It's raining in New York today, which means that it's probably a good idea to find a nice place indoors to stay dry, eat some junk food and catch a little entertainment along the way. Why not slip into your local cinema? While last weekend was all about horror, this weekend offers up a series of flicks designed to tickle your funny bone. If you're into super-famous people that you can't see, there's the big-time animated super-hero movie "Megamind" on your plate. If you like your comedy a bit darker, you might want to seek out the limited-release "Four Lions," which tracks four incompetent terrorists looking to bomb a spot in England (it's funnier than it sounds). And if you like your comedy non-existent, there's always the cut-your-own-arm-off epic "127 Hours," Tyler Perry's new movie "For Colored Girls" and the ultra-serious Valerie Plame scandal flick "Fair Game."
But if you're really serious about comedy, you should check out "Due Date," the latest laugher from "Hangover" director Todd Phillips. The movie stars Robert Downey, Jr. and Zach Galafianakis hitting the road to try to get Downey home in time to witness the birth of his child. It's a classic road comedy in the tradition of "Planes, Trains and Automobiles," and it is sure to pack a handful of surprises along the way.
To properly prepare yourself for the glories of "Due Date," check out the playlist below. It's a collection of songs dedicated to babies (Beyoncé's "Baby Boy," Mariah Carey's "Always Be My Baby," R. Kelly's "Half on a Baby") and driving (Britney Spears' "(You Drive Me) Crazy," R.E.M.'s "Drive," Incubus' "Drive," Deftones' "Be Quiet and Drive"). But we begin with Catatonia's "Road Rage," the best song about being angry in traffic yet written.