While shining a new customer’s shoes, a young man discovers the person sitting on his shoe shine bench might be the suspect in a horrible crime. But will his discovery lead to his own peril, or will he eliminate the evidence before he’s found out? Kevin Haefelin’s award-winning short comedy is good for a quick laugh.
THE BEST Comedies
(PG-13: Gore, Language) “I call ye forth… the devil… with my name… Greg!” Jason Tostevin’s completely sacrilegious horror-comedy short film introduces us to a group of satanists who basically have no clue of what they’re doing, as they try to call forth the devil’s spawn from a pregnant woman.
This sci-fi comedy from Greg Daniels (The Office, Parks and Recreation) is set in a future where sick and injured people’s loved ones have the option to have their consciousness uploaded into an idyllic digital “afterlife.” So yeah, it’s basically a funny version of Black Mirror. Coming to Amazon Prime Video.
This absurd dark comedy follows a couple who move into a low rent apartment, only to find wacked-out cult members start breaking in to commit ritualistic suicides. If that doesn’t sound funny to you, think again – that’s Taika Waititi as the cult leader, accompanied by an excellent comedic ensemble cast.
Wes Anderson does what he does best, telling intricately woven tales of unusual people, portrayed by a star-studded cast, and setting them into fastidiously-arranged living paintings. The French Dispatch follows a series of stories surrounding the final issue of an American magazine published in a fictional French city.
Fans of The Big Lebowski will be thrilled to see the return of John Turturro’s purple-clad ball licker Jesus Quintana. Turturro wrote and directed this spin-off movie which sends The Jesus a wild journey with a quirky crew of cohorts. The star-studded flick hits theaters and on-demand digital on 3/6/20.
(PG-13: Language) In this action comedy, Issa Rae & Kumail Nanjiani star as a couple having the perfect night, but inadvertently stumble into a murder scene. After becoming accused of the crime, they must work to find the real killer and clear their names. It kind of looks like Stuber meets Queen and Slim.
(PG-13: Language) “Do you have any work gloves or anything? This is like a huge job.” A loan shark’s hitman takes a debtor out to the middle of nowhere, and demands that he dig his own grave. But fulfilling this TV and movie trope isn’t as easy as it sounds in Kirk Larsen’s darkly comedic short film.
Elijah Wood sports a very bad haircut as he portrays a man who reunites with his mysterious and long-lost father, only to find out that the reason his Dad wants to get together is truly insidious. New Zealand filmmaker Ant Timpson’s twisted horror flick is getting raves from the critics.
Julia Louis-Dreyfus and Will Ferrell star in this dark comedy about a couple who struggle with their relationship after an avalanche nearly crushes them during a family ski vacation. This remake of the French film Force Majeure looks like a good way to celebrate anti-Valentine’s day 2020.
In Shawn Levy’s upcoming adventure comedy, Ryan Reynolds stars as a mild-mannered bank teller who figures out that he’s actually an NPC in a giant open-world video game. After he accidentally stumbles into a heroic situation, he goes from background player to leading man.
(PG-13: Language) Hugh Laurie stars in this new sci-fi comedy from the creator of Veep. It follows the wacky misadventures of an interstellar cruise ship and its guests. It’s like The Orville meets The Love Boat, though Captain Stubing is totally over it. Coming to HBO January 2020.
After terrifying viewers with its earlier trailer for the Sonic the Hedgehog movie, Paramount Pictures hopes audiences will forgive and forget, revamping the CG animated video game character with bigger eyes and fewer teeth this time around. Hopefully, the movie will be entertaining after all of the hubbub.
This peculiar comedy follows the story of a driving instructor who discovers she has supernatural powers, and who finds herself wrapped in the mystery of a girl who’s been possessed after a washed up rock star (Will Forte) tries to sacrifice the girl as part of his deal with the devil for renewed fame.
IMDb’s new streaming miniseries is a bit of a nod to Dr. Katz Professional Therapist, though the therapist in this animated show only sees troubled monsters as his patients. Among the voices featured are Kelsey Grammer, Eric Stonestreet, Aparna Nancherla, Ellie Kemper, Patton Oswalt, Adam Pally, Amy Sedaris, and more.
When he’s not directing Thor movies or working on What We Do in The Shadows, director Taika Waititi is going back to his roots, making quirky and offbeat movies, with this satire about a young German boy who must rethink his beliefs when he discovers his mother is hiding a young Jewish girl from Hitler’s army.
(Spoilers) After helping Netflix launch its awesome catalog of original programming back in 2013, Orange Is the New Black is coming to an end. The final season spends more time outside of Litchfield Prison than ever before as one of the show’s main characters struggles to return to her “normal” life. Drops 7/26/19.
The new series from Danny McBride follows the insanity of world-famous televangelist family, and their lives of greed, abhorrent behavior, dysfunction, controversy, and occasional charitability. John Goodman and Adam Devine join McBride in this new HBO comedy that drops August 2019.
(PG-13: Language) From the minds of Amy Poehler, Natasha Lyonne, and Leslye Headland comes a Netflix series about a woman who keeps experiencing the same night over and over again, resulting in her death every time. So she sets about trying to last longer and longer.
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