I'm into all sorts of movies, but my all-time favorites have to be the ones made by the infamous Z/A/Z team (brothers Jerry and David Zucker, and Jim Abrahams). These include Top Secret!, Airplane!: The Movie, Airplane! II: The Sequel, Naked Gun, Naked Gun 2 1/2, Naked Gun 33 1/3, Hot Shots, and Hot Shots: Part Deux. I still crack up every time I watch the six episodes of the ill-fated Police Squad! TV series from the early 1980s, upon which the Naked Gun movies were based. Many of the jokes from the Naked Gun movies were taken verbatim from the Police Squad! episodes, and if you have a keen eye, you'll even recognize some of the background footage as being the same film from the TV shows.

I'll never understand why Police Squad! wasn't picked up beyond the initial six episodes. How can you not love a show which introduces a famous celebrity as that night's "guest star", only to routinely have that person die during the opening credits? Oh well.

Next to Z/A/Z comedies, my favorite type of movie is probably action - especially movies with rapid-fire flight sequences. True Lies (starring Arnold Schwarzenegger, one of approximately three Republicans in Hollywood) is incredible on a good Dolby Surround system; Bridget Fonda was great in Point of No Return (well, ok, she's just great in general).

I hate Jim Carrey, and can't wait for his fifteen minutes of fame to expire, which ought to be any day now.

Movies I've seen lately:

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