A "Weird" Al fan growing up, this movie was peppered with silly sight gags and parody ideas of gameshows, talkshows and anything TV in general with Weird Al's own bent take on things. Panned and ignored when it debuted in the bloated Summer of 89, it has achieved cult status now.
See the full review, "Would UHF gone satelite if it was made today?".
The movie that bumped my former favorite Christmas movie, "A Christmas Story" for first place and it's a scream with it's slovenly and foul mouthed attitude. Billy Bob Thornton is a lecherous and boozing mall santa, who along with his diminutive partner rob dept stores on Christmas Eve.
See the full review, ""Mommy! Santa smells like beer!"".
One of the biggest comedies, nay MOVIES of the 80's and it's reputation is well worth it as Eddie Murphy in his best role and acting job ever is a cop from Detroits dirty streets who heads to the sunny and snotty Beverly Hills to find his friend's killer. Makes a comment on both sides of social status and keeps action and laughs going. It doesn't talk down to the audience either like a lesser movie would.
Jim Carey's other big movie at the time along with Ace Ventura is just as funny but has some great gags to work with in his costar Jeff Bridges in this tale of two imbicles on the road to Aspen to return lost property. Tasteless as hell, but the Farrelly brothers had another one for us....
See the full review, "Exactly what it says on the tin.".
in this comedy about BOWLING. Woody Harrelson stars as a washed up 70's bowling star and Randy Quaid is his Amish prodegy. Add Vanessa Angel to the mix to help sex things up and you have this sleeper hit from the mid ninties that piled on gross and funny gags. Oh and BILL MURRAY is here too. How could this NOT be good?
See the full review, "Only Bill Murray could make a bad combover rocking".
Murphy again and made and excellent pairing with Nick Nolte as a hard boiled cop in this prototype cop/buddy movie where the buddys have no problem berating and beating each other up, or in Nolte's case using racial stereotypes and other UNPC remarks. The whole thing is pretty UNPC and it's pretty funny as Eddie and Nick are on the trail of a cop killer/former gang member or Murphy's. Ignore it's lame sequel and enjoy this one.
A movie the lived up to it's hype and made Steve Carrell an A list star and he's a wonderful lead who is playing the titular character, a nice guy who gets coaching from his friends on how to finally lose his cherry, but to who. Full of laughs and thankfully doesn't rely on dumb cameos and injokes for it's laughs.
See the full review, "You listen to too many people, listen to yourself.".
Never did I laugh harder at a movie that if I knew my parents would see, knowing I saw it-they would have a fit. But the fit would have been worth it for this story of the famous foursome of Colorado youths and their battles with over protective parents, the gay couple of Satan and Saddam Hussein and a war with Canada and the US. The movie goes full throttle with what they can get away with and it was real hard to watch the TV show again after this seeing how they had to scale back.
John Landis's landmark film about two blues musicians/brothers who must raise money to save they're orphanage from being torn down. Great lines from Dan Ackroyd and John Belushi, another great cast of characters and plenty of great car chases and car smashups. OH and it's a musical too. Ray Charles, James Brown, and others provide a memorable soundtrack.
A controversal choice but I'm a fan of Larry's and his first movie as amaturish and corny but again a great cast is on hand, not to mention protect Larry in this tale of an Ironchef tournament in danger with a food poisoning threat sweeping the city. Larry tones it down a smidge for the movie's sake but it's still his humor making the movie go. We really do need to see more of Tom Wilson.
See the full review, ""Well da'gum what do we have cook'in in here?"".
Born in Wausau Wisconsin. Move at an early age to Ventura California and lived for 8 years. Growing up in a big city landscape didn't prepare me for my next move: Archbold Ohio with a population of … more