Movie 89- Comedy- Black Sheep

 Directed by Penelope Spheeris
                                  Starring Chris Farley
                                                David Spade
                                             
This guy is like Leatherface, Chucky and Jan Brady all rolled into one.

When dignified Albert Donnelly runs for Governor, his team moves to keep his slow-witted and klutzy younger brother, Mike, out of the eye of the media. To baby-sit Mike, the campaign assigns sarcastic Steve, who gets the experience of a lifetime when he tries to take Mike out of town during the election.

It's been years since I've seen this movie, and of course it wasn't as good as I remembered it being.  Chris Farley and David Spade were great together.  There are funny moments but over all it was pretty bad.  If you want to watch a movie with Chris Farley and David Spade, then I suggest Tommy Boy, it's a lot better. 


Movie 88- Comedy- How to Be a Serial Killer

Directed by Luke Ricci
                                  Starring Dameon Clarke
                                               Matthew Gray Gubler
                                               Laura Regan

Meet Mike Wilson. He's charming. He's smart. He's a serial killer -- and a very happy one, too. Determined to share the secrets of his satisfying career, Mike enlists sad-sack video store clerk Bart as his star pupil. Mike enlightens Bart on the finer points of body disposal and other tricks of the trade, but it's not long before Mike's girlfriend catches on to his very odd job in this hilarious dark comedy.

This was an odd movie, I only chose it because it's been in my queue on Netflix forever and Matthew Gray Gubler from Criminal Minds was in it.  At times it was funny but other times, it was just dumb and a bit confusing if you aren't paying attention to every single second of the movie.  I like how they told the story by breaking it into parts with the seminar and when the characters broke the 4th wall by talking to the camera.  Not the best of the mockumentaries out there but on the worst either.

Movie 87- Comedy- Burke and Hare

Directed by John Landis
                                                  Starring Simon Pegg
                                                                Andy Serkis
                                                                Isla Fisher
                                                                Tim Curry

Director John Landis rolls out his first feature film in more than a decade with this black comedy based on the true exploits of two 19th-century body snatchers, played by Simon Pegg and Andy Serkis. When Burke and Hare's successful business -- selling corpses to the Edinburgh Medical College for dissection -- is hampered by a supply shortage, the men are forced to take drastic measures. Isla Fisher and Tim Curry also star.

This was a great movie I really enjoyed it.  The cast was great, Simon Pegg and Andy Serkis were so funny.  I really enjoyed how they played off each other.  I didn't recognized Christopher Lee until his scene was almost over.  If you can get a copy of this check it out I really enjoyed it.

Movie 86- Comedy- Saving Grace

 Directed by Nigel Cole
                                      Starring Brenda Blethyn
                                                   Craig Ferguson

I'm glad to see she's keeping up the village tradition of total contempt for the law.
Newly widowed Grace finds herself in financial ruin when she discovers that her dearly departed husband has left her deep in debt. With the help of her gardener, Matt, Grace applies her green thumb to ganja plants -- and soon, everyone in her small English town is getting high on more than life.

This is a great movie, it's funny, feel good and well acted.  Every single actor is great in this.  If you've ever seen Weeds on Showtime you should give this movie a try.  They are very similar storylines, but I think that this movie is a bit more lighthearted than Weeds is.  Give this one a try you won't be disappointed.

Movie 85- Comedy- Baby's Day Out

Directed by Patrick Read Johnson
                                 Starring Joe Mantegna
                                              Joe Pantoliano
                                              Lara Flynn Boyle
                                              Cynthia Nixon

Radio Rogers and McCluskey. Tell them to turn around. We're going back to the tick-tock to get the boo-boo. And send for backup.
After three bumbling hoodlums kidnap a toddler from a wealthy family, they discover that orchestrating the crime was much easier than holding onto the tiny heir.

This is really a cute movie I laugh every time I watch it and I think I laugh even more the more times I see it. The bad guys are the best part of the movie they are hilarious especially when they are at the zoo and the part when they are at the park and the police stop them.  This is a great movie to watch when you need a good laugh and you don't want to think to much, so if it's on when you are flipping channels stop and check this out.

Movie 84- Comedy- I Sense Danger

I Sense Danger Poster

Directed by Duncan Pace
Starring Don Juan
             Miguel
             Esmeralda
             London Broil
             Hey Nunny Nunny

My your cheese always be blue

A sword fighting, song-filled adventure set in the fantastical world of Don Juan and Miguel. Magic and Danger erupt as Don Juan, Prince of Spain,and his sidekick Miguel encounter Bernard, a mysterious little Frenchman. Don Juan, pitying the helpless Bernard, aids him in unleashing his psionic powers. Called away to foreign lands Don Juan leaves the protection of the Queen to his daughter, the lovely whip-cracking, Princess Esmeralda who soon learns that Bernard is no longer as helpless as he seems. Bernard, wielding his powers, pillages the village and captures the castle. The Princess Esmeralda, along with good friends, plots to overthrow Bernard. Don Juan and Miguel return from their foreign forays and together they face the matter-moving monster.

This is the third movie from Don Juan and Miguel.  We've gone to see them every year at the Arizona Renaissance Faire, we first saw them went we went to the Texas Faire.  This movie was funny.  It had a great story and some great lines.  It's nice to see the different acts get together and make something so fun for us all to enjoy when the faire is over and you have to wait a year to see them again.  Plus you get an original story that you won't see when you go to the faire.  There were some great songs too.  If you can get your hands on a copy check this one out and their other DVD's too they are totally worth it.

Movie 83- Comedy- Windy City Heat

Directed by Bobcat Goldthwait
                                                  Starring Perry Caravello
                                                         
When I used to get in fights with kids back in school, I used to tweak my left eye... and it meant you're gonna die.
Director Bobcat Goldthwait stars in this practical joke stretched to the limit, which follows an unsuspecting Perry Caravello on his journey to become a movie star -- but even as the cameras roll, Perry has no idea the production he's in is a sham. Set up by his friends Don Barris and Tony Barbieri, gullible Perry is cast to play a hard-boiled "sports private eye" named Stone Fury in an upcoming film called Windy City Heat.

This has to be one of the biggest and most expensive practical jokes I've ever seen, the movie was pretty funny, but Perry Caravello, was way too full of himself, and quite the diva, and totally deserved the joke that was played on him.  I only wish we got to see him when he found out it was only a joke.

Movie 82- Comedy- Without A Clue

Without a ClueDircted by Thom Eberhardt
                                   Starring Michael Caine
                                                Ben Kingsley
                                                Jeffrey Jones
                                                Lysette Anthony

The Shadow of Death. The gripping drama was the last play presented at the Orpheum. It closed after only one night, but not without garnering some praise. Harris in the Daily Telegram said, 'In an otherwise dismal evening, Reginald Kincaid provided some welcome laughs.'
Part mystery and part comedy, this film tackles the origins of the world's most famous detective, Sherlock Holmes. Here, Holmes is depicted as an invention of Dr. John Watson, who acts as if Holmes really exists. But when Holmes's popularity grows, Dr. Watson finds himself inundated with requests for detective service. In need of help, Dr. Watson hires a bumbling local actor to masquerade as the great detective

This one of my favorite Sherlock Holmes movies. Michael Caine I great as Sherlock Holmes and Ben Kingsley makes a great Watson. I think they did a great job keeping the spirit of the original stories but with a unique twist, making this a real fun movie.  If you like Michael Caine, then you will enjoy him in this movie he's very funny. 

Movie 81- Comedy- The Hammer

The Hammer
Directed by Charles Herman-Wurmfeld
Starring Adam Carolla
            Oswaldo Castillo
            Heather Juergensen

Who hangs a heavy bag with toggle bolts?
An aging boxer turned construction worker dons his gloves again two decades after stepping away from the ring in a bid to win the prize he had been unable to attain before, a berth on the U.S. Olympic Boxing Team. Years past his prime, the onetime up-and-comer struggles in the ring and out as the boxing establishment doubts he can pull off a comeback.

This is a great movie, it's funny, sweet and really engaging.  It's a shame that it didn't have a wider release in theaters so more people would have been able to see it.  I love the scene when they go on the day date to the tar pits and the hardware store with Jane Lynch.  Go rent it you won't be disappointed it's a great movie. 

Movie 80- Comedy- The Muppet Movie

The Muppet Movie
Directed by James Frawley
Starring The Muppets
             Charles Durning

That's pretty dangerous building a road in the middle of the street. I mean, if frogs couldn't hop, I'd be gone with the Schwinn.

After deciding to pursue a career in acting, Kermit the Frog goes on a cross-country trek to find fame in Hollywood. Along the way, he meets Fozzie Bear, Miss Piggy, Gonzo and the rest of the Muppets cast, and voilà, the Muppets are born. This classic slice of Jim Henson magic also finds everyone chipping in to help Kermit evade the evil Doc Hopper, who wants Kermit to be his "spokesman" for his Frog Leg restaurant chain.

After watching this movie I think that it's my least favorite of the Muppet movies.  I liked it and there were some funny parts like when they stop and ask Big Bird if he wants a ride, but he says he's going to New York to get into Public Television, but I just didn't like it as much as the other movies, I think it may be because of Doc Hopper.  The best part of the movie are the songs in my opinion.

Movie 79- Comedy- Evolution

Evolution
Directed by Ivan Reitman
Starring David Duchovy
             Orlando Jones
             Julianne Moore
             Seann William Scott

Great googa-mooga!
Community college geology professors Dr. Ira Kane and Harry Block make an unfathomable discovery: microscopic alien life-forms on a meteorite. The military, a government scientist and others become involved as the microbes swell in size and number. But it's up to the professors to teach these monstrosities a lesson.

There are so many great lines in this movie and so many great moments that make me laugh even when I'm not watching the movie.  The best moments between David Duchovny and Orlando Jones they are so funny together and I wish that they had done a sequel with them since they were so great.  It reminds me of an episode of The X-Files with Julianne Moore in the role of Dana Scully.  I read that this was originally written as a thriller, but it was rewritten as a comedy, I am glad that they did this because it's one of my favorite movies of all time.

Movie 78- Comedy- The Great Muppet Caper

The Great Muppet Caper
Directed by Jim Henson
Starring The Muppets
             Diana Rigg
             Charles Grodin
             John Cleese

You! It was you! Kermit was right! You're a phony. You're a phony! Yes, you are! And you know what, you can't even sing! Your voice was dubbed!

Investigative journalists Kermit, Fozzie and Gonzo go on the trail of a thief after he steals a priceless diamond necklace from Lady Holiday. Kermit falls head over heals for Holiday's secretary, Miss Piggy. But when the spicy swine is framed for yet another jewel heist, the Muppet gang sets out to find the real thief's identity.

It's been years since I've seen this movie and I really enjoyed going back to it.  I still like The Muppets Take Manhattan and The Muppet's Christmas Carol better.  There are times when it's really cheesy but it's fun and I had fun watching it again.

Movie 77- Jane Eyre

Jane Eyre
Directed by Cary Fukunaga
Starring Mia Waiskowska
            Michael Fassbender
            Jamie Bell
            Judi Dench

Driven from her post at Thornfield House by her brooding employer Edward Rochester's impenetrable personality, young governess Jane Eyre takes time to reflect on her childhood and the events that led her to the misty moors.  Little does she know that Rochester's mood is largely due to a dark secret. 

I was so excited to hear that new version of Jane Eyre was being made, and that it was showing in a theater not too far from home.  Last month I watched the Orson Wells version, this version is 100 times better, the chemistry between the two leads was evident, and they did a wonderful job, it was well written and a beautiful movie.  I wish it was shown in more theaters so I could go again.

Movie 76- Comedy- Happy Ever Afters

Happy Ever Afters

Directed by Stephen Burke
Starring Sally Hawkins
             Tom Riley

It's the Big Day for Wilson and Maura.  Freddie is also tying the knot today with Sophie -- for the second time. By chance, both couples' receptions are being held in the same hotel, setting the stage for this hilarious ode to the screwball comedy. As the evening unfolds, Sophie's neuroses erupt, truths about Wilson and Maura's union emerge, and a haughty manager tries to maintain control.

This movie was a real surprise, I found it on the view instantly list on Netflix, and thought I would give it a try, it was really good.  It was quirky, sweet, and a bit crazy, but it was entertaining and it's a movie that I want to own so I can watch it again and again.

Movie 75- Comedy- Rat Race

Rat Race
Directed by Jerry Zucker
Starring Rowan Atkinson
            John Cleese
            Whoopi Goldberg
            Seth Green
            Cuba Gooding Jr.

Am I too late ? Look I won a coin, a gold coin! Oh, isn't this wonderful? Look at this room, what a beautiful room, have you seen this room?

Six couples are assembled at the Las Vegas casino of Donald Sinclair and ends at a train station in Silver Lake, N. M., where a satchel stuffed with $2 million awaits. Scheming slapstick rules the day as Owen, Enrico, Merrill, Vera and others go for broke.

If you've never seen this movie then I suggest you check it out right away, it's one of the funniest movies I've seen.  Everyone in it is funny and the script is great.  Rowan Atkinson is hilarious, I think he's my favorite character in the whole movie.  Check this out if you need a good laugh.

Movie- 74- Comedy- Naked Gun 2 1/2: The Smell of Fear

Naked Gun 2 1/2: The Smell of Fear
Directed by David Zucker
Starring Leslie Nielsen
            George Kennedy
            Priscilla Presley
            O.J. Simpson

Go ahead, threaten me like you have the American people for so long! You're part of a dying breed, Hapsburg, like people who can name all fifty states! The truth hurts, doesn't it, Hapsburg? Oh sure, maybe not as much as landing on a bicycle with the seat missing, but it hurts!

Bumbling cop Frank Drebin foils the big boys in the energy industry, who intend to suppress technology that will put them out of business. As always, the jokes (and sight gags) fly like gunfire!

This is the kind of movie you watch when there's nothing on, we were flipping channels and stopped at this, there are some funny moments, and it was fun to watch it again.

Movie 73- Comedy- Run, Fat Boy, Run

Run, Fat Boy, Run
Directed by David Schwimmer
Starring Simon Pegg
             Thandie Newton
             Hank Azaria             

Well... yeah... you put one leg in front of the other over and over again really really fast.
After leaving his pregnant fiancée, Libby, at the altar five years ago, a remorseful Dennis tries to repair the damage and win Libby away from her sleazy new boyfriend by training for a marathon. Trouble is, he's hopelessly out of shape. Will losing the pounds and catching his breath be enough to get her back? 

Another great movie I got to see as a free screening.  This is such a good movie I always have a great time watching it.  Simon Pegg is great and so are the other characters.  I may not have liked Friends, but David Schwimmer did a great job directing this movie.  The soundtrack is great and there are some great lines and a few cameos by some British comedians.  Check this movie out sometime you won't be disappointed.

Movie 72- Comedy-Death at a Funeral

 Death at a Funeral
Directed by Frank Oz
Starring Matthew Macfadyen
            Rupert Graves
            Keeley Hawes
            Kris Marshall
            Peter Dinklage

"I said the Valium you gave to Simon wasn't actually Valium. It's an hallucinogenic concoction. You know, stuff like acid, mescaline, a little ketamine."

The funeral for the patriarch of a wealthy but eccentric British clan is turned topsy-turvy when a stranger appears, claiming to be the dead man's gay lover. The dysfunctional family grows wackier as the deceased's sons decide they can't let the rest of the guests get wind of this revelation. But can they get the cat back into the bag?

This movie is hilarious, I love it.  I got to see this movie as a free screening when it first came out, and I've never been to a movie were the audience laughed as much as when we saw this movie.  Everyone is perfect, and the script is great.  Last year it was remade starring Chris Rock, most of the dialogue and it's pretty much shot the same way too, but this version is by far the superior version, and the one I suggest you to see. 

Movie 71- Comedy- The Odd Couple

Directed by
Starring Jack Lemmon
            Walter Matthau

I can't take it anymore, Felix, I'm cracking up. Everything you do irritates me. And when you're not here, the things I know you're gonna do when you come in irritate me. You leave me little notes on my pillow. Told you 158 times I can't stand little notes on my pillow. "We're all out of cornflakes. F.U." Took me three hours to figure out F.U. was Felix Ungar!
Tossed out of the house by his wife and close to packing it in, Felix Unger decides the best thing to do is move in with his best pal: barely housebroken, deliberately devolved caveman Oscar Madison. Within a few days, slovenly sportswriter Oscar and compulsive neatnik Felix are driving one another bonkers. The question is, can these two men live together without killing each other?

I love watching this movie, it's so funny.  My favorite part is when they are in the restaurant and Felix is trying to unclog his ears and making so much noise and doesn't notice that everyone is looking at him.   There are so many great lines in the movie, and the cast is wonderful.  Of course when you get Jack Lemmon and Walter Matthau together you are always in for a treat.

Movie 70- Comedy- The Muppets Take Manhattan

Directed by Frank Oz
Starring Kermit the Frog
             Miss Piggy

Get back or the chicken gets it!

When the Muppets graduate from Danhurst College, they take their song-filled senior revue to New York City, only to learn that it isn't easy to find a producer who's willing to back a show starring a frog and a pig. Of course, Kermit the Frog and Miss Piggy won't take no for an answer, launching a search for someone to take them to Broadway.

This is my second favorite Muppet movie, I like the whole movie especially the musical that they put on at the end of the movie, I like the Muppet babies scene too.  Though my favorite part is the cafe scenes with the rats cooking, wonder if this was a bit of inspiration for Ratatouille? 

Movie 69- Comedy- My Favorite Brunette

Directed by Elliott Nugent
Starring Bob Hope
             Dorothy Lamour
             Peter Lorre
             Lon Chaney Jr.

You see, I wanted to be a detective too. It only took brains, courage, and a gun... and I had the gun.
A case of mistaken identity lands Ronnie Jackson in prison and awaiting execution in this parody of a detective thriller. Baroness Montay hires Jackson to search for her missing uncle, believing that Jackson is a private investigator. The pseudo-sleuth follows the trail of evidence to a noted geologist, for whose murder Jackson is later accused. Will the baroness show up in time to save him from the chair?

This is my favorite Bob Hope movie, it's a great spoof of those detective movies from the 30's and 40's.  Bob Hope is so funny I think my favorite part is when he and Dorothy Lamour are trying to get out of the mental hospital and he is acting like a patient, the way he walks is so funny.  I like Alan Ladd's cameo as the detective who's office is near Bob Hope's and at the end one of the guys in in the jail is Bing Crosby.  It's a funny movie with a great cast, if you can find it check it out.

Movie 68- Comedy- The All Together

Directed by Gavin Claxton
Starring Martin Freeman
             Danny Dyer

Frustrated TV producer Chris, a self-opinionated wannabe screenwriter (with a particular dislike of British films featuring quirky secondary characters and plastic gangsters) who is forced to leave his unreliable flatmate Bob in charrge of showing a series of estate agents around the house he is trying to sell. Over the course of the day, whilst Chris struggles to cope with a loathsome colleague, back at the house it is soon clear that Bob is taking his promise to Chris rather too literally. Bob has indeed, allowed anyone inside, including a couple of archetypal movie-style gangsters - an incompetent young Brit and an incontinent American.  That evening, Chris is surprised to return home and find his flatmate, four estate agents, two Jehovah's Witnesses and a terrified children's entertainer being held hostage by a couple of characters straight out of a British gangster film.

This movie was different, but in the end I really enjoyed it I really liked the character Bob, he brought out some of the funniest moments of the movie.  Another part I liked was when they questioned the British gangster why he held his gun to the side, like they do in the movies.

Movie 67- Comedy- Vampires Suck

Directed by Jason Friedberg and Aaron Seltzer
Starring Jenn Proske
             Matt Lanter

Every time I bring a girl over, you try to eat her! It's not fair!
Becca, a high schooler who must choose between two hunky boys who both have killer smiles. While surrounded by vampires, werewolves and gossipy teens with their own romantic dilemmas, the neurotic Becca also copes with her overprotective father and the school's impending prom.

This movie is spoofing the Twilight movies, though there are references to True Blood, Buffy the Vampire Slayer and the Vampire Diaries.  They do a great job making fun of Twilight, but the movie isn't very good, there are some good jokes in there, but over all it's just a bad movie, and as even though I don't really like it there is a part of me that likes it too, it's the part of me that like those movies that are so bad they are good.  The girl that plays Becca nails Kristen Stewart and all those annoying little habits of hers, but as I watched this movie I saw a bit of Katie Holmes too, she would always push back her hair and kind of mumble just like Kristen Stewart does.  If you like the movies that spoof the current favorites then you will probably enjoy this one too.

Movie 66- Comedy- Easy A

Directed by Will Gluck
Starring Emma Stone
            Amanda Bynes 
            Penn Badgley
The rumors of my promiscuity have been greatly exaggerated.

High school is the setting for this freewheeling comedic twist on Nathaniel Hawthorne's 19th-century novel The Scarlet Letter. Ambitious student Olive  decides to boost her popularity by pretending to be the school slut. As the school's swirling rumor mill increases both her notoriety and her finances, Olive enjoys her newfound status but eventually must decide which is more important: popularity or self-esteem.

This has been my favorite movie of the month so far, it was really good.  I liked it more than Mean Girls.  I love her parents in the movie, they are so funny, especially Stanley Tucci, who played her father.  They really seemed like a family, a really fun family.  I couldn't recommend this movie more, I only wish I had seen it when it was in theaters. 

Movie 65- Comedy- Harold and Kumar Go To White Castle

Directed by Danny Leiner
Starring Kal Penn
             John Cho

This is either a really smart move or by far the stupidest thing that we have ever tried.
Sometimes, it takes a strange night to put everything else into focus. And that's exactly what happens to Harold and his roommate, Kumar, when they set out to get the best stoner fix money can buy: White Castle hamburgers. Both guys are at a crossroads, about to make major decisions that will affect the course of their lives. Yet they arrive at wisdom by accident as they drive around New Jersey in search of fast food.

When I first saw this there was absolutely nothing on, and we decided just to watch it, by the end we were laughing so much.  We bought it and let our Grandma watch it and to our surprise she loved it.  There are a couple of cameos in this movie and they are all so good, Christopher Meloni from Law and Order SVU is great and unrecognizable in his disgusting make up and Ryan Reynolds is funny as a male nurse, Jamie Kennedy is hilarious as a man who comes upon Kumar, and my favorite of them all is Neil Patric Harris, as a twisted version of himself.  It is a bit out there sometimes, but I enjoy this movie.

Movie 64- Comedy- The Other Guys

Directed by Adam McKay
Starring Will Ferrell
             Mark Wahlberg
             Michael Keaton
             Eva Mendes

It looks like Scarface sneezed on your car!
While an elite pair of New York City cops nabs headlines for their amazing heroics, fellow boys in blue Allen and Terry toil in obscurity as lowly desk jockeys, until a big break finally gives them a chance to tackle real police work.

The movie was funny at times, but some of the jokes just went on way too much, like the joke about Will Ferrell's wife and how beautiful she is, and then we find out about how he always dates beautiful women.  I found it just went on a bit too much.  I like Ice-T as the narrator and I liked Michael Keaton in the movie.  It seemed a bit long.  I don't like a lot of Will Ferrell's movies and I think that this is the perfect example of why I don't. 

Movie 63- Comedy- Marigold

Directed by Willard Carroll 
Starring Ali Larter
            Salman Khan     
Marigold Lexton gets stranded in India when her luggage is lost and her picture is shelved. She literally lands on her feet, though, after accepting a part in a Bollywood musical -- the only problem is, Marigold can't dance. But the film's choreographer soon transforms her into a hoofer … while teaching her a few other lessons along the way.

This was a cute movie, it was a Bollywood movie, with all the songs and dance numbers, but was in English, so it was like Bride and Prejudice.  The cast was good, and I enjoyed it.  If it wasn't on the view instantly queue in the comedy category on Netflix I don't think I would have ever seen it.  It does follow the romantic comedy formula, but with the Bollywood twist.

Movie 62- Comedy- Drop Dead Gorgeous

Directed by Michael Patrick Jann
Starring Kirsten Dunst
             Denise Richards 
             Kirstie Alley             
You'd think they'd build the parking lot of America to go with the Mall of America!

Miss Teen Princess America is a title to die for -- literally! When vivacious but vicious former beauty queen Gladys Leeman pushes her charm-challenged daughter Becky to win at all costs, the competition mysteriously begins dropping like flies. But when the mother of Becky's top challenger is injured in a suspicious bombing, Becky and Gladys get a fight they hadn't anticipated.

This is one of those movies that I forget how much I like. It's so funny and the cast is great.  There are so many moments that are just so funny.  My favorite character is Alison Janney as the best friend to Kristen Dunst's character's mother, she is great.  The ending is great too, if you've never seen this I definitely recommend this one, I laugh through out this movie.

Movie 61- Comedy- Blow Dry

Directed by Paddy Breathnach
Starring Alan Rickman
             Josh Hartnett
             Natasha Richardson

"Just because something's fixed, doesn't mean it can't be broken."
Phil, a once-great hairstylist reduced to running a barbershop in the desolate English burg of Keighley, who decides to give the big time another shot when the national hairdressing championships come to town.

I think this is on the top of the my list for favorite comedies.  It has a great cast and the story is good, and it's really funny.  Watching this movie makes me want to go to a hairdressing competition just like this one.  I think it would be so much fun.  Alan Rickman and Bill Nighy are so good in this.  This is a fun movie and I couldn't recommend it more.

Movie 60- Dark Comedy- Go

Directed by Doug Liman
Starring Sarah Polley
            Katie Holmes

"They can't evict you on Christmas! Then you'd be ho-ho-homeless!"

Events conspire to bring together a disparate group of characters in unexpected ways as a day in their intertwining lives plays out.  Beginning with a supermarket clerk who gets in over her head trying to score quick cash, the story then moves to the adventures of her drug-dealing co-worker and finally to a pair of actors working off a drug rap.

It's been a long time since I've seen this (probably when it first came out on DVD).  It's a weird movie, but there are some really funny parts in it.  My favorite part is when the actors find out why they were invited to the policeman's home for dinner and the whole time you are thinking its going to be something else, and in the end they want to get them in on their pyramid scheme.  The story in Vegas is pretty funny too.  I think everyone in the movie is good, Katie Holmes is okay, but to me she's just playing the same old character she always plays. 

Movie 59- Romance- Sweet November

Directed by Pat O'Connor
Starring Keanu Reeves
Charlize Theron
Jason Isaacs

This isn't a dress, this is a sequined sensation.

Nelson, a San Francisco ad man who stays just busy enough to keep from noticing his loneliness. But one autumn, Nelson gets involved with a free spirit named Sara, who turns his world upside down. Sara, however, insists that their romance can last only one month. Is she afraid of commitment? Or is she hiding a terrible secret?

I was checking the numbers on the blog and I realized I never posted one of the Romance movie I watched. It was in the drafts and wasn't labled and I thought it was something I started and then rewrote. So anyway I actually really like this movie, I know most of the viewers on Netflix hated it, but I really enjoyed it. I know Keanu Reeves is not the best actor, but Charlize Theron did a great job in this and I really like Jason Isaacs in this he's very funny. This is a sad story, but it is sweet and I recommend it to you if you haven't seen it.

Movie 58- Romantic Drama- The Mistress of Spices

Directed by Paul Mayeda Berges
Starring Aishwarya Rai
            Dylan McDermott

After leaving India and moving to the United States, Tilo sets up shop in San Francisco as the proprietor of an exotic spice store and helps her customers -- including a handsome American -- change their lives with just the right amount of seasoning. 

This movie is a bit like Chocolat.  It's good but not great.  Aishwarya Rai is great in this, and Dylan McDermott is good too, at times the movie seems a bit awakard and I can't really figure out why I get this feeling. 

Movie 57- The 2011 Academy Awards

Hosts Anne Hathaway
         James Franco

I decided to watch The Oscars as my movie for the day.  The opening skit was ok, but done before and so much better by Billy Crystal especially.  I thought the best part of the opening was with Morgan Freeman.  I thought Anne Hathaway was ok, but James Franco was just terrible.  He was not all there, and at times it was pretty painful to watch him.  Kirk Douglas presented the award for supporting actress and that too was a bit painful to watch, though it was a little funny when he dragged out announcing the winner, until he did it again and again.  There weren't too many surprises this year, The King's Speech won the major awards and Natalie Portman won for Best Actress which I was happy to see, since I thought she was amazing in Black Swan.  Next year I think they should get Hugh Jackman back or if they want two hosts, then Robert Downey Jr. and Jude Law would be amazing.

Movie 56- Romantic Comedy- The Bounty Hunter

Directed by Andy Tennant
Starring Jennifer Aniston
            Gerard Butler

Well, that's a real shame. Because I wouldn't help you if you were the last baby sea turtle dragging your little, tiny body across the burning sand whilst hungry seagulls circled overhead. No, I'd just pull up a chair, sip a pina colada and watch nature take its course.

Milo Boyd is a bounty hunter whose latest gig is rather satisfying, as he finds out that the bail-skipper he must chase down is his own ex-wife, Nicole -- but she has no intention of getting nabbed without a fight. Complicating matters, Nicole's wannabe-boyfriend, Stewart, joins the chase.

I didn't like this movie at all I thought it was boring.  I've been putting off seeing this movie because it has Jennifer Aniston in it.  Every movie she's done she plays the same exact character.  Her hair hasn't even changed since she was on Friends.  Gerard Butler was fine with what he was working with, but I doubt I'll be watching this again anytime soon.  The movie was just too predictable and in the end I don't think you really care one way or the other about any of the characters.

Movie 55- Romantic Drama- An Education

Directed by Lone Scherfig
Starring Carey Mulligan
             Peter Sarsgaard
             Alfred Molina

One of the boys I dated, and they were boys, suggested that we go to Paris and I said I'd always wanted to see Paris. As if I'd never been!
Jenny's Oxford-bound teen life is a bore in 1961 London until she's given a different kind of education after being immersed in the beguiling but hazardous world of much-older David. Even Jenny's parents, Jack and Marjorie, are intrigued by him, but her unimpressed teacher works to keep Jenny's entire future from crumbling under David's influence.

I thought that this was a good movie.  The cast was great, and the story interesting. I liked how Peter Sarsgaard's character was able to charm everyone so easily, but he was just a slime ball.  Alfred Molina was good in this as the girls father, he added just the right amount of humor to the movie.  I also liked how well they seemed to capture the time period.  I really enjoyed the movie.