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TAFC# 7: Funniest. Movie. EVER.
by Turtle Jones
Another week, another poll.
This time we're all about the laughs. Specifically, movies that make you laugh. We want to know what your all time favorite comedy is.
Now, we know there are a billion good comedies out there (good being a subjective term to be interpreted by each of you individually), so we're expecting the nomination list to be long and wide. But by Wednesday, we'll narrow that list down to about 25 and put them in the final poll.
We're doing it a bit different this week. Nominations will run through Wednesday night only. Poll will be on Thursday and Friday we will announce the winner.
Get in as many titles as you want. I suggest you say a little something about why you are throwing your movie in, as when we whittle the list down for the poll, you may be able to persuade us to include yours by a few well chosen words.
The editors will start you off with their picks:
Rather than go with my all time favorite comedy here (because I know all of them will be nominated at some point, so I don't want to preach to the choir), I'm going to go with what I think is a very underrated, not seen enough comedy: Nothing To Lose.
Funny thing is, I'm not a big fan of either Martin Lawrence or Tim Robbins. But together in this movie, they made me laugh so hard I shot milk out of my nose. And I don't even drink milk.
Sure, the plot is predictable and contrived (black/white good guy/bad guy buddy film), and most of the dialogue is mediocre at best, but it's worth it juts for the freaked-out spider dance Robbins does and Lawrence screaming "Please don't kill me freaky Jason!" and Steve Oderker's security guard bit.
If you never saw it, queue it up in the netflix now and give it a try.
My favorite is Snatch. Let me tell you why, other than the sexually suggestive name. The Snatch Drinking Game. The rules are simple. Everyone picks a character. Every time that character comes on screen, you take a drink. If you know Guy Ritchie's fimmaking style, you'll realized how unbelievably shitty drunk you'll be if you have a main character (first time I saw this movie, they made me play the drinking game and I was Turkish). In addition to that, everyone drinks anytime someone says "I fookin hate pikeys".
Don't do this with hard liquor. You will die. -BH
South Park: Bigger, Longer And Uncut. It would also get my vote for best musical and best war movie. The jokes in South Park hardly ever get out of the gutter but they still come off as smarter than a lot of the crap you see in other movies. It’s not always easy to write a funny song either, at least it doesn’t happen much, but the whole soundtrack is hilarious… you uncle fucker.
Turtle needs a drink.
Well this is another hard one for me. I am really getting sick of these polls that have a shitload to do with nothing I know about. I mean really, do you guys need any more proof from me that I am talking out of my ass 90 percent of the time? Now you want to bump that up to 95 percent? OK then. Let's do it. Another countdown that I am woefully unfamiliar with. Movies. Funny ones. Well let's try to see if I remember any. Hm. Funny movies.
Ok. One of the best. Just for a few weird reasons that I will get into later, has to be Weird Science. Anthony Michael Hall, a great yet forgotten actor, makes one of his finest appearances in this one. A couple of nerdy kids who get a hot broad. Ignoring the easy answers of what to do with her, they decide to use her to find the broads they are really in love with. Wouldn't really be my first idea of what to do with her but then again how many people want someone else to sit around with them on Sunday afternoons placing bets on how many ways The History Channel can sneak Hitler references into each and every fucking show.
See. That's just me. And maybe Michele. So maybe Michele and I share that. And maybe Hitler. But that is just between us. And The History Channel.
Be that as it may, they DON'T screw her till she sees Jesus and they DON'T make bets on The History Channel with her. Instead they go on a pretty funny trip and make some real cool friends. The guys at the drinking man's bar have to be the coolest cats on screen. Not only are they cool, but they drink bourbon. That makes them cool. Dark smoky clubs, bourbon and friends named "Fats" make you cool. By fucking default you are cool if you also smoke cigars. Add a hat and you are the fucking Pimp Of The Year.
But these cats just make the party bigger and somehow they end up with Wez from the Road Warrior and the Bald Guy from The Hills Have Eyes in their living room. See, another cool part of this movie. Supporting Australian has-been actors. No other movie, sans Shrimp on the Barbie with Cheech Marin, has done so much to support Australian Actors. I mean let's face it. Being in Road Warrior was like discovering King Tut's tomb. Only a few were going to make it out alive and if your name wasn't Mel Gibson you better get ready to have a mummy's dick up your ass.
So the movie was really kind of funny.
All it needed was Randall "Tex" Cobb in it and it would have been up there with Gone With The Wind or some shit like that. - T