Week five is time for one of the big categories: comedy. I'm hoping for some good nominations.
Two guys invented a game... and turned the sports world upside down!
Two losers from Milwaukee, Coop & Remer, invent a new game playing basketball, using baseball rules. When the game becomes a huge success, they, along with a billionaire's help, form the Professional Baseketball League where everyone gets the same pay and no team can change cities. Theirs is the only team standing in the way of major rule changes that the owner of a rival team wants to institute.
Making the sports comedies of the Happy Madison gang ("Happy Gilmore," "The Benchwarmers," etc.) look like high art, David Zucker's "BASEketball" leaves much to be desired. Powered by Matt Stone and Trey Parker of "South Park" fame, the film swings for the fences with a blend of inane humor, low-ball gags, and gross-out shenanigans. The comedy offers a few semi-solid laughs, but it strikes out again and again.
Revolving around a duo who invent a sport and see it attain heights of glory, Stone and Parker attempt to bring the humor of their quaintly animated TV show to the big screen. While it is amusing to see creators of the famed voices live and in person, the story is pure…
The guys who created a bunch of animated school kids which either created controversary or made people laugh in their homes. Then created a movie which had me in stitches all the way through. Another movie which had me in tears was the Puppet's that sung tunes and battled Kim-Y-S.
This movie was funny in places but too damn silly for its own good. It's a great idea and the pair work well together. Some of the jokes come thick and thin but mostly not funny.
Nice to see Trey does the voice of Cartman in one scene.
Stick to the animation please fellas.
Completely ridiculous - the best kind of comedy.
"We gotta get jobs. Then we get the khakis. Then we get the chicks."
This isn't the funniest movie in the world, but it's so goofy and non-serious that I could watch it every day, probably.
La peli favorita de mi hermano fue la última bala de David Zucker. Parker y Stone dándolo todo, secundados por "Canijo" Scolari (que ya acompañaba a los southparks en Orgazmo), nos hacen creer con un deporte en el que tú y yo podríamos ser estrellas y que tiene la pista deportiva más bonita del mundo.
Además, se adelantó a otros como Dodgeball o Semi-Pro.
Siempre funciona, sobre todo con ese hallazgo que es el psicofallo.
PD: el Cartman que se marca Parker siempre me ha emocionado.
I am not a piece of shit.
fuc k citizen kane, This is the best film
Absolutely silly, yes. At times quite funny, yes again. Plenty of Zucker "behind the action" gags. On the other hand Parker and Stone definitely should not act.
BASEketball is one of those movies which you forget about for several years and then randomly come across the title while reading something totally irrelevant and then you remember how funny it was.
And then you forget about it again.
I'm a fan of most of Parker and Stone's stuff. This is a pretty funny entry with a lot of good quotes.
There is no question that this film is full of low brow humour. It is also a very effective satire on the world of professional sports. It opens with a documentary style scene about the history of sports leading up to the events of the film itself. Every time I see it I laugh at the ridiculousness of it and how close it is to the reality of pro sports. This is a funny film that deserves more credit then it gets.
My review -- this comedy/sports film title is now on DVD and this film title has a large financial loss to its name of roughly $16 million. The basic storyline is this, the audience is welcomed into this title by this inner monologue, basically telling us that the world of sports, sports advertising and frankly anything to do with the financial aspect of any sport is taking down the sports themselves, meaning people are losing interest in them. That is until one day two losers invent this game a mixture of baseball and basketball, the basic rules as follows, the attacking team have to make this basketball shot from these different plates [similar to baseball,] but they cannot shoot from…
The first 30 minutes are hilarious -- Twitch in particular -- but the final hour or so is a little too cliche-laden. Trey and Matt are too talented to somewhat rip off the plot of Major League.
Every film that has ever been nominated for a Razzie Award in any category.
a personal canon
includes films over 50 minutes