Comcast On Demand today offers three new films of very different stripes. You can sample the romance drama Dear John or the soul-crushingly beautiful post-apocalyptic journey on The Road (both On Demand on the same day they’re on DVD), and then, if you need a drastic change of pace to make yourself feel better, you can check out some raunchy stoner comedy with the Sundance hit Mystery Team. Take a closer look at them all below.
Channing Tatum stars as a young soldier named John, who finds an intense, true love with a college student named Savannah (Amanda Seyfried), but they rarely have much time together between his life-threatening deployments overseas. However, they keep in touch through the magic of love letters in order to hold onto their bond for the years to come.
This adaptation of Cormac McCarthy’s relentlessly bleak dramatization of what would actually happen when human life slowly begins to die off after an environmental shift that rendered the world a bleak and desolate wasteland. Viggo Mortensen stars as a father traveling with his son across the country, scavenging for food and struggling against the odds to hold on to what makes them human, and Charlize Theron is the wife who haunts his dreams.
The Derrick Comedy team delivers a very high concept comedy – Kid detectives like The Hardy Boys grow up without growing up. There’s Jason (Community star Donald Glover), the master of disguise; Duncan (DC Pierson), the boy genius; and Charlie (Dominic Dierkes) as Charlie, the strongest kid in town. They all still dress and act like seven-year-olds and try their best to ignore their adolescence as they solve crimes like The Case of the Fingers in the Boysenberry Pie. Of course, life is gross, nasty and harsh, and it finally catches up with them in their senior year of high school, when a new little girl in the neighborhood pays them a dime to hire them to find out who killed her parents. What follows is a coming-of-age gross-out goof-fest that is surprisingly able to maintain its inventive humor throughout by balancing their child-like outlooks with the seediest filth they need to deal with in their hunt for clues. Your stoner friends will worship this. It’s just plain stupid-funny.