In 2008 The major movie companies sent to screen three hundred plus movies. Of these 350 + movies, over 70 fit into the comedy genre. Here are a few of the most popular laughers made this year.
ZACK AND MIRI MAKE A PORNO: The bills are piling up and Zack and Miri, life long platonic friends who live together, need to come up with some cash soon. What will they do? Easy, start making porn flicks. As one can expect this is a perfect environment for a funny film.
TROPIC THUNDER: Filled with great actors we soon see this movie is a spoof on Vietnam war movies. To get better results from his crew to make a true epic masterpiece, the now venturesome director heads into the jungle, and leaves them on their own. The object is to overwhelm them into making a war movie monster, which will be caught on hidden cameras in the area. Incredibly, because the director steps on an old land mine and dies, the spoiled actors are on their own, and they think there acting, but the bullets flying are actually real. Jack Black, Ben Stiller, Robert Downey Jr., and Tom Cruise star.
STEP BROTHERS: Two forty year old child adults, who both live at home with one parent, are now going to live in the same bedroom because their mom and dad get married, you have one crazy situation. Casting John Reilly and Will Ferrell playing the parts, and this seems to be a great recipe for a raucous comedy. This film is a must see if your looking for some laughs.
PINEAPPLE EXPRESS: Underachieving pothead Dale in a stroke of bad luck, has seen a bad cop, and the local drug king pin, kill someone. He was spotted, and they know he has seen what’s gone down. Realizing this, he unwittingly throws down his joint, a unique version called pineapple express, and runs. This joint is such a unique type of weed, that the bad guys can track it. The chase is on, Dale and his pot dealer friend Saul are desperately hiding from the bad guys.
HAMLET 2: Unsuccessful actor Dana Marshz has settled into teaching the high school theater classes to students who just don’t care. The school loses a building due to destruction, so the school administration feels that the theater curriculum will be what is dropped. Now fully motivated, he is on a mission to save the theater classes by producing Hamlet 2, a new version of the classic, which he put to paper himself.
FORGETTING SAHRAH MARSHALL: Grief stricken from a devastating break up with Sarah, a TV sitcom actress, Peter (Jason Segal) decides to escape to Oahu to start anew and forget about Sarah. Of course, upon checking into the resort, the first people he sees are his ex girlfriend and her new boyfriend, who’s bigger than life. This sets up as a fun filled romantic comedy.
ROLE MODELS: Danny and Wheeler, a couple of energy drink promoters, are looking at jail time after destroying the company vehicle while binging. The only way to avoid being locked up is to perform 150 hours of community service. The catch is they will have to mentor some kids in a community service program. The pieces are all in place for this to be very funny.
GET SMART: Maxwell Smart, as agent 86, is at it again, can you believe it? Would you believe… ? The classic James Bond spy spoof, the shoe phone, and all the great one liners. It is worth the look back at the world of KAOS and CONTROL.
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), Glorial (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.
The films listed above, and many, many more, are available to buy, get as a rental, or you can even down load movies right onto your hard drive. Acquiring movie down loads from the internet has quickly become one of the most popular ways to get movies. Look on the web for places to start downloading movies. It’s the best way to build a massive library of films.