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…
Completely ridiculous - the best kind of comedy.
"We gotta get jobs. Then we get the khakis. Then we get the chicks."
You may not have heard of BASEketball as its one of those little-seen and hence quite underrated comic gems, very much in the vein of The Naked Gun given the pedigree of David Zucker as director, yet shot through with a filthy, sharp and puerile edge thanks to Trey Parker and Matt Stone in the lead roles, giving the piece the feel of almost a live-action South Park story. Combine these talents and you get some fantastical physical, sight gag and written comedy, even if this is perhaps just too crass to be considered classic.
If you break it down, it's a familiar narrative really - two losers in Parker and Stone make it big creating a riff on basketball,…
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.
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.
Features a number of entertaining scenes that are probably balanced by the sheer inanity of the rest of the movie.
A pretty stupid movie. Watched this while I was sick, on Netflix. It's really dumb funny and pretty much not worth your time. I only watched cause I was brain dead and somehow curious. The only good thing about it is that it does well at knowing it's a fucking stupid movie.
Cheesy 90s gross-out comedy that feels a bit dated now, but with Trey Parker and Matt Stone from South Park it's still pretty entertaining. Plus, real-ass Bob Costas says the line "YOU'RE EXCITED? FEEL THESE NIPPLES!" so that's a bonus.
This movie is funny, it's an okay movie overall but probably won't be watching it again. Still funny though.
And yet we live in a world where this hasn't actually become a thing yet and we still have to suffer with baseball being considered a sport?
Damn you cruel world!
Silly, stupid, puerile humor. Dumb premise. Amateurish acting. I adore this film, which is loaded with typical Parker/Stone humor.
I just don't know maybe its nostalgia hitting in or maybe this movie is really just this funny but for some reason this is one of those few movies that I can watch over and over again and still think its as funny as the first time i saw it. Which is why I enjoy movies like this because they don't take themselves to serious and you can see that they actually enjoyed themselves filming this movie.
Lots of jokes surrounding vulgar things. I liked it, and it was a nice generic sports comedy.
I laughed a few times. These guys can do better.
- Eagle vs. Shark
- Black Dynamite
- Death to Smoochy
- The Happiness of the Katakuris
- Can't Stop the Music
- The Formula
- Friday the 13th
- The Jazz Singer
Every film that has ever been nominated for a Razzie Award in any category.
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