Staten Island Summer, For A Good Time, Call and In Bruges have been named to Netflix Life’s 50 Best Comedies list! Staten Island Summer is one of Lakeshore Records newest two-album releases with a Various Artists and Score album! But, wait: we have more must-watch comedy recommendations not on the list. We can’t wait for you to score some laugh-out-loud moments. Which movie will you cue up? Check out the list at the jump!
From producer Lorne Michaels, creator of Saturday Night Live, comes an outrageous coming-of-age comedy about a hilarious group of misfit lifeguards on a mission to throw the wildest party of the summer. Featuring an all-star cast of SNL favorites including Cecily Strong, Fred Armisen, and Bobby Moynihan along with Jim Gaffigan, Kate Walsh and Ashley Greene, STATEN ISLAND SUMMER is the must-see comedy that celebrates good times, great friends and having no regrets. Score by Napoleon Dynamite’s John Swihart plus a various artists soundtrack curated by Music Supervisor Mark Wike (NCIS-Los Angeles, Damages), which include King Khan & The Shrines, Rjd2, and Lowell. Preview below!
The reserved Lauren (played by Ms. Miller) and the irrepressible Katie (Ms. Graynor) are polar opposites… and past enemies. But when both come up short on the funds needed to afford their dream New York City apartment a mutual friend (Mr. Long) re-introduces them and they reluctantly agree to room together. These apartment-mates have nothing in common — until Lauren discovers that Katie is working as a phone-sex operator, and recognizes a good business opportunity. But as their business partnership takes off, their newfound friendship finds unexpected challenges that may leave them both, as they say, hanging on the telephone. For A Good Time, Call (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) features songs by various artists including the song, “Come Alive” by Hanni Al Khatib as heard in the trailer for Slow West!
In Bruges: Bruges (pronounced “broozh”), the most well-preserved medieval city in the whole of Belgium, is a welcoming destination for travellers from all over the world. But for hit men Ray (Colin Farrell) and Ken (Brendan Gleeson), it could be their final destination; a difficult job has resulted in the pair being ordered right before Christmas by their London boss Harry (two-time Academy Award nominee Ralph Fiennes) to go and cool their heels in the storybook Flemish city for a couple of weeks. In Bruges was a featured top 50 film last month on Netflix Life, and remains throughout September! Score by Mr. Holmes’ Carter Burwell. See the interview below!
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We love the classic Western vibe of this comedy starring a Spanish-speaking Will Ferrell! A Mexican clan try to rescue their ranch from greedy creditors. Gael Garcia Bernal, Diego Luna, Genesis Rodriguez, with Pedro Armendariz, Jr, and Nick Offerman; Efren Ramirez (Napoleon Dynamite) and Adrian Martinez. Not to be missed: the main title ballad sung by Christina Aguilera!
Sarah begins to confront her shortcomings after she rejects her boyfriend’s hasty proposal and soon finds herself in a rebound romance. Meanwhile, her sister Beth is immersed in the details of her wedding. Film stars Lizzie Caplan (Masters of Sex), Alison Brie (Scream 4), Martin Star (Superbad), Geoffrey Arend (Garden State) and Mark Webber (Laggies). Save The Date (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) features tracks curated by Music Supervisor Laura Webb (In Your Eyes, Music Coordinator: (500) Days of Summer).