Top 5 Comedy Trilogies

This weeks top 5 is…… TOP 5 COMEDY “TRILOGIES”!

1. National Lampoons Vacation’s

-The Griswold’s are Americas family! Whether it’s Walley World, Europe, Vegas or just at home forthe holidays… the Griswold’s big the laughs. Such classics!

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2. Austin Powers

-Yeah baby! Dr. Evil takes on Austin Powers and his deviant sexual habits. Mini Me, sharks with lasers, and plenty of henchman.

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3. American Pie’s

-Jim and his pie, Stifler and his mom, and that one time at band camp. You know what you’re getting… A raunchy laugh.

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4. Meet the Parents

– Gaylord aka Greg Focker might just have the future father-in-law all men have nightmares of. A solid pair of movies to start with but ended with a dud.

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5. The Hangover’s

-The wolf pack took Vegas by storm, brought the same storm to Bangkok, and now they are back in Vegas. Series started with a bang and followed with fizzle but deserves to be talked about.

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Ted (2012)

When I heard Seth MacFarlane was working on his first big screen movie, I was ecstatic. I have always loved Family Guy and couldn’t wait to see what he was going to do with live actors and this CGI bear aka Ted.

My expectations were met in this case because I loved Ted and thought it was extremely funny. I thought the cast was deep and well executed. The main dish may have been different than Seth’s cartoon shows but there was definitely a nice touch of that pop culture humor throughout the movie. Well done Seth!

Rating – A

Recommend it – Yes

 

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Oz: the Great and Powerful (2013)

Maybe it should have been called “Oz: the Not So Great and Rarely Powerful.” I can’t say I didn’t have high hopes for this movie and I also can’t say I that I didn’t hear all about the poor reviews. The movie isn’t good and that’s disappointed because I do love The Wizard of Oz, and the thought of going back to Oz was very exciting. The characters were fine, even though I didn’t particularly enjoy James Franco’s performance. He seems to be hit and miss with me and I just found him too cartoony in this movie. I know it’s a kids movie but even for that I thought he was over the top with it.

I did hear that they weren’t able to get rights to several things from The Wizard of Oz, and had to make some slight modifications and changes. Regardless, I do realize this is a Disney film and I’m not their target audience. The film is aimed at kids obviously and I can only hope it stirred up interest in one of the greatest family films ever in The Wizard of Oz. Also, the ending wasn’t bad. It probably saved this movie a whole letter grade for me. I did see they all signed on for a sequel and I know I will be seeing it still. I’m a gluten for punishment sometimes.

Rating – C

Recommend it – Yes, but only if you have kids.

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Silver Linings Playbook (2012)

This film flew under the radar for me up until award season and ended up being my favorite film of 2012. Not exactly something I want to admit, especially when you look up the cast and see who the wrote and directed it. Regardless, when award season rolls around I always try to catch as many of the films as I can. So in late November/early December my fiancé and I had to go check this one out. We both walked out loving it and I pre-ordered it on iTunes when i got home. When it was released recently I downloaded it and finally got around to watching it again this weekend. I still love this film.

David O Russell was able to take these two characters, with a tough topic in mental illness, and make the perfect combination of drama and comedy. If I had to make a list of the top 5 funniest films of 2012 this would be on it. Bradley Cooper and Jennifer Lawrence had an incredible rapport and deserved all the recognition they received. ¬†Especially the from the coveted Watched It’s.

Rating – A

Recommend It – Yes

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Identity Thief (2013)

Identity Thief was not a movie I was eager to see by any means. The trailer was bad and had to many potentially funny scenarios spoiled in this 2 minute preview. I have also never heard a positive review or comment about this movie, besides the all to common “it had a few laughs in it.” So right off the bat… I’m going in with low expectations.

So on this Saturday morning, as my two month old lay asleep in his bassinet, we rented Identity Thief off iTunes. The movie made me laugh a couple times but was far from hilarious. Melissa McCarthy is quickly becoming my favorite comedic actress. She is hilarious but unfortunately the script was not. Jason Bateman did the Jason Bateman thing, while Eric Stonestreet (Modern Family) was great in his small part as Big Chuck.

The movie is fine as long as you know what you are getting; a couple laughs, a poor plot, and T.I., yes the rapper T.I., acting.

Rating – C

Recommend it – No

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