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Title: the forgotten
Post by: sarcasm_made_Easy on September 22, 2006, 10:28:08 PM
ok look i now rifftrax has shown the 80s had some terrible movies, road house etc, but where i think the 80s really shined, is their comedies.  They were so much smarter than the crap now.  im watching the man with two brains right now, i had forgotten how funny and  witty this slapstick is.  good shit. 

there were some bad 80s comedies to be sure, but damned there are some good ones. 
Title: Re: the forgotten
Post by: Sharktopus on September 22, 2006, 10:32:43 PM
I love The Man With Two Brains. One of the he only pan-and-scan DVDs I've ever purchased. Give us a special edition, Dr. Hfuhruhurr.

Get that cat out of here!
Title: Re: the forgotten
Post by: sarcasm_made_Easy on September 22, 2006, 10:34:14 PM
sigh, what happened to steve martin he was great.  too bad it had to end. 
Title: Re: the forgotten
Post by: Edward J Grug III on September 22, 2006, 10:41:33 PM
sigh, what happened to steve martin he was great.  too bad it had to end. 

Hey, Novacain was excellent!

and I secretly enjoyed The Pink Panther
Title: Re: the forgotten
Post by: sarcasm_made_Easy on September 22, 2006, 10:44:03 PM
even you whispering the name of the movie fills me with sorry eddie.
Title: Re: the forgotten
Post by: Edward J Grug III on September 22, 2006, 10:45:23 PM
Did you see it? I sure didn't THINK I could enjoy it.

I would also like to add that I wouldn't suggest it to anyone, just that I enjoyed it.
Title: Re: the forgotten
Post by: sarcasm_made_Easy on September 22, 2006, 10:49:13 PM
well admittedly no i havent seen it.  i should probably see it.  but unfortunately i dont think it will pass my rapper rule. 

rapper rule: anyone i can classify as a rapper is attempting to act in a major rule in the movie then it will suck. 

and i always liked the old pink panther movies so it would be a hard start.
Title: Re: the forgotten
Post by: Edward J Grug III on September 22, 2006, 10:50:48 PM
Wait wait wait, what about Three Kings?

...And TMNT2 ;)
Title: Re: the forgotten
Post by: ScottotD on September 22, 2006, 10:52:18 PM
Ice Cube's a great actor and LL Cool J's usually a pretty solid.
Title: Re: the forgotten
Post by: sarcasm_made_Easy on September 22, 2006, 10:53:07 PM
i havent seen three kings, and tmnt2 doesnt have anything that can be called a rapper.  even vanilla himself would admit it.  
Title: Re: the forgotten
Post by: Edward J Grug III on September 22, 2006, 10:53:59 PM
Tone Loc was in Ace Ventura...

Haha!
Title: Re: the forgotten
Post by: sarcasm_made_Easy on September 22, 2006, 10:56:22 PM
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Tone Loc was in Ace Ventura

i think thats officially game point sarcasm
Title: Re: the forgotten
Post by: ScottotD on September 22, 2006, 10:58:20 PM
i havent seen three kings, and tmnt2 doesnt have anything that can be called a rapper.  even vanilla himself would admit it. 

Watch 3 Kings, it's awesome.
Title: Re: the forgotten
Post by: SaucyRossy on September 22, 2006, 10:59:04 PM
Atfirst I thought this topic was going to be about suggesting the recent Tommy Lee Jones movie of the same name and I was expecting to see the obligatory Tarantula's post about how the movie suggestion topic is over that away and that he cant stand these topics cus there like ROACHES!!!

But alas.....I was disapointed.  :'(
Title: Re: the forgotten
Post by: Edward J Grug III on September 22, 2006, 10:59:36 PM
i havent seen three kings, and tmnt2 doesnt have anything that can be called a rapper.  even vanilla himself would admit it. 

Watch 3 Kings, it's awesome.

For serious.
Title: Re: the forgotten
Post by: sarcasm_made_Easy on September 22, 2006, 10:59:50 PM
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Watch 3 Kings, it's awesome.

ive heard that before this thread, i might check it out.
Title: Re: the forgotten
Post by: SaucyRossy on September 22, 2006, 11:03:41 PM
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Watch 3 Kings, it's awesome.

ive heard that before this thread, i might check it out.

Awesome? Really? Well I guess it's pretty good...but awesome?!?! Isn't awesome going alittle far?


I hold the word 'awesome' in high regard.
Title: Re: the forgotten
Post by: sarcasm_made_Easy on September 22, 2006, 11:07:55 PM
back to the man with two brains.  this movie rules.  lol  just watch the suction cup/hands scene totally awesome.
Title: Re: the forgotten
Post by: ScottotD on September 22, 2006, 11:10:32 PM
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Watch 3 Kings, it's awesome.

ive heard that before this thread, i might check it out.

Awesome? Really? Well I guess it's pretty good...but awesome?!?! Isn't awesome going alittle far?

I hold the word 'awesome' in high regard.

Best film of that year I thought, although I'm a little hazy on what else came out now.  I watch it pretty often and thought it was cool.
Title: Re: the forgotten
Post by: sarcasm_made_Easy on September 22, 2006, 11:13:26 PM
in fact back to original point of the overall thread. 

think about it 80s produced some rockin comedys

ghostbusters, groundhogs day, the jerk

its awesome.
Title: Re: the forgotten
Post by: SaucyRossy on September 22, 2006, 11:16:48 PM
The 80's is awesome...I fondly remember watching the Goonies, Monster Squad, every Halloween.

Also dont forget the great horror films and action films. The 80's is cheesey but fun.

Title: Re: the forgotten
Post by: sarcasm_made_Easy on September 22, 2006, 11:18:26 PM
cheesy works for comedy

Title: Re: the forgotten
Post by: SaucyRossy on September 22, 2006, 11:23:54 PM
cheesy works for comedy



Oh for sure and there should be more of it....honestly I am kinda sick of these dark, serious/not serious comedies....*coughlostintranslationgardenstateroyaltennembaumscough*

Title: Re: the forgotten
Post by: sarcasm_made_Easy on September 22, 2006, 11:27:36 PM
well u know what im sick of.  im sick of all these retarded brain dead vulgar adolescant piles of crap like american pie beerfest jackass and so on.
Title: Re: the forgotten
Post by: Edward J Grug III on September 22, 2006, 11:29:59 PM
I like them both.

Well, I didn't like Garden State. American Pie I could take or leave, same with Jackass, but Beerfest I will probably dig, because I love Broken Lizard movies.
Title: Re: the forgotten
Post by: sarcasm_made_Easy on September 22, 2006, 11:33:41 PM
yeah thats true, super troopers was good, they are all right.  i just dont think that type of humor is the way they should go. 
Title: Re: the forgotten
Post by: SaucyRossy on September 22, 2006, 11:33:56 PM
I dont hate those type of movies (lost in translation, royal tennembaums, etc.) but I am just yearning for the light hearted cheesy goofy comedies of old!

And I agree I LOVE Broken Lizard, there great. Im even a fan of Club Dread ....one of few, but I dont take there movies seriously especially club dread.
Title: Re: the forgotten
Post by: sarcasm_made_Easy on September 22, 2006, 11:39:38 PM
i miss wordy comedy. 

The marx brothers is where its at.  watching chico sell 40 volumes of books to groucho so he can interpet the cheat sheet he bought from chico so he cheat on a horse race was hilarious.  especially when he finds out the cheat sheet was for that last race.  so then what does he do? he goes and trys to sell them to some other sap.  hilarious. 

good ol' wit. 

or larl and hardy, or even abbot and costello.  those were my type of education.
Title: Re: the forgotten
Post by: ScottotD on September 22, 2006, 11:41:17 PM
I don't like some stuff and enjoy other things
Title: Re: the forgotten
Post by: SaucyRossy on September 22, 2006, 11:41:30 PM
"Who's on first?"

I love it.....
Title: Re: the forgotten
Post by: sarcasm_made_Easy on September 22, 2006, 11:42:25 PM
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I don't like some stuff and enjoy other things

lol care to narrow that down any lol
Title: Re: the forgotten
Post by: ScottotD on September 23, 2006, 01:49:51 AM
I was just summing up the thread.
Title: Re: the forgotten
Post by: Variety of Cells on September 23, 2006, 07:03:10 AM
mmm, Marx Brothers.  But it seems like everything has it's time to shine.  Even the Marx Brothers started going way down hill after Duck Soup.  Maybe instead of going back to the 80's we need to find some new form of comedy to embrace.  I agree that 80's comedy's are generally of a higher quality than todays, but there are little gems that are genuinely funny, like Little Miss Sunshine.   
Title: Re: the forgotten
Post by: sarcasm_made_Easy on September 23, 2006, 08:04:18 AM
yeah i havent seen that yet.  i was hoping that was good. 
Title: Re: the forgotten
Post by: Sharktopus on September 23, 2006, 12:53:01 PM
I enjoy Marx Brothers movies, but Groucho's personal comedy style has always pissed me off. He's playing the cutup and the straightman at the same time. For example:

"I once shot an elephant in my pajamas. What it was doing in my pajamas I'll never know."

That is a Fozzie Bear joke. Groucho surrounded himself with three brothers and Margaret DuMont, but still insisited on setting up his own jokes. That is egomania right there.
Title: Re: the forgotten
Post by: sarcasm_made_Easy on September 23, 2006, 01:03:05 PM
thats not every routine he did, i already mentioned the whole chico scam in horse feathers.  plus that groucho routine isnt a comedic something that is unique to him.  leslie neilson often does it as well.  i dont think it was really an ego thing. just a comedic choice. 
Title: Re: the forgotten
Post by: Variety of Cells on September 23, 2006, 01:11:01 PM
Well as long as the thread maker has hopped on the Marx train, I'll chime in.  When the writing is good, I think Groucho can pull off setting up his own jokes.  And it fit his character in most of the films, which was arrogant and shallow.  But when the jokes aren't written so well, it's harder to pull off. 
Title: Re: the forgotten
Post by: mrbasehart on September 25, 2006, 07:09:18 AM
Loved most of the Marx Brothers' stuff, but I can't stand Harpo.  I want to punch him very hard in the nose every time I see him on screen. 

If we're talking about classic comedy, then what about Chaplin or Keaton? The scene in The Gold Rush where the shack is about to fall off the cliff made me laugh so hard I had to stop the DVD.  There's also a great scene in Keaton's Seven Chances, where he's being chased by a horde of women in their wedding dresses. 

I really like Laurel and Hardy too...   ;D
Title: Re: the forgotten
Post by: Variety of Cells on September 25, 2006, 09:47:26 AM
Keaton had balls.  Can you think of any comedy actors now days that would let a whole front of a two story house fall on them in hopes that the window lands over them?
Title: Re: the forgotten
Post by: sarcasm_made_Easy on September 25, 2006, 10:15:16 AM
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Keaton had balls.  Can you think of any comedy actors now days that would let a whole front of a two story house fall on them in hopes that the window lands over them?

yes jackie chan :) who by the way is a keaton fan.  in fact didnt he do that stunt in one of the movies?
Title: Re: the forgotten
Post by: jammindude on September 25, 2006, 11:42:08 AM
I remember one day...on a whim...I picked up Chaplin's "City Lights" at the video store.     I was curious to see if silent movie era comedy would still hold up in the 90's (the time in which I rented it)....

....I laughed til my sides hurt....

I still regret having not purchased that yet.....I really want to get that CC boxed set that just came out recently....I'm sure it's full of gems.


Edit: on the topic of the original thread starter.....The Breakfast Club was *the* true gem of the 80's comedy.....although it was a bit of comedy/drama.    Still on my top 5 films in the history of cinema.
Title: Re: the forgotten
Post by: sarcasm_made_Easy on September 25, 2006, 01:38:55 PM
with all the jokes now ab out the b-club i have never seen it. 
Title: Re: the forgotten
Post by: jammindude on September 25, 2006, 06:08:51 PM
with all the jokes now ab out the b-club i have never seen it. 


YOUNG MAN...HAVE YOU FINISHED YOUR PAPER?!

 ;D ;)
Title: Re: the forgotten
Post by: Petey Wheatstraw on September 26, 2006, 02:34:11 AM
I love Broken Lizard movies.

Club Dread is one of the most annoying films I've ever seen. It's just scene after scene of faulty setups and continuously bad jokes. Super Troopers is even worse - I couldn't even watch it all the way through because it was so painful. I've once heard Broken Lizard compared to Monty Python. The very thought of these two comedy troupes being placed on the same level makes me want to vomit.

I love the Marx Brothers, Abbott & Costello, Laurel & Hardy (still waiting until I can get my hands on Legend Films' release of "March of the Wooden Soldiers"), and Charlie Chaplin, among others. Classic comedy is the best.

and I secretly enjoyed The Pink Panther

I like both the old and new films. Peter Sellers and Steve Martin are both very funny. The 2006 film is a pretty solid reboot of the series.
Title: Re: the forgotten
Post by: ScottotD on September 26, 2006, 04:06:28 AM
I think I said it best when I said...

I don't like some stuff and enjoy other things