The Mask: A Modern Slapstick Movie – Comedy At Its Best

Deep in the bay, a piping worker finds a wooden mask in a locked metal box. Mean while, Stanley Imkiss a normal bank clerk gets walked all over at work. He buys concert tickets for his girlfriend. She says that she has a friend coming into town then. Stanley lets her go to the concert with her friend.

A coworker feels bad for Stanley and decides to take him out. Just then, a beautiful lady named Tina comes into the bank and sits at Stanley’s desk. She is really a spy.

Stanley then goes to pick up his car after the oil change only to find out that he needs a new transmission and brakes. He gets the broken down loan car from the dealership. He goes to a party with some of his friends but gets separated. They go in without him and Stanley isn’t on the guest list. Stanley leaves only to find his loaner break down on him a few miles away from the party. At the same time it begins to storm. He looks over the bridge and sees a man in the water. He rushes down to him only to find that it is a lump of garbage. He finds the mask in the lump and goes home. He goes home only to get yelled at by his landlord for rent payment and for the carpet he just ruined. It has been a very bad day.

He tries on the mask and it takes over him. He decides to go back to the party, but not without making a lot of noise for the landlord first. He then goes to the car shop and destroys the place. He wakes up the next morning without remembering a thing. A cop comes by and asks him about the disturbance that night. He knows it was him so he throws the mask out of the window. It finds its way back.

He is late to work. A reporter comes to see him about the disturbance at the auto shop. She gives him her number in case he remembers anything. That night he finds the mask on his couch and puts it on again. At the same time some thieves begin breaking into the bank. The Mask drops by and takes the money, leaving the thieves to get arrested without any money. He then goes to the same party as the night before. He even gets to dance with Tina, the same girl from the bank. The owners of the party recognize the Mask and tell him to give their money back. The police come just in time to not see the Mask Will the thieves get free? Will Stanley be connected with what the Mask has done? Watch and find out.

Good Comedy Movies

One of the best ways to unwind and revitalize is to watch good comedy movies. It doesn’t matter if you’ve had a bad day or a good one. Comedy movies always help you take the stress off. But – wait! Are all comedy movies as good as they are marketed by the media? Obviously no, as some of them are a big waste of money and you quit watching them after some time. However, good movies will turn your boring day into a hoot. Here’s a list of some great movies that you can sit back and enjoy with your family and kids. Some of them require parental guidance.

  1. Elf
  2. Shrek
  3. Pirates of the Caribbean
  4. Hancock
  5. The Mask
  6. Toy Story
  7. Ice Age
  8. Megamind
  9. Kung Fu Panda
  10. Monster vs Aliens
  11. The Incredibles
  12. The Pink Panther
  13. Austin Powers
  14. Honey, I Shrunk the Kids
  15. The Green Hornet

These are some of the most fantastic comedy movies you can ever watch.

Movies are not only a source of entertainment, but they are also a source of education. All movies have a theme around which the story is woven. Apart from that “laughter is the best medicine”.

Parents generally feel that by watching movies, the kids waste time and don’t concentrate on their studies. While this may be true is extreme cases, whereby children are watching movies for over 3 hours a day, it will not hurt if you watch one small one-hour movie during weekends. Everyone wants to relax and have fun – even kids. So, why not be a part of their fun? You don’t know what great, innocent remarks kids make when they watch a movie. Some of them have even dedicated a Facebook page for movies like Twilight (which most of the kids haven’t liked).

You should remember that as a caregiver, it is important that you monitor your children and make sure that they watch comedy movies, which are appropriate for their ages, and so that they remain out of trouble. Also, they would not enjoy a movie, which they cannot understand.

One of the best places to access such movies is Internet. There are many websites, which have relevant information, and as you conduct your search you will find several websites that offer genuine reviews. You can ask your family and friends for referrals on the best comedy movies.

It is OK to go to a theater, but there is nothing like enjoying a good comedy movie in the comforts of your home.

Barber Shop: Their Own Style of Comedy

If you take a look at the list of movies and TV shows releasing in the United States, and the ones that succeed, you will find that comedy dominates the list. People love to laugh, and as the world becomes more and more troubled – with global warming, terrorism, and crime on the rise – there is an ever-increasing need for films that distract people from these issues. Or help them deal with these issues in a way that does not send them crying with despair.

As the country has a large African American population, the number of movies catering to them, is also quite high. While there are a few dramatic and romantic movies in this space, a large number of them are comedy movies. And the actors who star in these movies are hugely popular and iconic figures in their own right. Think of Eddie Murphy who was fantastic in the Nutty Professor films, Norbit, and Beverly Hills Cop series. There is Queen Latifah who is almost equally popular for her comic timing and style. She has been in the Ice Age films, as the voice of Ellie, she has her own talk show, and she was also part of the Barber Shop franchise (the second film titled Barbershop 2: Back in Business).

Barber Shop has been a very popular series for its star, Ice Cube, who has multiple other comic successes to his credit. It is set in a barbershop in the South Side of Chicago. The first film introduced Calvin (Ice Cube) who inherits a barbershop, a cornerstone of life in America at one time, from his father. He discovers the true value of his inheritance only after he sells it, as he realizes that it is a place for people of the community to bond.

The second Barber Shop film took the same premise and setting, and some of the same characters, and dealt with a new set of challenges. In this film, the antagonists were urban developers trying to do away with all mom and pop stores for a branded world. Ice Cube was joined by Queen Latifah for this film though Anthony Anderson (who has lately been seen in the hit TV series Blackish) who was in the first one, sat this one out.

He makes a comeback in the comedy movie Barber Shop: The Next Cut, reprising his role as J.D. This one also has Nicki Minaj. The story is about the increasing violence and crime in the neighborhood of the barbershop. Calvin and the rest of the crew decide to tackle it in their own way.

Will this be the last film of the series? That is hard to say, as the previous film had released a decade before this one. Even if a sequel is not on the cards, a remake may just pop up a decade after.