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Forum: Movie Reviews 1 day ago
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Posted By kgaard
Airplane! was my #12. Take your plot and a lot of...

Airplane! was my #12. Take your plot and a lot of your dialogue from an earlier non-comedy, tweak it a little to make it even stupider, and boom! you've got a classic. This will be, I'm sure, the...
Forum: Movie Reviews 2 days ago
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Posted By kgaard
Obligatory: ...

Obligatory:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x01l_jMhjVM&t=1s
Forum: Movie Reviews 2 days ago
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Posted By kgaard
When Arsenic and Old Lace came up, I mentioned...

When Arsenic and Old Lace came up, I mentioned that it was one of two movies we'd regularly check out of the local library. This was the other one, so it's not just a great comedy, it's a treasured...
Forum: Movie Reviews 3 days ago
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Posted By kgaard
Contuining the trend, Monty Python and the Holy...

Contuining the trend, Monty Python and the Holy Grail was also my #5. Possibly the perfect movie for irreverent teenage boys. Is Life of Brian a better movie? Is Holy Grail funnier? Maybe! Who cares!...
Forum: Movie Reviews 4 days ago
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Posted By kgaard
Okay, but nothing in that article outright...

Okay, but nothing in that article outright suggests "canceling" the movie. You could infer that, sure, but why?

The basic critique of the article is that the movie suggests that Phil has gone...
Forum: Movie Reviews 4 days ago
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Posted By kgaard
Ghostbusters is the last of the top 10 that I...

Ghostbusters is the last of the top 10 that I expected to appear that isn't on my list (though there have been some surprises, so we'll see). To be honest, I've been mildly disappointed with it ever...
Forum: Movie Reviews 5 days ago
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Posted By kgaard
Like how it feels when doves cry.

Like how it feels when doves cry.
Forum: Movie Reviews 5 days ago
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Posted By kgaard
I do think the critical needle has moved a lot on...

I do think the critical needle has moved a lot on this one over time. When the BBC did a top 100 comedies list (https://www.bbc.com/culture/article/20170821-the-100-greatest-comedies-of-all-time)...
Forum: Movie Reviews 5 days ago
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Posted By kgaard
I admit I'm a little surprised at all of the...

I admit I'm a little surprised at all of the surprise over Groundhog Day placing this high. It's true that on the surface it seems like a kind of dopey Bill Murray romcom. And a single viewing might...
Forum: Movie Reviews 6 days ago
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Posted By kgaard
Ooh, that's a big lock, alright! A list of...

Ooh, that's a big lock, alright!

A list of the best comedies of all time would look pretty ridiculous without the Marx Bros. Comical, even! Thank god that didn't come to pass. Duck Soup, breezy,...
Forum: Movie Reviews 1 week ago
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Posted By kgaard
I like Some Like It Hot fine (I think it's better...

I like Some Like It Hot fine (I think it's better than The Seven Year Itch and Irma La Douce in Wilder's filmography), but it was never in contention for my list.
Forum: Movie Reviews 1 week ago
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Posted By kgaard
Blazing Saddles was also my #10, apparently...

Blazing Saddles was also my #10, apparently confirming my absolutely nailed-on taste. What can one say about this film? It's funny! It has Madeline Kahn! It has that word! For my money, the scene...
Forum: Movie Reviews 1 week ago
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Posted By kgaard
Actually, watching these clips, maybe it is a...

Actually, watching these clips, maybe it is a belly-laugh movie. Just really highly recommended, friends.
Forum: Movie Reviews 1 week ago
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Posted By kgaard
It's true that comedy is subjective, but I think...

It's true that comedy is subjective, but I think more germane to this list is that what's funny is subjective. These are not the same thing! Like, I don't think you will get much argument that, for...
Forum: Movie Reviews 1 week ago
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Posted By kgaard
A Shot in the Dark was my #15 and Tootsie was my...

A Shot in the Dark was my #15 and Tootsie was my #16. I'm not totally shocked at either missing, although I thought Tootsie had a decent chance. It's not a belly-laugh movie, but it does have one of...
Forum: Movie Reviews 1 week ago
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Posted By kgaard
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For better or worse, 101-120 will likely make it very clear what's actually in the top 10.
Forum: Movie Reviews 1 week ago
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Posted By kgaard
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Ten films to go and there are still 7 from my list that I'm faaairly confident will make it. But there have some curveballs, so we'll see. The unpredictability is a feature, not a bug.
Forum: Movie Reviews 1 week ago
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Posted By kgaard
Pegg/Wright/Frost really nailing it at the top of...

Pegg/Wright/Frost really nailing it at the top of the list. They do have some of the funniest stuff of the last 20-25 years, though I agree with the poster who preferred Spaced to all of their films...
Forum: Movie Reviews 1 week ago
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Posted By kgaard
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I haven't seen Spinal Tap in ages, and I didn't vote for it, but no surprise to see it here. Classic mockumentary, plus there was a pretty great Spinal Tap bit on The Simpsons.
Forum: Movie Reviews 1 week ago
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Posted By kgaard
Yeah, here we go! I'm expecting a bunch of my...

Yeah, here we go! I'm expecting a bunch of my picks to start showing up and here are two of them. In general, the best parodies are the ones that most clearly embrace their source material. They may...
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European: Lets Talk Football
Posted By kgaard
Ah, that makes sense. I'm always pro-player in...

Ah, that makes sense. I'm always pro-player in these instances. I have no resentment toward Modric or Bale or Eriksen or any other player who has left Spurs over the years. And if Kane had managed to...
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European: Lets Talk Football
Posted By kgaard
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Here at home I was at the friendly between NYRB and Barcelona on Saturday. It was entertaining even if Lewandowski isn't sharp yet. The Barca fans really seemed to have it in for Gerard Pique, not...
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European: Lets Talk Football
Posted By kgaard
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Toone's goal was a pretty special one for a final. Congrats to England.
Forum: Movie Reviews 1 week ago
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Posted By kgaard
This bit is so stupid, and it makes me laugh...

This bit is so stupid, and it makes me laugh every time I see it, including now.
Forum: Movie Reviews 1 week ago
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The Movie Forums Top 100 Comedies Countdown
Posted By kgaard
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Oh, here's two more great ones. I voted for a different ZAZ movie, you know the one, but Naked Gun is pretty hilarious. It was probably one of my last cuts.

And The Princess Bride is just...