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DVDs and Films You Have Watched Recently 3 - The Final Insult

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3 hours ago, Merzbow said:

Or Hannibal Buress and an actual Pig in a surreal as fuck cop show.

Quit giving Adult Swim ideas

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10 hours ago, chokeout said:

Woooooooooooah. Planes, Trains is wonderful on loads of levels. It's got that perfect balance of John Hughes comedy / sentiment 

How can you not cry when Steve Martin finds out, you know what. I get tears when I know it's coming. After that, it's that little girl singing "Everytime you go away.." during the credits. Streaming down.

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3 hours ago, bAzTNM#1 said:

How can you not cry when Steve Martin finds out, you know what. I get tears when I know it's coming. After that, it's that little girl singing "Everytime you go away.." during the credits. Streaming down.

I get that, totally. But people talk about it being one of the all time funniest films and it's not. It's decent John Hughes fare. Breakfast Club as a whole still holds up much better

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No it does not. Breakfast Club survives on nostalgia alone. PTaA has great laughs that survive the test of time and John Candy at his loveable best. Not to mention Steve Martin doing his best serious man. You want badly aged comedy go watch The Jerk. PTaA has two of the comedy greats at their best. 

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If you want to see how timelessly brilliant Planes Trains and Automobiles is you could also watch the godawful remake of it that is 'Due Date'. But don't, because it's dogshit. But do, because you deserve to watch a terrible film after slagging Planes Trains and Automobiles, and you need to learn a lesson in why it is so great.

 

Edit: I think Devon needs to do a 'my best film' thread for Steve Martin.

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9 minutes ago, Chest Rockwell said:

Edit: I think Devon needs to do a 'my best film' thread for Steve Martin.

No need for that, it's clearly Father Of The Bride Part II followed by Three Amigos!.

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Man With Two Brains never fails to make me laugh. Steve Martin really went on a hot streak in the late 70s and 80s film wise. God knows what happened.

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32 minutes ago, Factotum said:

Man With Two Brains never fails to make me laugh. Steve Martin really went on a hot streak in the late 70s and 80s film wise. God knows what happened.

I guess this is going to put me among the Philistines, but I found Bowfinger genuinely hilarious, and that was in 1999, way past Martin's and Murphy's primes.

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Oh I agree, I like Bowfinger, but by then as you say he had gone past his prime and he started to make shite. But before that everyone of his films is a little joy. Bowfinger was definitely his last good film, he then went onto making those Pink Panther movies which must have just been because he needed to buy some more banjos.

 

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He’s pretty good in Baby Mama, which despite its awful name, isn’t that bad. 

Agreed that Bowfinger was great. For me it’s Dirty Rotten Scoundrels as that was a film me and my Dad watched a lot when I was younger. Absolutely cracks me up.

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3 hours ago, Chest Rockwell said:

If you want to see how timelessly brilliant Planes Trains and Automobiles is you could also watch the godawful remake of it that is 'Due Date'. But don't, because it's dogshit. But do, because you deserve to watch a terrible film after slagging Planes Trains and Automobiles, and you need to learn a lesson in why it is so great.

 

Edit: I think Devon needs to do a 'my best film' thread for Steve Martin.

I remember being hyped for Due Date and yet can barely remember anything at all which speaks volumes.

Add me as another Bowfinger fan. I think it was both Steve Martin and Eddie Murphy's last funny film. 

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On 1/13/2019 at 8:25 PM, wordsfromlee said:

The Favourite. A few jokes and a couple of uses of the word 'cunt' but it's still a boring period drama.

I'd say it leans far more into the comedic side of the comedy/period drama billing.  Plus, Emma Stone's boob.  Enjoyable even without the boob, but that's an extra half star.

Vice

It's good, takes some wonderful liberties, but just runs out of steam in the end and the finale drags a bit too much for it to be great.

Also (massive spoiler)

Fuck the promo at the end.  Dick Cheney doesn't get to do an "I did it because the fans wanted it" promo.

However, I don't want to know how they did Bale's face. It was either CGI or Big Macs, but I'd rather imagine that they stuffed cotton wool up his arse like a build-a-bear.

Colette

Dominic West couldn't ruin it.  I cannot praise a film more highly than that.

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18 hours ago, Scott Malbranque said:

Genuinely had a pain that travelled down into my Baxters in the cinema when this scene hit.

Thought I was going to drop a third bollock at 2:19:

 

Same! I saw this at the cinema on one of the first dates with my now wife. I made myself look a complete moron by howling uncontrollably in a packed screening.

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