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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…

This documentary Winnebago Man (2009) describes a 1980s viral video, its presenter (Jack Rebney) and traces him after twenty years. Because of the abundance of swear words in the video, Jack Rebney was nicknamed by his fans as the “The Angriest Man in the World”. The film is available on Kanopy. To understand this film you need to imagine a time before TikTok and YouTube. It was the 1980s, Video Cassette Recorders have become ubiquitous in every house, handy cams and Home videos were in trend. People exchanged cassettes or copied them between friends. As a term, viral videos were…

Bliss (2021) is a film that has a confused identity. Is it a science-fiction or a family drama or a movie on substance abuse? maybe it is all of them. This identity crisis is what makes the movie watchable and ordinary. It is available on Amazon Prime Video. The story starts with Greg Wittle (Owen Wilson) a recent divorcee with two children, getting fired by his boss. Shockingly during the discussion, his boss hits on the table and dies. Freaking out, Greg meets this lady Isabel (Salma Hayek) who saves him from the murder and takes him deep into a…

Tammy (2014) starring Melissa McCarthy is supposed to be a road comedy, but it was a long train-wreck. Melissa’s later movies like Spy (2015), The Boss (2016) were better than this one. Tammy is available on Netflix. Tammy Banks (Melissa McCarthy) is a loser and whiner.  One day, she loses her job and finds her husband cheating. To find her footing she goes on a road trip with her grandma, who finances the trip. A perfect setting that could’ve been used to narrate humorous situations that are tasty, instead Director Ben Falcone serves us ice-cold leftovers. Till the credit roll,…