Wednesdays, what is it about them? Sure, Monday is famous for being the most miserable of days, The Boomtown Rats even wrote a song about it, but Wednesday truly is the slowest day of the week. The memory of your Saturday night drinks and lazy Sunday evenings are quickly fading, and the wait until your next weekend break seems to be stretching out before you. You can’t go out for the night because you have work in the morning, you can’t get your messages done because everything is closed by the time you get home, so what is there left to enjoy on this slowest of days? Well, we here at Moviefied have the solution: Movies! Surprised?
In our eyes, movies can just about solve any problem and the Wednesday slump is no exception! We prescribe a heavy dose of laughs, giggles and chortles from a rake of comedy favorites. Whether you’re into the classics, the contemporary or the cultured we have the movie for you.
If you’re a fan of the days when Cary Grant had his girl Friday, Jack Lemon rented out an Apartment and Audrey Hepburn was running around Rome on her holidays then Some Like It Hot, Arsenic and Old Lace and Mr. and Mrs. Smith (the Alfred Hitchcock as opposed to Brad Pitt version) are the movies for you. Some Like It Hot is classic comedy genius with its quick wit, fantastic cast and memorable lines: “Well, nobody’s perfect!” Arsenic and Old Lace is Cary Grant at his comic best as he ties theatrical comedy with cinematic style under the guidance of the wonderful Frank Capra. Alfred Hitchcock produced a film so frighteningly dated it may well be considered a horror. Mr. and Mrs. Smith is a movie to laugh at, as it focuses on the absolute shame and comical embarrassment of a married couple who discover they have been living together under false pretense as their marriage license isn’t technically valid. The husband of course now finds his wife more attractive than ever while she hides in her mother’s house. Hilarity ensues.
If you have a preference for the dark side of humor then Heathers, In Bruges and Seven Psychopaths are the films for you. Heathers is a fantastic cult classic following a young Winona Ryder and Christian Slater as they go on a comedic yet lethal path of revenge. The most memorable line of this unmissable film: “I love my dead gay son!”. In Bruges is a concoction of blood, guns and offensive humor brewed by McDonagh and played out by the fantastic comedy duo of Gleeson and Farrell. Seven Psychopaths is a genuinely smart film, a kind of thriller-comedy with a truly unpredictable ending. However, all you really need to know is the cast: Christopher Walken, Sam Rockwell, Colin Farrell, Woody Harrelson, Harry Dean Stanton and Tom Waits. Enough said.
If the Vince Vaughn, Ben Stiller, Stever Carrell, Will Ferrell comedic force is what makes you laugh out loud, then I can only recommend the classics: Zoolander, Old School, and Anchorman. Zoolander has Ben Stiller playing an Orange-Mocha-Frappuccino drinking, make-up applying, eugoogalizer who will have you laughing from start to finish. Old School is another comedic great starring the fantastic Will Ferrell, a youthful Vince Vaughn and a mullet sporting Sean William Scott. This Todd Phillips film follows Luke Wilson as he tries, with the help of his friends, to recapture the glory days of college by creating a frat house for middle aged men. Anchorman is a movie with a quotable script, an almighty cast of Hollywood’s finest, and a moustache that just won’t quit. If you’ve already seen this film enough to know it word for word don’t worry, the sequel is premiering in December.
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– Sinann Fetherston