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."
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,…
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.
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.
This may be the last good film that David Zucker has made. Dude has gone way downhill. I don't think this is brilliant but it's relatively fun and very, very stupid. I loved it as a kid, and this is the first time I have seen it in maybe 15 years. The only thing I remembered really was SQUEAK and the two guys making out. You don't forget a thing like that. It's a good time, although I guess I wish it held up a bit better. It is very 90s. That music. This movie features Reel Big Fish. That is 90s as hell.
This made me laugh more than a few times.
I truly miss Robert Stack and Unsolved Mysteries.
I had not seen this since the day it came out. It's pretty derpy. I'd love to hear Parker and Stone's thoughts on it now.
Recommended by James Case
Film Club Score (3.18/5.00)
Guilty pleasure alert. BASEketball is of simple taste and humour, but I actually enjoy it everytime I watch it. The film tackles, with hilarity, in the opening about sports becoming corporate brands that are no longer for the fans (teams moving cities for example) and how this new game BASEketball is for the everyman, which then comes under threat with the Dallas Felons owner, Baxter Cain, wants to change the rules to allow teams to move cities and players to switch teams, get sponsorship deals etc. This gives an open playing field for Zucker, Parker and Stone to tackle sports for gags on these things and hell even tackling child labour for the teams clothing line that is then merchandised.…
Every film that has ever been nominated for a Razzie Award in any category.
a personal canon
includes films over 50 minutes