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« Reply #20 on: April 28, 2013, 12:43:49 PM »

Speaking of Elvis, Jed. ;) Teri Garr appeared in many Elvis films (uncredited) including Viva Las Vegas and she also co-starred in one of my favourite comedy films. The very hilarious Young Frankenstein :2funny:

This movie is a classic, very funny, great humour, superb dialogue and fantastic acting. I love the scene with Gene Hackman as the Blindman. ;D

A send-up of the old Universal horror flicks, shot in stunning black and white, which is a true work of art and a very funny movie. O0
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« Reply #21 on: July 05, 2013, 08:52:33 AM »

My wife & I watched this last night and both enjoyed it.

The Bounty Hunter (2010)

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« Reply #22 on: July 10, 2013, 01:27:32 PM »

My wife, her brother & I watched this the other night.  I was holding it for a gift for him this August but just couldn't wait any longer.  I knew they'd both enjoy it and we all had fun watching it together.  I'd seen it when it first came out and recommend it to anybody that grew up during the heyday of the 80's "hair bands".  I wasn't sure what to expect of Cruise singing but he did a good job.  Very good musical performances by everyone and there's plenty of laughs.

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« Reply #23 on: September 12, 2013, 07:44:20 AM »

Me, Myself & Irene (2000)

I watched this again recently with my wife's brother.  I forgot just how hilarious this movie is.  Funny from beginning to end.



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« Reply #24 on: September 13, 2013, 11:05:50 AM »

Me, Myself & Irene (2000)

I watched this again recently with my wife's brother.  I forgot just how hilarious this movie is.  Funny from beginning to end.



Yes that one his hilarious!
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« Reply #25 on: October 28, 2013, 08:01:35 PM »

21 & Over (2013)

I had no intention of going out of my way to watch this film.  A friend at work raved about it and convinced me to check it out.  I'm glad I did, because I found it to be a funny movie.  It feels good to get lost in a silly story like this occasionally.

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« Reply #26 on: November 29, 2013, 12:58:59 PM »

Great seeing these very funny comedies again recently.  I'd almost forgotten just how humorous and funny the Martin/Candy film was.  As I watched, other road favorite road trip comedies came to mind, Vacation, Dumb & Dumber, Midnight Run and Tommy Boy.  I hope there's a Three Stooges sequel that will include a classic scenario not included in the 2012 comedy, a classic pie fight! 


 
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« Reply #27 on: January 16, 2014, 05:58:55 AM »

A co-worker friend recommended this film very highly so I put a reserve request in via the library.  I wasn't sure what to expect and there were quite a handful of humorous scenes.  It may have been better had the film been a little shorter in length but overall I found it to be funny and entertaining.




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« Reply #28 on: June 17, 2014, 06:32:11 AM »

Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues

Not very good at all.  My expectations were high because I enjoyed the first one so much.  There's a couple of funny skits; one where Brian says he's going back to L.A. to scout chicks with his friends O.J. Simpson, Phil Spector and Robert Blake and that they're going to call themselves "The Ladykillers" (the movie takes place in the 80's); the other where Ron walks out of his office and his newsteam is cracking up over reading Garfield comics.  I don't recommend this film.

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« Reply #29 on: December 15, 2015, 04:46:01 PM »

I rate comedy strictly by whether it is fun to watch and makes me laugh. If I am wondering how much time is left, it is not going to make a favorites list. If it's a nice story and rated as a comedy, but I don't laugh, it's not here. These are TV shows and films that actually will have me laughing out loud, even when watching alone, and that's my test. Anyone who wants to complain that Monty Python isn't on here, and Adam Sandler is, or not any other critically acclaimed films can make their own lists. :)

There's a 4 decade gap here -- I could have listed some 1950's, 1960's and 1970's films, sure... but I rarely laugh out loud at A Hard Day's Night, The Apartment, The Seven Year Itch or other really great comedies from those decades. Of course, I could be missing a lot of great movies - maybe I'll look into that.  8)  But for now, here's my lists: 


Television:

#1  Seinfeld
#2  Curb Your Enthusiasm
#3 The Office (the U.S. version)
#4 Arrested Development
#5 South Park



Movies:

In order of release year.

Safety Last! (1923), Fred Newmeyer, Sam Taylor


The Gold Rush (1925) Charlie Chaplin


City Lights (1931), Charlie Chaplin


It Happened One Night (1934) Frank Capra


Modern Times (1936) Charlie Chaplin


Bringing Up Baby (1938) Howard Hawks


The Philadelphia Story (1940) George Cukor


His Girl Friday (1940) Howard Hawks


Airplane (1980) Jim Abrahams, David Zucker, Jerry Zucker


Trading Places (1983) John Landis


A Christmas Story (1983) Bob Clark


This Is Spinal Tap (1984) Rob Reiner


Back to the Future (1985) Robert Zemeckis


Planes, Trains & Automobiles (1987), John Hughes


Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure (1989) Stephen Herek


Groundhog Day (1993) Harold Ramis


Happy Gilmore (1996) Dennis Dugan


Best In Show (2000) Christopher Guest


The 40 Year Old Virgin (2005) Judd Apatow


The Ridiculous Six (2015) Frank Coraci



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« Reply #30 on: December 16, 2015, 04:01:21 AM »

You don't laugh at A Hard Day's Night or Help!:o I think I laugh more at Help! but think the other is a better movie. Also no mention of Monty Python or The Jerk or Young Frankenstein? Well, I recommend those.
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« Reply #31 on: December 16, 2015, 09:27:22 AM »

You don't laugh at A Hard Day's Night or Help!:o I think I laugh more at Help! but think the other is a better movie. Also no mention of Monty Python or The Jerk or Young Frankenstein? Well, I recommend those.

Help is a movie I enjoyed more when I was younger. I have the DVD, and I don't think I've watched it since I first got it. It's one of those movies, along with Monty Python that I'm checking to see how much longer it is. And I know that's bizarre, because I love The Beatles so much, and the music from Help is one of my favorite soundtracks, but the story is just not enough to hold my attention and keep me completely entertained throughout. Of course, I may need to watch it again and see if I still feel that way.

Monty Python films have been legend with everyone around me when I was growing up. I had never really enjoyed that comedy. I knew this would be the one I would get the most flack for here for not including. I've never liked anything from Monty Python. And I truly wanted to love Time Bandits when George Harrison was so involved with that project... but it was exactly the same. That British humor doesn't resonate with me at all.  :-\

I do remember enjoying Young Frankenstein, and yes, I do remember laughing at it. That might have made my list if I had thought of it. But, it's been a very long time since I've seen it, and I'd probably need to watch it again to be sure.

Like you, I don't laugh much at A Hard Day's Night, as much as I love it. And I do enjoy it more than Help.
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« Reply #32 on: December 16, 2015, 09:29:50 AM »

The Jerk will be added to my watch list! I can't remember seeing it, though I probably did VERY long ago.
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« Reply #33 on: December 16, 2015, 02:24:49 PM »

The Ridiculous Six (2015) Frank Coraci

I watched The Ridiculous Six yesterday and it definitely had some laughs in it!
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« Reply #34 on: April 30, 2016, 05:54:57 AM »

I watched The Ridiculous Six yesterday and it definitely had some laughs in it!

Just came across this.  I've heard mixed reviews about The Ridiculous Six but definitely want to see it.  I love Monty Python but have to admit after having seen The Holy Grail recently, came away a little disappointed.  I'm sure I'll enjoy seeing The Life Of Brian again, though.  Not because my name happens to be in the title, but it is a better comedy.  I remember seeing the title on the marquee when going to see the first Superman film starring Christopher Reeve.  I've yet to see them again, but never have enjoyed A Hard Day's Night or Help!  It's been years so maybe another viewing is in order for a fresh perspective.  It's great seeing The Beatles and all, I just didn't enjoy those movies. 
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« Reply #35 on: November 30, 2017, 11:04:37 AM »

What a great film.  I havenít taken the time to watch this in itsí entirety in years.  My girlfriend had it on when I returned home from work the other night and we watched it from the beginning.  I was feeling a little depressed and this was the perfect antidote. 






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« Reply #36 on: December 03, 2017, 02:27:32 AM »

I remember The Breakfast Club... Many, many years ago a girlfriend coerced me into watching it ... Good film, so I married her :)
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