When it comes to movies, the dads of Team Buzz are kind of fanatics — like father, like daughter! So in honor of Father's Day, we asked them for their top picks. It's a nice mix: some drama, a thriller or two, and plenty of comedy that always makes them laugh (no matter how many times they've watched 'em!). Truth be told, they're pretty good recommendations, so just chock this up to yet another good piece of advice, courtesy of old pops. Take a look at this list, and then tell me: what's your dad's favorite film?
Ever notice how easy it is to laugh when you're scared? Breaking the tension in a freaky film can make you laugh the hardest, and some of my favorite scary movies are those that tread the comedy genre. Zombieland, opening this Friday, looks like it's going to be as hilarious as it is creepy, and Transylmania, due this Winter, satirizes the horror genre. I tend to watch a lot of scary movies behind my hands, but if there's a good plot and, even better, great jokes, I'm into it. Check out some of my favorites that make you both shudder and giggle.
I was sad to hear that Peter Boyle died Tuesday. One of my favorite movies ever is the ultra-silly and hilarious Young Frankenstein. Directed by Mel Brooks and starring Gene Wilder, the film wouldn't be the classic it is today without Boyle's Frankenstein, the straight man amidst the cast of loonies. (Well, as close to a straight man as you could be in a Frankenstein costume!) If you haven't seen this film, Netflix it now. RIP Peter Boyle.
Actor Peter Boyle died last night after a battle with multiple myeloma and heart disease. In recent years, Boyle was best known for playing the grumpy dad on "Everybody Loves Raymond," but before his sitcom stint, he had some truly great movies on his resume. Here are some of the Peter Boyle essentials to put in your Netflix queue.
This stunning 1972 movie is one of the 20th century's best commentaries—filmic or otherwise—on the soul-draining nature of American politics. Boyle plays Lucas, the campaign advisor to Robert Redford's senatorial candidate, Bill McKay. Both Boyle and Redford (who, it must be said, is at the height of his hotness here) do wonders with the Oscar-winning script.
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