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Samir Wassan (Kumail Nanjiani - X-Files: M&S Meet The Were-Monster ) is a stand-up comedian, dating the lady cop from Lucky Man . An encounter with Tracey Morgan (30 Rock) gives him a superpower. Whenever he makes jokes about someone he knows, his audience laughs and his online popularity doubles. The cost is that the person he jokes about is erased from reality.
This is basically Death Note with a new spin.
A journalist gets aboard a passenger plane, and discovers a podcast that predicts the plane will crash.
This is named after the story from Twilight Zone: The Movie , which features a gremlin on the wing. However, this is a post-9/11 version.
A middle-aged housewife ( Saana Lathan ) takes her tweenage son to college. The bad news is, they get pulled over by a cop for DWB (driving while black). The good news is, she has a magic video-camera that can turn back time.
Unfortunately, every time the protagonist turns back time the police officer increases the level of violence he uses. If anything, this is because the housewife's strained mental state makes her increasingly agitated, which then escalates the situation.
The twist is that the camcorder is like the magical equivalent of the camcorder that recorded the Rodney King incident in 1992. While the police officer is apparently part of a conspiracy to stop young African-American men from bettering themselves by attending Historically Black Colleges and Universities, the black community is now empowered because they all have camera-phones. This is actually reminiscent of a scene in Kick-Ass (2010) , when the protagonist remarks that when five guys beat someone up in public the onlookers do not attempt to intervene, and merely record the incident for the benefit of their Internet followers.