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AFI: 100 Years 100 Laughs
« on: August 04, 2018, 08:55:18 PM »
AFI 100 Years 100 Laughs
This thread isn't going to be marathon per say... but a thread with a collection of reviews as I get the chance to do them. As of right now I only own about half the films in this collection. But I will be adding to this thread as I watch them and as I get them. I been wanting to watch some more of the classics and I love comedy so thought this was a good way to get myself to watch more.

The list of films is...

9 to 5
Abbot and Costello Meet Frankenstien
Adam's Rib
Airplane!
American Grafitti
Animal House
Annie Hall
The Apartment
Arsenic and Old Lace
Arthur (1981)
Auntie Mame
The Awful Truth
Ball of Fire
Bananas
Beetlejuice
Being There
Beverly Hills Cop
Big
Blazing Saddles
Born Yesterday
Bringing Up Baby
Broadcast News
Bull Durham
Caddyshack
Cat Ballou
City Lights
City Slickers
The Court Jester
a Day at the Races
Diner
Dinner at Eight
Dr Strangelove
Duck Soup
Fargo
Fast Times at Ridgemont High
Father of the Bride (1950)
A fish called Wanda
The Freshman
The General
Ghostbusters
Good Morning, Vietnam!
The Gold Rush
The Graduate
The Great Dictator
Groundhog Day
Harold and Maude
Harvey
The Heartbreak Kid
His Girl Friday
Horse Feathers
It Happened One Night
It's a Gift
It's a Mad Mad Mad Mad World
The Jerk
The Lady Eve
Lost in America
MASH
Manhattan
The Miracle of Morgan's Creek
Modern Times
Monkey Business
Moonstruck
Mr. Blandings Builds His Dream House
Mr Deeds Goes to Town
Mrs Doubtfire
My Man Godfrey
The Navigator
A Night at the Opera
Ninotchka
The Nutty Professor
The Odd Couple
The Palm Beach Story
The Philadelphia Story
Private Benjamin
The Producers (1967)
Raising Arizona
Road to Morocco
The Seven Year Itch
Shampoo
She Done Him Wrong
Sherlock Jr.
A Shot in the Dark
Silver Streak
Singin' in the Rain
Sleeper
Some Like it Hot
Sons of the Desert
Sullivan's Travels
Take the Money and Run
There's Something About Mary
The Thin Man
This Is Spinal Tap
To Be or Not to Be (1942)
Topper
Victor/Victoria
What's Up, Doc?
When Harry Met Sally
Woman of the Year
Young Frankenstien


99 to Go
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Re: AFI: 100 Years 100 Laughs
« Reply #1 on: August 05, 2018, 02:14:54 AM »
     City Lights: The Criterion Collection (1931/United States)

The Criterion Collection, MK2, Janus Films (Canada)
Director:Charles Chaplin
Writing:Charles Chaplin (Writer)
Length:87 min.
Video:Widescreen 1.19:1, Full Frame 1.33:1
Audio:English: PCM: Mono, Commentary: Dolby Digital: Mono
Subtitles:

Stars:
Virginia Cherrill as A Blind Girl
Florence Lee as Her Grandmother
Harry Myers as An Eccentric Millionaire
Allan Garcia as His Butler
Hank Mann (1887) as A Prizefighter

Plot:
City Lights, the most cherished film by Charlie Chaplin, is also his ultimate Little Tramp chronicle. The writer-director-star achieved new levels of grace, in both physical comedy and dramatic poignancy, with this silent tale of a lovable vagrant falling for a young blind woman who sells flowers on the street (a magical Virginia Cherrill) and mistakes him for a millionaire. Though this Depression-era smash was made after the advent of sound, Chaplin remained steadfast in his love for the expressive beauty of the pre-talkie form. The result was the epitome of his art and the crowning achievement of silent comedy.

Extras:


    My Thoughts:

    I have to admit that I have not seen much from Charlie Chaplin yet... but this one has to be my favorite so far. This one provided me with lots of laughs and the story kept my interest with ease. And it looked great on Criterion Blu-ray! Definitely worth watching... I highly recommend it!

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    Re: AFI: 100 Years 100 Laughs
    « Reply #2 on: November 11, 2018, 12:40:27 AM »
         City Slickers: Collector's Edition (1991/United States)
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    Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment (United States)
    Director:Ron Underwood
    Writing:Lowell Ganz (Writer), Babaloo Mandel (Writer)
    Length:114 min.
    Video:Widescreen 1.83:1
    Audio:English: DTS-HD Master Audio: 5.1, Spanish: Dolby Digital: Dolby Surround, French: Dolby Digital: Mono, Commentary: Dolby Digital: Dolby Surround
    Subtitles:English, French, Spanish

    Stars:
    Billy Crystal as Mitch Robbins
    Daniel Stern as Phil Berquist
    Bruno Kirby as Ed Furillo
    Patricia Wettig as Barbara Robbins
    Helen Slater as Bonnie Rayburn

    Plot:
    More hilarious than ever, and packing a slew of special features, including behind-the-scenes featurettes, commentary and deleted scenes, it's the insightful, delightful film about cowboys, careers and midlife crises starring comic genius Billy Crystal and OscarĀ® Winner Jack Palance*.

    Thirty-nine-year-old New Yorker Mitch Robbins (Crystal) is tired of his job and bored with his life. So he and his two best friends (Bruno Kirby and Daniel Stern) trade their briefcases for saddlebags and set out to find freedom and adventure herding cattle under the wide New Mexico sky. But what they discover instead is scorching sun, sore backsides...and more about themselves and each other than they ever thought possible.

    *1991, Supporting Actor, City Slickers

    Extras:
    • Scene Access
    • Audio Commentary
    • Deleted Scenes
    • Featurettes


    My Thoughts:

    This is a film I haven't watched in a long time... while I knew I always liked it, I forgot just how good this one is. I loved every minute of it. For me Billy Crystal is pretty hit or miss... but in this case I thought he was great. He was funny... he was serious and he showed a caring side. And I really liked Jack Palance as well. Really I thought the entire cast was good here. If by any chance you have never seen this one... it is one I highly recommend! A must see! Now I must watch part 2 to follow it up with!

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