“As they say money makes the world go ’round… Yet they also say the best things in life are free.” Comedian Drew Tarvin’s spoken word performance attempts to sum up the meaning of life using 100 phrases from pop culture and other clichéd sayings. Read the full text here.
From director Richard Linklater comes a comedy-drama about war veterans. Steve Carell plays an ex-Navy corps medic who asks two former Marines (Bryan Cranston and Laurence Fishburne) to go with him to his son’s funeral. At least that was the plan. Premieres 11/1/17.
From Noah Baumbach (Fantastic Mr. Fox, The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou) comes a film about fathers and sons. Adam Sandler, Ben Stiller and Dustin Hoffman star in the critically acclaimed comedy-drama hailed as “the best Netflix original film to date.” Drops 10/13/17.
(PG-13) Jeffrey Tambor, Steve Buscemi, Jason Isaacs, and Rupert Friend star in this satire from Veep creator Armando Iannucci. Based on the graphic novel, The Death of Stalin is about the grim but comical power struggle that erupted following the Soviet leader’s death in 1953.
Wisecrack’s Jared Bauer explores the writing, comedic structure, and performance style of comedy duo Keegan Michael Key and Jordan Peele, and how their deft blend of silliness and social satire makes for some of the smartest and most gutbusting comedy out there.
“Oh that’s right you have your little thing. Oh a that is a cool thing that you’ve got. That is good stuff.” Ben Stiller plays a dad who goes on a tour with his son to scout colleges. He meets his more successful colleagues and starts having a mid-life crisis. Premieres 9/15/17.
(PG-13: Language) The year is 1982. Pro cycling has become “a hornet’s nest of moral depravity.” Andy Samberg leads a who’s who of celebrities in HBO’s mockumentary about the sport’s doping controversy. Also starring Maya Rudolph, John Cena, Will Forte, and uhm…
(PG-13) Writer-director Jeff Baena (Life After Beth) let Alison Brie, Aubrey Plaza, Kate Micucci and the rest of the cast flex their improv skills in this anachronistic comedy about repressed nuns in 15th century Italy. Also starring John C. Reilly, Nick Offerman and Fred Armisen.
“Rad? Gilfoyle “rad”? You are wearing the same exact pajamas as Dinesh and you’re saying “rad” now?” After obsessing over retaining control of Pied Piper, Richard suddenly wants to leave and “build a new Internet…” with Haley Joel Osment. Premieres 4/23/17.
(PG-13) Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri is a comedy drama starring Frances McDormand as a mother who is frustrated with the lack of progress in her daughter’s murder case. She puts up three billboards to rile things up. Directed by Martin McDonagh (In Bruges).
(PG-13) An ex-cop spends 6 years in prison for attempted murder. But back outside, it’s as if time stopped, and he can’t escape from his past mistakes. In short, his life has turned into a Coen Brothers film. Nikolaj Coster-Waldau stars in this Netflix-exclusive comedy. Drops 4/28/17.
“I’ve met OJ Simpson on four different occasions. That’s like seeing Bigfoot riding a unicorn.” On 3/21/17, one of the smartest and funniest comedians ever to walk this planet will drop not one, but two comedy specials. Thank you based Netflix. Now where’s Ja?!
“I’m gonna take this conversation that we’re having, and repeat that to strangers.” If the reviews are to be believed, stand up comedian Mike Birbiglia hit his prime on his latest show, where he talks about the art of telling and living jokes. Premieres on Netflix 2/28/17.
From graphic novelist Dash Shaw comes My Entire High School Sinking into the Sea. It’s an animated comedy set in a high school that was built over a fault line. As the title implies, disaster strikes and a micro post-apocalyptic world breaks out. Drops Spring 2017.
The 60-second extended ad spot for Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 gives us more Star-Lord, Gamora, Drax, Yondu, Rocket, and Baby Groot, along with a little facetime with Mantis, and more than an inkling that Fleetwood Mac will make the soundtrack this time.