Unfunny Comedies?

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

  1. Thievius

    Thievius Blue Oyster Cult-ist

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    My sister LOVES stupid Adam Sandler movies, she'll watch Grownups 2 for the millionth time and I'll just walk out of the room shaking my head. Its just so mind numbingly stupid and unfunny.
     
  2. rjp

    rjp Senior Member

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    big article in entertainment weekly about the lack of sitcoms on Tv anymore,,,,,,,,,,,i can tell them exactly why, because none of them even remotely funny.

    the one new one 'ghosts' have you seen the previews, oh my god it looks simply horrible, just horrible.
     
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  3. adm62

    adm62 Senior Member

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    He was funny on Tiswas
     
  4. Oatsdad

    Oatsdad Oat, Biscuits, Abbie & Mitzi: Best Dogs Ever

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    "Don't like something that switches out white males for females or another ethnicity? Just call it 'woke' - no other comments necessary!" :sigh:
     
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  5. fairaintfair

    fairaintfair I Buried Paul

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    Who you quoting, exactly?
     
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  6. wondergrape

    wondergrape Forum Resident

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    Disagree. 30 Rock is one of the funniest shows of all time.
     
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  7. goodiesguy

    goodiesguy Confide In Me

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    Or maybe, just maybe, it was a really crap movie.
     
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  8. AndrewK

    AndrewK Forum Resident

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    Baby Mama was funny :D
     
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  9. AndrewK

    AndrewK Forum Resident

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    I recently watched 2 of his Netflix movies........silly and enjoyable if you don't think too much :)

    The Do-Over
    Murder Mystery
     
  10. mradmack

    mradmack Roxanne + Geoff.

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    I had the extreme misfortune to watch this Sex Lives of the Potato Men - Wikipedia . A truly ghastly "thing". I think the notion was to make a "close to the bone" knockabout, Laddish comedy, that you'd watch, drunk, once. It is indescribably bad.
     
  11. Oatsdad

    Oatsdad Oat, Biscuits, Abbie & Mitzi: Best Dogs Ever

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    You figure it out! :shh:
     
  12. Oatsdad

    Oatsdad Oat, Biscuits, Abbie & Mitzi: Best Dogs Ever

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    If someone wants to criticize the 2016 "Ghostbusters" as a "really crap movie" because they didn't think it was funny or smart or well-acted or the like, have at it.

    I enjoyed it but tastes are subjective.

    But to simply knock the movie as "woke" is cheap and meaningless.

    "GB16" went with a main cast of women instead of men. That doesn't make it "woke" or patronizing...
     
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  13. Oatsdad

    Oatsdad Oat, Biscuits, Abbie & Mitzi: Best Dogs Ever

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    Tina Fey is pretty close to my ideal woman: smart, funny, and gorgeous.

    And we both attended the same college at the same time! I blew my chance! :cry:
     
  14. fairaintfair

    fairaintfair I Buried Paul

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    Nope. Ghostbusters was filled with woke tropes that belabored the already paper thin writing. Because you may find this type of politicizing palatable doesn't mean that woke sensibility/aethetics doesnt exist or is not worthy of complaint. It does. It is.

    And I dont even think Tina Fey (who I consider a comedic genius) or her crew of 30 Rock writers could have saved this disaster.
     
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  15. Instant Dharma

    Instant Dharma Do I hear dogs barking on that thing?

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    The only Adam Sandler movie I found even remotely funny was Happy Gilmour and that wasn’t so much due to him as to the cast and the witty writing and some of the cheap gags. And also Golf deserves to be made fun of in a way.
     
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  16. goodiesguy

    goodiesguy Confide In Me

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    Tina Fey's stuff leaves me cold personally, but I agree that she is good from a writing perspective :righton:

    In saying that, I've never really watch the 30 Rock show, so might be one to look at. I'm only going by the Award Show stuff and the bits and pieces off SNL.
     
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  17. Oatsdad

    Oatsdad Oat, Biscuits, Abbie & Mitzi: Best Dogs Ever

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    Or maybe - just maybe - some people go out of their way to find "woke tropes"! :shh:

    "GB16" never stood a chance of fair appraisal because too many overly sensitive types felt soooo offended that they made an all-female "Ghostbusters".

    It had nothing to do with "wokeism" - it was basic misogyny...
     
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  18. Brickie

    Brickie Forum Resident

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    Friends,M*A*S*H and Cheers
     
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  19. dance_hall_keeper

    dance_hall_keeper Forum Resident

  20. Lightworker

    Lightworker Forum Resident

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    30 Rock had its moments for sure...but usually in spite of Fey, not because she was anything special as an actor/comedian.
     
  21. Lightworker

    Lightworker Forum Resident

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    More scary than funny...but not in a good way!
     
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  22. fairaintfair

    fairaintfair I Buried Paul

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    Sure! That's very possible.

    But I went thinking that it may be a fun reboot?

    Instead I got an insufferably sexist, woke mess.
     
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  23. RhodyDave125

    RhodyDave125 Streetwalkin' Cheetah

    This movie. Maybe the worst movie I ever watched.

    It was painfully unfunny, and I watched this on a fishing weekend away with a buddy and we'd been drinking like fish and laughing at just about anything and everything except this horrible stupid movie. We only watched it because we'd heard good things about it, and his sister left the dvd up the camp, so we were almost a captive audience.

    We both hated it, and only watched it to see if anything in it would make one of us actually laugh. Never happened.

    I'd rather get a root canal un-anesthetized than ever sit through this again.


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  24. Scowl

    Scowl Forum Resident

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    The first unfunny comedy experience I can remember was seeing Buddy Buddy (directed by the legendary Billy Wilder) with my mom. No one in the theater laughed more than a couple of times through the whole movie. I figured I was too young to understand sophisticated humor, so I rented it again a few years ago and I still think it's full of lines that are supposed to be funny but just aren't.
     
  25. AndrewK

    AndrewK Forum Resident

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    I liked Grown Ups, several scenes made me laugh, like for example the peeing in the pool scene with blue chemical, and fixing the car scene. Definitely a funny movie
     
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