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  1. I watch American comedy TV series, and four-quadrant blockbusters with a lot of jokes (like the MCU), but I don't often watch things that are just marketed as broad comedy films. I have a massive blind spot when it comes to the last 20 years of live-action US comedy movies, and the cast members who came from things like SNL. For example, when reviews of the 2016 Ghostbusters came out, I saw a lot of people criticising the improv-reliant style of a lot of Apatow/Feig US comedies, but I don't think I've seen any examples of what they were talking about. I think 21 Jump Street is pretty much the most recent thing I've seen and liked (and I watched it purely because of Lord & Miller rather than because of any of the stars). I've never seen Superbad, Knocked Up, Bridesmaids, 40-Year-Old Virgin, Dodgeball, or any of the Hangover films. In fact if it's a live-action film that includes any of the following names, I probably haven't seen it: Judd Apatow Paul Feig Seth Rogen Melissa McCarthy Jason Segel Ben Stiller Adam Sandler (I've only seen Punch-Drunk Love and the Hotel Transylvania films. The consensus seems to be that I should consider myself lucky.) Bill Hader Paul Rudd (apart from Ant-Man) Kristen Wiig Steve Carell Will Ferrell Things I've heard are good: Spy (seems to be considered McCarthy's best movie?) Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping Things I have seen: 21 Jump Street Tropic Thunder Anchorman (I liked a few jokes, but not enough for it to live up to its reputation ) The first two Meet the Parents/Fockers films and Zoolander... but that's going back even further! Sausage Party (animated, but I mention it because it features some of the names in the list above. But apart from the Alan Menken song, I really disliked it. ) What's worth watching?
  2. There doesn't appear to be one thread devoted to people helping each other out with book recommendations. Please delete this and point me in the right direction if there already is one though. So, I guess you tell people what you like and the rllmuk community barrages you with books similar to those you've enjoyed and that you might well take pleasure from reading. I'll start. I've been reading lots of Richard Yates lately. I thoroughly enjoy his brand of misery and dissatisfaction with life, cutting through all the tiresome bourgeois aspirations and reminding us of the quiet sadness in everything we do. Well, what else might I enjoy? I've got some John Cheever to dig in to, and am currently enjoying "Moviegoer" by Percy Walker. Recommend away, please! If it's on Kindle, even better.
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