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Old 14th March 2011, 00:14   #3466
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I just finished the movie and fount it to be strictly average. 2/5

For quite a bit of time, Russel Crowe repeats his character in "A Beautiful Mind", a fantastic movie. But it does not go well with this very thin storyline.
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There was a gripping movie yesterday on Star..... gripping cos, dint want to go away from the telly.

GHOST WRITER.... imdb has a 7.5 on it... one of my favourite actors - Ewan Mcgregor.

Sadly had to step out of home...so cud not watch it...

Did anyone catch it?
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There was a gripping movie yesterday on Star..... gripping cos, dint want to go away from the telly.

GHOST WRITER.... imdb has a 7.5 on it... one of my favourite actors - Ewan Mcgregor.

Sadly had to step out of home...so cud not watch it...

Did anyone catch it?
saw some bit of it in the middle in the morning.
when he gets on the ferry in his beemer.
seemed good(now youre also saying so),recorded..gonna watch it today.
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Can you name some comedy movies. I would like to see which i have missed.

Hangover has all the ingredients to make it hot fav- awesome vegas, great acting, great storyline, super funny characters, cool music, hot babes and generous dose of comedy and suspense thrown it.
Hangover is quite good but I was seriously underwhelmed when i saw this movie, after listening to all the hype. My favourite comedy movie of recent times is "Superbad" which i liked much better than "The Hangover". Also, if you are a Star Wars fan, "Fanboys" was a very good comedy.
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Old 14th March 2011, 14:29   #3470
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Can you name some comedy movies. I would like to see which i have missed.
Le Diner des Cons (French movie with English subtitles)
Notting Hill
What about Bob?
Dirty Rotten Scoundrels
My Blue Heaven
Roxanne
Anger Management
Analyze This
Analyze That
Meet the Fockers
Meet the Parents
Nothing to Lose
Coming to America
Liar Liar
A Fish called Wanda
Fierce Creatures
Intolerable Cruelty
Fever Pitch (British)
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Looks like this is tbhp's favourite comedy. I liked the movie, but I ranked it around 3.5/5. I think of tons of comedies I like better
+1. Hangover is just about ok. Its not a great comedy per se. Its just very contemprary with glitzy landscape, beautiful people and a little humour thrown in. Would give the same rating myself.

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Le Diner des Cons (French movie with English subtitles)
Notting Hill
What about Bob?
Dirty Rotten Scoundrels
My Blue Heaven
Roxanne
Anger Management
Analyze This
Analyze That
Meet the Fockers
Meet the Parents
Nothing to Lose
Coming to America
Liar Liar
A Fish called Wanda
Fierce Creatures
Intolerable Cruelty
Fever Pitch (British)
I have highlighted the ones which i throughly liked and adding a few more which were better than Hangover. These are some movies that come on top of my mind. I am sure there are quite a few more.

Odd Couple-2
Blue Streak
Lock, Stock and 2 Smoking Barrels
Bowfinger
School of Rock
Trains, Planes and Automobiles
Dumb and the Dumber
There is something about Mary
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Any "My Cousin Vinny" fans here?

I like Marisa Tomei
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Any "My Cousin Vinny" fans here?

I like Marisa Tomei
Me, me. This is one of my favourites. You have another fan of Marisa Tomei here.
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+1. Hangover is just about ok. Its not a great comedy per se. Its just very contemprary with glitzy landscape, beautiful people and a little humour thrown in.
Exactly what I feel. The humour mainly came from the presence of Mike Tyson & also the quirky chinese guy.

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Lock, Stock and 2 Smoking Barrels
LS&2SB is one of my all time favourite movies. I would give it 4.5/5. However, I cannot think of it as a comedy at all.

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Any "My Cousin Vinny" fans here?

I like Marisa Tomei
The movie is great & so is Marisa Tomei in the movie.
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Nothing says comedy better than 'Gods must be crazy'.
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Any "My Cousin Vinny" fans here? I like Marisa Tomei
Darn! How can i forget this movie. It's one of the greatest comedy ever made. I must have seen this 25 times already and will see it another 100 times and wont get bored.

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LS&2SB is one of my all time favourite movies. I would give it 4.5/5. However, I cannot think of it as a comedy at all.
Though the movie is a crime caper but, it is way way lot humorous than many "so called" comedy movies. Each and every dialogue is a masterpiece with wit dripping out of it.

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Nothing says comedy better than 'Gods must be crazy'.
Great movie. But, I realized there are many movies like this one which you loved as a kid but, now you see it. They dont tickle your bones as much.

Another example is Dumb and Dumber. I loved it when i saw it in a movie theatre when it got released. Recently I saw the same movie on a DVD, it didnt make me laugh half as much.
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Le Diner des Cons (French movie with English subtitles)
Notting Hill
What about Bob?
Dirty Rotten Scoundrels
My Blue Heaven
Roxanne
Anger Management
Analyze This
Analyze That
Meet the Fockers
Meet the Parents
Nothing to Lose
Coming to America
Liar Liar
A Fish called Wanda
Fierce Creatures
Intolerable Cruelty
Fever Pitch (British)
aha!
add to this "the big lebowski", and well, "pulp fiction".
Go brit, and add "the life of brian" as well.
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Le Diner des Cons (French movie with English subtitles)
Notting Hill
What about Bob?

Dirty Rotten Scoundrels
My Blue Heaven
Roxanne
Anger Management
Analyze This
Analyze That
Meet the Fockers
Meet the Parents
Nothing to Lose
Coming to America
Liar Liar

A Fish called Wanda
Fierce Creatures
Intolerable Cruelty
Fever Pitch (British)
Thanks, have watched some of them listed in bold. Will catch up some more.

While i like the movies you have listed, there are some more which have tickled my funny bones. But then we may have different choices of comedies too.

Some comedy movies that comes to top of my mind are

Blue Streak
Home Alone series
Baby's day out
3 men and a baby
the pacifier
american pie series in some parts.
date night
due date
what happens in vegas
scary movie
road trip
and then some more. plenty of animated movies which would be part of comedies but would leave them out else list will be quite long.

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Exactly what I feel. The humour mainly came from the presence of Mike Tyson & also the quirky chinese guy.
I would like to point out a couple of scenes but I would get infraction for the same. But the one on the pool side with baby(if you know what i mean) was freaking hilarious. Then, making the baby wear sunglasses takes the cake too. The quirky chinese guy's one dialog was awesome in desert, again its a bit censored so won't write here. There are many more such scenarios in the movies which you can't avoid but laugh at the situation. i would say the movie has more situational comedy and that what makes it watchable.

I am in no way endorsing the movie as if i have directed it, but just sharing my thoughts. Obviously we will have difference of opinion, but then everybody has one.

Well one question I had about Hangover which they didn't answer was, how did a hen came inside their room? If you know do let me know.

Anyways, i enjoyed the movie and most of the times we friends watch it so that we can start commenting on the movie and have a great time laughing our heads off.

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Watched " Four Brothers" starring Mark Wahlberg and Tyrese Gibson.

Story of 4 brothers uniting to take revenge of their foster mother who is killed in a shoot-out in Detroit. Supposed to be an action movie which you will find plenty at the end but, it was not as exciting as the storyline promised.

Detroit looked good in winter. That was the best part.

MW wasted in this movie.

Stricly average

2/5

Note: Bigflix changed their pick-up request time from midnight to 5:30pm if you want the DVD to be delivered the very next day. No notice but, instantly implemented. This is a major let-down.

I feel their subscribers are increasing by hordes and unable to manage the logistics. But, damn that's not the reason to make the service inconvenient.

Will explore 70mm when time for renewal comes. Is it better than Bigflix? Thoughts please.
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Some comedy movies that comes to top of my mind are

Blue Streak
Home Alone series
Baby's day out
3 men and a baby
the pacifier
american pie series in some parts.
date night
due date
what happens in vegas
scary movie
road trip
I have seen all of the movies on this list (except due date) and have loved each one of them.

A few more favourites of mine

Death at a funeral
Happy Gilmore
You don't mess with the Zohan
Anger Management (yeah, I'm an Adam Sandler fan)
Zombieland (if that can be called a comedy)
Dirty Rotten Scoundrels
The Naked Gun Series

There are still a few which I can't remember now. And yes, I loved 'The Hangover' too.
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