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Move This to the Top of Your Queue: Five Must-See-Now Comedy Classics

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It's so frustrating. All week long you've been looking forward to Friday night so you could relax and watch that special comedy film that's been sitting in your queue for months - the one that your friends constantly quote and praise. But just as you settle in and bust out the popcorn, you notice that the movie has disappeared from your queue. The streaming service of your choice no longer has the rights to show it.

Okay. Now you're feeling disappointed. Somewhat like Otto (Kevin Kline) in this scene from "A Fish Called Wanda."

Thankfully, there is a solution. Multiple services have been granted access to the Netflix API and publish information from the company's database about which movies and shows will soon be added to or depart from the streaming lineup. (And they seem to be publishing this information with the company's tacit approval). So now you can discover in advance when the streaming rights to your film will expire.

But what's that you say? You don't have time to scan all of those services each week? That's why you have friends like us!

A team of intrepid MaxFunsters has joined together to sort through those listings, identify the gems that you shouldn't miss and - most importantly - tell you when you need to watch them in order to avoid DISAPPOINTMENT.

Click here to see our list of five great must-see-now comedy classics, along with clips, the reasons why they are unmissable and the date when each will disappear from your queue. Happy streaming!

The Alumni Newsletter: February 22nd, 2011

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The Alumni Newsletter: November 22, 2010

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  • Sarah Silverman recalls a disturbing Thanksgiving memory with her dad.

  • Director Lee Unkrich's newest film, Toy Story 3, is a dark horse for the Oscar win for Best Picture, as The Atlantic discusses -- but we've still got faith.

  • Kevin Kline has a great turn as an eccentric writer in The Extra Man, which is just now out on DVD. He talked to us about the film at the Sundance Film Festival earlier this year.

  • Performance artist Ze Frank in his TED talk from earlier this year on virtual connections between people, entitled "Ze Frank's Web Playroom".
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