This year American filmmakers provided movie goers with over 350 films. Of the three hundred, something like 70, or so, would be classified as comedies. Here is a list of the top comedies produced in 2008.
FORGETTING SAHRAH MARSHALL: Following a devastating break up with his girlfriend Sarah, a TV actress, Peter eventually decides to escape to a Hawaiian resort to start anew and forget about Sarah. As one might expect, upon checking into the resort, the first thing he sees is his ex and her new man, who is a mega rock star. This sets up as a classic romantic comedy.
GET SMART: Agent 86 is back, “and loving it”. It is KAOS vs. CONTROL, the shoe phone, and all the classic quotes. It’s a trip down memory lane to look back at this classic spy spoof TV series.
HAMLET 2: Unsuccessful actor Dana Marshz has settled into teaching the high school theater classes to bored and unmotivated kids. When they lose a building at the campus, the school board figures the useless theater courses must be eliminated. With a challenge now in front of him, he plans to save the program by producing Hamlet 2, an original interpretation of the Shakespeare classic, which he writes himself.
MADAGASCAR: ESCAPE 2 AFRICA: As the title suggests, this is the sequel to the box office hit Madagascar. Our cast of lost animals, Alex (Lion), Marty (Zebra), Gloria (Hippo), and Melman (Giraffe) are attempting to leave Madagascar, and go back to New York’s famous Central Park Zoo, from their first adventure. As opposed to going home, with the Penguins leading them astray, they find themselves going to Africa, for more adventures.
PINEAPPLE EXPRESS: Underachieving pothead Dale unfortunately has just viewed a crooked police man, and a powerful drug dealer, kill someone. They see him witness the killing. Understanding that he has been seen, he drops his joint of pineapple express, and runs. The weed is so special, that the bad guys can track it. The chase is on, the bad guys are hunting, and Dale and dealer Saul are desperately hiding from the bad guys.
ROLE MODELS: Danny and Wheeler, who sell energy drinks, are facing jail time after trashing the company truck. The way they can avoid serving jail time is by doing community service. The problem is they will need to mentor troubled kids in a community service program. Let the fun begin.
STEP BROTHERS: When two 40 year olds, who still live with their single parents, will now have to live in the same room because their mom and dad get married, you have one crazy situation. Put Will Ferrell and John C. Reilly in those roles, and the conditions are right for a funny movie. This movie is a must see for a good time this year.
TROPIC THUNDER: Filled with great actors the genre of the film is a spoof on Vietnam war movies. To get better results from his crew to create a quality war film, the seemingly bold director into the middle of nowhere, leaving them to fend for themselves. The plan is to overwhelm them into producing a war classic that will be recorded on hidden cameras. Unbelievably, as the director walks over a land mine and is blown apart, the actors are now truly on there own and they start acting, thinking it’s a big set, but the bullets flying are actually real. Jack Black, Ben Stiller, Robert Downey Jr., and Tom Cruise star.
ZACK AND MIRI MAKE A PORNO: Rent is over due and Zack and Miri, roommates and good friends, are desperate to make some money. Their solution? Easy, make a dirty movie. Obviously this situation makes for lots of laughs.
These films, and many, many more, are yours to buy, get as a rental, or even download right onto your computer. Accessing movies through downloads from websites online is quickly becoming one of the most popular ways for accessing DVD’s. Check online to find websites to access this technology. It’s the best way to build a personally selected library of films.