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Black comedies - movie night

From: Ulrich
Sent on: Thursday, January 10, 2008 3:18 PM
I just put up a poll with 7 movie choices.
Everybody who would like to come to the movie night
please vote on your favorite black comedy.

This 7 movies are up for vote:

Dr Strangelove (1964)

n director Stanley Kubrick's blackly comedic send-up of the nuclear age, deranged American general Jack D. Ripper (Sterling Hayden) leads an attack against the Russians that sets the stage for Armageddon. In a series of virtuoso comic performances, Peter Sellers plays an impotent U.S. president, a harried British captain and an ex-Nazi bomb maker. George C. Scott and Slim Pickens also appear in this classic Oscar-nominated satire.

Slaughterhouse Five (1972)

The multilayered novel by Kurt Vonnegut makes it to the screen in fine fettle as a haunting, poetic and funny elegy. Billie Pilgrim (Michael Sacks) survives the horrific firebombing of Dresden at the end of World War II. He subsequently lives out simultaneous past lives as a POW and a well-loved zoo resident on the planet Tralfamadore, and a present-day life as an aging optometrist from New York.

Idiocracy (2005)

To test its top secret Human Hibernation Project, the Pentagon picks the most average Americans it can find -- an Army private (Luke Wilson) and a prostitute (Maya Rudolph) -- and sends them to the year 2505 after a series of freak events. But when they arrive, they find a civilization so dumbed-down that they're the smartest people around. Mike Judge and Etan Cohen ("Beavis and Butthead") reteamed for this futuristic farce.

Deep Crimson (1997)

Based on a real-life crime by the so-called "Lonely Hearts Killers" that rocked the nation, Arturo Ripstein's chilling film stars Regina Orozco as a lonely, homely nurse who'll do anything for the man she loves. In this case, the object of her affection is a vagrant with a fleeting resemblance to entertainer Charles Boyer. In a fit of passion, she commits her life to him, joining him on a murderous spree targeting rich and unsuspecting widows.

Donnie Darko (2001)

Writer-director Richard Kelly's trippy, mind-bending feature debut stars Jake Gyllenhaal as a troubled Midwestern teenager plagued by incessant sleepwalking, family drama and visions of a menacing 6-foot-tall, doomsday-prophesizing rabbit. Drew Barrymore, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Mary McDonnell, Jena Malone, Patrick Swayze and Noah Wyle also star in this intriguing cult classic.

Election (1999)

Tracy Flick (Reese Witherspoon) appears to have the election for student council president sewn up until one of her teachers, Mr. McAllister (Matthew Broderick), rounds up a worthy opponent. McAllister convinces Paul (Chris Klein), a popular and na?ve varsity football player whose injury has put him on the sidelines for the season, to take up politics. But Tracy is desperate to win the election and turns the halls into a political war zone.

The House of Yes (1997)

In this black comedy, twins Jackie-O (Parker Posey) and Marty (Josh Hamilton), whose father disappeared the night JFK was shot, have an unusually intimate relationship for siblings. When Marty comes home one Thanksgiving with a fianc? (Tori Spelling), the mentally unbalanced Jackie-O -- who thinks she's Jackie Kennedy -- suddenly flips into a jealous rage. All her mother can do is hide the kitchen knives and hope for the best. ...


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