2020, 7:47 pm
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131. Balada triste de trompeta a.k.a. The Last Circus (2010)
Here's another over-the-top Alex de la Iglesia horror comedy, and once again I really enjoyed it. Take your standard love triangle. Throw it into war time under a militaristic leadership. Now let's throw in some clowns. But wait, not just any clowns. Incredibly mentally disturbed clowns who seem to be into body scarring. The movie starts a little slow but the second half is just a roller coaster of madness and violence. Good stuff.
Hear hear! Now, the comedy challenge isn't where I would've thought Iglesia would get some extra exposure, but I'm not complaining because he deserves all the attention he can get. Amazing film.

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Post by RogerTheMovieManiac88 » May 23rd, 2020, 9:59 pm

Hello flavo! Thanks for hosting.

I'm having a fairly quiet month so far film-wise, but thankfully a few laughs have still come about...

(Screenshots from 'The Desperadoes' and 'A French Mistress')

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01. 'Going Gay' / 1933, Carmine Gallone / 4 or 4.5/10
02. 'The Desperadoes' / 1943, Charles Vidor / 7.5 or 8/10
03. 'Klondike Kate' / 1943, William Castle / 7/10
04. 'Time Flies' / 1944, Walter Forde / 6 or 6.5/10
05. 'Frontier Gal' / 1945, Charles Lamont / 6.5 or 7/10
06. 'I Didn't Do It' / 1945, Marcel Varnel / 6/10
07. 'A French Mistress' / 1960, Roy Boulting / 7.5 or 8/10
08. 'The Scalphunters' / 1968, Sydney Pollack / 7 or 7.5/10
09. 'One More Train to Rob' / 1971, Andrew V. McLaglen / 6/10
10. 'Ashby' / 2015, Tony McNamara / 3.5 or 4/10

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That's all, folks!

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Post by maxwelldeux » May 23rd, 2020, 10:05 pm

flavo5000 wrote:
May 23rd, 2020, 7:47 pm
130. Whitney Cummings: Money Shot (2010)
I've seen a little bit of Whitney Cummings' stand-up before and wasn't too impresssed (and her sitcom was horrible) but I thought I'd give her one more shot. This one just doesn't do anything to change my mind. She seems a little too brash and self-pleased whenever she delivers her mostly very same-y dirty jokes and observations. It's intermittently amusing but rarely ever actively really funny.
Her newest special of hers was the only one I've found funny. "Can I Touch It?" was a big shift in joke-telling and it really worked. Plus you get to see her as a sex doll.

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt10521638/

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Post by psychotronicbeatnik » May 23rd, 2020, 10:47 pm

flavo5000 wrote:
May 23rd, 2020, 7:47 pm

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129. Stir Crazy (1980)
I had watched this a couple years ago and thought it was ok but not one of Wilder's/Pryor's best, and my wife expressed some interest in it after I left the blu-ray three-pack out from watching See No Evil, Hear No Evil last week. so I figured why not? Honestly, it still hasn't really improved on a second watch. If anything knowing where there are long stretches with no humor just makes it feel less interesting.

I like both Pryor and Wilder and remember them as having great chemistry together but I never got around to seeing this one until earlier this month. I was very disappointed at what a secondary, supporting role Pryor had as I remember them being more equal in the other films they made together. Maybe I'm misremembering and need to revisit the others now.

It also struck me watching it that Poitier's vibe as a director veers much more towards light comic material than all his acting roles ever did.

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Post by psychotronicbeatnik » May 24th, 2020, 12:57 am

89. The Slowest Gun in the West (1960 / Herschel Daugherty) FTV 8/10 {54 m.}
90. Carry On Cowboy (1965 / Gerald Thomas) FTV 7/10 {93 m.}
91. My Little Chickadee (1940 / Edward F. Cline) FTV 8/10 {83 m.}
92. Ride ‘em, Cowgirl (1939 / Samuel Diege) FTV 6/10 {53 m.}
93. Colorado Sundown (1952 / William Witney) FTV 8/10 {67 m.}

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1. Anna and the Apocalypse (2017 / John McPhail) FTV 8+/10 {93 m. }
2. Jojo Rabbit (2019 / Taika Waititi) FTV 8-/10 {108 m. }
3. The Great Gilly Hopkins (2015 / Stephen Herek) FTV 8+/10 {99 m. }
4. WolfCop (2014 / Lowell Dean) FTV 8/10 {79 m. }
5. Another WolfCop (2017 / Lowell Dean) FTV 8/10 {82 m. }
6. Parents (1989 / Bob Balaban) 7/10 {81 m.}
7. Rifftrax: Cool as Ice (2014 / David Kellogg) FTV 6+/10 {91 m. }
8. Rubber (2010 / Quentin Dupieux) FTV 7/10 {82 m. }
9. I, Tonya (2017 / Craig Gillespie) FTV 8/10 {119 m. }
10. The Devil Wears Prada (2006 / David Frankel) FTV 8/10 {109 m. }
11. Men in Black: International (2019 / F. Gary Gray) FTV 7/10 {114 m. }
12. Shen tan Pu Song Ling; aka: The Knight of Shadows: Between Yin and Yang (2019 / Vash) FTV 7/10 {109 m. }
13. The Hustle (2019 / Chris Addison) FTV 6/10 {93 m. }
14. 10 Things I Hate About You (1999 / Gil Junger) FTV 8/10 {97 m. }
15. Reality Bites (1994 / Ben Stiller) FTV 5/10 {99 m. }
16. Bad Grandpa (2013 / Jeff Tremaine) FTV 4/10 {92 m. }
17. Charlie’s Angels (2019 / Elizabeth Banks) FTV 7+/10 {118 m. }
18. Suburbicon (2017 / George Clooney) FTV 6+/10 {105 m. }
19. Welcome Home, Roscoe Jenkins (2008 / Malcolm D. Lee) FTV 7+/10 {114 m. }
20. The Nutty Professor (1996 / Tom Shadyac) 8/10 {95 m.}
21. Nutty Professor II: The Klumps (2000 / Peter Segal) FTV 5/10 {106 m. }
22.Stir Crazy (1980 / Sidney Poitier) FTV 5/10 {111 m.}
23.Mrs. Doubtfire (1993 / Chris Columbus, Chuck Jones) FTV 7/10 {125 m.}
24. Return to Nuke ‘Em High Volume 1 (2013 / Lloyd Kaufman) FTV 6+/10 {85 m. }
25. Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burbundy (2004 / Adam McKay) FTV 6+/10 {94 m. }
26. Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues (2013 / Adam McKay) FTV 7/10 {119 m. }
27. Hobo with a Shotgun (2011 / Jason Eisener) FTV 8/10 {86 m. }
28. Don Knotts: Tied Up With Laughter (2011) FTV 6+/10 {50 m. }
29. Guess Who (2005 / Kevin Rodney Sullivan) FTV 7+/10 {105 m. }
30. The Proposal (2009 / Anne Fletcher) FTV 7/10 {108 m. }
31. Jack (1996 / Francis Ford Coppola) FTV 6+/10 {113 m. }
32. Dennis the Menace (1993 / Nick Castle) FTV 6+/10 {94 m. }
33. Eagle vs Shark (2007 / Taika Waititi) FTV 7/10 {88 m. }
34. Yesterday (2019 / Danny Boyle) FTV 8+/10 {116 m. }
35. Brad’s Status (2017 / Mike White) FTV 8-/10 {102 m. }
36. My Big Fat Greek Wedding (2002 / Joel Zwick) FTV 7+/10 {95 m. }
37. My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2 (2016 / Kirk Jones) FTV 8+/10 {94 m. }
38. The Old Man & the Gun (2018 / David Lowery) FTV 8+/10 {93 m. }
39. Sister Act (1992 / Emile Ardolino) FTV 5+/10 {100 m. }
40. Pretty Woman (1990 / Garry Marshall) FTV 7-/10 {119 m. }
41. Borat (2006 / Larry Charles) FTV 2/10 {84 m. }
42. City Slickers (1991 / Ron Underwood) FTV 7+/10 {113 m. }
43. Dead 7 (2016 / Danny Roew) FTV 7/10 {89 m. }
44. Round-Up Time in Texas (1937 / Joseph Kane) FTV 6+/10 {61 m. }
45. Young Bill Hickok (1940 / Joseph Kane) FTV 7/10 {59 m. }
46. Lights of Old Santa Fe (1944 / Frank McDonald) 6/10 {61 m. }
47. Along Came Jones (1945 / Stuart Heisler) 8/10 {90 m. }
48. Cowboy and the Senorita (1944 / Joseph Kane) 8/10 {78 m. }
49. Support Your Local Sheriff! (1969 / Burt Kennedy) 8/10 {92 m. }
50. Support Your Local Gunfighter (1971 / Burt Kennedy) 8/10 {91 m. }
51.National Lampoon’s Senior Trip (1995 / Kelly Makin) FTV 6+/10 {91 m.}
52. The Magic of Belle Isle (2012 / Rob Reiner) FTV 8+/10 {109 m. }
53. Stuber (2019 / Michael Dowse) FTV 8+/10 {93 m. }
54. Zorro (1975 / Duccio Tessari) FTV 7/10 {124 m. }
55. Boots and Saddles (1937 / Joseph Kane) FTV 7+/10 {58 m. }
56. Annie Get Your Gun (1950 / George Sidney, Busby Berkeley) FTV 8-/10 {107 m. }
57. The Beautiful Blonde from Bashful Bend (1949 / Preston Sturges) 6/10 {77 m. }
58. Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood (2019 / Quentin Tarantino) FTV 8-/10 {161 m. }
59. Good For Nothing (2011 / Mike Wallis) FTV 7/10 {92 m. }
60. The Cherokee Kid (1996 / Paris Barclay) FTV 7/10 {91 m. }
61. Wagons East (1994 / Peter Markle) FTV 6/10 {107 m. }
62.The Flintstones (1994 / Brian Levant) FTV 5/10 {91 m.}
63. The Electric Horseman (1979 / Sydney Pollack) FTV 8/10 {121 m.}
64. San Fernando Valley (1944 / John English) FTV 8/10 {74 m.}
65. Gisaengchung; aka: Parasite (2019 / Bong Joon Ho) FTV 8+/10 {132 m. }
66. Norbit (2007 / Brian Robbins) FTV 7/10 {102 m.}
67. A Thousand Words (2012 / Brian Robbins) FTV 6-/10 {91 m.}
68. The Adventures of Pluto Nash (2002 / Ron Underwood) FTV 7-/10 {95 m. }
69. Dr. Dolittle 2 (2001 / Steve Carr) FTV 6/10 {87 m. }
70. Undercover Brother (2002 / Malcolm D. Lee) FTV 5/10 {86 m.}
71. Rango (2011 / Gore Verbinski) FTV 8+/10 {107 m.}
72. Zachariah (1971 / George Englund) FTV 5/10 {93 m.}
73. The Gay Amigo (1949 / Wallace Fox) FTV 6/10 {60 m.}
74. Git Along Little Dogies (1937 / Joseph Kane) FTV 7/10 {67 m.}
75. Satan’s Cradle (1949 / Ford Beebe) FTV 6/10 {60 m.}
76. Mars Attacks (1996 / Tim Burton) 8/10 {106 m. }
77. Big Momma’s House (2000 / Raja Gosnell) FTV 6/10 {99 m. }
78. Big Momma’s House 2 (2006 / John Whitesell) FTV 6-/10 {99 m. }
79. Good Hair (2009 / Jeff Stilson) FTV 8+/10 {96 m.}
80. Home on the Range (2004 / Will Finn, John Sanford) FTV 6/10 {76 m.}
81. The Apple Dumpling Gang (1975 / Norman Tokar) 6/10 {100 m. }
82. Man From Music Mountain (1938 / Joseph Kane) FTV 7/10 {58 m.}
83. Oh, Susanna! (1936 / Joseph Kane) FTV 7/10 {59 m.}
84. The Old Barn Dance (1938 / Joseph Kane) FTV 7/10 {60 m.}
85. The King and Four Queens (1956 / Raoul Walsh) FTV 7+/10 {86 m.}
86. Hot Lead and Cold Feet (1978 / Robert Butler) FTV 6/10 {90 m.}
87. Winds of the Wasteland (1936 / Mack V. Wright) FTV 7/10 {56 m.}
88. Downsizing (2017 / Alexander Payne) FTV 8+/10 {135 m. }


89. The Slowest Gun in the West (1960 / Herschel Daugherty) FTV 8/10 {54 m.}
90. Carry On Cowboy (1965 / Gerald Thomas) FTV 7/10 {93 m.}
91. My Little Chickadee (1940 / Edward F. Cline) FTV 8/10 {83 m.}
92. Ride ‘em, Cowgirl (1939 / Samuel Diege) FTV 6/10 {53 m.}
93. Colorado Sundown (1952 / William Witney) FTV 8/10 {67 m.}



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Post by AB537 » May 24th, 2020, 1:26 am

29. I racconti di Canterbury - The Canterbury Tales (Pier Paolo Pasolini, 1972) 7/10
30. Private Life (Tamara Jenkins, 2018) 7/10

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Post by flavo5000 » May 24th, 2020, 2:19 am

psychotronicbeatnik wrote:
May 23rd, 2020, 10:47 pm
flavo5000 wrote:
May 23rd, 2020, 7:47 pm

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129. Stir Crazy (1980)
I had watched this a couple years ago and thought it was ok but not one of Wilder's/Pryor's best, and my wife expressed some interest in it after I left the blu-ray three-pack out from watching See No Evil, Hear No Evil last week. so I figured why not? Honestly, it still hasn't really improved on a second watch. If anything knowing where there are long stretches with no humor just makes it feel less interesting.

I like both Pryor and Wilder and remember them as having great chemistry together but I never got around to seeing this one until earlier this month. I was very disappointed at what a secondary, supporting role Pryor had as I remember them being more equal in the other films they made together. Maybe I'm misremembering and need to revisit the others now.
Well, in See No Evil, Hear No Evil, they are very much both front-and-center and play off each other really well. Silver Streak on the other hand from what I remember doesn't really bring Pryor into the picture until close to halfway through the movie. Their last team-up Another You I honestly can't remember. It's been over twenty years since I watched and really don't remember much of anything about it. Maybe I should revisit that one too.
It also struck me watching it that Poitier's vibe as a director veers much more towards light comic material than all his acting roles ever did.
Yea, I've definitely noticed this with Poitier. I watched Uptown Saturday Night , one of his action comedies he did with Bill Cosby earlier this year, and of course he directed the notorious Ghost Dad. I wonder why he never really tried to make the sort of message films he frequently starred in.

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Post by drayton_cross » May 24th, 2020, 2:30 am

27. Here Comes the Boom (2012) - I've never seen a Kevin James vehicle before but from the reputation of things like Paul Blart and Zookeeper, I didn't have high hopes. However, here comes the boom was a surprise. It had a few genuinely touching moments between a teacher and his students. It also had a lot of great cameos from the MMA community for anyone who follows UFC. As far as the comedy, it was only mildly funny but it wasn't offensively low quality like inwas expecting. Also, Kevin James really was a wrestler earlier in life and displays suprising athleticism for a heavier guy.

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Post by Kublai Khan » May 24th, 2020, 2:31 am

Haw Haw hawShow
1. Foodfight! (Lawrence Kasanoff-2012) Scavenger Hunt: The World of the Worst
2. Click (Frank Coraci-2006) Scavenger Hunt: I Hate You All
3. F for Fake (Orson Welles, Oja Kodar, Gary Graver, François Reichenbach-1973) Scavenger Hunt: Too Funny for Fiction
4. The Bishop's Wife (Henry Koster-1947)
5. Ernest Goes to Camp (John Cherry-1987) Scavenger Hunt: Hababam Saves Christmas (1)
6. G.O.R.A. (Ömer Faruk Sorak-2004) Scavenger Hunt: Hababam Saves Christmas (2)
7. A Hard Day's Night (Richard Lester-1964) Scavenger Hunt: Rock Out With Your Cockles Out
8. Wondrous Oblivion (Paul Morrison-2003)
9. After the Thin Man (W.S. Van Dyke-1936) Scavenger Hunt: My Gal Thursday (1)
10. Another Thin Man (W.S. Van Dyke-1939) Scavenger Hunt: My Gal Thursday (2)
11. A Talking Cat!?! (David DeCoteau (as Mary Crawford)-2013) Scavenger Hunt: Comedy Inception
12. La Dolce Vita (Federico Fellini-1960) Scavenger Hunt: The Best of the Best
13. Klaus (Sergio Pablos, Carlos Martínez López-2019) Scavenger Hunt: The Last of the Last
14. Iron Sky: The Coming Race (Timo Vuorensola-2018)
15. Shadow Zone: My Teacher Ate My Homework (Stephen Williams-1997)
16. Space Jam (Joe Pytka-1996) Scavenger Hunt: Imitation is the Sincerest Form of Flattery
17. Steamboat Bill, Jr. (Charles Reisner-1928) Scavenger Hunt: ....
18. 10 (Blake Edwards-1979) Scavenger Hunt: Happy Birthday To Me
19. Continental Divide (Michael Apted-1981) Scavenger Hunt: Great Minds Think Alike
20. Mary Poppins Returns (Rob Marshall-2018)
21. Rules Don't Apply (Warren Beatty-2016)
22. The Goonies (Richard Donner-1985)
23. Hot Dog.... The Movie (Peter Markle-1984) Scavenger Hunt: Skiing, Camping, and Swimming Is Partying
24. Surf Nazis Must Die (Peter George-1987) Scavenger Hunt: Skiing, Camping, and Swimming Is Partying
25. Bloody Pom Poms a/k/a Cheerleader Camp (John Quinn-1988) Scavenger Hunt: Skiing, Camping, and Swimming Is Partying
26. The Invention of Lying (Ricky Gervais, Matthew Robinson-2009) Scavenger Hunt: It Could Happen To You
27. Al este des oeste (Mariano Ozores-1984) Scavenger Hunt: Triple Threat
28. The Willoughbys (Kris Pearn, Cory Evans-2020) Scavenger Hunt: Splat
29. Captain Marvel XXX: An Axel Braun Parody (Axel Braun-2019) Scavenger Hunt: Not How I Remembered
30. Dora and the Lost City of Gold (James Bobin-2019) Scavenger Hunt: Woah
31. Betty White: First Lady of Television (Steve Boettcher-2018)
32. Old Dogs (Walt Becker-2009)
33. Notting Hill (Roger Michell-1999) Scavenger Hunt: Workin' That List
34. Collection of Shorts - 63 min Scavenger Hunt: Workin' That List
34a. Fast and Furry-ous (Chuck Jones-1949) - 7 min
34b. Lucky Ducky (Tex Avery-1948) - 7 min
34c. Red Hot Riding Hood (Tex Avery-1943) - 7min
34d. The Wall (Ante Zaninovic-1966) - 4 min
34e. The Hand (Jirí Trnka-1965) - 18 min
34f. Porklips Now (Ernie Fosselius-1980) - 16min
34g. That Fatal Sneeze (Lewin Fitzhamon-1907) - 4 min
35. Parasite (Bong Joon Ho-2019)
36. Scary Movie (Keenen Ivory Wayans-2000) Scavenger Hunt: Workin' That List
37. Hey Arnold: The Jungle Movie (Raymie Muzquiz, Stu Livingston-2017)
38. Big (Penny Marshall-1988) Scavenger Hunt: Freaky Thursday
39. Eating Raoul (Paul Bartel-1982) Scavenger Hunt: What's Eatin' You?
40. Punch-Drunk Love (Paul Thomas Anderson-2002)
41. Patton Oswalt: I Love Everything (Marcus Raboy-2020)
42. To Be Or Not To Be (Ernst Lubitsch-1942) Scavenger Hunt: Roll of the Dice
43. Brother Bear (Aaron Blaise, Robert Walker-2003)
44. Brother Bear 2 (Ben Gluck-2006)
45. Parasite (Bong Joon Ho-2019) Scavenger Hunt: Share The Love

46. Onwards (Dan Scanlon-2020)

It's not top-tier Pixar work, but it's a perfectly acceptable kids movie.

47. Do the Right Thing (Spike Lee-1989) Scavenger Hunt: Homie Don't Play That

I watched this when I was much younger. It's fun to watch it now and recognize stuff like Radio Raheem's take on the Night of the Hunter speech.

Also, I'm imagining Buggin' Out growing up, moving to Albuquerque and changing his name to Gus Fring.

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  • Workin' That List - Notting Hill (1999) / Shorts / Scary Movie (2000)
  • Splat - The Willoughbys (2020)
  • Roll of the Dice - To Be Or Not To Be (1942)
  • Triple Threat - Al este des oeste (1984)
  • What's Eatin' You? - Eating Raoul (1982)
  • My Gal Thursday - After the Thin Man (1936) / Another Thin Man (1939)
  • ..... - Steamboat Bill, Jr. (1928)
  • Too Funny for Fiction - F for Fake (1973)
  • Woah - Dora and the Lost City of Gold (2019)
  • Skiing, Camping, and Swimming Is Partying - Hot Dog.... The Movie (1984) / Surf Nazis Must Die (1987) / Cheerleader Camp (1988)
  • Hababam Saves Christmas - Ernest Goes to Camp (1987) / G.O.R.A. (2004)
  • Great Minds Think Alike - Continental Divide (1981)
  • A Kid at Heart (Watch a comedy intended for children that features at least one fart joke. Describe the joke for the benefit of the rest of the forum so we can all understand the hilarity at play.)
  • Comedy Inception - A Talking Cat!?! (2013)
  • Rock Out With Your Cockles Out - A Hard Day's Night (1964)
  • I Hate You All - Click (2006)
  • Harem Scarem (Watch one anime film or OVA that features at least one of the following:a bloody nose, a large sweat drop appearing on the side of the head, a perverted old man, a scene where a guy gets punched so hard he is sent flying into the air by a girl after he inadvertently sees her in a state of undress.)
  • Cumming To A Theater Near You (Watch one sex comedy featuring a sight gag involving ejaculate and post a screenshot (please put in NSFW spoiler tag).)
  • Freaky Thursday Big (1988)
  • What Did You Say? (Watch a mumblecore comedy and post your favorite dialogue.)
  • Imitation is the Sincerest Form of Flattery - Space Jam (1996)
  • Happy Birthday To Me - 10 (1979)
  • It Could Happen To You - The Invention of Lying (2009)
  • Not How I Remembered - Captain Marvel XXX: An Axel Braun Parody (2019)
  • Share The Love - Parasite (2019)
  • Homie Don't Play That - Do the Right Thing (1989)
  • The Worst of the Worst - Foodfight! (2012)
  • The Best of the Best - La Dolce Vita (1960)
  • The Last of the Last - Klaus (2019)
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Post by blocho » May 24th, 2020, 3:28 am

8. Al Este del Oeste (1984)
This was decent. A Western farce with elements of slapstick and sex comedy. Some good laughs and general silliness, though it did grow a bit tiresome after an hour.

9. Breakfast on Pluto (2005)
A mostly enjoyable, comically inflected story of an Irish transvestite in the 70s. Cillian Murphy is all-in as Patrick (Patricia) "Kitten" Braden, with solid supporting work by Stephen Rea, Brendan Gleeson, Liam Neeson, and a young Ruth Negga. The foundation of the movie is that Kitten deals with all the shittiness in her life by adopting a detached, above-it-all silliness, so that she's cracking jokes even as the police torture her (and even becomes friends with those policemen later). It's an understandable ploy from someone in desperate circumstances, though I wonder whether it also helps to make her suffering seem less important.

10. Fear of a Black Hat (1993)
Seventeen years ago, I played on a mediocre college ultimate frisbee team. During every pregame huddle, our captain would recite a mantra that was amusing but made no sense: "On a serious, three-and-a-half percent tip, the second letter of the English alphabet is B. If you take that bus, you will get there." And now, many years later, I discover that the mantra came from this movie. Weird how life is sometimes. Anyway, this is the best comedy I've seen in this challenge and probably the best comedy I've seen in the past year or longer. It's a pitch perfect mockumentary that satirizes early 90s hip-hop. The filmmakers cast a wide net. Everyone and everything is mocked. To say more would be to spoil the fun. Added to my 500<400 list.

11. City Lights (1931)
I hadn't seen this in maybe 25 years. Top-notch Chaplin, with strong slapstick mixed with an effective romantic story.

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Post by VincentPrice » May 24th, 2020, 5:01 am

11. Living in Oblivion-1995: 9/10
12. Crazy Rich Asians-2018: 7/10
13. La La Land-2016: 8/10
14. Sorry to Bother You-2018: 9/10
15. Super Troopers-2001: 10/10
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1. Grace of My Heart-1996: 9/10
2. The Passionate Plumber-1932: 6/10
3. Fright Night-1985: 10/10
4 Yesterday-2019: 8/10
5 Article 99-1992: 8/10
6. Return to Me-2000: 6/10
7. Vampire's Kiss-1988: 10/10
8. The Last Days of Frankie the Fly-1996: 8/10
9. Every Which Way But Loose-1978: 7/10
10. Monkeybone-2001: 9/10

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Post by Mochard » May 24th, 2020, 5:11 am

35. Incredibles 2 (2018) - 5/10

The Incredibles hero family takes on a new mission, which involves a change in family roles: Bob Parr (Mr Incredible) must manage the house while his wife Helen (Elastigirl) goes out to save the world.

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1. Sex and the City 2 (2010) - 3/10 - SH: I Hate You All
2. Mad Monster Party (1968) - 3/10 - SH: Splat
3. So Long Letty (1929) - 5/10 - SH: Workin' That List - 1 of 3
4. The Bellboy (1960) - 3/10 - SH: Workin' That List - 2 of 3
5. Bananas (1971) - 3/10 - SH: Workin' That List - 3 of 3
6. Little Darlings (1980) - 5/10 - SH: Skiing ,Camping and Swimming Is Partying - Summer Camp
7. Private Resort (1985) - 4/10 - SH: Skiing ,Camping and Swimming Is Partying - Beach
8. Hot Dog... The Movie (1984) - 3/10 - SH: Skiing ,Camping and Swimming Is Partying - Ski Resort
9. W.R. - Misterije organizma (1971) - 4/10 - SH: Roll of the Dice
10. De grønne slagtere (2003) - 6.5/10 - SH: What's Eatin' You?
11. Hedwig and the Angry Inch (2001) - 7/10 - SH: Rock Out With Your Cockles Out
12. Un chapeau de paille d'Italie (1928) - 5/10 - SH: .....
13. She's Gotta Have It (1986) - 5.5/10 - SH: Homie Don't Play That
14. Turnabout (1940) - 5/10 - SH: Freaky Thursday
15. Monkey Business (1931) - 3/10
16. Bull Durham (1988) - 6/10
17. Lost in America (1985) - 6/10
18. Take the Money and Run (1969) - 4/10
19. What We Do in the Shadows (2014) - 6/10
20. Waiting for Guffman (1996) - 5/10
21. Once Upon a Time in Hollywood (2019) - 6.5/10
22. I soliti ignoti (1958) - 6/10
23. A New Leaf (1971) - 7/10
24. Top Secret! (1984) - 2.5/10
25. The Wrecking Crew (1968) - 6/10

26. Marriage Story (2019) - 6/10 - SH: Great Minds Think Alike - Watched by Insomnia
27. Il silenzio dei prosciutti (1994) - 3/10 - SH: Imitation is the Sincerest Form of Flattery
28. Allegro non troppo (1976) - 4/10 - SH: Happy Birthday to Me
29. Gates of Heaven (1978) - 6/10 - SH: Too Funny for Fiction
30. Dil Chahta Hai (2001) - 4/10
31. 800 Balas (2002) - 6/10 - SH: Triple Threat
32. The Music Man (1962) - 6/10
33. The Lovebirds (2020) - 5/10
34. Happy End (1967) - 4/10

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Post by sol » May 24th, 2020, 10:01 am

maxwelldeux wrote:
May 23rd, 2020, 7:19 pm
44. Tom Jones (1963)

I haven't been in the mood for films in several days, so this was my attempt to break out of that funk. Did not go well. I had an uncle named Tom Jones. The film went downhill after reading the title. But I was the 100th dislike on this film on ICM, so I have that going for me, which is nice.
You should have told us that Tom Jones the singer is your uncle. ;) But yeah, this was a disappointment when I watched it 15+ years ago as I was going through the AA Best Picture winners. I recall liking Hugh Griffiths in the film and a couple of other performances, but hardly the best film of 1963...
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Post by sol » May 24th, 2020, 10:02 am

Best MedicineShow
1. West and Soda (1965)
2. Stuber (2019)
3. 3 Ninjas (1992)
4. What Men Want (2019)
5. The Cocoanuts (1929)
6. The Sure Thing (1985)
7. Better Off Dead (1985)
8. The Longest Yard (2005)
9. Shakes the Clown (1991)
10. Good Boys (2019)
11. Hot Rod (2007)
12. Fun Size (2012)
13. Bad Milo! (2013)
14. Bad Moms (2016)
15. El bar (2017)
16. Klaus (2019)
17. Lucky (2017)
18. Zachariah (1971)
19. McLintock! (1963)
20. Jefe / Boss (2018)
21. Goin' South (1978)
22. Silver Spurs (1943)
23. Sky Bandits (1940)
24. Desert Gold (1936)
25. Border Feud (1947)
26. Rollin' Plains (1938)
27. The Big Show (1936)
28. Something Big (1971)
29. Harmony Trail (1944)
30. Volver/Return (2006)
31. Almost Heroes (1998)
32. The Gay Amigo (1949)
33. Hittin' the Trail (1937)
34. Prairie Rustlers (1945)
35. Toc Toc (2017)
36. Yucatán (2018)
37. Cattle Stampede (1943)
38. Spy Time (2015)
39. Superlópez (2018)
40. Ride 'em, Cowgirl (1939)
41. Take Me to Town (1953)
42. Gumby: The Movie (1995)
43. Colorado Sundown (1952)
44. Colorado Serenade (1946)

45. Lonesome Cowboys (1968)

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A pretty aimless film and with poorly recorded/muffled sound, jump cuts and jarring scenes transitions, the project feels more of an attempt to subvert cowboy movies than make one. Alas, the poor filming soon becomes repetitive; only so much screeching is necessary to be subversive after all. The film almost reaches something interesting halfway in as they debate whether they gang raped a prostitute or not, but the dialogue is too hard to make out.
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Post by flavo5000 » May 24th, 2020, 12:16 pm

sol wrote:
May 24th, 2020, 10:02 am
Best MedicineShow
1. West and Soda (1965)
2. Stuber (2019)
3. 3 Ninjas (1992)
4. What Men Want (2019)
5. The Cocoanuts (1929)
6. The Sure Thing (1985)
7. Better Off Dead (1985)
8. The Longest Yard (2005)
9. Shakes the Clown (1991)
10. Good Boys (2019)
11. Hot Rod (2007)
12. Fun Size (2012)
13. Bad Milo! (2013)
14. Bad Moms (2016)
15. El bar (2017)
16. Klaus (2019)
17. Lucky (2017)
18. Zachariah (1971)
19. McLintock! (1963)
20. Jefe / Boss (2018)
21. Goin' South (1978)
22. Silver Spurs (1943)
23. Sky Bandits (1940)
24. Desert Gold (1936)
25. Border Feud (1947)
26. Rollin' Plains (1938)
27. The Big Show (1936)
28. Something Big (1971)
29. Harmony Trail (1944)
30. Volver/Return (2006)
31. Almost Heroes (1998)
32. The Gay Amigo (1949)
33. Hittin' the Trail (1937)
34. Prairie Rustlers (1945)
35. Toc Toc (2017)
36. Yucatán (2018)
37. Cattle Stampede (1943)
38. Spy Time (2015)
39. Superlópez (2018)
40. Ride 'em, Cowgirl (1939)
41. Take Me to Town (1953)
42. Gumby: The Movie (1995)
43. Colorado Sundown (1952)
44. Colorado Serenade (1946)

45. Lonesome Cowboys (1968)

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A pretty aimless film and with poorly recorded/muffled sound, jump cuts and jarring scenes transitions, the project feels more of an attempt to subvert cowboy movies than make one. Alas, the poor filming soon becomes repetitive; only so much screeching is necessary to be subversive after all. The film almost reaches something interesting halfway in as they debate whether they gang raped a prostitute or not, but the dialogue is too hard to make out.
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Post by VincentPrice » May 24th, 2020, 12:17 pm

16. Old School-2003: 10/10
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1. Grace of My Heart-1996: 9/10
2. The Passionate Plumber-1932: 6/10
3. Fright Night-1985: 10/10
4 Yesterday-2019: 8/10
5 Article 99-1992: 8/10
6. Return to Me-2000: 6/10
7. Vampire's Kiss-1988: 10/10
8. The Last Days of Frankie the Fly-1996: 8/10
9. Every Which Way But Loose-1978: 7/10
10. Monkeybone-2001: 9/10
11. Living in Oblivion-1995: 9/10
12. Crazy Rich Asians-2018: 7/10
13. La La Land-2016: 8/10
14. Sorry to Bother You-2018: 9/10
15. Super Troopers-2001: 10/10

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Post by flavo5000 » May 24th, 2020, 12:26 pm

Here's your daily OP update, folks. Since it's Sunday, have some Monty Python's Life of Brian:
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Post by Mochard » May 24th, 2020, 1:55 pm

36. The Bank Dick (1940) - 3/10

Henpecked Egbert Sousé has comic adventures as a substitute film director and unlikely bank guard.

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I've been putting off watching this for about 8 years. Finally got round to it. I'm not a fan!

35 Funny not Funny!Show
1. Sex and the City 2 (2010) - 3/10 - SH: I Hate You All
2. Mad Monster Party (1968) - 3/10 - SH: Splat
3. So Long Letty (1929) - 5/10 - SH: Workin' That List - 1 of 3
4. The Bellboy (1960) - 3/10 - SH: Workin' That List - 2 of 3
5. Bananas (1971) - 3/10 - SH: Workin' That List - 3 of 3
6. Little Darlings (1980) - 5/10 - SH: Skiing ,Camping and Swimming Is Partying - Summer Camp
7. Private Resort (1985) - 4/10 - SH: Skiing ,Camping and Swimming Is Partying - Beach
8. Hot Dog... The Movie (1984) - 3/10 - SH: Skiing ,Camping and Swimming Is Partying - Ski Resort
9. W.R. - Misterije organizma (1971) - 4/10 - SH: Roll of the Dice
10. De grønne slagtere (2003) - 6.5/10 - SH: What's Eatin' You?
11. Hedwig and the Angry Inch (2001) - 7/10 - SH: Rock Out With Your Cockles Out
12. Un chapeau de paille d'Italie (1928) - 5/10 - SH: .....
13. She's Gotta Have It (1986) - 5.5/10 - SH: Homie Don't Play That
14. Turnabout (1940) - 5/10 - SH: Freaky Thursday
15. Monkey Business (1931) - 3/10
16. Bull Durham (1988) - 6/10
17. Lost in America (1985) - 6/10
18. Take the Money and Run (1969) - 4/10
19. What We Do in the Shadows (2014) - 6/10
20. Waiting for Guffman (1996) - 5/10
21. Once Upon a Time in Hollywood (2019) - 6.5/10
22. I soliti ignoti (1958) - 6/10
23. A New Leaf (1971) - 7/10
24. Top Secret! (1984) - 2.5/10
25. The Wrecking Crew (1968) - 6/10

26. Marriage Story (2019) - 6/10 - SH: Great Minds Think Alike - Watched by Insomnia
27. Il silenzio dei prosciutti (1994) - 3/10 - SH: Imitation is the Sincerest Form of Flattery
28. Allegro non troppo (1976) - 4/10 - SH: Happy Birthday to Me
29. Gates of Heaven (1978) - 6/10 - SH: Too Funny for Fiction
30. Dil Chahta Hai (2001) - 4/10
31. 800 Balas (2002) - 6/10 - SH: Triple Threat
32. The Music Man (1962) - 6/10
33. The Lovebirds (2020) - 5/10
34. Happy End (1967) - 4/10
35. Incredibles 2 (2018) - 6/10
36. The Bank Dick (1940) - 3/10

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Post by blueboybob » May 24th, 2020, 2:09 pm

109. Amanece, que no es poco (1989)
110. O Leão da Estrela (1947)
111. Dom Roberto (1962)
112. Charming (2018)
113. Jenny Slate: Stage Fright (2019)
114. #IMomSoHard Live (2019)
115. Trevor Noah: Crazy Normal (2011)

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Post by OldAle1 » May 24th, 2020, 2:42 pm

Tragedy + TimeShow

1. Top Secret! (ZAZ, 1984) (re-watch)
2. Hollywood Canteen (Delmer Daves, 1944)
3. Penelope (Arthur Hiller, 1966)
4. Kid Blue (James Frawley, 1973)
5. Al este del oeste (Mariano Ozores, 1984)
6. Summer Job (Paul Madden, 1989)
7. Tango & Cash (Andrey Konchalovskiy/Albert Magnolia, 1989) (re-watch)
8. I quattro dell'Ave Maria / Ace High (Giuseppe Colizzi, 1968)

This is more like it. After a string of just ok to mm, pretty good but still lacking something films in this genre, this month, we have a winner. Not quite AWESOME, not quite on the level of the best of the three Sergios, but still a pretty solid entry, thanks in no small part to American actors Eli Wallach and Brock Peters and their very enjoyable formation of an outlaw (but basically sorta kinda good guys) foursome with Bud Spencer and Terence Hill, reprising their characters (or at least character names) Cat and Hutch from Dio perdona... Io no!, This I think is really the beginnings of what made Spencer & Hill successful and it certainly carries through to the two Trinity films which followed shortly after this. But it's the addition of Peters (in a significant, but supporting role) and Wallach (really the star) that bumps this up a few notches. Wallach is one of those guys who automatically improves any film he's in, and Peters and villain Kevin McCarthy (who's only in the last quarter of the film) add plenty of flavor as well. The story? Wallach is a criminally recently condemned to death who somehow contrives to rob a bank, kill the manager, escape, and then get away from bounty hunters Hill and Hutch, but eventually teaming up with them and circus acrobat Peters to pull a really big job on a casino run by cheater McCarthy. This is really an expert mix of comedy and western action, with only the single (albeit significant) flaw of overlength. Just one or two too many escapes and double crosses for my taste and at over 2 hours it gets to feel a wee bit repetitive.

9. Hooper (Hal Needham, 1978)

I acquired this, probably the best-known Burt Reynolds film I'd never seen, around the time he died, and intended to watch it as a tribute, but for whatever reason I just wasn't in the mood for crap at that moment - because of course a pretty large portion of Reynolds' well-known stuff was crap. Total crap. I'm not sure there's ever been a star as big whose output is so typically across-the-board poor. Maybe Adam Sandler. Of course a lot of it is a matter of taste, and those who like things like Smokey and the Bandit and Cannonball Run will probably respond more positively to this dumb action-comedy about an aging stuntman (guess who) and the younger dude who comes along to supplant him (Jan-Michael Vincent). And this is far from the worst of Reynolds' (or director Needham's) output - the fact that it focuses on stuntmen, something ex-stuntman-director Needham was intimately familiar with gives it a little more authenticity than the typical Reynolds comedy, and the relationship between Reynolds and Vincent is actually done fairly well - there isn't the typical antagonist-then-buddy setup like we'd usually see. And the stunts and action sequences really are pretty good, and I'd forgotten just how nice Sally Field looked in short-shorts at this time (she doesn't have a lot to do acting-wise, unfortunately - she usually doesn't in her then-boyfriend's films; ending that relationship certainly was a good career move). But still it just isn't my kind of movie, isn't terribly funny (I'm not nearly as fond of drawn-out bar fights as many action-comedy lovers for one thing, and the gay jokes are pretty dated), and felt long even at about 100 minutes.

10. La collina degli stivali / Boot Hill (Giuseppe Colizzi, 1969)

Next year's Cat and Hutch follow-up, also with a trio of American stars (Woody Strode, Lionel Stander, Victor Buono), is unfortunately much less successful. While this is also billed as a comedy and Spencer and HIll are playing the same characters, it really doesn't have a lot of humor and it's overall fairly unpleasant, even depressing. It's also set largely in and around a travelling circus, and I"m not much of a circus fan (at least in movies) so that may be part of it for me. Strode is really good and is the heart of this film, as the acrobat who more or less manages things under owner Stander. Something here just didn't gel, and I started to forget about it almost immediately after finishing it. Meh.

11. Sylvia Scarlett (George Cukor, 1935)

TCM. This has been a priority viewing for me for a long time, mostly because of Jonathan Rosenbaum's rapturous writing about it, but also because I do really like or love all three of the later pairings of stars Katharine Hepburn and Cary Grant. And while I can't say after one viewing that I think it's the masterpiece that JR does, I do see some of the transgressive and original qualities that he so admires, and I gotta wonder what this film might have been had it been made a year or two earlier before the Production Code. Perhaps the not-so-subtle homoeroticism on display as regards Hepburn's boyish and boy-pretending role, and for that matter many of the other roles and performances in the film would have been rendered even less subtle; not sure how that would have worked. At any rate this story of a con-artist father (Edmund Gwenn) and daughter (Kate) teaming up with an obnoxious cockney thief (Grant) and eventually roaming the countryside and meeting the sophisticated Brian Aherne is full of odd twists and turns and mood changes that make it a bit hard to get your head around in just one viewing; like many of the best comedies from this era it assumes we're all able to follow it from slapstick to tragedy to romance and enjoy the whole ride. Not entirely sure I did, but there's enough there that I'll be back for another go at some point - hopefully with subtitles as even a native English-speaker like me found it impossible to keep up with a good chunk of the dialogue.

12. Cutthroat Island (Renny Harlin, 1995) (re-watch)

Second viewing. Did not see this when it came out; I was in the midst of my most anti-blockbuster phase, and the film, a notorious flop, probably didn't play for very long even in a big city like Chicago anyway. I'm fairly sure the first time I saw it actually was with a couple of friends on their (then very impressive) big TV in Minneapolis on the night of Y2K. And I rather enjoyed it though it didn't really stand out in any way. Given that this has been a month of disappointments, including several disappointing re-watches, I'm more happy than I should be to report that I liked this a little bit more this time around - because really, it's not that great a film. BUT it has some of the most impressive production design and FX for any film of this era - and very little of it is digital, you can definitely see where the massive $96 million (probably more than double that today) budget went. The story isn't anything special - Geena Davis is a pirate captain, daughter of a man betrayed by the film's adversary, Frank Langella, and along the way she teams up with thief Matthew Modine, and there's loads of action and betrayals and explosions. The acting isn't anything special though I can't join the several critics who single out Langella for being terrible - I thought he was perfectly fine in a role you can also imagine being played by Christopher Lee or Alan Rickman, the mustache-twirling villain who will kill his own man just for talking back. But you don't watch this for acting or story, you watch it for the visuals and they are really just about the peak for big-budget just-before-digital action. And that's enough.

13. Joe l'implacabile / Dynamite Joe (Antonio Margheriti, 1967)

Significantly more entertaining, Margheriti's first western (of a half-dozen total) concerns, basically, a guy named Joe Ford whose trademark is his use of dynamite to save all of life's pesky problems, like bandits and basically just any old bad guy that most people would shoot. Joe it turns out is actually a US government agent, tasked with protecting a huge shipment of gold from raiders that have been plundering the mail and stage routes. Turns out (this should be no surprise) that one of the people he's working for is actually behind it all, and wants to set him up as the traitor. Lots of crossing-double-crossing, explosions, and some secret-spy-stuff as well - this has more than a little Wild Wild West or even James Bond flare to it - Margheriti also made quite a few Eurospy films starting around this time, so no surprises. American actor Rik Van Nutter (nope, I hadn't heard of him either), who spent nearly all of his career in Europe, is a charming lead here, and the film definitely gives the vibe of being part of or the beginning of a series, though it wasn't. Pretty cool overall.

14. Hot Shots! (Jim Abrahams, 1991)

Here Abrahams is divorced from creative partners the Zucker brothers, out on his own (with co-screenwriter Pat Proft sharing joke-making duties this time), but turning in something not all that different from their earlier hits. This is mostly a parody of Top Gun, but like the best of the ZAZ films, and unlike so many of the awful spoof movies of the last couple of decades, it is neither tied to slavishly satirizing one big hit, nor creating long streams of too-topical jokes that nobody will get a few years later. In fact overall it seems - dare I say it - a might restrained compared to so many bad comedies of later years, and maybe a little restrained compared to the earlier ZAZ films too, which works against it just a bit - maybe a little too much reliance on the story of hotshot pilot Charlie Sheen and his romance with Valeria Golino, maybe not quite enough jokes per minute. And Lloyd Bridges while pretty entertaining as the Admiral with an impossible level of senility as well as body parts replaced after service in every war from the last century, gets a little tiresome - it's basically a retread of his Airplane! work and that of other older stars in the earlier films like Nielsen and Graves. Still this is fairly amusing overall; I suppose I skipped it when new because it looked stupid, and I wasn't yet auteurist enough to appreciate Abrahams' work, nor all that interested in mainstream comedy.

15. True Lies (James Cameron, 1994) (re-watch)

3rd viewing probably. This one I did see new, and once later - I think maybe 12-15 years ago. And this one doesn't really hold up overall, though I still get enough out of it to give it the ol' thumbs-up. It's the bigger-is-better school of action-comedy, which careful readers of my ouevre on the subject will know really isn't my thing. But I like Arnold, I like Jamie Lee Curtis, and it's an amusing enough idea - the woman married to the spy who doesn't know he's a spy - and it's all put together reasonably well, The not so great aspects are the creepy suspicion that Arnold develops about his wife - never once acknowledging that she would have every right to be suspicious of his secret life - and the extent to which that motivates the whole plot. Kinda makes me queasy; then again having the irreplaceable Bill Paxton as the smooth operator type who's romancing Curtis was a brilliant piece of casting and every scene with him is gold. And the action is all very well done, though the last scene is just too fucking sill for me. Enjoyable still, but certainly a lesser film for both director and Austrian muscleman.

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Post by VincentPrice » May 24th, 2020, 2:45 pm

17. Empire Records-1995: 8/10
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1. Grace of My Heart-1996: 9/10
2. The Passionate Plumber-1932: 6/10
3. Fright Night-1985: 10/10
4 Yesterday-2019: 8/10
5 Article 99-1992: 8/10
6. Return to Me-2000: 6/10
7. Vampire's Kiss-1988: 10/10
8. The Last Days of Frankie the Fly-1996: 8/10
9. Every Which Way But Loose-1978: 7/10
10. Monkeybone-2001: 9/10
11. Living in Oblivion-1995: 9/10
12. Crazy Rich Asians-2018: 7/10
13. La La Land-2016: 8/10
14. Sorry to Bother You-2018: 9/10
15. Super Troopers-2001: 10/10
16. Old School-2003: 10/10

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