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The Official Comedy Challenge of May 2020!

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Re: The Official Comedy Challenge of May 2020!

#81

Post by India Istanbul » May 3rd, 2020, 4:20 pm

1. The Gorilla (1939) Bela Lugosi in a comedy! Plus I like ape costumes. 8/10
2. The House (2017) Amy Poehler wins, hands down. 8/10

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Post by Mochard » May 3rd, 2020, 6:01 pm

6. Little Darlings (1980) - 5/10 - SH: Skiing ,Camping and Swimming Is Partying - Summer Camp

Two fifteen year-old girls from different sides of the tracks compete to see who will be first to lose their virginity while at camp.

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7. Private Resort (1985) - 4/10 - SH: Skiing ,Camping and Swimming Is Partying - Beach

The story of two adolescent boys who are guests at a Florida resort for the week-end. Their only interest is, of course, chasing girls, but fate has much more in store for them.

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8. Hot Dog... The Movie (1984) - 3/10 - SH: Skiing ,Camping and Swimming Is Partying - Ski Resort

Harkin Banks heads to skiing championships in California. A teen runaway tags along as he parties and competes with friends and foes.

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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

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Post by hurluberlu » May 3rd, 2020, 7:25 pm

4. Viva Maria! (Louis Malle, 1965) 7-
5. Southland Tales (Richard Kelly, 2006) 5-
6. Spirou & Fantasio's Big Adventures / Les aventures de Spirou et Fantasio (Alexandre Coffre, 2018) 5-

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And I don't know what it is.

1. My Life as a Dog / Mitt liv som hund (Lasse Hallström, 1985) 7
2. Pacala (Geo Saizescu, 1974) 7-
3. Jojo Rabbit (Taika Waititi, 2019) 4
#JeSuisCharlie Liberté, Liberté chérie !

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Post by maxwelldeux » May 3rd, 2020, 8:25 pm

Clinton-DixShow
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
Carlin's first special in the time period AM (after maxwelldeux). Still holds up pretty well (year is wrong on ICM).

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
I hate Laurel and Hardy, Mae West is quippy in an otherwise pretty bad film, and Jerry Lewis needs to be told no.

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Post by blueboybob » May 3rd, 2020, 8:52 pm

1. El día de la bestia (1995)
2. Vai~E~Vem (2003)
3. Sylvia Scarlett (1935)
4. Stardust Memories (1980)
5. Tian bian yi duo yun (2005)
6. The Unbelievable Truth (1989)

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Post by allisoncm » May 3rd, 2020, 8:57 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 Disney +
3. Monpti (1957) 6/10 YouTube

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Post by psychotronicbeatnik » May 3rd, 2020, 10:22 pm

flavo5000 wrote:
May 3rd, 2020, 3:12 am
psychotronicbeatnik wrote:
May 2nd, 2020, 7:35 pm
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. }


Bonus:
Anna and the Apocalypse - What's Eating You - if zombies eating people counts.
The Great Gilly Hopkins - A Kid at Heart - if a PG-rated family film featuring an 11 year old protagonist based on a book that is shelved in junior or pre-tween fiction in libraries counts. Fart joke in spoiler below:
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Gilly's grandmother arrives with the house in chaos. Gilly is the only one without the flu and is taking care of everyone else. Kathy Bates comes down the stairs and collapses on top of Gilly and farts as they hit the ground. This was a very unusual fart joke in that it was actually relevant to the plot because Gilly's grandmother was visiting to see what conditions she was living in - and the fart was sort of the capper on a series of incidents.
Man, I'm gonna have to say that zombies aren't really human anymore, so it wouldn't really be considered cannibalism. On the positive side, it's an excuse to watch another movie featuring the devouring of human flesh!
No worries, After I thought about it awhile I came to the same conclusion. Plus it gives me a good excuse to rewatch Parents - I'm long overdo a revisit to that one. Or Eating Raoul. :cheers:

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Post by peeptoad » May 3rd, 2020, 10:46 pm

psychotronicbeatnik wrote:
May 3rd, 2020, 10:22 pm
flavo5000 wrote:
May 3rd, 2020, 3:12 am
psychotronicbeatnik wrote:
May 2nd, 2020, 7:35 pm
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. }


Bonus:
Anna and the Apocalypse - What's Eating You - if zombies eating people counts.
The Great Gilly Hopkins - A Kid at Heart - if a PG-rated family film featuring an 11 year old protagonist based on a book that is shelved in junior or pre-tween fiction in libraries counts. Fart joke in spoiler below:
SpoilerShow
Gilly's grandmother arrives with the house in chaos. Gilly is the only one without the flu and is taking care of everyone else. Kathy Bates comes down the stairs and collapses on top of Gilly and farts as they hit the ground. This was a very unusual fart joke in that it was actually relevant to the plot because Gilly's grandmother was visiting to see what conditions she was living in - and the fart was sort of the capper on a series of incidents.
Man, I'm gonna have to say that zombies aren't really human anymore, so it wouldn't really be considered cannibalism. On the positive side, it's an excuse to watch another movie featuring the devouring of human flesh!
No worries, After I thought about it awhile I came to the same conclusion. Plus it gives me a good excuse to rewatch Parents - I'm long overdo a revisit to that one. Or Eating Raoul. :cheers:
Or you could watch We're Going to Eat You / 地獄無門 (1980)
pretty good Hong Kong comedy/horror from Tsui Hark... :D feat. cannibalism!

on YT: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8_EzwKm_A90

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Post by Mochard » May 3rd, 2020, 11:02 pm

9. W.R. - Misterije organizma (1971) - 4/10 - SH: Roll of the Dice

A homage to the work of psychologist Wilhelm Reich, matched with a story about a Yugoslavian girl's affair with a Russian skater. Sexual repression, social systems and the orgone theory are explored.

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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

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Post by psychotronicbeatnik » May 3rd, 2020, 11:05 pm

peeptoad wrote:
May 3rd, 2020, 10:46 pm
psychotronicbeatnik wrote:
May 3rd, 2020, 10:22 pm
flavo5000 wrote:
May 3rd, 2020, 3:12 am


Man, I'm gonna have to say that zombies aren't really human anymore, so it wouldn't really be considered cannibalism. On the positive side, it's an excuse to watch another movie featuring the devouring of human flesh!
No worries, After I thought about it awhile I came to the same conclusion. Plus it gives me a good excuse to rewatch Parents - I'm long overdo a revisit to that one. Or Eating Raoul. :cheers:
Or you could watch We're Going to Eat You / 地獄無門 (1980)
pretty good Hong Kong comedy/horror from Tsui Hark... :D feat. cannibalism!

on YT: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8_EzwKm_A90
You're right, peeps, another fun one and another one I am long overdue to revisit too. Texas Chainsaw Massacre Part 2 comes to mind too. "The small businessman always gets it in the ass."

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Post by peeptoad » May 3rd, 2020, 11:08 pm

psychotronicbeatnik wrote:
May 3rd, 2020, 11:05 pm
peeptoad wrote:
May 3rd, 2020, 10:46 pm
psychotronicbeatnik wrote:
May 3rd, 2020, 10:22 pm


No worries, After I thought about it awhile I came to the same conclusion. Plus it gives me a good excuse to rewatch Parents - I'm long overdo a revisit to that one. Or Eating Raoul. :cheers:
Or you could watch We're Going to Eat You / 地獄無門 (1980)
pretty good Hong Kong comedy/horror from Tsui Hark... :D feat. cannibalism!

on YT: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8_EzwKm_A90
You're right, peeps, another fun one and another one I am long overdue to revisit too. Texas Chainsaw Massacre Part 2 comes to mind too. "The small businessman always gets it in the ass."
:cheers:

Plus the TCM2 dialogue was sampled by the Hellacopters: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3k8XZPLnbWM Bam!

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Post by psychotronicbeatnik » May 3rd, 2020, 11:14 pm

peeptoad wrote:
May 3rd, 2020, 11:08 pm
psychotronicbeatnik wrote:
May 3rd, 2020, 11:05 pm
peeptoad wrote:
May 3rd, 2020, 10:46 pm


Or you could watch We're Going to Eat You / 地獄無門 (1980)
pretty good Hong Kong comedy/horror from Tsui Hark... :D feat. cannibalism!

on YT: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8_EzwKm_A90
You're right, peeps, another fun one and another one I am long overdue to revisit too. Texas Chainsaw Massacre Part 2 comes to mind too. "The small businessman always gets it in the ass."
:cheers:

Plus the TCM2 dialogue was sampled by the Hellacopters: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3k8XZPLnbWM Bam!
Cool. I had never heard that before. :cheers:

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Post by Kublai Khan » May 3rd, 2020, 11:50 pm

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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

I mean, it's a serious enough documentary, (and excellently done, too), but Welles is unmistakably amused by his subjects and subtly laughing at the whole system of experts determining the value of things and cheering at artists completely mocking it with their creativity. He weaves a narrative that talks about the blending of fact and fiction in a nonfiction movie where he promises fact, much like a faker would. The meta humor lies in a situation where one genius is praised for their skill and another genius is reviled for having precisely the same skill level.
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Post by maxwelldeux » May 4th, 2020, 1:32 am

Clinton-DixShow
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]
Went to my friends' activity page on ICM today, and the first unseen comedy there was this film, checked by flavo5000 just 23 minutes prior. Really quite enjoyable, too - I tend to be down on films about film-making, but this was funny and inviting for any fan of film and what they go through to make them. Definitely and enjoyable - so thanks for the (not) recommendation!

11. Flesh Eating Mothers (1988) SH: What's Eatin' You?
What happens if you cheat on your husband? Obviously, you get VD that causes you to become a cannibal. The virus is asymptomatic in men, but causes this effect in women who have given birth. It's... not a good film.

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Post by lineuphere » May 4th, 2020, 2:58 am

1. La Ronde (1950) 9/10

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Post by mightysparks » May 4th, 2020, 4:22 am

3. Shrek the Third (2007) 5/10 #I Hate You All
4. Toni Erdmann (2016) 6/10

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1. Elvira: Mistress of the Dark (1988) 5/10
2. The Jerk (1979) 7/10
3. Shrek the Third (2007) 5/10 #I Hate You All
4. Toni Erdmann (2016) 6/10
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Post by mathiasa » May 4th, 2020, 10:19 am

Did a Bob Hope Hattrick:

3. The Paleface (1948). Seen Calamity Jane last month, didn’t knew this was a precursor but I wondered why it got mentioned so often 7.4
4. Road To Monacco (1941) Also entertaining. Fell asleep at times, like with the other movied, but that‘s due to my illness and medication 7.1/10
5. The Gost Breakers (1940). Great stage set and cinematography, influenced Monkey Island 2 and other works like Pirate of the Carrabeans. 7.0/10

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Post by vortexsurfer » May 4th, 2020, 10:31 am

2. Ride Along (Tim Story, 2014)
3. L.A. Story (Mick Jackson, 1991)
4. The Polka King (Maya Forbes, 2017)
5. Monty Python and the Holy Grail (Terry Gilliam & Terry Jones, 1975)
6. Monty Python's Life of Brian (Terry Jones, 1979)
7. Action Point (Tim Kirkby, 2018)

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1. Accepted (Steve Pink, 2006)
2. Ride Along (Tim Story, 2014)
3. L.A. Story (Mick Jackson, 1991)
4. The Polka King (Maya Forbes, 2017)
5. Monty Python and the Holy Grail (Terry Gilliam & Terry Jones, 1975)
6. Monty Python's Life of Brian (Terry Jones, 1979)
7. Action Point (Tim Kirkby, 2018)

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Post by ororama » May 4th, 2020, 12:07 pm

2. Has Anybody Seen My Gal (1952) * 89 min.

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1. Sheng si quan ma/ Sinful Confession (1974) * 97 min.

*First time viewing.

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Post by flavo5000 » May 4th, 2020, 12:43 pm

psychotronicbeatnik wrote:
May 3rd, 2020, 11:05 pm
peeptoad wrote:
May 3rd, 2020, 10:46 pm
psychotronicbeatnik wrote:
May 3rd, 2020, 10:22 pm


No worries, After I thought about it awhile I came to the same conclusion. Plus it gives me a good excuse to rewatch Parents - I'm long overdo a revisit to that one. Or Eating Raoul. :cheers:
Or you could watch We're Going to Eat You / 地獄無門 (1980)
pretty good Hong Kong comedy/horror from Tsui Hark... :D feat. cannibalism!

on YT: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8_EzwKm_A90
You're right, peeps, another fun one and another one I am long overdue to revisit too. Texas Chainsaw Massacre Part 2 comes to mind too. "The small businessman always gets it in the ass."
There are lots of entertaining cannibalism comedies. I'm quite partial to Motel Hell. Just the image of Rory Calhoun wearing a pig's head and wielding a chainsaw conjures up such fond memories.

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Post by flavo5000 » May 4th, 2020, 1:06 pm

OP has been updated once again. With 27 participants so far, we've a two-way tie for first between myself and Traveller with maxwelldeux, jeroeno and Mochard very close behind in the top five. "I Hate You All" is still the most completed scavenger hunt task with 4 different folks subjecting themselves to terribleness.

As always, let me know if you see any discrepancies. My kid is whining about not wanting to do his schoolwork as I typing this, so I'd appreciate the extra scrutiny on the stats. :D

I leave you with a delightful scene from Academy Award-winning director Peter Jackson's Braindead a.k.a. Dead Alive.
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Post by Obgeoff » May 4th, 2020, 1:48 pm

7-14. Shorts Collections [482 minutes]
a. One Week (1920, Cline/Keaton) 9 [25m]
b. Gertie the Dinosaur (1914, McCay) 6 [12m]
c. The Cameraman's Revenge (1912, Starewicz) 8 [12m]
d. Neighbors (1920, Cline/Keaton) 7 [18m]
e. Convict 13 (1920, Cline/Keaton) 6 [19m]
f. My Wife's Relations (1922, Cline/Keaton) 6 [24m]
g. Cops (1922, Cline/Keaton) 8 [18m]
h. Hard Luck (1921, Cline/Keaton) 6 [22m]
I. The 'High Sign' (1921, Cline/Keaton) 6 [20m]
j. The Boat (1921, Cline/Keaton) 6 [23m]
k. The Goat (1921, Keaton/ St. Clair) 6 [23m]
l. The Electric House (1922, Cline/Keaton) 7 [23m]
m. The Balloonatic (1923, Cline/Keaton) 6 [23m]
n. The Haunted House (1921, Cline/Keaton) 7 [21m]
o. The Play House (1921, Cline/Keaton) 6 [23m]
p. The Scarecrow (1920, Cline/Keaton) 7 [19m]
q. The Garage (1920, Arbuckle) 6 [25m]
r. The Blacksmith (1922, Keaton/St. Clair) 6 [21m]
s. The Immigrant (1917, Chaplin) 7 [30m]
t. The Cure (1917, Chaplin) 6 [24m]
u. Easy Street (1917, Chaplin) 6 [24m]
v. One A.M. (1916, Chaplin) 7 [26m]
w. Snow-White (1933, Fleischer) 7 [7m]
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Post by allisoncm » May 4th, 2020, 2:12 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

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Post by flavo5000 » May 4th, 2020, 2:25 pm

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13. Are We Not Cats (2016)
Uh...hm... This was a weird one about a burned out loser, jobless and friendless, who aimlessly drifts into the middle of nowhere and strikes up a disturbing relationship with a woman with a bizarre fetish that leads them into a rather drastic situation. The humor in this is bone dry and preys on the dregs of society, but the movie isn't mean-spirited. It ultimately wants what's best for these societal outcasts as the closing shot of the movie summarizes succinctly.

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14. Down Argentine Way (1940)
While this movie technically has a plot involving romance and horse racing, the real star of the show is the music and dancing on display which is quite entertaining. If only the script had as much thought put into it.

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15. Patton Oswalt: Annihilation (2017)
This very personal stand-up special from Oswalt finds him, after a detour into Trump and crowd work (which he even mentions that he's doing to kind of delay the next section because it's hard for him), a year after his wife died discussing the fallout from it pretty openly. The material is painful but he also manages to make aspects of it pretty funny as well which is a testament to how good a comic he is. This special could've easily just been sad and uncomfortable but Patton seems to be able to strike the right balance of presenting a eulogy to his wife while also leaving the audience feeling satisfied.

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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
Although this is very obviously communist propaganda masquerading as a wacky comedy, it does actually have some amusing gags in it. If I'm gonna be subjected to propaganda, I'd rather it be something like this that the grostesqueries of something like Jud Süß.

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17. Passport to Pimlico (1949) Bonus: Workin' That List
An amusing Ealing comedy about a community that inadvertently unearths an old legal document stating that they are actually part of Burgundy, France rather than London, England which sets off a silly but deadpan sequence of events with border gates being setup and trade wars flaring up between the small community and the English government. It's amusing but not as side-splittingly hilarious as The Ladykillers or Kind Hearts and Coronets.

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18. Living in Oblivion (1995) Bonus: Workin' That List
As maxwelldeux said, this comedy starring Steve Buscemi as an indie film director trying to get his picture made is funny but also anxiety-inducing. It really makes me glad I never considered going into that profession given the budget squabbles, the crew in-fighting, the egotistical and overly dramatic actors... It's like herding cats in the worst way possible.

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19. Crazy Rich Asians (2018)
Affable enough but still pretty formulaic. While it does dive into a culture not often covered by Hollywood, other than location and race the premise was still overly familiar. I guess nonetheless there's still something to be said of a competently made romantic comedy.

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20. Fei chi ren sheng a.k.a. Pegasus (2019) Bonus: See spoiler below
The tone of this one was a little odd. Ostensibly about a disgraced rally racer coming off a 5-year suspension who desperately wants to race again but is beset by constant humiliations and setbacks, the movie seems to want to be both a serious and inspirational racing drama and also a wacky comedy. The whole section where he goes to get his license for instance is pretty funny. But the last thirty minutes of the movie plays out in a much more serious way as the big race approaches. It does have some very cool rally racing sequences though which are rarely featured in films.
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Bonus: Last of the Last - In an incredibly grim ending, the movie ends with him winning the race but then plunging off a cliff. It has this sort of goofy, cloying coda with him and his son racing a jet to try to make you forget that you just saw him die but it just comes off nonsensical instead.
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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

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Post by shugs » May 4th, 2020, 3:00 pm

8. The Ladykillers (Ethan Coen, Joel Coen, 2004) - 5/10
9. Volver (Pedro Almodóvar, 2006) - 7/10
Watched MoviesShow
1. Hot Rod (Akiva Schaffer, 2007) - 7/10 REWATCH
2. This Is the End (Evan Goldberg, Seth Rogen, 2013) - 7/10 REWATCH
3. The Final Girls (Todd Strauss-Schulson, 2015) - 8/10
4. Jumanji: The Next Level (Jake Kasdan, 2019) - 6/10
5. Slice (Austin Vesely, 2018) - 3/10
6. Booksmart (Olivia Wilde, 2019) - 8/10
7. Seven Brides for Seven Brothers (Stanley Donen, 1954) - 7/10
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2. What's Eatin' You? --- This Is The End
3. Woah --- Booksmart

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Post by drayton_cross » May 4th, 2020, 3:08 pm

3. Bhaji on the Beach (1993) - I was not the target audience for this film. It was more of a drama and dealt with women in the Indian community living in London. They span several generation and all take a day at the beach resulting in family drama and conservative vs liberal values. There was very little humor and a lot of heavy subject matter.

4. At War With The Army (1950) - Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis were considered one of the biggest comedy acts of the 50s. I've seen Dean Martin in some films and found him funny, but Jerry Lewis is very hit or miss. When he's doing the weird Jerry Lewis voice, it's kind of grating but when he impersonates someone else or uses his natural speaking voice I don't mind. That being said, the movie had some solid gags and a convoluted screwball plot which I enjoyed. I didn't realize it was based on a stage play when I started it but can see it after the fact. I wasn't rolling on the floor but I'd give it a recommend if you've never seen a Martin and Lewis movie.

5. The Lavender Hill Mob (1951) - This one I highly recommend. It has Alec Guiness and is part comedy part legitimate heist movie. It had witty dialogue, memorable characters, and tense but absurd situations. Great film.

Honorable mention - L'arroseur arrosé (1895) - This is less than a minute long but is considered by some to be the first comedy. It's basically a gag with a garden hose but is worth a minute of your time for the historical aspect alone.


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Workin' That List Post 3 watches from the Film Comedy list in one post.

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Post by Onderhond » May 4th, 2020, 4:08 pm

flavo5000 wrote:
May 4th, 2020, 2:25 pm
20. Fei chi ren sheng a.k.a. Pegasus (2019) Bonus: See spoiler below
The tone of this one was a little odd. Ostensibly about a disgraced rally racer coming off a 5-year suspension who desperately wants to race again but is beset by constant humiliations and setbacks, the movie seems to want to be both a serious and inspirational racing drama and also a wacky comedy. The whole section where he goes to get his license for instance is pretty funny. But the last thirty minutes of the movie plays out in a much more serious way as the big race approaches. It does have some very cool rally racing sequences though which are rarely featured in films.
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Bonus: Last of the Last - In an incredibly grim ending, the movie ends with him winning the race but then plunging off a cliff. It has this sort of goofy, cloying coda with him and his son racing a jet to try to make you forget that you just saw him die but it just comes off nonsensical instead.
Liked this one a lot, though not as good as Han Han's The Continent. Duckweed is also pretty interesting :)

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Post by Traveller » May 4th, 2020, 4:57 pm

13. Big (1988) - 3/10
14. Breaking Away (1979) - 6/10
15. Bull Durham (1988) - 1/10
16. Coup de torchon (1981) - 7/10
17. She Done Him Wrong (1933) - 6/10 Great Minds Think Alike (maxwelldeux)
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Post by India Istanbul » May 4th, 2020, 5:44 pm

3. Did You Hear About the Morgans? (2009) You don't really want to hear about the Morgans. 4/10
4. Book Club (2018) Great actors, hit and miss script, why did they choose the 50 Shades books? 7/10

Total: 4 points
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1. The Gorilla (1939) Bela Lugosi in a comedy! Plus I like ape costumes. 8/10
2. The House (2017) Amy Poehler wins, hands down. 8/10

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Post by jeroeno » May 4th, 2020, 6:35 pm

11. Rugrats in Paris (2000)
12. Esa pareja feliz (1953)
13. Privilege (1967)
14. Me, Natalie (1969)
15. Ring of Bright Water (1969)
16. Leo the Last (1970)
17. The Owl and the Pussycat (1970)
18. The Phynx (1970)

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Post by psychotronicbeatnik » May 4th, 2020, 6:41 pm

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. }

Bonus X 3:

What's Eatin' You? - Parents - this was not as great as I remembered but still a lot of fun. Randy Quaid really plays unhinged well. I'll also forever fondly remember this film for introducing me to the music of Perez Prado. Huah!

Comedy Inception - Rifftrax: Cool as Ice - The usually dependable-for-laughs Rifftrax guys don't add a lot to this bizarro flick which I had encountered once before without them. It's a very odd film in both versions, one that frequently prompts the question: WTF were they thinking?

The Last of the Last -
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Rubber - Robert, the embodiment of the title, gets blasted apart by a shotgun and then reincarnates as a tricycle. A sentient tire - in comparison to Cool as Ice, this film seems normal!


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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. }

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Post by Mochard » May 4th, 2020, 7:12 pm

10. De grønne slagtere (2003) - 6.5/10 - SH: What's Eatin' You?

2 Danish friends are tired of their employer and open their own butcher shop. An electrician accidentally dies in the freezer and he's sold as marinated chicken and business picks up. What happens when they run out of "chicken"?

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10 Funny not Funny - Disclaimer: I don't really like comedies!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?

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Post by AssonFire » May 4th, 2020, 10:44 pm

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

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Post by Daviddoes » May 5th, 2020, 3:46 am

1. Rubin and Ed (1991) 6/10

2. The World's End (2013) (REWATCH) 7.5/10

3. In Search of a Midnight Kiss (2007) 6/10
SH: What Did You Say?

Wilson: Wait, I don't even know what you look like, you've seen a picture of me

Vivian: Well... I'm 300 pounds, I'm into bondage and I like Hello Kitty, god, I'm kidding! What can you not find out in five minutes of meeting me? No offense, but I'm meeting three other guys before you, I'm gonna figure out which one I like best, OK? I mean, listen, I'm not gonna waste my New Year's Eve on some total fuckup, are you gonna meet me there at 4 o'clock?

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Post by Mochard » May 5th, 2020, 4:35 am

11. Hedwig and the Angry Inch (2001) - 7/10 - SH: Rock Out With Your Cockles Out

A transgender punk-rock girl from East Berlin tours the U.S. with her band as she tells her life story and follows the former lover/band-mate who stole her songs.

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11 Funny not Funny - Disclaimer: I don't really like comedies!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

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Post by Kublai Khan » May 5th, 2020, 5:12 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)

Schmaltzy, religious, Christmassy. It's pretty good, and Cary Grant is great at being the super charmer guy. Not really funny, but has some amusing moments.
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Post by allisoncm » May 5th, 2020, 5:25 am

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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

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Post by cinephage » May 5th, 2020, 8:40 am

03. Dr Jack, by Fred C. Newmeyer (1922) 8/10

Very funny. I'm fond of Harold Lloyd movies...
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When word is given that a madman escaped from the not-so-far insane asylum, Lloyd dresses up to create animation in his patient's life, as excitement is exactly what she need. This disguise is quite funny...
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A few good laughs (02)Show
1. The 'Maggie' by Alexander MacKendrick (1954) 7,5/10
02. Die 3 Groschen-Oper, by G.W.Pabst (1931) 8/10 Bonus Challenge Completed : Roll of the Dice

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Post by cinephage » May 5th, 2020, 8:54 am

04. La Communidad, by Alex de la Iglesia (2000) 8/10

Bloody, cruel, and hilarious social satire...

05. Hababam Sinifi, by Ertem Eglimez (1975) 6/10

Well, I've finally come around to watching this, and I must say I was anticipating much, much worse... The last scene is unwillingly hilarious, though, with an obvious of stock shots to the point of absurdity.
A few good laughs (03)Show
1. The 'Maggie' by Alexander MacKendrick (1954) 7,5/10
02. Die 3 Groschen-Oper, by G.W.Pabst (1931) 8/10 Bonus Challenge Completed : Roll of the Dice
03. Dr Jack, by Fred C. Newmeyer (1922) 8/10 Bonus Challenge Completed : .....

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Post by zzzorf » May 5th, 2020, 9:34 am

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1. Thor: Ragnarok (2017) - 7/10 (rewatch)
2. Tampopo (1985) - 4/10
3. Ant-Man and the Wasp (2018) - 8/10 (rewatch)
4. Stacy's Mom (2010) - 5/10

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