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Four Rooms (1995)
Two rooms are good, one mediocre, and one super cheesy.
The entire movie takes place on New Years Eve and New Years Morning. It consists of four major story lines that take place one after another in four separate rooms with some in-betweens to tie them all together. The character that connects the four stories is Ted the Bellhop who's a main character in each story, played by Tim Roth. Each of the four story lines has it's own writer/director. Tarantino puts his writing and directing genius at work on the finale scene, (the fourth room). Robert Rodriguez has the funniest and possibly the best and most memorable scene that has Ted having to babysit a couple of misbehavers while the parents are out on the town. The way the movie starts out, with the first two stories (or rooms), might make you want to turn the movie off. But, don't. It's worth getting to Rodriguez and Tarantino's cappers and Tim Roth's performance should keep you busy for the first half.
Animal Crackers (1930)
Animal Crackers is the Marx Bros. most complete film
People (mainly critics) usually hail "Duck Soup" as "the Marx Brothers' greatest film" but I say look no further than their second feature, "Animal Crackers". It has the funniest character turns, my favorite Chico piano scene and some of the greatest one-liners of all their movies (left handed moths?). There's a card scene that exploits Margaret Dumont's hilarious demeanor perfectly while Harpo and Chico are swindling all the while. If you've seen "Duck Soup" and think it's great, you have to appreciate this film. I like the early films such as "Animal Crackers" "Duck Soup" and "Horse Feathers" better than the later ones because they don't get caught up in an uninteresting plot that hurts the comedy more than it helps the movie.