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Posted: 10/22/2004 3:23:33 PM EDT
OK...I need YOUR help.

My wife and I will probably rent a movie tonight, but need some suggestions. I think we'll limit it to Action or Comedy movies. I need a movie that she'll like (action is fine, but not too much gore, cussing, etc.) and that I'll enjoy too. If there is an action/comedy all the better. For instance, we both enjoyed Pirates of the Caribbean.

We don't get out much due to our young kids, so something in the last 2 or 3 years would be great.

Whatcha think I should rent? I'm leaving in 90 minutes to go to the store...
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Link Posted: 10/22/2004 3:26:10 PM EDT
saw taxi the other other day.. liked it . <comedy> ...

then there is Team America.

Link Posted: 10/22/2004 3:26:31 PM EDT
Reservior Dogs or Pulp Fiction.

Lord of the Rings is always a good fallback when you have nothing new to watch.
Link Posted: 10/22/2004 3:29:41 PM EDT
The Punisher for a decent action film with virtually no gore. Very little offensive language either.

Jersery Girl is a good comedy. Affleck did a good job, as did Carlin.

Hellboy is a decent action flick with a bit of comedy mixed in.

Along Came Polly and 50 First Dates are both good comedies. 50FD is one of Sandler's best films.

Something's Gotta Give is an excellent comedy/love story.
Link Posted: 10/22/2004 3:34:12 PM EDT
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Link Posted: 10/22/2004 3:40:11 PM EDT
+ 1 for 50 First Dates

A great romantic comedy that's somehow NOT a chick flic.

Link Posted: 10/22/2004 3:43:38 PM EDT
Groundhog Day
Trading Places


Red Dawn


SEKA does Santa Clau.....oh wait. Nevermind
Link Posted: 10/22/2004 3:53:54 PM EDT
Please keep them coming...but to clarify what we've already seen (and my notes for reference):

50 First Dates (both loved it)
Something's Gotta Give (both loved it)
Along Came Polly (I saw it on an airplane...decent)
We do own the first two Lord of the Rings Extended sets (waiting for #3)

Hellboy...NO WAY we'd watch it. Neither of us like that style of movie.


Are "Jersey Girl" and "3000 Miles to Graceland" actually good? I'm not an Affleck fan, so please elaborate on JG.

Tell me about Reservoir Dogs...I thought it was supposed to be gory and/or have a ton of vulgarity.
Link Posted: 10/22/2004 3:55:37 PM EDT

Wishful thinking buddy
Link Posted: 10/22/2004 3:58:21 PM EDT
Link Posted: 10/22/2004 4:02:23 PM EDT
3000 Miles To Graceland was a decent film. I'm not a big fan of Costner's work, so I'm a bit biased in that regard. I did enjoy watching it though.

Jersey Girl is a semi-romantic comedy. It deals more with Affleck, how his life is changed by being a single father, and how he deals with his wife's death.

Plus it has Steven Root in it, so how bad could it be?

Saved was a well made film, although the subject matter is certain to offend some. Probably more of a teen film than you want though.

Starsky & Hutch was a good comedy as well.

Envy is a really good film. It is funny, but there are also dramatic aspects.

Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind is a good heady film.

Girl Next Door was a surprisingly good film. But a little more teeny than you might want.

Stuck on You was good as well.

I'm pretty much drawing a blank on other recommendations. Most of what I watch is comedic. I'm not much of an action fan.
Link Posted: 10/22/2004 4:07:27 PM EDT
Galaxy Quest

Hysterical parody of Star Trek
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Link Posted: 10/22/2004 4:47:51 PM EDT
OK...I'm Off To The Store with my pocket .44. Oh yeah, I'll also be packing a pistol.


ANYWAY, I think I'll probably pick up a movie based on availability in this order:

Stuck On You
3000 Miles to Graceland

Thanks all for the suggestions!
Link Posted: 10/22/2004 4:50:01 PM EDT
Let us know what you got and what you thought of it.

Of the three you mention, I would take Stuck on You over Envy.
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Link Posted: 10/22/2004 5:02:44 PM EDT
Boondock Saints. Do yourself a favor and buy it, though - don't rent it. It's only about $10-$15 and you will want to own it, I promise.
Link Posted: 10/22/2004 5:05:33 PM EDT
I was gonna suggest "Paycheck" or "The Butterfly Effect"
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Link Posted: 10/22/2004 5:47:15 PM EDT

Originally Posted By brasspile:
You will regret it if you didn't get 3k to Graceland.

LOL...well, turns out that the wife nixed both the Stuck on You and Envy movies and said she'd rather see 3K to GL. So that's what I got. I'll write a review later this weekend. I hope Costner and Russell do not disappoint.
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Here, bust your gut laughing. This is some funny stuff.

A comical mock-expose of the King's highly-publicized 1970 three-day junket to Washington, D.C., where, hoping to be named a DEA Special Agent, he foists himself on then-President Richard Nixon. A loving and gently satirical--and mostly true--account of Presley's personal idiosyncrasies.
Link Posted: 10/22/2004 11:26:25 PM EDT
Blues Brothers. Action and Comedy
Link Posted: 10/23/2004 7:31:22 AM EDT
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Blues Brothers...ahhh yes, one of the greatest comedy films of all times.


Watched 3000 Miles to Graceland. It was entertaining, but on a scale of 1 to 10 I'd rate it a 6. Too much of the gun play was far too unrealistic, like the bozo hanging upside down spinning like a disco ball while shooting the federal agents. I suppose it was intentional, but dumb nonetheless.

I did like Courtney Cox's role, and Kurt Russell's spot. Not too keen on Costner's performance as it was mediocre at best.

Did anyone notice that the flattened out hollow point Russell pitched to Costner )when they were in adjacent cells) was flattened on the wrong side?!?!? You could see the hollow point clearly defined and the BACK of the bullet was flattened. COME ON PEOPLE!

Thanks for the suggestion of the movie. We were entertained.

OH YEAH...in case you were wondering, I did score. So Brasspile, I'll stick a "##" next it too.
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Link Posted: 10/25/2004 6:40:38 PM EDT
I didn't think I'd like Hellboy either when I first rented it but it was seriously good. Very good action/effects, no cussing (he does say "oh crap" a couple of times but I don't think that quite counts), and it is funny. Seriously.. don't knock it until you've seen it.

But if you really want to laugh (and I can't believe no one suggested this already)

Blue Collar Comedy Tour

Link Posted: 10/25/2004 7:16:06 PM EDT

Originally Posted By WI_Rifleman:

Rent?I thought it was a requirement to own that before I joined this site?
Link Posted: 10/25/2004 7:21:53 PM EDT
Action, violence, humor, and romance ala Tarantino.
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