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Re: The Rest of the Best (Today's Topic Favourite Super-Heroes)
« Reply #15 on: July 07, 2011, 10:32:16 AM »
You'll be happy to know that Hit Girl is going to be getting her own series.  And BTW, catching up with wasn't around back there is one of the advantages of Rest of the Best.

That's awesome. Hit-Girl is beyond bad-ass.

Also, glad to hear that 'stuff that didn't exist yet' is welcome. Some of these lists go way back. I don't see many of them getting a second edition anytime soon, either. Super-Heroes is a perfect example.

And yeah, adding things that weren't around is another really cool reason to do this list.
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« Reply #16 on: July 07, 2011, 10:32:49 AM »
LoC Rest of the Best - Day 2 - Top Superheroes

Woefully overlooked on any list of top superheroes.  The scene in their movie where they play tag during their first day at school may be one of my favorite action scenes in any superhero movie ever.

The Powerpuff Girls


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The Powerpuff Girls is an American animated television series created by animator Craig McCracken for Cartoon Network. The show centers on Blossom, Bubbles, and Buttercup, three kindergarten-aged girls with superpowers, as well as their "father", the brainy scientist Professor Utonium, who all live in the fictional city of Townsville, USA. The girls are frequently called upon by the town's childlike mayor to help fight nearby criminals using their powers.


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The above mentioned game of Tag from the Powerpuff Girls movie:
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Re: The Rest of the Best (Today's Topic Favourite Super-Heroes)
« Reply #17 on: July 07, 2011, 08:53:39 PM »
Powerpuffs are hardcore, man.  They draw blood in their opening credits.  I've always loved their mix of cuteness and over-the-top violence.  If I knew everyone was going to have a pre-pubescent girl heroes, I might have made this my pick:



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Re: The Rest of the Best (Today's Topic Favourite Super-Heroes)
« Reply #18 on: July 08, 2011, 12:16:12 AM »


Three cheers for girls who kick serious ass!!!

Booster Gold
Not familiar with this guy. I like the back story. The first video is pretty funny. I like how he's well aware of the fact that he's not popular and completely unrecognizable. He could definitely benefit from a good P.R. firm. Do a print campaign, some t-shirts, maybe some promotional foam footballs. Billy West seems to be going with sort of a toned-down Fry for this voice.

The Powerpuff Girls
The Powderpuff, er, I mean Powerpuff Girls are pretty cool. My cousin watches it all the time and I often find myself getting into it. It can be very entertaining. I like the green one; she's always pissed.

Although I still say they should've made their eyes bigger.
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« Reply #19 on: July 08, 2011, 12:50:50 AM »
LoC Rest of the Best - Day 3 - Top Motion Picture Comedies

Another woefully overlooked gem.  The fact that this missed any sort of top 65 comedy list is just plain criminal.  The fact is, that after 78 years, this is still the funniest movie ever made

Duck Soup


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Duck Soup is a 1933 Marx Brothers anarchic comedy film written by Bert Kalmar and Harry Ruby, with additional dialogue by Arthur Sheekman and Nat Perrin, and directed by Leo McCarey. First released theatrically by Paramount Pictures on November 17, 1933, it starred what were then billed as the "Four Marx Brothers" (Groucho, Harpo, Chico, and Zeppo) and also featured Margaret Dumont, Raquel Torres, Louis Calhern and Edgar Kennedy. It was the last Marx Brothers film to feature Zeppo, and the last of five Marx Brothers movies released by Paramount.

Compared to the Marx Brothers' previous Paramount films, Duck Soup was a box-office disappointment, although it was not a "flop" as is sometimes reported. The film opened to mixed reviews, although this by itself did not end the group's business with Paramount. Bitter contract disputes, including a threatened walk-out by the Marxes, crippled relationships between them and Paramount just as Duck Soup went into production. After the film fulfilled their five-picture contract with the studio, the Marxes and Paramount agreed to part ways.

While critics of Duck Soup felt it did not quite meet the standards of its predecessors, critical opinion has evolved and the film has since achieved the status of a classic.  Duck Soup is now widely considered to be a masterpiece, and the Marx Brothers' finest film.

In 1990 the United States Library of Congress deemed Duck Soup "culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant" and selected it for preservation in the National Film Registry.


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Re: The Rest of the Best (Today's Topic Favourite Super-Heroes)
« Reply #20 on: July 08, 2011, 05:12:32 AM »
Hey is there a link to the original list so I can see what was on it before making my entry?


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Re: The Rest of the Best (Today's Topic Favourite Super-Heroes)
« Reply #21 on: July 08, 2011, 05:28:19 AM »
Absolutely, it's on the masterlist of crap thread.  I tried posting the list of each day on this thread, but it keeps getting flagged as spam.  I won't give up though.

As for Booster Gold, I tried getting the image of him where his costume is covered in advertising stickers that he wore in 52 (a la race car drivers and Captain Amazing from Mystery Men)

EDIT: Actually, I'll do things the long way and post the list while deleting all that link stuff.  Here you go.

List of Crap #3: Top 65 Motion Picture Comedies
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Re: The Rest of the Best (Today's Topic Favourite Comedy Movies)
« Reply #22 on: July 08, 2011, 05:59:56 AM »
LoC Rest of the Best - Day 3 - Top Motion Picture Comedies

This is one that is also sadly overlooked, but for much different reasons.  It's certainly not a classic, but it's an awesome film that is only recently gaining popularity in the comedy community (if Dave Foley ever comes up on a podcast, the host WILL talk about how great this movie is).  And you are definitely forgiven for not having it on the list, simply because it never got a big release (in fact, it was LMLY2UoX5Aw) :


The Wrong Guy

The Wrong Guy is a 1997 Canadian comedy film directed by David Steinberg. It was co-written by Dave Foley of The Kids in the Hall and Newsradio fame, along with David Anthony Higgins and Jay Kogen (the latter of The Simpsons writing fame). Foley also stars in the picture, along with David Anthony Higgins, Jennifer Tilly, Colm Feore and Joe Flaherty.

The script was originally inspired by a sketch Foley himself wrote back during his days with The Kids in the Hall.

The Wrong Guy tells the story of dorky executive Nelson Hibbert (Foley), who gets passed over for a promotion. Upon hearing this, he ends up shouting "I'll kill you!" as security drags him from the board room. Later, when he goes to confront his boss (Kenneth Welsh), he finds that the man has already been murdered, and, due to the scene he made earlier, assumes that he will be mistaken for the murderer. Nelson flees, unaware that security cameras have already revealed the identity of the true killer to the authorities. Nelson tries to escape to Mexico, but along the way he meets both the real killer (Feore) and the murder's investigator, Detective Arlen (Higgins), who Nelson believes is trailing him. Chaotic events transpire and Nelson meets a narcoleptic farm girl, Lynn Holden (Tilly). What follows is a bizarre series of misadventures marked with slapstick routines and constant one-liners.


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Re: The Rest of the Best (Today's Topic Favourite Comedy Movies)
« Reply #23 on: July 08, 2011, 10:05:20 AM »

Johnny Dangerously is a 1984 comedy spoof of 1930s' crime/gangster movies directed by Amy Heckerling. The movie stars Michael Keaton as an honest, goodhearted man who is forced to turn to a life of crime to finance his neurotic mother's skyrocketing medical bills and to put his younger brother through law school. The movie also stars Joe Piscopo, Marilu Henner, Maureen Stapleton, Peter Boyle, Griffin Dunne, Dom DeLuise, Danny DeVito, Dick Butkus and Alan Hale, Jr..
The theme song "This Is the Life" was written for the movie by "Weird Al" Yankovic, though for legal reasons, "This Is the Life" was not featured on home video releases of the film, until the DVD was released in 2002. The VHS home video version of the film featured a version of the Cole Porter song "Let's Misbehave"

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Re: The Rest of the Best (Today's Topic Favourite Comedy Movies)
« Reply #24 on: July 08, 2011, 10:43:50 AM »
I still need to see The Wrong Guy.  Been meaning to do so.

And I guess I am going to have to give Johnny Dangerously another try one of these days.

I remember seeing it when it came out back in '84 and being very disappointed by it


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Re: The Rest of the Best (Today's Topic Favourite Comedy Movies)
« Reply #25 on: July 08, 2011, 12:37:34 PM »
L.O.C. #3 - Top Motion Picture Comedies


Thoughts
I was a bit surprised not to see this on the list. I've seen this more times than I can count and it's got comedy classic status in my book. I'm a huge Chris Farley fan and find his performances to be hilarious pretty much regardless of the material. Although in this movie, I actually enjoyed the story. It's simple but good and only adds to the laugh-out-loud performances. Spade is the perfect straight man and Rob Lowe is just perfect. Sure it's goofy and slapstick, but it makes me laugh my ass off.

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Tommy Boy is a 1995 comedy film directed by Peter Segal, written by Bonnie and Terry Turner, and Fred Wolf, and starring former Saturday Night Live colleagues David Spade and Chris Farley, in the title role. The film tells the story of a socially and emotionally immature man who learns lessons about friendship and self-worth following the sudden death of his industrialist father. The film did well commercially, but the critics, on average, did not favor it. [Fuck the critics.]


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Re: The Rest of the Best (Today's Topic Favourite Comedy Movies)
« Reply #26 on: July 08, 2011, 05:52:07 PM »
Note: This could have easily been Lost in America, Modern Romance or Real Life, too...



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Defending Your Life is a 1991 romantic comedy/fantasy film about a man who must justify his life-long lack of assertiveness after he dies and arrives in the afterlife. The film was written, directed by, and stars Albert Brooks. It also stars Meryl Streep, Rip Torn and Lee Grant. The movie was filmed entirely in and around Los Angeles, California. Despite its comedic overtones, Defending Your Life contains elements of drama and allegory.

Thoughts:

This film is damn near perfect, full of so many great details and big laughs, not to mention my favorite Meryl Streep performance. Rip Torn has also never been better.

Favorite quotes:

Comedian: "How'd you die?"
Daniel: "Onstage, like you."

Daniel: "Is this Heaven?"
Bob Diamond: "No, it isn't Heaven."
Daniel: "Is it Hell?"
Bob Diamond: "Nope, it isn't Hell either. Actually, there is no Hell. Although I hear Los Angeles is getting pretty close."

Daniel: "What is this?"
Julia: "It's my hotel."
Daniel: "This is your hotel?"
Julia: "Yeah. Where are you staying?"
Daniel: "Obviously at the place for people that weren't very generous and didn't adopt anybody. I'm at the Continental. Come over one day; we'll paint it."

Eduardo: "What about you, my friend? You like, eh, shrimp?"
Daniel: "Um, yeah."
Eduardo: "We can make it so fresh they crawl up and put it in your plate themselves. "
Daniel: "Aren't they high in cholesterol?"
Eduardo: "I don't know what you're talking about, but they high in everything. Don't worry about it."

Sushi chefs: "TAKE A PIIIISSSS!"

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Re: The Rest of the Best (Today's Topic Favourite Comedy Movies)
« Reply #27 on: July 08, 2011, 07:33:07 PM »
I still need to see The Wrong Guy.  Been meaning to do so.

And I guess I am going to have to give Johnny Dangerously another try one of these days.

I remember seeing it when it came out back in '84 and being very disappointed by it

You Icehole!  Johnny Dangerously is great!  It may be Keaton's best movie.


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Re: The Rest of the Best (Today's Topic Favourite Comedy Movies)
« Reply #28 on: July 08, 2011, 11:45:03 PM »
I saw Defending Your Life for the first time recently, and it is a fantastic film.  It definitely works as a comedy, but I almost think it's even more impressive as a gentle, sweet fantasy and brings probably the most well realized version of the afterlife I've ever seen: both beautiful and mundane.  If we do top 50 fantasy films, it'll be near the top of the list.


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Re: The Rest of the Best (Today's Topic Favourite Comedy Movies)
« Reply #29 on: July 09, 2011, 12:02:05 AM »
Alright, and today's topic is robots: who are your favourites?

List of Crap #4: Top 50 Robots
#50: Robocop
#49: Spirit & Opportunity
#48: Roomba
#47: B-9
#46: The Vision
#45: Machine Man
#44: Starscream
#43: Thundercleese
#42: Skutters
#41: Ro-Man
#40: Maximillian
#39: Mechagodzilla
#38: Sentinels
#37: Unicron
#36: Lopez
#35: R.O.B.
#34: Megaman
#33: Cylons
#32: Ed-209
#31: The Cybernetic Ghost of Christmas Past from the Future
#30: Calculon
#29: The Robot Devil
#28: Twiki
#27: Maria
#26: Roy Batty
#25: K-9
#24: ASIMO
#23: KITT
#22: Megatron
#21: HK-47
#20: C-3PO
#19: H.E.L.P.eR.
#18: AWESOM-O
#17: Robby the Robot
#16: The Iron Giant
#15: Bishop
#14: Gypsy
#13: Kryten
#12: HAL 9000
#11: Gort
#10: T-800
#9: Johnny 5
#8: Optimus Prime
#7: T-1000
#6: Data
#5: R2-D2
#4: Marvin the Paranoid Android
#3: Crow T. Robot
#2: Bender Bending Rodriguez
#1: Tom Servo

And here's mine...