I just remembered why I haven’t done a list post in so long. It is incredibly hard for me to stay consistent for some reason, I get off track easily and then I end up doing more catch up posts than I originally intended. *Facepalm*
Anyway, we’re getting towards the end of April, and although I have neglected this series more than I should have, it has helped make the month seem to not drag, March felt as though it lasted forever.
Growing up I was always referred to as “Jason’s little sister,” and still to this day I am recognized by his old friends from high school as such. If you know my brother at all, you will see reflections of him in me, he is a huge influence on my life up to and including my musical tastes, sense of humor, and favorite movies.
This pick is a mutual favorite of my brother’s and mine, and I have him to thank for introducing me to it.
Kristian’s 18th underrated movie is:
So I Married An Axe Murderer (1993) Directed by Thomas Schlamme
Charlie is a poet who has not had very much luck with women, that is until he meets Harriett, the woman of his dreams.
As the story goes along there are lots of hilarious scenes, the Scottish dad (who is also played by Mike Myers) makes this whole movie. He is so funny!
This movie will never be recognized for its outstanding acting performances, however, I do believe that this movie is highly underrated.
I know a lot of people don’t like Mike Myers, and I wouldn’t call myself a huge fan, but this movie is great! Sometimes it’s nice to sit down and watch a movie that doesn’t take a lot of concentration, it’s just a fun, silly, lighthearted movie that will leave you laughing and thankful for the short break of the current “normalcy.” I must say though, the very first time I watched this movie, I was not expecting the twist, they surprised me on that one!
I recommend pairing this movie with hard cider and haggis. Just kidding, unless of course, that’s your thing, and then by all means, please enjoy. I’ll pass on the haggis, but I do enjoy me some hard cider!
For my new followers (there have been quite a few lately!) My favorite thing in the entire world is to laugh. I love to laugh, and although I hate the sound of my laugh (Just wait till we release the podcast, I’m sure you’ll agree, it’s obnoxious,) it doesn’t stop me from laughing. I am easily amused, I love cheesy jokes, the cheesier the better. I have an extreme weakness for goofballs which is why Justin Long, Paul Rudd, and John Goodman are some of my favorite actors. They might not have shelves holding Oscars, but they bring me so much joy and laughter, and to me, that’s worth more gold than all of the Oscar awards combined.
It’s no coincidence that the majority of movies that made this list are comedies. Who couldn’t use a little comic relief right now?
Kristian’s 19th underrated movie is:
Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story ( 2007) Directed by Jake Kasdan
I do not understand why this movie did not receive higher ratings, but I’ve never been one to listen to the critics. What do they know anyway? *wink*
This movie is sort of a spoof on every movie about up and coming artists ever. The movie highlights the many ups and downs of Dewey’s success. Throughout his career he sleeps with 411 women, married 3, has 36 children, becomes addicted and overcomes his additions to every single drug known to man, he also befriends other famous musicians, such as Elvis, The Beatles, (my beloved Mr. Long plays George Harrison, who is a very close second to Ringo in my book,) and a chimp. Yes, you read that correctly, a chimp!
This is another “take it for what it is” kind of film, however, John C. Reiley is a great actor and I could think of no one better to play Dewey Cox.
No special food or drink recommendation for this one. My go-to when I visit a theater to watch a movie is popcorn and a cherry coke, one can never go wrong with that combination.
Looking back, I should have saved “Strange Wildnerness” for my 4/20 post, but hindsight is 20/20. Of course, it’s not like those who celebrated the day didn’t already have their choice of movies picked out anyway. I know many who celebrate the day with traditions. It’s like a stoner’s Thanksgiving!
This pick sticks with the comedic theme, but its humor is much more crude and raunchy, which is right up there with cheesy dad jokes, but it seems my sense of humor hasn’t surpassed the 5th grade as I still cackle whenever someone mentions Uranus. *eye rolls at self*
Kristian’s 20th underrated movie is:
Orgazmo (1997) Directed by Trey Parker
The same guys who brought you Southpark bring you Orgazmo. A movie about Joe Young, a young Mormon boy who goes door to door preaching the gospel. He knocks on the wrong door and interrupts a movie shoot, unbeknownst to Joe, the director has ordered his henchman to kill whoever was at the door, but Joe fights them off with impressive skill. This impresses the director so much that he offers Joe the leading role in his film about a sex superhero who fights crime with his orgazmorator along with his sidekick, ChodaBoy!
I couldn’t even type that paragraph without laughing. This movie is so ridiculous but so funny. My cheeks hurt as I type this. If you haven’t seen it, you’re in for a treat. It’s another over the top, do not take this movie seriously kind of film.
This movie has so many quotable lines, you’ll find yourself reciting them often, and be forewarned, you will never hear Depeche Mode the same way ever again!
No food or drink recommendation for this one either. It’s too funny, you’ll choke, just skip it.
This is another trailer that gives a lot of the movie away, and while this movie isn’t at all serious, some of the funniest scenes are shown in the trailer. Do yourself a favor, skip the trailer and just watch the movie!
Have you seen any of these movies? Did you enjoy them? What underrated movie(s) do you recommend?
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