Tuesday, March 9, 2010
I asked comedian Paul Scheer of MTV's Human Giant to recommend five of his favorite DVD's to our readers. Here's what he said:
1.) Tron - yes this movie is the butt of a lot of jokes but not until you see it will you understand how truly bad it actually is. Yes the effects are cheesy and the idea is uncomprehensible. But it's the little things I enjoy like how one of the main characters wears glasses but very rarely every puts them on his face, he just carries them in his hand.
2.) The Might Boosh (Seasons 1 & 2) This is one of the most groundbreaking, interesting, and hilarious shows I've ever seen. It's a little tough to digest at first because the format is so stunningly different then comedy shows that you are used to watching. But I guarantee you that after you watch a handful of episodes you'll be hooked and wanna go back and want to see them again.
3.) Bowfinger - This movie answers the question, "Are Eddie Murphy and Steve Martin capable of making a truly hilarious comedy anymore?" The answer is yes. Eddie Murphy is awesome, Steve Martin is hysterical and I love the plot line that mirrors Martin's own real life relationship with Anne Heche and Terrance Stamp as the leader of a religious cult is awesome.
4.) Rambo (2008) Holy Shit. This movie is insane.
5.) Sullivan's Travels - This is a classic Preston Sturges film that the Cohen brothers pulled the title for "Oh Brother Where Art Thou?" from. It follows a famous Hollywood director as he tries to research and get in touch with "the simple people". Equally hilarious and heart warming. The film still holds up till this day.
Paul is a master Tweeter and is going to be in the new movie Piranha 3D (which looks fucking awesome!) and here he is in one of my favorite sketches of all time. MIND EXPLOSION!!!