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Posted: 5/20/2005 9:21:30 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 5/20/2005 9:22:13 PM EDT by The_Macallan]
[rant]

Damn, it's like ANY "critically acclaimed comedy" to come out now is about as funny as watching grampa snore on the couch for two hours.

Rented "Sideways" tonight and I just walked out after the first hour. BORING, depressing and fucking ENDLESS blabbering about wine. THAT'S supposed to be a "comedy"!???

And before that was "Napoleon Dynamite" - sucked.

Before that was "About Schmidt" - sucked.

"Terminal" - not a single funny scene in it.

"Garden State" - zzzzzzzzzzz,

"Lost In Translation" - Kill me.

"The Royal Tannenbaums" - Kill me now.

WTF!? WHY the fuck are these things even labelled "Comedies"!???

WHAT THE FUCK IS SO FUCKING FUNNY IN ANY OF THESE!???

Holy crap they are so fucking tedious and boring!

There is ONE thing though that all these "comedies" have in common - you gotta be on 5,000 fucking milligrams of PROZAC to even BEGIN to sit through them without wanting blow your fucking head off!

Shit! Where in the fuck the fucking good COMEDIES anymore! You know - the ones that are actually FUNNY.





Link Posted: 5/20/2005 9:23:00 PM EDT
Belushi, Candy,Dangerfield are dead. The other Saturday night live guys are too old I guess.
Link Posted: 5/20/2005 9:23:24 PM EDT
I thought Team America was very funny.
Link Posted: 5/20/2005 9:23:41 PM EDT

Originally Posted By The_Macallan:
And before that was "Napoleon Dynamite" - sucked.



BLASPHEMY
Link Posted: 5/20/2005 9:24:22 PM EDT
It is quite obvious what the problem is.

You have no sense of humor.
Link Posted: 5/20/2005 9:24:36 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Stealth:
I thought Team America was very funny.


Shit dammit I gotta get that.

Okay, that's at the top of the list for the next rental.

Link Posted: 5/20/2005 9:27:26 PM EDT
Are you sheltered? Have you not heard of the famous comedian, Nancy Pelosi?
Link Posted: 5/20/2005 9:27:43 PM EDT
Anchorman?

Old School?

Starsky & Hutch?
Link Posted: 5/20/2005 9:28:28 PM EDT
And FWIW, Garden State, About Schmidt, Lost in Translation aren't comedies.

Sideways, The Terminal and The Royal Tenenbaums are tweeners.

You basically list 1 comedy. That being Napoleon Dynamite.
Link Posted: 5/20/2005 9:28:42 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Stealth:
I thought Team America was very funny.



I finally watched that last night. I don't think I've laughed that hard at a movie in a long time.
Link Posted: 5/20/2005 9:30:56 PM EDT

Originally Posted By FredM:
Anchorman?

Saw it.

There were some funny parts. Not a great comedy, but not "critically acclaimed" either.


Starsky & Hutch? I've pretty much given up on anything with Ben Stiller.

Zoolander, Dodgeball, Meet the Fockers.... sucked, sucked, sucked.

Link Posted: 5/20/2005 9:32:41 PM EDT
Want a really good laugh, read the Bible.

Best comedy adventure book I ever read.
Link Posted: 5/20/2005 9:33:34 PM EDT
Sideways sucked out loud.


Mrs Pic drug me to it, and even she apologized to me afterwards for wasting my time.
Link Posted: 5/20/2005 9:33:51 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 5/20/2005 9:35:17 PM EDT by Stealth]
The other one I liked was Bubba Hotep. I still have to go buy that one. I finally saw it a few weeks ago and had a great time.

I've always been a Bruce Cambell fan though.


edited to add - Shaun of the Dead! I loved it.
Link Posted: 5/20/2005 9:36:44 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Burley:
And FWIW, Garden State, About Schmidt, Lost in Translation aren't comedies.

Sideways, The Terminal and The Royal Tenenbaums are tweeners.

You basically list 1 comedy. That being Napoleon Dynamite.


They're ALL labeled as "comedy"

Blockbuster: Comedies

Link Posted: 5/20/2005 9:37:04 PM EDT
You could always rent 'blazing saddles'.

Link Posted: 5/20/2005 9:37:09 PM EDT
Comedy is dead because Mel Brooks stopped directing.

Most modern comedy is shit.



Dave Chappelle is about the only funny comedian out there today.
Link Posted: 5/20/2005 9:38:09 PM EDT

Originally Posted By The_Macallan:

Originally Posted By Burley:
And FWIW, Garden State, About Schmidt, Lost in Translation aren't comedies.

Sideways, The Terminal and The Royal Tenenbaums are tweeners.

You basically list 1 comedy. That being Napoleon Dynamite.


They're ALL labeled as "comedy"

Blockbuster: Comedies




Just because they are "labeled" as comedies doesn't make it so.

Link Posted: 5/20/2005 9:39:40 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 5/20/2005 9:41:24 PM EDT by FightingHellfish]
Anchorman.....sucked ass, the part with Jack Black was funny though... "That's how I roll..." LOL ; Dodgeball was the same way, dumb movie but it had moments, "if you can dodge a wrench..."

Napoleon Dynamite, got a see it more than once, it helps if you grew up in the rural west in the 80s or 90s... I have Specialists and PFCs quoting that fucking movie to me 12 times a fucking day.

Sideways was an okay chick flick, but I don't think it was really meant to be a comedy.

Team America World Police was funny, but the puppet sex went a little too far.. SHITTING????? Aaack.
Link Posted: 5/20/2005 9:40:03 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Stealth:
edited to add - Shaun of the Dead! I loved it.

Yeah, that was a good one.

I KNOW there's good comedies out there and there are bad comedies out too. But at least with a bad comedy you can SEE that it was SUPPOSED to be funny.

But with these depressing-as-hell dogs I listed - there is NOTHING even resembling a comedy in ANY of them.

And yet they all get rated 3 & 4 stars and are actually called "hilarious" by some gotta-be-drugged-up movie reviewers.


Link Posted: 5/20/2005 9:40:18 PM EDT
You can tell a lot about a person's intelligence by the variety of humor they "get". Sadly, an awful lot of people these days seem to only "get" the most rudimentary forms of comedy.
Link Posted: 5/20/2005 9:42:28 PM EDT
First of all, who are "they".

Second of all, if you are so unsatisfied, step up to the plate and entertain us all with your comedic genius.

Third of all...you want comedy? I give you comedy. Do a search on my posts, and you will see some of the most outrageous funny shit in the history of modern man. You should send me money. A LOT of money.

Stay tuned. Eventually, I will entertain you.
Link Posted: 5/20/2005 9:43:35 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 5/20/2005 9:43:58 PM EDT by The_Macallan]

Originally Posted By Burley:

Originally Posted By The_Macallan:

Originally Posted By Burley:
And FWIW, Garden State, About Schmidt, Lost in Translation aren't comedies.

Sideways, The Terminal and The Royal Tenenbaums are tweeners.

You basically list 1 comedy. That being Napoleon Dynamite.


They're ALL labeled as "comedy"

Blockbuster: Comedies

Just because they are "labeled" as comedies doesn't make it so.



Well then just HOW THE FUCK are you supposed to know if it's really a "comedy" or really "drama" or whatever if you have to 1) ignore what the rental place says, 2) ignore the writing on the box, 3) ignore the reviews, 4) ignore the dodos who say that crap like "Sideways" is "funny as hell" on AR15.com?????


Link Posted: 5/20/2005 9:43:45 PM EDT

Originally Posted By piccolo:
Sideways sucked out loud.


Mrs Pic drug me to it, and even she apologized to me afterwards for wasting my time.



Yeah, but did the SEC like it?
Link Posted: 5/20/2005 9:46:16 PM EDT
The Big Lebowski
Link Posted: 5/20/2005 9:46:35 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Zardoz:
You can tell a lot about a person's intelligence by the variety of humor they "get". Sadly, an awful lot of people these days seem to only "get" the most rudimentary forms of comedy.


Nya-nya I'm smarter than you because I think "Napolean Dynamite" is funny and you don't "get it", nya-nya.

Link Posted: 5/20/2005 9:48:07 PM EDT
Luckily the one's I've watched have been at home on DVD and it's easy to slip out and read a book if it sucks and most of those did.
Link Posted: 5/20/2005 9:48:27 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 5/20/2005 9:48:42 PM EDT by DK-Prof]
Harold and Kumar go to White Castle.


It's really more philosphy than comedy, but Patrick Harris was damn funny in it!



Link Posted: 5/20/2005 9:48:32 PM EDT
why don't you just watch a fucking movie and decide if it's GOOD or not and not worry about whether it's a comedy or drama or whatever.
Link Posted: 5/20/2005 9:50:41 PM EDT
I always fall back to my old standby, one of the funniest movies ever IMO , Major Payne.
Link Posted: 5/20/2005 9:51:35 PM EDT

Originally Posted By raven:
The Big Lebowski



"Obviously you're not a golfer."
Link Posted: 5/20/2005 9:51:57 PM EDT

Originally Posted By raven:
The Big Lebowski



also another great.
Link Posted: 5/20/2005 9:52:13 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 5/20/2005 9:53:10 PM EDT by Stealth]
My wife and her sister watched "About Schmidt". So I sat there for awhile with them.

It was a new level of sucking crap. I sat there waiting for some grand wisdom or something to be shown to me by the producers. I had to leave. It was the most depressing crap I'd ever seen. The point was obvious but mired with the sheer boredom of having to sit there and watch some person just exist.

Sally Struthers in Ethiopia would be more entertaining.

Those other ones you listed, I haven't even bothered with. They all looked liked they sucked from the previews. Lucky me .
Link Posted: 5/20/2005 9:57:32 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 5/20/2005 9:58:40 PM EDT by The_Macallan]

Originally Posted By jtw2:
why don't you just watch a fucking movie and decide if it's GOOD or not and not worry about whether it's a comedy or drama or whatever.


Because if I WANT to see a comedy... I'd like to KNOW what kind of movie I'm renting so I don't get an action or mystery or drama or sci-fi or gorefest or sucky POS movie like "Sideways" instead.

Link Posted: 5/20/2005 10:01:57 PM EDT

Originally Posted By DK-Prof:
Harold and Kumar go to White Castle.


It's really more philosphy than comedy, but Patrick Harris was damn funny in it!






+1, if you dont enjoy this there is something wrong
Link Posted: 5/20/2005 10:02:05 PM EDT

Originally Posted By The_Macallan:

Originally Posted By jtw2:
why don't you just watch a fucking movie and decide if it's GOOD or not and not worry about whether it's a comedy or drama or whatever.


Because if I WANT to see a comedy... I'd like to KNOW what kind of movie I'm renting so I don't get an action or mystery or drama or sci-fi or gorefest or sucky POS movie like "Sideways" instead.




Ahhhh...In that case just stick to Mel Brooks.
Link Posted: 5/20/2005 10:06:53 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Burley:
And FWIW, Garden State, About Schmidt, Lost in Translation aren't comedies.

Sideways, The Terminal and The Royal Tenenbaums are tweeners.

You basically list 1 comedy. That being Napoleon Dynamite.



Though I have not seen each and every movie listed, I agree with this assessment.
Link Posted: 5/20/2005 10:10:48 PM EDT

Originally Posted By arowneragain:
You could always rent 'blazing saddles'.




Er..... any self-respecting lover of comedies would already have it in his/her collection. Try again.
Link Posted: 5/20/2005 10:14:26 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 5/20/2005 10:16:00 PM EDT by The_Macallan]

Originally Posted By Janus:
Most modern comedy is shit.


Yep.

Even with the sucky comedies like "Zoolander" or "Meet the Fockers" you can see it's supposed to be funny, but just fails to deliver.

But so many "critically acclaimed comedies" today (like every one I mentioned in the OP) have absolutely NO "comedy" in them. VERY rare glimpses of dry irony or nuanced expressions amidst a desert of tedious dialogue and snailpaced plot do not make a film funny.

Link Posted: 5/20/2005 10:14:43 PM EDT
"Ever thus to deadbeats, Lebowski."

"No, man. Don't...." (thug pisses on his rug)

"You see what happens, Lebowski?"
Link Posted: 5/20/2005 10:17:43 PM EDT

Originally Posted By The_Macallan:

Originally Posted By Janus:
Most modern comedy is shit.


Yep.

Even with the sucky comedies like "Zoolander" or "Meet the Fockers" you can see it's supposed to be funny, but just fails to deliver.

But so many "critically acclaimed comedies" today (like every one I mentioned in the OP) have absolutely NO "comedy" in them. VERY rare glimpses of dry irony or nuanced expressions amidst a desert of tedious dialogue and snailpaced plot do not make a film funny.




Zoolander was one of the best comedies in the last 10 years.

Like I said, you've lost any sense of humor you ever had.
Link Posted: 5/20/2005 10:18:23 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Burley:

Originally Posted By The_Macallan:

Originally Posted By Janus:
Most modern comedy is shit.


Yep.

Even with the sucky comedies like "Zoolander" or "Meet the Fockers" you can see it's supposed to be funny, but just fails to deliver.

But so many "critically acclaimed comedies" today (like every one I mentioned in the OP) have absolutely NO "comedy" in them. VERY rare glimpses of dry irony or nuanced expressions amidst a desert of tedious dialogue and snailpaced plot do not make a film funny.




Zoolander was one of the best comedies in the last 10 years.

Like I said, you've lost any sense of humor you ever had.



No, Zoolander was not funny.
Link Posted: 5/20/2005 10:24:03 PM EDT


No, Zoolander was not funny.
+100
Link Posted: 5/20/2005 10:29:45 PM EDT

Originally Posted By DK-Prof:
Harold and Kumar go to White Castle.

It's really more philosphy than comedy, but Patrick Harris was damn funny in it!


Is that what Doogie's callin' himself these days?
Link Posted: 5/20/2005 10:37:23 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 5/20/2005 10:38:32 PM EDT by NYPatriot]
Mac, give us an idea of what you consider to be good comedy?

Link Posted: 5/20/2005 10:37:59 PM EDT
Team America and Meet the Fockers has made me laugh lately. The big Lebowski was great. And furthermore... If anyone lables Lost in Translation a comedy, they should have thier scrotum pulled out with a rusty pair of pliers.
Link Posted: 5/20/2005 10:39:39 PM EDT

Originally Posted By The_Macallan:

Originally Posted By Zardoz:
You can tell a lot about a person's intelligence by the variety of humor they "get". Sadly, an awful lot of people these days seem to only "get" the most rudimentary forms of comedy.


Nya-nya I'm smarter than you because I think "Napolean Dynamite" is funny and you don't "get it", nya-nya.


Don't believe me, then; it's no hair off my ass, either way.
Link Posted: 5/20/2005 10:42:11 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 5/20/2005 10:50:21 PM EDT by wise_jake]

Originally Posted By jmoffatt:
I always fall back to my old standby, one of the funniest movies ever IMO , Major Payne.



One of the wife's best recommendations:

<>"Boy, I am two seconds from being on you like white on rice in a glass of milk on a paper plate in a snowstorm. I'm gonna put my foot so far up your ass, the water on my knee will quench your thirst."</>
Link Posted: 5/20/2005 10:43:36 PM EDT
Naploeon Dynamite is the pinnacle of the MOUNTAIN of not thinking while watching a movie. That was the reason people thought it was funny, the fact that if they thought, they would realize that it sucked.


Team America owns. Watch some old classics until you find a consensus on new ones. "Dr. Strangelove OR How I learned to stop worrying and love the bomb" will win your heart and mind.
Link Posted: 5/20/2005 10:48:15 PM EDT

Originally Posted By The_Macallan:

Originally Posted By Janus:
Most modern comedy is shit.


Yep.

Even with the sucky comedies like "Zoolander" or "Meet the Fockers" you can see it's supposed to be funny, but just fails to deliver.

But so many "critically acclaimed comedies" today (like every one I mentioned in the OP) have absolutely NO "comedy" in them. VERY rare glimpses of dry irony or nuanced expressions amidst a desert of tedious dialogue and snailpaced plot do not make a film funny.




You have discovered what I call "pensive comedies"............. That said, I never watch them.

Essentially, they are shit. The way I see it, these "pensive comedies" are "comedies" for ppl who normally only watch chick flicks.
Link Posted: 5/20/2005 10:49:13 PM EDT
I dread to admit this, but I've been more amused by my wife's romantic comedies than anything that has come out recently in the comedy genre. I never did like Adam Sandler.
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