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Redbox Best Comedy Movies List March 2018

Redbox Best Comedy Movies March 2018

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There are not very many titles on this list and here is why.  First off, really funny movies are few and far between, these days.  Hollywood has somehow gotten the idea that they have to make movies with a little bit of everything in it.  They spit out movies with a little bit of story, a little bit of action, some drama, and a sprinkle of comedy, and then they call it a comedy.  They are diluted comedies.  What is the problem with that?  Well, it is usually not very funny or entertaining.  The most recent example of this is Gringo (2018).

I think Redbox has picked up on this, because not only do they have plenty of terrible comedy movies to choose from, they continue to bring back past comedies that were very successful when they were out originally.  Notice how half of these movies came out before 2017?  Notice also how half of these movies have Will Ferrell in them?  Will Ferrell literally accounts for half of the best comedies inside of the box.

Below is my list of the best comedy movies that I have seen that are currently at Redbox.


The Best Comedy Movies Currently at the Redbox March 2018:


Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy (2004)

Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues (2013)

Elf (2003)

21 Jump Street (2012)

22 Jump Street (2014)

Daddy’s Home (2015)

Daddy’s Home 2 (2017)

The House (2017)

CHIPS (2017)

Baywatch (2017)

Going in Style (2017)

Wilson (2017)


The Internship (2013)

The Internship Poster

The Internship (2013)


The Internship pairs Vince Vaughn with Owen Wilson again for the first time since Wedding Crashers (2005).  Why is this relevant?  It is relevant because Wedding Crashers grossed over $285,000,000 worldwide and was a huge success and a hilarious movie.  Filmmakers hoped that Vaughn and Wilson together again in the same film would help them to repeat their previous success.  It has already been 8 years since the release of Wedding Crashers.

I think that a movie like The Internship would have been a much bigger hit if it had been made 5 or 6 years ago when the main characters were still in their prime.  As it turns out, The Internship lost money.

My gut feeling before watching this movie was that it was going to be a big disappointment.  It looked funny, but not very.

The Internship Wilson Vaughn Computer

The film is a comedy about two best friends (Vaughn and Wilson) who lose their jobs as salesman.  They manage to get internship positions at Google, but they are forced to compete against younger, much more qualified computer nerds for a chance at employment.

The movie was written by Vince Vaughn and Jared Stern and directed by Shawn Levy.  The rest of the noteworthy cast includes Rose Byrne, Aasif Mandvi, Max Minghella, John Goodman, Josh Gad, Rob Riggle, Will Ferrell, B.J. Novak, Gary Anthony Williams, and Tiya Sircar.

The Intership Wilson Vaughn Hats

Vaughn and Wilson showed a similar comedic chemistry to what they had in Wedding Crashers, except that they were not as funny as they could have been.

I think that the PG-13 rating was what ruined this movie.  Wilson and Vaughn do better in movies where they are allowed to get away with more craziness and crudeness.  Vaughn is fast-talking and witty and he is a lot funnier and thrives when his dialogue is not limited.  Wilson responds to Vaughn’s wittiness with his own charm, but if Vaughn is not allowed to be funny then it makes their banter incomplete.  The filmmakers tried too hard to reach a wider audience with the PG-13 rating, but ultimately this sacrificed too many laughs and the result was bone dry humor.

The movie is very formulaic.  It is very predictable.  It’s funny, but mostly stupid funny.  Some of the dialogue is clever, but some is also pretty cheesy.  Sometimes it’s wholesome and sometimes it’s cheap.  The Internship is entertaining enough as long as your expectations aren’t too high.

The Intership Wilson Vaughn Fist Bump

The film was a cross between Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story (2004) and Old School (2003) without the raunchiness and the big laughs.  It’s a good time that you don’t have to think about too much.  For Vaughn and Wilson, this movie is a step down and a step back from the comedies that we are used to seeing them in.

I rate this movie a 6 on a scale of 1-10.

Buy, rent, or run?  Rent.

Movie Picture of the Day 7/19/13

Anchorman Ferrell Flame Flute

Will Ferrell rocking the jazz flute like nobody else ever could in the comedy Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy (2004).

I’m looking forward to Anchorman: The Legend Continues (2013) later this year.  I’m amazed that it took them 9 years before they made a sequel.

Happy Birthday to John C. Reilly

John C. Reilly

Happy Birthday to John C. Reilly!  The goofball actor turns 48 years old today.

What's Eating Gilbert Grape John C. Reilly

The first movies that I remember liking Reilly in were What’s Eating Gilbert Grape? (1993) and Days of Thunder (1990).

Days of Thunder John C. Reilly

Days of Thunder was the first PG-13 movie that I remember seeing.  I was 4 years old and I remember my Mom and Dad bringing my siblings and I to the theatre to see that movie.  It is the first movie that I remember hearing cussing in.  It’s very strange to me because I remember watching that movie in the theatre like it was yesterday.  That was already 23 years ago.  I remember my parents trying to cover my ears after hearing “son of a…”

Anger Management Reilly

John C. Reilly started his career with more serious roles, but in more recent years he has become known for his crazy humor in such films as Anger Management (2003), Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby (2006), Step Brothers (2008), and The Dictator (2012).  Later this year, he will be joining Will Ferrell in Anchorman: The Legend Continues (2013).

Step Brothers Reilly Ferrell

Teaser Trailer for Anchorman: The Legend Continues (2013)

Anchorman 2 Poster

Anchorman: The Legend Continues (2013)

Will Ferrell’s raunchy Ron Burgundy will be back on the big screen for what is bound to be more insanely amusing reporting.

As far as I know, the film has not been completed yet, so some details of what I write could end up being false if the filmmakers decide to make any changes before the final product.  As of right now, it appears that the majority of the cast that was in the first film Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy (2004) will return for the sequel.  With all the sequels floating around in Hollywood, it surprises me that it took them 9 years before they actually made this sequel.  But, I am glad that they didn’t go with the title Anchorman 2.

The teaser trailer does not reveal much, but with Will Ferrell, Steve Carell, Paul Rudd, Christina Applegate, David Koechner, and Luke Wilson (rumored) all back again for more, and also with the rumored additions of Harrison Ford, John C. Reilly, James Marsden, Kristen Wiig, and Meagan Good, the film is bound to be a hit.

Will Farrell once again writes and Adam McKay is in the director’s chair for another go round.

When the film releases, you can expect me to be in a theatre seat not long after.  Even though I’m annoyed with sequels, you just can’t go wrong with certain sequels.

The movie is rumored to release on 12/20/13.