My apologies for blurry cell phone pic, but sometimes you just need to take the pictures as they come to you. Doesn't Victor look smart in glasses?
This week's 10 for Tuesday is favorite comedies. Well, this is probably my favorite genre, barring musicals, and my tastes are, hrm, broad to say the least. What I consider a comedy is probably not a comedy to a lot of other people.
10 Comedies that others would consider Comedies
1. Addams Family Values. My favorite of the Addams Family movies.
2. First Wives Club. It's so snarky. My favorite is the daughter.
3. The Incredibles. It's adventure and comedy!
4. Never Been Kissed. Yeah, also romcom.
5. Kick-Ass. We watched this from Netflix and it was a lot of fun!
6. Despicable Me. It was cute, and I'd watch it again.
7. Tangled. Yes. I like animation. And?
8. The Princess Bride. This led to years of funny Christmases.
9. Clueless. It is completely brainless, and sometimes that's a good thing.
10. A tie between Shaun of the Dead and the Buffy movie.
Obviously there is a lot that could have gone on those lists. Pretty much all of the Monty Python movies with a special nod to Life of Brian and Holy Grail, a few more comedic animated films, Wayne's World, etc.
Then there is my special list. Like my list of holiday movies, these are comedies mostly to me and the overlap between the two lists is pretty high. Some of them are actually meant to be comedies, and the rest are just me being, well, me.
10 Comedies for Me.
1. Sweeney Todd. Hey, even before I was in it, I thought it was funny. It's about eating people. Besides, if you watch the Johnny Depp one and close your eyes, you can imagine that it is Jack Sparrow singing about eating people.
2. Delicatessen. Vegetarian vigilantes, and a sex scene involving one of those containers that you flip and it goes moo. Enough said.
3. Moulin Rouge!. Weird movies often come across as funny and this one is no exception for me.
4. March of the Penguins. I know it isn't a comedy, but when you spend the entire movie exhorting one of the penguins (we call him Bob) to get back in the circle, well, it becomes funny.
5. Avatar. I'm not sure I'd watch it again, which would normally get it the boot from the list, but USB aliens are inherently funny. Similar could be said about Watchmen, because of some cinematic choices.
6. A Clockwork Orange. It's dark and while it isn't meant to be funny, some of the horribleness goes so far that it flips briefly to the other side.
7. Boron, sorry, The Fifth Element is funny for a lot of reasons, including the black hole of evil.
8. Dorkness Rising. It's funny for gamers, and possibly friends of gamers. Not sure if it expands past that.
9. Starship Troopers. Hey, it's got Doogie Howser in it! You know, from before Dr. Horrible.
10. Being John Malkovich. You know it is something when an actor is so stereotyped as kooky that an entire movie is based on the premise. This movie is tied for me with I Heart Huckabees.
I just have to say that without either the Netflix instant queue or the genre listings at IMDb, these lists would be 3 entries long. I tend to watch the same movies over and over, and I forget titles fairly easily. And now I'm going to try to survive on super subpar sleep (and take my sleeping meds tonight).