With the year 2008 almost finished Hollywood produced well over 275 films. In this group of over 300 films, seventy five, or so, are comedies. Let’s name a few of the best funny movies made this year.
FORGETTING SAHRAH MARSHALL: Grief stricken from a break up with long time girlfriend Sarah, an actress in a cheesy sitcom, Peter finally plans to escape to Oahu to get past the break up. Of course, when he checks into the resort hotel, the first thing he sees is Sarah and her new man, who’s bigger than life. This sets up as a fun filled 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: This is the continuation to the big hit film Madagascar. Our four animal stars are ready to go back to New York’s famous Central Park Zoo, which is the only home they know. Instead, thanks to those wacky Penguins again, they are heading off to have more adventures first.
PINEAPPLE EXPRESS: Heavy pot smoker Dale Denton, in a stroke of bad luck, has seen a bad cop, and the local drug king pin, murder someone. The killers know he has seen what’s gone down. Knowing they’ve seen him, he drops his joint of pineapple express, and takes off. This joint is such a unique type of weed that it is possible to find out who has it. The “fun” is on, as Dale and his dealer Saul are desperately hiding from the bad guys.
ROLE MODELS: Danny and Wheeler, a couple of energy drink promoters, are facing jail time after trashing the company truck. The only way to avoid jail time is to work in community service for 150 hours. They will have to mentor troubled kids as sort of a big brother. This film provides a good situation for some good laughs.
STEP BROTHERS: When two 40 year olds, who each live with their single parents, are now going to share a room because their parents have wed, big problems loom. With Will Ferrell and John C. Reilly as the key players, and the table is set for a funny movie. This movie is a sure fire bet for comedy lovers.
TROPIC THUNDER: Overloaded with good actors we find ourselves watching a parody of recent war movies. Things are going bad, so to get the over rated cast of actors to create a quality war film, the desperate director into the wild jungle, leaving them to fend for themselves. The goal is to overwhelm them so they will produce a work of genius, which will be caught on hidden cameras in the area. When the director blows up on an old French land mine, the crew is left on its 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.
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.
The films listed above, and thousands more, are available to buy, get as a rental, or could even be downloaded immediately to your pc. Getting movie downloads from internet vendors is fast becoming one of the most popular ways for accessing DVD’s. Check the internet for places to get free downloads. This is one of the best opportunities to build a desirable collection of movies.