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Old 04-23-10, 10:21 PM   #13
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Re: May 2010 "Make-Your-Own-Challenge" Challenge ***Lists Go Here***

Theme: Comedies from the 1970's and 1980's

1. Movies only, no television
2. Comedy must be listed as a genre on IMDB
3. Release date must be between 1/1/70 and 12/31/89

Goal: 30

* = First time viewing

May 2
01. National Lampoon's Animal House (1978) Started out with a classic and there's good reason it's a classic. Just as good today as it was the day it was released. 8/10
02. Brewster's Millions (1985)* I'm a big fan of Richard Pryor, but I must say John Candy stole the show here. Not sure how I missed this all these years. 7/10

May 3
03. Strange Brew (1983) First time watching this in many, many years. Held up better than I expected it to. 6/10

May 4
04. The Twelve Chairs (1970)* Early, unheralded Mel Brooks gem. Very good. 7/10

May 5
05. Ferris Bueller's Day Off (1986) Another timeless classic. May be my favorite John Hughes film. 8/10

May 6
06. Blazing Saddles (1974)* Can't believe I waited this long to see this. Worthy of all the accolades it receives and then some. 9/10

May 10
07. Lost in America (1985)* Very good, another hidden gem. 7/10
08. Silent Movie (1976)* I had reservations about this going in, but I loved it!!! Highly underrated. 8/10

May 11
09. Bustin' Loose (1981)* Another pretty good Richard Pryor film. 6/10
10. Airplane II: The Sequel (1982)* A few laughs, but not as good as the original. 5/10

May 12
11. High Anxiety (1977)* Mel Brooks tribute to Alfred Hitchcock. Not bad at all. 7/10

May 13
12. Fletch (1985)* Another classic that I had somehow managed to miss all these years. 7/10

May 14
13. Doctor Detroit (1983)* The first real stinker I've run into during this challenge. Just not very good. 3/10

May 15
14. Funny Farm (1988)* I know this is not considered one of Chevy Chase's better films, but I liked it. As far as I'm concerned, it's very underrated and on par with the Vacation movies. 7/10
15. 48 Hrs. (1982) Another classic. This was when Eddie Murphy was funny!!! 8/10

May 16
16. Brighton Beach Memoirs (1986)* Pretty good coming of age story set in New York in the late thirties. 6/10
17. Spies Like Us (1985)* Another good Chevy Chase movie from the eighties. He was on a roll then. 7/10

May 17
18. History of the World: Part I (1981) Another Mel Brooks classic. I had seen this one before, but it had been many years. Holds up well. 7/10
19. The Money Pit (1986)* A little predictable but I liked it anyway. 7/10

May 18
20. Valley Girl (1983)* Good soundtrack, movie not so good. Same story that's been told a million times before. 4/10
21. Wise Guys (1986)* Not bad at all. Good performance as always by Danny Devito. 6/10

May 19
22. Dragnet (1987)* Pretty decent. Kind of odd to see Aykroyd in the lead and Hanks in a supporting role. I think if it were cast today, those roles would be reversed. 6/10

May 20
23. To Be or Not to Be (1983)* A different feel than most Mel Brooks films, but still entertaining. 6/10
24. Casual Sex? (1988) I had seen this many, many years ago, decent, but nothing outstanding. 5/10

May 21
25. The 'burbs (1989)* Not at all what I expected. 6/10

May 22
26. Romancing the Stone (1984) I always liked this movie. Kind of Indiana Jones light. 6/10

May 23
27. The Jewel of the Nile (1985) Another one of my favorites. I think I like it a little more than Romancing the Stone. 6/10
28. Beverly Hills Cop II (1987)* This was actually really good. Almost as good as the original. 7/10

May 24
29. Police Academy 2: Their First Assignment (1985)* Nowhere near as bad as I was expecting. 5/10

May 25
30. Mystic Pizza (1988)* I don't think I'm the demographic this movie was aimed at. 5/10
31. Easy Money (1983)* I like everything I've ever seen that Rodney Dangerfield did. 6/10

May 26
32. The Bad News Bears (1976) Doesn't hold up quite as well as I remembered, but still decent. 6/10

May 27
33. Every Which Way But Loose (1978)* Paper thin plot, but entertaining none-the-less. 6/10

May 30
34. The Nude Bomb (1980)* I liked it. Pretty funny and entertaining. 6/10

May 31
35. The Frisco Kid (1979)* 6/10
36. Heartbreak Ridge (1986)* 8/10
37. City Heat (1984)* 5/10
38. 1941 (1979)* 4/10

Last edited by jmsmath; 05-31-10 at 11:06 PM.
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