Tagged: Comedy

The 1980s was absolutely instrumental in comedy filmmaking and is the reason we have so many amazing comedy flicks today. In fact, that is why they are re-booting the hell out of them right now. We can thank Ivan Reitman, John Hughes, and Howard Ramis in particular for pioneering sheer greatness in modern American comedies. Apparently “Ghostbusters” is still so popular that people are awaiting the third in the trilogy to come out any day now. Pee-Wee also scored big laughs on the big screen in two separate films, as Woody Allen and Mel Brooks did some of their funniest movies in the 80s. This was an amazing and laugh-out-loud decade for comedy films.

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The Burbs (1989)

The Burbs Quote: “Smells like they’re cooking a goddamn cat over there.” – Mark Rumsfield Big D thought we should do a Best of Rick Ducommun, and you’re probably wondering who that is. You’re not alone. Ducommun was in “Spaceballs,” “The Last Boy Scout,” “Die Hard,” “Groundhog Day,” and dozens...

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Jingle All The Way (1996)

Jingle All The Way Quote: “I’m not a pervert! I was just looking for a Turbo Man doll!” – Howard Langston “Jingle All The Way” marked the end of two distinct cinematic eras: Arnold Schwarzenegger’s string of comedies and Sinbad’s film career. But was it really hot garbage, or does...

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Groundhog Day (1993)

Groundhog Day Quote: “This is one time where television really fails to capture the true excitement of a large squirrel predicting the weather” – Phil Connors “Groundhog Day” is the rare movie that became more important than the holiday that inspired it. Many believe it’s Bill Murray’s greatest work, and...

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Planes Trains & Automobiles (1987) Encore Presentation

Planes Trains & Automobiles Quote: “Her first baby came out sideways, she didn’t scream or nothin.” – Owen Thanksgiving is a holiday like no other: We don’t buy presents. We don’t wear costumes. We don’t party all night. We just bring our family and friends together to share a meal...

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Beetlejuice (1988)

Beetlejuice Quote: “Ah. Well… I attended Juilliard… I’m a graduate of the Harvard business school. I travel quite extensively. I lived through the Black Plague and had a pretty good time during that. I’ve seen the Exorcist about a hundred and sixty-seven times, and it keeps getting funnier every single...

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When Harry Met Sally (1989)

When Harry Met Sally Quote: “That’s not true. I have a number of men friends and there is no sex involved.” – Sally Albright If you’ve never fallen in love with a friend, consider yourself lucky. If you’ve ever fallen in love with a friend, consider this romcom a treasure....

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My Cousin Vinny (1992)

My Cousin Vinny Quote: “Well, I guess the laws of physics cease to exist on top of your stove. Were these magic grits? Did you buy them from the same guy who sold Jack his beanstalk beans?” – Vincent La Guardia Gambini When you think “My Cousin Vinny,” you might...

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Last Action Hero (1993)

Last Action Hero Quote: “Well I’m sorry to disappoint you but you’re gonna live to enjoy all the glorious fruits life has got to offer – acne, shaving, premature ejaculation… and your first divorce.” – Jack Slater Arnold Schwarzenegger considered “Last Action Hero” the beginning of the end of his...