25 Favorite Films with Broken Lizard!
RT catches up with the comedy troupe as they take their latest film to Slamdance.
Airplane! (1980, 98% Tomatometer), Blazing Saddles (1974, 89%)
I don't know that any other movies --- for me --- defined what was funny, what comedy was, and how to be funny. Those movies, you get no break from jokes, you get no break from laughter, but they're also engaging and have drama.
I remember Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid
being one of the first movies I saw as a kid. So I'll also always equate it with discovering what a movie was. Being a young boy, and here's my introduction to movies --- it still feels like the most gigantic movie in terms of how big and beautiful it was, and the cool factor. Two amazing guys to watch.
is one of those movies that I can't ever turn off. If it comes on and it's halfway or two-thirds through, I just have to sit in front of it. I want that world to go on forever; you just wish that it didn't ever end. I would love to be in this location with this people and it go on forever.
Woody Allen movies --- now, maybe because I'm older, the movie that I think is perfect is Crimes and Misdemeanors
. It does actually have very fun moments, but it's also got some really amazing, heavy, dramatic stuff to it. I think it's the best blend of that comedy and drama.
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