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If you want to write the screenplay for a romantic comedy in a few minutes, it will result like Standby (2014). Starring Jessica Paré of Mad Men fame and Brian Gleeson the film is typical with no twists or turns, yet was watchable due to decent acting and the location of Dublin, Ireland, a lesser-seen city. The film is available on Kanopy. Alan is a part-time musician, works at the tourist information center of Dublin Airport, and single. One day he meets Alice, who is his first love while he was a student in the USA, the two are meeting…

I Care a Lot (2020) was a thriller I enjoyed a lot, as the film had a powerful protagonist and antagonist characters with no giveaways. The plot was about a greedy, dishonest person exploiting the old for her benefit with the help of the corrupt in the state departments that were meant to protect the vulnerable. The film is available on Netflix. Marla Grayson (Rosamund Pike) has the doctors, judges, and the police eating out of her hand, with the help of the ecosystem she identifies the wealthy old who are alone or having a troubled relationship with their children.…

True Memoirs of an International Assassin (2016) was a predictable comedy spy action film starring Kevin James. It is about a fiction writer being mistaken for a real assassin who gets caught in a multinational conspiracy. I like Kevin James and as a result, I liked the film, but others will hardly find anything interesting. It is available on Netflix. Sam Larson (Kevin James) is an aspiring writer who keeps writing spy-thriller stories which never gets published. An online publisher titles his recent work as the true memoirs of an international assassin that becomes a hit. Thinking he was a…

Save Yourselves! (2020) is a science-fiction comedy film that had a familiar story yet charming due to its simplicity and fine acting by the lead couple. It is available on Kanopy. Su & Jack are a couple who are addicted to their phones. One day midway through lovemaking they stop and turn their attention to their phones. Realizing their hopelessness they decide to go for a disconnected week to the woods. Everything starts well in their friend’s lovely cabin when they start noticing something amiss. They are now left to their own means when the whole planet is under attack.…

Palm Springs (2020) is a romantic comedy that involves a time loop, with the same day repeating for the lead couple played by Andy Samberg from Brooklyn Nine-Nine, and Cristin Milioti from How I met your mother? It was fun to watch. For a wedding of her best friend, Misty and her boyfriend Nyles (Andy Samberg) goes to a resort in Palm Springs. There Nyles gets stuck for unknown reasons in a time loop with the wedding day keeps happening over and over for no reasons and it affects only him. Soon he is joined by the bride’s sister Sarah…