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The Finally Screenings

  1. What I Learned From The Finally ScreeningsSeven and a half months and 30 films ago, I began a mission to watch all the best comedies my sheltered childhood, lack of cable, and […]
  2. Watching Bio-Dome For the First TimeThe first half of the 90s was a fertile ground for comedies that exploited the popularity not just of a single comedian, but of a specific […]
  3. Watching Reefer Madness For the First Time It’s safe to say that, upon its release, Reefer Madness was intended to be, on some level, serious. It’s a film that was originally financed […]
  4. Watching Arthur For the First TimeIf it gives you any idea how inside-out my movie viewing track record was as a child, the only Dudley Moore movie I had ever seen until this […]
  5. Watching Police Academy For the First TimeThe cadets who constitute the leading characters in Police Academy share many characteristics. They all have a lot going against them. They’re […]
  6. Watching Slap Shot For the First TimeAs The Finally Screenings have shifted from comedies that are at the top of classic-comedy lists to films that are found on more obscure or […]
  7. Watching The Goonies For the First TimeThe 80s were a great time to be a kid. High-concept comedies and sci-fi movies, loud, parent-maddening music, classic video games and cable TV. […]
  8. Watching Fast Times at Ridgemont High For the First TimeGrowing up, I didn’t realize there was an entire subgenre of movies dedicated to reminiscing about high school. I especially didn’t realize […]
  9. Watching Quick Change For the First TimeThis week, I watched Bill Murray’s Quick Change. It’s a movie I had barely heard of before having it recommended to me, but man — it’s […]
  10. Watching Pee-Wee’s Big Adventure For the First TimeI guess I just never got Pee-Wee Herman. As a kid his show kind of creeped me out. I didn’t and still don’t really get what’s funny about him. […]
  11. Watching Top Secret! For the First TimeOne of the most popular movie suggestions people have for me when they hear I’m writing this column is Airplane!, and I can’t blame them for […]
  12. Watching ‘Idiocracy’ for the First TimeNormally for this column I watch a comedy many people have told me to see, but this week I did something a little different — I watched a […]
  13. Watching Clueless For the First TimeSeeing as how it’s Women In Comedy week here at Splitsider, I thought it would be appropriate to watch a comedy from a female writer and/or […]
  14. Watching Some Like It Hot For the First TimeIn The Finally Screenings, Alden Ford is watching movies that he really should have seen by now, but hasn’t for some reason. I’m actually not […]
  15. Redefining The Finally Screenings with Duck SoupDuring a two-week hiatus from The Finally Screenings, I’ve had a little time to reflect on what this column has accomplished, and where it’s […]
  16. The Finally Screenings: I Just Saw Christmas Vacation For the First TimeIn The Finally Screenings, Alden Ford is watching comedy classics that, because he grew up in a cave in Alaska, he’s never seen. These are his […]
  17. The Finally Screenings: I Just Saw Scrooged For the First TimeIn The Finally Screenings, Alden Ford is watching comedy classics that, because he grew up in a cave in Alaska, he’s never seen before. These […]
  18. The Finally Screenings: I Just Saw City Slickers For the First TimeIn The Finally Screenings, Alden Ford is watching comedy classics that, because he grew up in a cave in Alaska, he’s never seen before. These […]
  19. The Finally Screenings: I Just Saw Life of Brian For the First TimeIn The Finally Screenings, Alden Ford is watching comedy classics that, because he grew up in a cave in Alaska, he’s never seen before. These […]
  20. The Finally Screenings: I Just Saw National Lampoon’s Vacation For the […]n The Finally Screenings, Alden Ford is watching comedy classics that, because he grew up in a cave in Alaska, he’s never seen before. These […]
  21. The Finally Screenings: I Just Saw Stripes For the First TimeIn The Finally Screenings, Alden Ford is watching comedy classics that, because he grew up in a cave in Alaska, he’s never seen before. These […]
  22. The Finally Screenings: I Just Saw Beetlejuice For the First TimeIn The Finally Screenings, Alden Ford is watching comedy classics that, because he grew up in a cave in Alaska, he’s never seen before. These […]
  23. The Finally Screenings: I Just Saw Beverly Hills Cop For the First TimeIn The Finally Screenings, Alden Ford is watching comedy classics that, because he grew up in a cave in Alaska, he’s never seen before. These […]
  24. The Finally Screenings: I Just Saw Raising Arizona For the First TimeIn The Finally Screenings, Alden Ford is watching comedy classics that, because he grew up in a cave in Alaska, he’s never seen before. These […]
  25. The Finally Screenings: I Just Saw Dumb and Dumber For the First TimeIn The Finally Screenings, Alden Ford is watching comedy classics that, because he grew up in a cave in Alaska, he’s never seen before. These […]
  26. The Finally Screenings: I Just Saw Caddyshack For the First TimeIn The Finally Screenings, Alden Ford is watching comedy classics that, because he grew up in a cave in Alaska, he’s never seen before. These […]
  27. The Finally Screenings: I Just Watched Blazing Saddles For the First TimeIn The Finally Screenings, Alden Ford is watching comedy classics that, because he grew up in a cave in Alaska, he’s never seen before. These […]
  28. The Finally Screenings: I Just Saw Wayne’s World For the First TimeIn The Finally Screenings, Alden Ford is watching comedy classics that, because he grew up in a cave in Alaska, he’s never seen before. These […]
  29. The Finally Screenings: Man, Did I Hate Animal HouseIn The Finally Screenings, Alden Ford is watching comedy classics that, because he grew up in a cave in Alaska, he’s never seen before. These […]
  30. The Finally Screenings: I Just Watched Ghostbusters For the First TimeI have a terrible secret, one that draws fire from my comedian and non-comedian friends and renders well-delivered quotes and references moot. […]