Safety Not Guaranteed

Based on an ad that appeared in the mid-1990s in a survivalist magazine, Safety Not Guaranteed is the story of Kenneth, an eccentric supermarket clerk who claims he can time travel, and Darius, a magazine intern who thinks Kenneth might be her scoop.

The movie claims to be a “hilarious, smart, and unexpectedly heartfelt journey,” which actually might be true since it is produced by the same people who produced Little Miss Sunshine, one of my favorite movies.

Plus, Aubrey Plaza! She is awesome!

Vintage? Retro? Plaza in The Jeannie Tate Show!

Battleground and Veep

Battleground is Hulu’s first original scripted web-series.  It is a mockumentary about a state senate campaign in Wisconsin.  Battleground is a comedy with a few poignant or serious moments here and there.  The show focuses on the campaign manager, a few staff members, and a young volunteer. New episodes on Tuesdays!

I love politics; I’m a huge West Wing nerd.  And I especially love political satire: In the Loop, The Thick of It, Dr. Strangelove, even some aspects of Parks and Rec hit the mark.

Another political show on the horizon is Veep. Coming to HBO in April, it stars Julia Louis Dreyfus as the Vice President (and Anna Chlumsky from My Girl and In the Loop and Tony Hale from Arrested Development). The show is sure to be hilarious, due to Armando Iannucci’s involvement (creator of The Thick of It). Here is the new trailer:

 

PS: Jack De Sena from Dorm Life plays Cole Graner in Battlefield! What a small world!