My Top Five Favorite Ben Stiller Movies

One of the kings of the modern day movie comedy is Ben Stiller. For over ten years, Stiller’s face has become synonymous with hit comedies, and everything points to this trend continuing on into the next decade. Stiller is a very likable guy who clearly does not take himself too seriously, in movies at least.

Let’s go through and take a look at some of Ben Stiller’s best movies so far.

The first movie that I will mention on this list is Meet The Parents. From a likability standpoint, this might be his best movie of all. No other movie of his has been able to have two spinoffs. The sequel is Meet The Fockers, and the third installment, “Little Fockers” hits theaters this winter.

Another great movie that Stiller starred in was There’s Something About Mary. I remember going into this movie having no idea what to expect, and wow was I surprised. This was easily one of my favorite comedies of the 1990s.

This list would not be complete without giving praise to Tropic Thunder. In my opinion, this is an incredible movie. The plot is absolutely brilliant, and it manages to balance action and comedy very well. One of the better comedies in recent years.

While I am not the biggest fan of these movies, it is hard to deny the popularity of the Night At The Museum franchise. These two films have made some serious money at the box office, and all signs point to another installment.

One other movie that definitely makes the cut for me is Heavyweights. This might be my favorite Ben Stiller role of all, playing the part of the psychotic Tony Perkis, a fitness guru who takes over a camp for fat kids.

As it stands, these are my favorite Ben Stiller movies. I have no doubt that he will continue to put out some great films.

Comedy At Its Best

Comedy is popular all over the world. There are many different types of comedy. There is stand up comedies, television show comedies, book comedies and movie comedies. Comedy is a form of entertainment that includes humor and jokes. Some famous stand up comedians are Kevin Hart, Dave Chappell and Dane Cook. Some comedy movies are Friday, 40 Year Old Virgin and Blank Man. People all over the world love this type of entertainment.

Most people don’t know that this is a type of literature. Stand up Comics usually perform on stage in front of a group of people. This is my favorite type of entertainment. Going to see these performances can also come with other forms of entertainment like food hosts and great advertisement in between performances. If you like to laugh the I highly recommend comedy as your remedy. The jokes are great and the performances are great.

There are also many television comedies like Friends, King Of Queens and Tyler Perry’s House Of Payne. All of these shoes are funny and great sources of entertainment. You can watch these television shoes on your local TV stations. Some of these channels consist of Upn 20, Fox 5 and BET. Another great source of this type of entertainment is DVD movies. There are movies that you can view online or even at the movie theatre.

Finally you can also find comic books if your into this form of literature. Do some research and I’m sure you wont be disappointed. You can’t go wrong with humor. It’s a great way to express feeling and also to relieve stress!

3D Movies Are No Passing Fad

These days, it seems like every movie they make is in 3D – horror movies, in particular – but 3D is nothing new. 3D photography first became popular in Victorian Times, thanks to David Brewster’s prism stereoscope. Though 3D motion pictures would not become popular for another century, they were being made as early as 1890, when pioneer, William Friese-Greene, patented his 3D movie process. Friese-Greene’s technology was too complicated for theatrical uses, but many filmmakers and studios were developing their own 3-D technology.

The Power of Love, the first 3D movie, debuted in 1922. Audience members wore anaglyph glasses, similar to the ones audiences wear today. The movie found no buyers, but aroused the public’s curiosity, and a handful of them were made over the next several years. The Selwyn Theater in New York even installed specialized equipment for 3D movies, but they had to be made using a specific process, which never caught-on, so 3D movie-making languished over the next decade.

In 1936, the first 3D motion picture, similar to those with which we are familiar, was released. The MGM short, made using the red/green anaglyph format, was printed by Technicolor and received an Academy Award nomination. MGM made two more 3D shorts before World War II erupted. These types of movies were once again put on the proverbial shelf.

The early 1950s would become known as “the Golden Age” of 3D movies. Comedy and horror were the most popular, but 3D movies and shorts spanned every genre, and many did quite well at the box office. However, there still existed no standard technology or process; every studio and individual developed their own methods, even built their own cameras. Other stereoscopic processing methods with fewer drawbacks were being developed as well – including Cinemascope and Cinerama – and 3D faded into the background once again.

While the 1970s saw an underground resurgence of 3D movies, most were for adults. It was the 1980s’ slasher flicks that brought them back into theaters, with such “classics” as Jaws 3-D and Friday the 13th Part 3-D. The method remained popular throughout the 1990s, thanks to IMAX theaters, even though the majority of them were not 3D-capable until 2004.

James Cameron, director of the record-smashing 3-D sci-fi epic, Avatar, has been the leader in 3-D technology and acceptance for many years now. Cameron and crew invented new 3-D camera technology and techniques, which he employed in the making of Avatar. These are now being adopted as the industry standards. He also convinced theater owners across America to invest the estimated $100,000 to retool their theaters to show 3D movies and, thanks to Avatar’s success, this trend has continued worldwide.

2009 saw the release of dozens of 3-Dimensional movies. The success of these and others, including Avatar, have convinced theater owners worldwide to invest in the technology needed to show 3-D movies the way they were meant to be seen. The movie studios’ scheduled releases through 2011 include numerous 3-D movies, proving that not only are they here to stay, they are just getting started!