Comedy watchlist for the weekend

Schenelle Dsouza 
If you’re tired of watching the same old rom-coms and age-old series, here are some of the latest comedies to watch over the weekend.
Brian and Charles
Brian and Charles 
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Sci-fi movies with robots have often depicted the latter as useful until dangerous. Brian and Charles, however, is far from that. The movie is about a lonely, introverted man named Brian who spends his time building quirky things made from scrap, which are seldom purposeful. However, Brian seems to enjoy exploring his creations and manages to build a robot with a mannequin head and washing machine. He names the robot Charles, who eventually becomes his best friend. The two spend their time doing fun activities together, taking pictures and going on walks. Soon enough, Charles becomes increasingly curious about the outside world and insists on exploring it together with Brian. The movie is a light-hearted comedy, about friendship, love and loneliness, with innocent characters that just steal your heart.
Watch online on Apple TV 
Dog
Dog 
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The saddest part about dog movies is the dog’s death at some point in the movie. Dog, on the other hand, is not another sad dog movie. A buddy comedy, the movie follows the story of an army veteran Jackson Briggs who gets stuck with a dog. After the death of his partner Riley Rodriquez, Briggs is dealt with a new assignment – to escort Riley’s military dog to the latter’s funeral. With Briggs suffering from PTSD and Lulu being uncontrollably aggressive, the duo drive each other crazy on the road, with Lulu landing Briggs in trouble almost every time. However, what started as a dangerous liaison soon turns into something more precious, with both Briggs and Lulu letting their guard down, learning to trust each other and realising they both have a shot at finding happiness.
Watch online on Apple TV 
Marry Me
Marry Me
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Rom-com queen Jennifer Lopez has arrived on the stage with her latest, Marry Me. Co-starring Owen Wilson, the movie follows the story of music superstar Kat Valdez who is all set to tie the knot with her fiancé, Bastian, live during her concert. However, minutes before, she catches him cheating and decides to go on stage anyway only to pick a random guy named Charlie Gilbert from the crowd as her husband. The duo agree on a three-month marriage arrangement deciding to get a divorce thereafter. Soon, enough as in any rom-com, the duo spend time, get to know each other and begin to fall in love. A hearty comedy, this movie is perfect for pretty much anyone who is in love with J-Lo.
Watch online on Apple TV
Senior Year
Senior Year
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Rebel Wilson brings back her humourous roots in this hilarious Netflix comedy. High school cheerleader, Steph Conway has the perfect life, a hot boyfriend, popularity and friends. All that’s left for her is becoming the prom queen. Unfortunately, Steph’s dreams are cut short as she has an accident which leads to her going into a coma. Fast forward 20 years later, Steph wakes up older, and confused, with mixed feelings about her situation. Her best way to deal, she thinks is to go back to high school and finish her senior year and finally become prom queen.
Watch online on Netflix 
The Lost City
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Photo Courtesy: The Lost City / Instagram
You know it’s a good movie when it has a stellar cast of Sandra Bullock, Channing Tatum, Bradd Pitt and Daniel Radcliffe. The movie is about bestseller adventure writer Loretta Sage who goes on tour with her book’s male model, Alan. While on tour, Sage gets kidnapped by a very handsome billionaire Daniel Radcliffe, a true fan of the books, who believes that the treasure in her latest novel is real and persuades her to help him find the ancient city’s lost treasure. Alan who witnesses the kidnapping sets off to rescue her in a romantic and heroic attempt, only to get stuck in a serious of hilariously unfortunate situations. An adventure comedy with loads of silly humour, the movie is a great weekend binge.
Watch online on Amazon Prime