Tavish wrote:I'm getting old. The two worst movies I've seen recently, Anchorman and Nap Dynamite, are two of the Cafe's favorite. I guess I now know how (cow, wow, vow) my pops felt when me and my friends would sit around quoting Monty Python.
NI! And anchorman sucked
Anchorman indeed sucked. And The Holy Grail is simply one of the best movies ever made. I laugh every single time I see it and constantly quote it.
"Perhaps if we built this large, wooden badger."
"We have the holy hand grenade of Antioch."
"There are those who call me....Tim?"
"And after you've given us all a good spanking...the oral sex!"
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JTWood wrote:Actually, it would be this whole scene:
ARTHUR: Old woman! DENNIS: Man! ARTHUR: Man. Sorry. What knight lives in that castle over there? DENNIS: I'm thirty-seven. ARTHUR: I-- what? DENNIS: I'm thirty-seven. I'm not old. ARTHUR: Well, I can't just call you 'Man'. DENNIS: Well, you could say 'Dennis'. ARTHUR: Well, I didn't know you were called 'Dennis'. DENNIS: Well, you didn't bother to find out, did you? ARTHUR: I did say 'sorry' about the 'old woman', but from the behind you looked-- DENNIS: What I object to is that you automatically treat me like an inferior! ARTHUR: Well, I am King! DENNIS: Oh, King, eh, very nice. And how d'you get that, eh? By exploiting the workers! By 'anging on to outdated imperialist dogma which perpetuates the economic and social differences in our society. If there's ever going to be any progress with the-- WOMAN: Dennis, there's some lovely filth down here. Oh! How d'you do? ARTHUR: How do you do, good lady? I am Arthur, King of the Britons. Who's castle is that? WOMAN: King of the who? ARTHUR: The Britons. WOMAN: Who are the Britons? ARTHUR: Well, we all are. We are all Britons, and I am your king. WOMAN: I didn't know we had a king. I thought we were an autonomous collective. DENNIS: You're fooling yourself. We're living in a dictatorship: a self-perpetuating autocracy in which the working classes-- WOMAN: Oh, there you go bringing class into it again. DENNIS: That's what it's all about. If only people would hear of-- ARTHUR: Please! Please, good people. I am in haste. Who lives in that castle? WOMAN: No one lives there. ARTHUR: Then who is your lord? WOMAN: We don't have a lord. ARTHUR: What? DENNIS: I told you. We're an anarcho-syndicalist commune. We take it in turns to act as a sort of executive officer for the week,... ARTHUR: Yes. DENNIS: ...but all the decisions of that officer have to be ratified at a special bi-weekly meeting... ARTHUR: Yes, I see. DENNIS: ...by a simple majority in the case of purely internal affairs,... ARTHUR: Be quiet! DENNIS: ...but by a two-thirds majority in the case of more major-- ARTHUR: Be quiet! I order you to be quiet! WOMAN: Order, eh? Who does he think he is? Heh. ARTHUR: I am your king! WOMAN: Well, I didn't vote for you. ARTHUR: You don't vote for kings. WOMAN: Well, how did you become King, then? ARTHUR: The Lady of the Lake,... [angels sing] ...her arm clad in the purest shimmering samite, held aloft Excalibur from the bosom of the water signifying by Divine Providence that I, Arthur, was to carry Excalibur. [singing stops] That is why I am your king! DENNIS: Listen. Strange women lying in ponds distributing swords is no basis for a system of government. Supreme executive power derives from a mandate from the masses, not from some farcical aquatic ceremony. ARTHUR: Be quiet! DENNIS: Well, but you can't expect to wield supreme executive power just 'cause some watery tart threw a sword at you! ARTHUR: Shut up! DENNIS: I mean, if I went 'round saying I was an emperor just because some moistened bint had lobbed a scimitar at me, they'd put me away! ARTHUR: Shut up, will you? Shut up! DENNIS: Ah, now we see the violence inherent in the system. ARTHUR: Shut up! DENNIS: Oh! Come and see the violence inherent in the system! Help! Help! I'm being repressed! ARTHUR: Bloody peasant! DENNIS: Oh, what a give-away. Did you hear that? Did you hear that, eh? That's what I'm on about. Did you see him repressing me? You saw it, didn't you?
Yea thats one of the funniest things ever!... I love the holy grail...
you guys ever see the sketch where the dude from Monty Python attempts to jump over the English Channel with bricks tied to his feet....truly hilarious.
Nomar4prez wrote:Anchorman is the greatest movie ever made......well, maybe not, but its still hilarious. I'm a really big fan of the "stupid" comedy's; Zoolander, Dodgeball, Starsky & Hutch, and Anchorman. Nobody can make me laugh more than Ben Stiller and Will Ferrell, except for maybe Vince Vaughn. Different tastes I guess.
You! People like YOU are ruining comedy these days!
OK maybe that's taking it too far but I don't see how so many people like those movies. Will Ferrell and Vince Vaughn can be so funny without resorting to that crap. Ben Stiller, I'm convinced, is just a write-off.
Haha.....I'm sorry, but I can't help it if it makes me laugh. The biggest complaint I've heard with Anchorman type movies is that they have no plot..........that's sorta the point. If I wanted to watch a movie with plot, I'd rent a drama. When I rent a comedy I want to laugh, thats it. And how can you call Ben Stiller a write-off? "Meet the Parents" is the only movie I've ever cried at, and it wasn't b/c it was sad. If I may ask, what new comedy's do you like? What comedian actors/actresses?
Going through my collection of comedies... Old School, Me Myself & Irene, Van Wilder, American Pie, Half Baked, Office Space, and Scary Movie II. And I liked Napoleon Dynamite. It's just the mindless, "I'll do something really stupid that required no thought process" comedy I don't like. That's not funny. Will Ferrell has been very funny. But he's gone down the tubes.
As for The Holy Grail, I watched it last night... it was pretty good. Not one of my favourites but better than most of the stuff that's come out recently
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