PDA

View Full Version : The 2nd Annual SSG April Comedy Movie Challenge!



UKWildcat
03-23-2009, 04:25 PM
Welcome to the Second Annual (2009) SirStevesGuide April Comedy Movie Challenge!

All members are encouraged to participate!


The rules are simple:

Watch any feature length comedy movie between the month of April (1st-30th) and post your results here; with each entry including the day watched, the movie's title, and listed in numerical order. This is the basic format, please see the example below. Feel free to add your own comments about each movie watched, the year it was released, who starred in the film, and other miscellaneous information, if you so desire.

The qualifications are fairly flexible, with the only requirement is that the film is comedic in nature (in some sort of majority), whether it be a straight up Comedy (like Tommy Boy), a Horror/Comedy (like Shaun of the Dead) or a Dramedy (like Jersey Girl). There is definitely some flexibility here; common sense should be used.


Example:
_______________________________________________

April 1st
1. Tommy Boy - (year) - comments, etc, if you want!

April 2nd
2. Shaun of the Dead - (year) - comments, etc
3. Jersey Girl - (year) - comments, etc
_______________________________________________



That pretty much sums it up. Most of you should be familiar with these challenges by now, but if you have any questions please do not hesitate to ask.

Here is a link to last year's 2008 April Comedy Movie Challenge! (http://forums.sirstevesguide.com/showthread.php?t=37650)

Again, the challenge will start on April 1st (@ 12:00am), in approximately one week, and will run until the 30th. Any movie started before 12:00 am on the 30th, but ends thereafter, will count!

Have fun!!!

:thumbsup:

UKWildcat
03-23-2009, 04:35 PM
I looked at my list from last year and ended up with 51 movies... not bad at all. This year I am setting my goal at a modest 30, which will be a one a day average. I would love to exceed 50+, but I don't see that happening, especially after what happened with the Academy Award Challenge. :nerv: Again, I apologize for that one. RocketBoy would have easily won last year if he had stuck with it... he was on pace for 70+.

I am ready to watch some comedies though... I haven't been able to watch many movies the past few months, so I'm looking forward to this challenge.

There were lots of participants in last years April Comedy Challenge, and I hope this year will be the same! :thumbsup:

El Chuxter
03-23-2009, 04:43 PM
Okay, not one of my smartarse comments (like "Showgirls should be a horror movie"), but would movies that were REALLY subtle satires, and the fact they were satires was completely lost on just about everyone until years later when the director said as much, be included? (I'm thinking mostly stuff like the first Starship Troopers, the first two Robocops, and the first Nightmare on Elm Street films.)

UKWildcat
03-23-2009, 04:53 PM
I would probably be against the idea, just seems like it would add an unneeded gray area and confusion to what qualifies. Don't you think?

El Chuxter
03-23-2009, 05:00 PM
I can see it only in cases like the ones I cited above, where the director has actually said the movie was intended as a comedy. (And, in all three cases, it was only the first or first two in a long series of films and spinoffs.)

Like Robocop 1-2 are subtle spoofs on the excesses of the 1980s, and Verhoeven has said as much. But something like The Wicker Man, which was intended to be serious, would definitely be a "No," regardless of how funny it is.

Anyway, turning 180, you're probably right--unless the movie is "ha ha" funny and was meant to be, it's probably a bigger can of worms than we need. For instance, Demolition Man seems to fall in the same category, but I've never actually seen or heard confirmation from anyone involved in the making of it.

UKWildcat
03-23-2009, 05:21 PM
You make some good points Chux. But like you said, an unneeded can of worms will likely be unleashed.

If you want, we can make a couple of exceptions... like with Robocop for instance. and we can always be democratic and put it to a vote...

Rocketboy
03-23-2009, 05:24 PM
I say if you wouldn't find it in the comedy section at the store, then no.

UKWildcat
03-31-2009, 09:54 PM
Just a reminder, the challenge starts in a couple of hours (EST).

UKWildcat
04-01-2009, 06:08 PM
April 1st
01. Superbad (2007) - Hilarious. I can watch this one over and over. :thumbsup:

UKWildcat
04-03-2009, 12:01 AM
April 1st
01. Superbad (2007) - Hilarious. I can watch this one over and over. :thumbsup:

April 2nd
02. The 40 Year Old Virgin (2005) - Great movie!

UKWildcat
04-04-2009, 12:24 AM
April 1st
01. Superbad (2007) - Hilarious. I can watch this one over and over. :thumbsup:

April 2nd
02. The 40 Year Old Virgin (2005) - Great movie!

April 3rd
03. Anchorman (2004) - Another stellar comedy.

UKWildcat
04-06-2009, 02:17 PM
April 1st
01. Superbad (2007) - Hilarious. I can watch this one over and over. :thumbsup:

April 2nd
02. The 40 Year Old Virgin (2005) - Great movie!

April 3rd
03. Anchorman (2004) - Another stellar comedy.

April 5th
04. Knocked Up (2007) - Absolutely love this movie.

April 6th
05. Old School (2003) - Good stuff.

El Chuxter
04-06-2009, 10:00 PM
Twilight doesn't count, right?

JimJamBonds
04-06-2009, 10:12 PM
1) Mallrats
2) Role Models
3) ... Still Waiting

UKWildcat
04-07-2009, 08:47 PM
Twilight doesn't count, right?

I seriously doubt it.


1) Mallrats
2) Role Models
3) ... Still Waiting

Good!!! Someone else in the challenge! Thanks JimJam, I was getting lonely. :(

UKWildcat
04-07-2009, 08:50 PM
April 1st
01. Superbad (2007) - Hilarious. I can watch this one over and over. :thumbsup:

April 2nd
02. The 40 Year Old Virgin (2005) - Great movie!

April 3rd
03. Anchorman (2004) - Another stellar comedy.

April 5th
04. Knocked Up (2007) - Absolutely love this movie.

April 6th
05. Old School (2003) - Good stuff.

April 7th
06. Wedding Crashers (2005) - Another fantastic comedy.

Slicker
04-08-2009, 04:02 AM
Here's what I've watched thus far this month:

Step Brothers
Tropic Thunder
Fast Times at Ridgemont High
Transformers (although NOT a comedy to me people like Chux think it's laughable...)

I've got a few more lined up so I'll most likely update this after the weekend. Now I can finally watch movies on my 50" plasma! :thumbsup:

UKWildcat
04-09-2009, 08:06 PM
Sweet! Another participant!

I have slacked off the past couple of days, but I plan on watching a few this weekend.

UKWildcat
04-10-2009, 12:55 PM
April 1st
01. Superbad (2007) - Hilarious. I can watch this one over and over. :thumbsup:

April 2nd
02. The 40 Year Old Virgin (2005) - Great movie!

April 3rd
03. Anchorman (2004) - Another stellar comedy.

April 5th
04. Knocked Up (2007) - Absolutely love this movie.

April 6th
05. Old School (2003) - Good stuff.

April 7th
06. Wedding Crashers (2005) - Another fantastic comedy.

April 9th
07. Semi-Pro (2008) - Not bad.

Slicker
04-11-2009, 07:08 PM
Step Brothers
Tropic Thunder
Fast Times at Ridgemont High
Transformers (although NOT a comedy to me people like Chux think it's laughable...)

I just took in:

Superbad
40 Year Old Virgin

Mr. JabbaJohnL
04-14-2009, 12:57 AM
April 12
1. Role Models (2008) - Damn hilarious and really well done.

April 13
2. Religulous (2008) - Makes you think, laugh, and feel.

UKWildcat
04-18-2009, 12:11 AM
April 1st
01. Superbad (2007) - Hilarious. I can watch this one over and over. :thumbsup:

April 2nd
02. The 40 Year Old Virgin (2005) - Great movie!

April 3rd
03. Anchorman (2004) - Another stellar comedy.

April 5th
04. Knocked Up (2007) - Absolutely love this movie.

April 6th
05. Old School (2003) - Good stuff.

April 7th
06. Wedding Crashers (2005) - Another fantastic comedy.

April 9th
07. Semi-Pro (2008) - Not bad.

April 17th
08. Happy Gilmore (1996) - Great Sandler flick. Probably my favorite.

UKWildcat
04-18-2009, 12:12 AM
Argh.... slacked off big time there. :(

JimJamBonds
04-19-2009, 12:05 PM
3) Paul Blart: Mall Cop II

UKWildcat
04-22-2009, 04:36 PM
April 1st
01. Superbad (2007) - Hilarious. I can watch this one over and over. :thumbsup:

April 2nd
02. The 40 Year Old Virgin (2005) - Great movie!

April 3rd
03. Anchorman (2004) - Another stellar comedy.

April 5th
04. Knocked Up (2007) - Absolutely love this movie.

April 6th
05. Old School (2003) - Good stuff.

April 7th
06. Wedding Crashers (2005) - Another fantastic comedy.

April 9th
07. Semi-Pro (2008) - Not bad.

April 17th
08. Happy Gilmore (1996) - Great Sandler flick. Probably my favorite.

April 22nd
09. Blazing Saddles (1974) - Classic!