This year American filmakers brought movie lovers well over 275 films. From this collection, I think at least seventy, maybe more, are meant to tickle our funny bones. The following are some of the best good comedies made this year.
MADAGASCAR: ESCAPE 2 AFRICA: As you might imagine, this is the next edition to the box office hit Madagascar. The small group of animal friends are attempting to leave Madagascar, and go back to the Central Park Zoo, putting an end to thier incredible adventure. With things going wrong again, due to the Penguins, they find themselves going to Africa instead.
PINEAPPLE EXPRESS: Heavy pot smoker Dale Denton, in a stroke of bad luck, has seen a crooked police man, and the local drug king pin, kill someone. He was spotted, and they know he has seen the killing. Knowing they’ve seen him, he drops his joint of pineapple express, and he flees. This joint is such a unique type of weed, that the bad guys can trace it. The chase is on, as Dale and his dealer Saul are on the run.
HAMLET 2: Dana Marshz, formerly a small time actor, has moved on to teaching the high school theater classes to students who just don’t care. When they lose a building at the campus, the powers to be feel 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 is his own work.
GET SMART: Agent 86 makes a return to the big screen, can you believe it? Would you believe… ? KAOS vs CONTROL, gadgets galore, and the cone of silence. It is worth the look back at the world of KAOS and CONTROL.
TROPIC THUNDER: With a collection of acting greats this movie is a spoof on vietnam war movies. In order to inspire the over rated cast of actors to see the movie be a success, the now venturesome director into the middle of nowhere, leaving them to fend for themselves. The goal is to scare them so they will produce a work of genius, that will be recorded on hidden cameras. When the director steps on an old land mine and dies, the spoiled actors are on their own, and they start acting, thinking it’s a big set, when things start to get very real. Written, directed, and acted in, by Ben Stiller.
STEP BROTHERS: When two 40 year olds, who both live at home with one parent, find themselves having to share a room because their parents marry, you have one crazy situation. Casting John Reilly and Will Ferrell in those roles, and this seems to be a great recipe for lots of laughs. This movie is a best bet for a good laugh in 2008.
FORGETTING SAHRAH MARSHALL: Following an undesired break up with long time girlfriend Sarah, a TV actress, Peter (Jason Segal) decides to take a vacation to the Hawaiian Islands to recover from his depression. As fate would have it, when he arrives at his hotel, the first people he sees are Sarah and her new lover, a rock star super stud. This film is a fun filled romantic comedy.
ROLE MODELS: Danny and Wheeler, a couple of energy drink sales people, are facing jail time because they binged, and trashed the company truck. The way they can avoid jail time is to work in community service for 150 hours. Their task will be to become mentors in a community service program. Let the fun begin.
ZACK AND MIRI MAKE A PORNO: The bills aren’t getting paid and Zack and Miri, platonic friends since childhoold, need to come up with some cash soon. The answer? Oh, thats easy, start making pornos. As you might expect this situation makes for a great comedy.
PINEAPPLE EXPRESS: Full time stoner Dale Denton has just witnessed a crooked cop, and a powerful drug dealer, commit a murder. The killers know he has seen what’s gone down. Knowing they’ve seen him, he is so shaken he throws down his joint, a rare blend namend pineapple express, and he flees. The weed is so special, that the bad guys can. The game is on, the bad guys are hunting, and Dale and dealer Saul are on the run.
All of these movies, and many, many more, are yours to buy, pick up as a rental, or can be down loaded to your computer. Dowloading movies from internet vendors is quickly becoming one of the most popular ways to get movies. Look on the web for sites to access this technology. This is a great way to build a large collection of films.