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Wednesday, May 16, 2007

Film Festival

I am going to be hosting a comedy film festival for my friends in June and while I have a film for each decade from 1920 to 1990, I need a film that was made between 2000 and 2007. I reach out to you for your favorites, and the most voted for film will be the last film shown.
Some films I have thought of are "Best in Show" and "Reno 911:Miami!". What's your favorite?
 
Here is the rest of the lineup:
 
1920's: "The Gold Rush" (1925) Charlie Chaplin's comic masterpiece centers on the hardships of life on the Alaskan frontier. The Little Tramp plays a pathetic, lonely prospector who journeys to the Klondike hoping to discover gold and make his fortune. Instead, he gets mixed up with some burly characters and falls in love with the beautiful Georgia
 
1930's: "Duck Soup" (1933) The Marx Brothers are at their sidesplitting best in this raucous political satire, which teems with razor-sharp humor. Thanks to the patronage of well-heeled widow Mrs. Teasdale ( Margaret Dumont), Rufus T. Firefly (Groucho) becomes dictator of the tiny country of Freedonia. When the ambassador of the bordering nation of Sylvania declares his love for Mrs. Teasdale, Firefly declares war. Chico, Harpo and Zeppo costar as spies and counterspies.
 
1940's: "The Philadelphia Story" (1940) Socialite Tracy Lord (Katharine Hepburn ) prepares to remarry, but her ex (Cary Grant) and a tabloid reporter (Best Supporting Actor Oscar-winner James Stewart) have other ideas as they converge on her home for a fateful visit. The three stars form an incomparable romantic triangle in one of the most tantalizing screwball romances ever.
 
1950's: "Some Like it Hot" (1959) With its transvestitism, palpable sex and murder, Billy Wilder's legendary screwball comedy reveals dark, hilarious roots. Musicians Jack Lemmon and Tony Curtis accidentally witness the St. Valentine's Day Massacre and get out of town the only way they know how -- dressed as women. On the road to Florida with an all-girl band, they meet Sugar Kane ( Marilyn Monroe), and things start to heat up in this legendary farce.
 
1960's: "Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb" (1964) In director Stanley Kubrick's blackly comedic send-up of the nuclear age, deranged American general Jack D. Ripper leads an attack against the Russians that sets the stage for Armageddon. In a series of virtuoso comic performances, Peter Sellers plays an impotent U.S. president, a harried British captain and an ex-Nazi bomb maker.
 
1970's: "Young Frankenstein" (1974) Shot in glorious black and white, writer-director Mel Brooks' finest work both parodies and salutes the 1930s Frankenstein movies. Co-writer Gene Wilder soars as mad scientist Frederich Frankenstein ("Fronkensteen!" he insists), with hilarious support from Marty Feldman as Igor, Peter Boyle as the monster, Teri Garr, and the late, great Madeline Kahn.
 
1980's: "A Fish Called Wanda" (1988) A crooked foursome commits the heist of the century and is about to get away ... until the London police arrest one of them. Can the three on the lam ( Michael Palin, Jamie Lee Curtis and Kevin Kline) persuade their comrade's lawyer ( John Cleese) to reveal the stolen loot's location? Laugh-out-loud funny, A Fish Called Wanda explores the notion of "honor" among thieves.
 
1990's: "Office Space" (1999) In a film that takes plenty of jabs at the nihilism of corporate life, Ron Livingston plays office drone Peter Gibbons, who conspires with his cubicle cohorts to embezzle money from their soulless employers. With help and hindrance from those around him -- including the eminently quotable workplace nerd Milton Waddams ( Stephen Root) -- and the affection of waitress Joanna ( Jennifer Aniston), Gibbons may just find his sanity … and his revenge.
 
 2000's: What will it be???
 
*Thanks to Netflix for the film synopses.

6 Comments:

Blogger I-66 said...

Supertroopers? Jay & Silent Bob Strike Back? Old School?

5/16/2007 03:46:00 PM  
Blogger I-66 said...

Wedding Crashers.

5/16/2007 03:46:00 PM  
Blogger DCSportsChick said...

I better be invited!

5/16/2007 05:08:00 PM  
Blogger Caps Nut said...

Star Wars Episode III: The Revenge of the Sith.

It has to be the most unintentionally funny movie ever made. Especially whenever Natalie Portman speaks.

5/17/2007 01:53:00 PM  
Blogger E :) said...

Thank You For Smoking or Best in Show. Definitely good picks.

5/17/2007 06:13:00 PM  
Anonymous haveyouseenlucky said...

You must have posted this KNOWING I was going to come stomping around telling you that you have these movies all wrong.

The greatest comedy EVER is 1985's Pee Wee's Big Adventure. Replace that fish movie NOW.

I really liked that you picked a Peter Sellers movie for the 60s but that one is really obtusely funny don't you think? It make good points and everything, but if you want your sides to hurt from laughing you should get "Pink Panther" or even better, if you haven't seen it yet, "The Party"

I thought Waiting For Guffman was way better than Best in Show.

I haven't seen a lot of comedies from the 40s but one my for reals for reals all time favorite movies of forever is the 1941 comedy "The Lady Eve"

5/18/2007 12:03:00 AM  

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