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All great movies....I heard they are remaking Arthur.
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Heard that too. Have not seen Devil Wears Prada, because I am a heterosexual.
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Yes, with Russell Brand...should be interesting. He's a funny guy. The other interesting thing is that Hobson is going to be female (!!) - Dame Helen Mirren. Also, Nick Nolte as the murderous would-be father in law, Burt Johnson. Man, if Nick Nolte took the knife out of the cheese around me, I'd marry anyone he wanted me to.
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Heard that too. Have not seen Devil Wears Prada, because I am a heterosexual.
It doesn't sound like you know what the movie is about.
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The Devil Wears Prada is a good movie.
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On 2011-03-10 12:44, stoneunhinged wrote:
Right. That's the topic. I'm not sure whether it's a good topic, but I'll start.

The 1980s.

At least, that's what I arrive at when considering all the DVDs I own. Start a year or two early to get in Animal House, and maybe add a year or two, and you've got a good decade with some excellent comedy that hasn't gotten old.

Compare it to modern humor: I just don't laugh. I watched The Hangover a few days ago and only laughed out loud twice, which for me is pretty weak.

So it's the 1980s.

IMO.

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Now I'm curious...what two parts of The Hangover made you laugh out loud?
"Torture doesn't work" lol
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Heard that too. Have not seen Devil Wears Prada, because I am a heterosexual.
It doesn't sound like you know what the movie is about.


Yeah I do: Woman stuff.
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You're right: The Hangover wasn't funny. I didn't laugh during Knocked Up either. The only recent movie that I found hilarious was Superbad. It was raunchy, but I laughed so hard that I had Sprite coming out of my nose.
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On 2011-03-10 19:00, MagicSanta wrote:
All great movies....I heard they are remaking Arthur.

I saw the coming attractions the other day (while watching The Adjustment Bureau--snoozer alert!). It looks dreadful, it looks . . . let me put it this way, after two minutes of previews I was actually begging for Dudley Moore to come back to life.
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All great movies....I heard they are remaking Arthur.

I saw the coming attractions the other day (while watching The Adjustment Bureau--snoozer alert!). It looks dreadful, it looks . . . let me put it this way, after two minutes of previews I was actually begging for Dudley Moore to come back to life.


That's worth hoping for anyway...hell of a talented guy who died a nasty death too soon.
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On 2011-03-10 19:56, LobowolfXXX wrote:
Now I'm curious...what two parts of The Hangover made you laugh out loud?


Hm, off the top of my head? The first was when they were driving up to the school and the one guy says he's not supposed to be there. When he says "...or Chuck E Cheese", I laughed.

The other was the line, "I didn't know they gave out rings in the Holocaust". Bad joke on paper, but delivered perfectly.

Anyway, I enjoyed the movie, and the situation was humorous. I just didn't laugh at most of the jokes. Then again, I suppose I laugh a stupider sort of humor.

80s highlights for me (some films, like Animal House, would fit into more than one category, but I won't repeat the titles):


College themed movies: Animal House, Back to School (with Rodney Dangerfield), Revenge of the Nerds (both I and II).

Films with SNL veterans: Caddyshack, Fletch, Bluesbrothers, Ghostbusters, Fletch, National Lampoon's Vacation (all of them), This is Spinal Tap

John Hughes films (need I say more?)

Zucker, Abrahams, and Zucker films (though the last Naked Gun film was in the 90s)


Those are just sub-categories of 80s classics that I'm particularly fond of.
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See The Roommate, now that was really funny... Must have been the people I saw it with, once one person starts laughing it's all over and everything seems funny.


I had that problem with, of all things, "The Muppet Movie." Saw it on opening day at the Paramount Theater in New York City. It felt flat, not as wild as I'd hoped it would be. A few months later, I saw it again at the World Science Fiction convention in Boston. I was amazed at how much better the film seemed. Of course, being with an audience that knew what was funny and wasn't afraid to be seen laughing at it didn't hurt!
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I had that experience with the second Austin Powers; opening night, the theatre was full of people who loved the first one, and it was a riot. It even got a round of applause at the end. That atmosphere can't be recaptured.
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On 2011-03-11 00:04, clownybeth wrote:
You're right: The Hangover wasn't funny. I didn't laugh during Knocked Up either. The only recent movie that I found hilarious was Superbad. It was raunchy, but I laughed so hard that I had Sprite coming out of my nose.

Superbad was the funniest out of those three. I liked Pineapple Express as well. Remember laughing a lot at that.

30s. When the Marx brothers were funny.
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You're right: The Hangover wasn't funny. I didn't laugh during Knocked Up either. The only recent movie that I found hilarious was Superbad. It was raunchy, but I laughed so hard that I had Sprite coming out of my nose.
Superbad was great!!!
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Heard that too. Have not seen Devil Wears Prada, because I am a heterosexual.
It doesn't sound like you know what the movie is about.
No, not really.

Yeah I do: Woman stuff.
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Now I'm curious...what two parts of The Hangover made you laugh out loud?


Hm, off the top of my head? The first was when they were driving up to the school and the one guy says he's not supposed to be there. When he says "...or Chuck E Cheese", I laughed.



Yeah, they have a few allusions to Alan's past with kids...one of my favorites, that slipped on by until I considered in light of the line you cited and a few others, is when he says matter-of-factly that he's found a baby before, and Stu asks him where. "At a Coffee Bean." Ummmmmmmm yeah...presumably when his mom went to the counter to pick up her frappe.
"Torture doesn't work" lol
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Devil Wears Prada: Anne Hathaway (chick) gets a job under Meryl Streep (chick) at a fashion magazine (chick or metrosexual.)And there's romantic stuff. Total chick flick. If you like it, good for you, but don't try to push it on me. Makes me want to see it even less.
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Devil Wears Prada: Anne Hathaway (chick) gets a job under Meryl Streep (chick) at a fashion magazine (chick or metrosexual.)And there's romantic stuff. Total chick flick. If you like it, good for you, but don't try to push it on me. Makes me want to see it even less.


Just because Stanley Tucci's character's family wouldn't accept him because of his sexuality doesn't mean that would happen to you.
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