Friday Night at the Movies w/ Adam and Dan

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Dan: Hey Adam, its time for some movie chat. What do you want to do this week?

Adam: Well… I’m not sure yet. I’ve been so distracted with Chiefs stuff I haven’t had time to sit down and enjoy a good flick. I definitely haven’t been able to be fully mentally vested in anything serious.

Dan: I figure that latter part is often a struggle for you 🙂
Maybe we should do our favorite comedy?

Adam:  First off…. that’s more often true than not but it stings to hear it.
Secondly, that’s a dang fine idea.
Now to narrow it down the selection.

Dan 

Daniel Harms

The everyday person like Adam is a liar liar. Now looking at defense attorneys, I would imagine you’d have to multiply that by a lot to get to the proper volume. What if you were a defense attorney and couldn’t lie? Hell, imagine not being able to lie as a normal Adam, that can put a damper on your everyday life, especially if you’re a playa’. I don’t judge.

All joking aside, add Jim Carrey to that mix and you get an extremely funny movie. Carrey has always been one of my favorite comedians along with the late, wonderful Robin Williams. Carrey adds his loony, improvising take on everything he does and although kids nowadays might find it offensive, if you know anything about Carrey, he’s a genuine man and great actor in my opinion. I love this movie so much and it just adds to a full list of great movies done by Carrey. if you haven’t sat down and watched this movie, you should. it’s full of laughs and heartfelt moments, like watching the Grinch’s heart grow three sizes (see what I did there).

I’m not about giving things away with my reviews so go watch it for yourself! You won’t be disappointed.

Adam 

01lowbird

What If I told you, Dan an AG staffer lived in a van down by the river? What if I told you that same staffer was a maniac… a maniac on the floor and he dances likes hes never danced before?   

If those two questions don’t A) intrigue you about my intimate knowledge of other Staff’s personal lives and B) give you a dang good hint on where I’m going with this weeks movie selection then there might not be ANY help for you. 

As a kid growing up in the 90’s Chris Farely was exploding on SNL. And while my parents didn’t want me watching SNL or even staying up late, I found Farely’s energy infectious and couldn’t turn away. As a kid I’m sure missed lots on innuendos and half of his comedic genius but I did enjoy his presence. Towards the end of his SNL career, David Spade and Farley teamed up for one of the best comedy I’ve ever seen. Together they brought Tommy Boy to the world and it hasn’t been the same since.  
Tommy Boy wasn’t made to win best picture it was made with idea that if you cried it was because you were literally dying of laughter. And to this day, I can not only quote at least 2… 4…9…er…5… percent of the movie I still laugh out loud while doing it.

Overall the plot of Tommy Boy is a simple one. Tommy’s father, who runs Callahan Auto Factory, dies and Tommy then inherits his dads business. But due to his dads business being near foreclosure Tommy and Richard (David Spade) have to take to the road  and sell his father’s product and save the company and the town of Sandusky, Ohio. If you can’t find Sandusky or maybe even Davenport on a map maybe you should get yourself a new map.
Anyways… I love love LOVE this movie and if there’s a chance you haven’t watched it, do it today. Like, find your boss and tell them you are taking a mental health day and go get some Chris Farley / David Spade therapy. 

Who picked the better movie, Adam or Dan?
64%
(23 votes)
Adam, because Liar, Liar isn't even one of Jim Carrey's Top 5 movies
36%
(13 votes)
Dan, because I compulsively vote for him on every poll and I do not know why
Total Votes: 36

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Tyrone
03/25/2019 10:39 pm

Tony’s Shaun of the Dead reference in another post reminded me, I’ll take any of the cornetto trilogy over Liar Liar and Tommy Boy.

The Friday Night at the Movies movie picks are painting a pretty bleak picture of your movie tastes.

larch
sydenham
03/23/2019 8:50 am

Great selections mentioned already. I’ll add two: A Fish Called Wand, quirky and brilliant, and Blazing Saddles in part because it has the best cinema fart scene.

mbkemp
mbkemp
03/22/2019 9:22 pm

American Pie is too funny to me

tecmo_sb35
tecmo_sb35
03/22/2019 8:28 pm

Ace Ventura, Dumb and Dumber, Bruce Almighty, AV2, then Liar Liar.
Tommy Boy was great and Farleys cameos were better. Waynes World 2 mic check?

No comedy list is complete without MP and the Holy Grail.

BleedingRedAndGold
03/22/2019 3:06 pm

If we’re talking great comedy movies, my nomination’s M*A*S*H. Possibly the iconic black humor comedy movie. If all you’ve ever watched is the series, go watch the movie, because that’s another thing entirely.

BleedingRedAndGold
Reply to  BleedingRedAndGold
03/22/2019 3:06 pm

It even has a football game in it. Top that, Tommy Boy.

DavidFriedman
DavidFriedman
03/22/2019 2:57 pm

I know it’s not a comedy per se, but I, Dave who drives a big wheel, am a HUGE fan of Brokeback Mountain. It just … fills me up with so many feelings

BleedingRedAndGold
Reply to  DavidFriedman
03/22/2019 3:03 pm

You just can’t quit it, can you.

MasterChief
MasterChief
Reply to  DavidFriedman
03/22/2019 4:19 pm

You boys are supposed to be watchin’ the sheep but instead you’re up there stemmin’ the rose

Anthony Stratton
Reply to  MasterChief
03/22/2019 4:33 pm

Its kinda fun tho

MasterChief
MasterChief
03/22/2019 2:21 pm

The Naked Gun is one of my faves.
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APtransplant25
APtransplant25
03/22/2019 1:48 pm

Trying to watch Captain Marvel tonight, is it really a must watch before the Avengers: End Game?

Anthony Stratton
Reply to  APtransplant25
03/22/2019 1:56 pm

I think so…

Leaf
Reply to  APtransplant25
03/22/2019 3:05 pm

You could probably skip it and not be totally lost. But it might feel like she was just dropped into the film if you do. Most of her character development will be done in her movie. And her movie explains where she’s been and how she gets to the avengers.

APtransplant25
APtransplant25
Reply to  Leaf
03/22/2019 5:41 pm

Look’s like I will be going to the movie then

Leaf
03/22/2019 1:24 pm

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Daniel Harms
Reply to  Leaf
03/22/2019 6:24 pm

This is a legit miss for me. I haven’t seen it in forever! It’s easily one of the best of all time

Severely Concussed
Severely Concussed
03/22/2019 1:19 pm

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QuackTastic
QuackTastic
03/22/2019 11:36 am

Also – Step Brothers and Austin Powers. Cant leave will Ferrell and Mike Meyers out

QuackTastic
QuackTastic
03/22/2019 11:33 am

Happy Gilmore and Billy Madison, dont leave them out. Love Dirty Work too.

Love Jim Carrey too of course. Gotta go with dumb and dumber though.

If you haven’t seen Jim Carey’s SNL audition, drop what you’re doing and watch: https://youtu.be/_7Y_7QKST9M

Severely Concussed
Severely Concussed
Reply to  QuackTastic
03/22/2019 1:17 pm

I love Dirty Work.

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QuackTastic
QuackTastic
Reply to  Severely Concussed
03/22/2019 2:05 pm

Theres a dead hooker in that trunk!

workingmansdead
03/22/2019 11:02 am

Dumb and Dumber is clearly Carrey’s best movie. His magnum opus. Tommy Boy > Liar Liar

MasterChief
MasterChief
Reply to  workingmansdead
03/22/2019 2:23 pm

I’d put Dumb and Dumber as a close 2nd to the Ace Ventura movies.

Tony Sommer
03/22/2019 10:25 am

I don’t know if I can choose one, but Office Space and Napoleon Dynamite are my two favorite comedies.

Dave
Reply to  Tony Sommer
03/22/2019 10:32 am

I love Office Space but never could find the humor in ND

ChiefUdall
ChiefUdall
Reply to  Dave
03/22/2019 11:18 am

Office Space, Caddyshack and Dumb and Dumber are my top 3

CHIEFSandSABRES
CHIEFSandSABRES
03/22/2019 9:49 am

Voted Adam on this one.

Dave B.
dave9600
03/22/2019 9:29 am

Best comedy ever is Tropic Thunder…

Dave B.
dave9600
Reply to  01lowbird
03/22/2019 9:43 am
Anthony Stratton
Reply to  dave9600
03/22/2019 9:59 am

It is definitely up there.

Nasrani
Nasrani
03/22/2019 9:02 am

Apollo 11 – a documentary about the moon landing – is worth seeing. I mentioned it earlier in the week. It’s an hour and a half long, so not terrible, and contains very little narration; rather, all soundbites are authentic from the mission or from news coverage of it, and all images/video are authentic from the mission as well. It’s definitely worth seeing.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3Co8Z8BQgWc

I also watched “The Square”/”Al-Maidan”/”الميدان” this past week. It’s about the two waves of Egyptian protests that took place in Tahrir Square, in 2011 and 2013. It’s also worth checking out if you’re at all curious about what happened there.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6eWBmVprInQ

Dave
03/22/2019 8:27 am

I voted Adam simply because I’m tired of Dan winning everything.

Tommy Boy was meh. Liar Liar was an interesting choice to make if Jim is one of your favorite actors. The Mask is a highly underrated and mostly overlooked movie of his

Anthony Stratton
Reply to  Dave
03/22/2019 8:53 am

I woulda gone Cable Guy just to keep you on your toes.
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Anthony Stratton
Reply to  01lowbird
03/22/2019 9:16 am

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Dave
Reply to  01lowbird
03/22/2019 10:33 am

My son will be so upset. He has the dinosaur costume.

Severely Concussed
Severely Concussed
Reply to  Dave
03/22/2019 1:16 pm

Me, Myself, and Irene is Jim Carrey’s best movie.

Leaf
Reply to  Severely Concussed
03/22/2019 1:28 pm

Parts were funny as hell, but the over the top f-bomb dropping brought it down.

Anthony Stratton
Reply to  Leaf
03/22/2019 1:57 pm

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Leaf
Reply to  Anthony Stratton
03/22/2019 3:07 pm

Hey I’m no saint. I just thought it was excessive to the point it was no longer funny. It’s the same issue I had with Bad Santa.

Anthony Stratton
Reply to  Leaf
03/22/2019 3:12 pm

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Tarkus
Reply to  Anthony Stratton
03/22/2019 3:32 pm

LOVE Bad Santa!

Leaf
Reply to  Tarkus
03/22/2019 3:58 pm

To each their own. Personally I couldn’t stand it. Me, myself, and Irene at least was funny at times.

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I don’t think I even chuckled once during bad Santa.

Tarkus
Reply to  Leaf
03/22/2019 4:05 pm

MMaI was most notable for the Shannon Whirry scene, of course.

Dave
Reply to  Severely Concussed
03/22/2019 2:36 pm

Damn, I cant believe I forgot that one. Good point

Anthony Stratton
03/22/2019 8:22 am

Tommy Boy is awesome. Liar Liar is…aight.

Daniel Harms
Reply to  Anthony Stratton
03/22/2019 9:16 am

Anything Chris Farley is bad. And Liar Liar is clearly in the top five of Jim Carrey movies

Anthony Stratton
Reply to  Daniel Harms
03/22/2019 9:58 am

Its amazing how good of an eye you have for football film when your other film taeks are so spicy lol.

Daniel Harms
Reply to  Anthony Stratton
03/22/2019 10:14 am

Haha I just don’t think he’s funny. I’m actually a movie critic. Very hard to get a movie past me. Just recently watched Creed 2 it was decent

Dave
Reply to  Daniel Harms
03/22/2019 10:33 am

I, uh … agree with your Farley take. “Loud and fat” does not equal funny. See also: Tony

Anthony Stratton
Reply to  Dave
03/22/2019 10:40 am

You little prick!

Dave
Reply to  Anthony Stratton
03/22/2019 11:13 am

I’m sorry. I only make fun of you to make myself feel better.

Anthony Stratton
Reply to  Dave
03/22/2019 12:16 pm

There there lil buddy. It’s gonna be ok…

Dave
Reply to  Dave
03/22/2019 2:38 pm

I never said this either.

BleedingRedAndGold
Reply to  Anthony Stratton
03/22/2019 3:02 pm

Not ‘you sorry little ingrate!’? Or ‘you insensitive prick’?

Dave
Reply to  Dave
03/22/2019 2:38 pm

I never said this

Anthony Stratton
Reply to  Daniel Harms
03/22/2019 10:40 am

You can’t say your a critic and like not-good movies. Thats not how this works.

QuackTastic
QuackTastic
Reply to  Daniel Harms
03/22/2019 11:35 am

Chris Farley is a comedic genius

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