Unfunny Comedies?

Discussion in 'Visual Arts' started by driverdrummer, Jul 29, 2015.

  1. Yeah

    Yeah Well-Known Member

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    That's it exactly.
     
  2. Rocker

    Rocker Senior Member

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    Most of them.
     
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  3. "Deal of the century" by noted comedy director William Friedkin!
     
  4. driverdrummer

    driverdrummer Forum Resident Thread Starter

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    In the middle of watching Get Hard, I told myself I'm glad I'm not an actor!
     
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  5. ducksdeluxe

    ducksdeluxe Traded for a player to be named later

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    Remove Monty Python from the original list, and I'm with you. Other than that, and yes, add Jim Carrey, and pretty much any comedy actors/shows that went from TV to movies (excepting Monty Python, of course). Did we really need a Bewitched movie? And any former SNL cast member in the credits means I ain't watching.
     
  6. Oatsdad

    Oatsdad Oat, Biscuits and Abbie: Best Dogs Ever

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    :confused: Because you don't want to make millions of dollars like Ferrell and Hart do?
     
  7. Oatsdad

    Oatsdad Oat, Biscuits and Abbie: Best Dogs Ever

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    Friedkin directed that???? Wow - I never realized that.

    Granted, when "DotC" came out, I doubt I knew who he was. Looking at it now, Friedkin seems like a bizarre choice to direct that flick...
     
  8. Glenn Christense

    Glenn Christense Foremost Beatles expert... on my block

    Welcome To Mooseport starring Ray Romano
     
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  9. JerolW

    JerolW Forum Resident

    I liked Mooseport because of Gene Hackman.

    jerol
     
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  10. aforchione

    aforchione Forum Resident

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    I agree...this show is not funny at all and has no redeeming qualities...bad writing, bad acting, unbelievable that it is still on the air. And I just saw an ad that it is starting in syndication in the fall. Only in America can people get very rich off of crap like this show.
     
  11. Robin L

    Robin L Musical Omnivore

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    Just about anything Adam Sandler.
     
  12. The Wanderer

    The Wanderer Seeker of Truth

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    most - comedy does not age well
     
  13. guppy270

    guppy270 Forum Resident

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    The thing is, I can watch a comedy film from the 1930s-1950s, not laugh out loud once, but still be pretty entertained. I think it's (mostly) from the 1980s-up big Hollywood multi-multi-million dollar extravaganza comedies that flat-out suck that most people are listing here....Deal of the Century, Bewitched, Grown Ups 2, etc. It just seems more "offensive" to throw millions of dollars and promotion behind something so patently unfunny.
     
  14. The Panda

    The Panda Forum Mutant

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    There are just tons of horrible juvenile comedies shoved out since the late 70's to make a quick buck. We call them [boob] comedies, since so much of the humor revolves around laughing at naked women/girls. We flip through the free movies on Comcast, and you can still see them. Some I can remember the title, some I can't.
     
  15. misterdecibel

    misterdecibel Bulbous Also Tapered

    "Dirty Love" or anything touched by Jenny McCarthy. Amazingly un-funny.
     
  16. The Panda

    The Panda Forum Mutant

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    Ugh. Add the Stepford 'comedy' remake.
    There are some actors and actresses who are just too serious and contemplative to deliver comedic lines, and she is one of them.
     
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  17. Oatsdad

    Oatsdad Oat, Biscuits and Abbie: Best Dogs Ever

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    When I reviewed the movie in 2004, apparently I disagreed! :)

    "Hackman particularly seems somewhat drab. He mostly looks bored and goes into the role on cruise control."
     
  18. Oatsdad

    Oatsdad Oat, Biscuits and Abbie: Best Dogs Ever

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    Topical comedy doesn't age well, but a lot of comedy is timeless...
     
  19. Lightworker

    Lightworker Forum Resident

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    Most Will Ferrell films are a disappointment. Even when he has a good script (Talladega Nights) he overdoes it and slips into
    his tired "man-child" shtick at the drop of a hat. Old School had it's funny moments though...
     
  20. driverdrummer

    driverdrummer Forum Resident Thread Starter

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    Unfunny stereotypes in Get Hard too(Last Rant on that movie too!) I loved Anchorman 2 though.
     
  21. driverdrummer

    driverdrummer Forum Resident Thread Starter

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    What kind of comedy is Superbad? All I remember were a constant stream of F-Bombs...
     
  22. Oatsdad

    Oatsdad Oat, Biscuits and Abbie: Best Dogs Ever

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    I liked "Talladega Nights", though it took me a couple of screenings to enjoy it - I wasn't wild about it the first time.

    Reilly's the best thing about "TN". The Ferrell character is too much of a prick too much of the time.

    I like a lot of Ferrell flicks but I've never quite embraced "Old School". Just watched it again the other week - it's enjoyable but not as funny as it probably should be, IMO...
     
  23. Oatsdad

    Oatsdad Oat, Biscuits and Abbie: Best Dogs Ever

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    "Superbad" used the "f-word" 190 times, or 1.61 times per minute.

    That's not even the most "f-words" in a Jonah Hill comedy - "22 Jump Street" had 1.78 per minute!

    Another Hill movie - "Wolf of Wall Street" - had 3.16 per minute. If this chart is correct, that's the most "f-word packed" mainstream movie ever made:

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_films_that_most_frequently_use_the_word_"****"
     
  24. driverdrummer

    driverdrummer Forum Resident Thread Starter

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    Man he's my least favorite actor of all time:hide:
     
  25. Oatsdad

    Oatsdad Oat, Biscuits and Abbie: Best Dogs Ever

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    You need to see more actors! :shh:
     

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