Marvel’s Hit-Monkey, Netflix’s True Story Among Big Shows To Stream This Weekend
Bryan Cranston, Rashinda Jones, Rebel Wilson and Pedro Pascal tell this immersive four-part nature series that follows a variety of creatures, capturing “never-before-seen moments” from the hilarious to the outrageous. Cephalopods, marsupials, dogs and big cats are among those featured.
“It has all the standard features of a documentary, great visuals, beautiful animals, and an insightful view of a fairly wide range of animals,” wrote Ready, stable, cut Jordan Russell Lyon. âWhat to say, celebrity storytelling doesn’t sound like a gimmick either. Every celebrity seems to have a genuine interest in the subject, which is refreshing to hear. ”
A second season has already been ordered, with Andy Serkis, Anthony Mackie, David Harbor and Uzo Aduba narrating episodes about monkeys, birds, bears and dolphins.
ARCANE: LEAGUE OF LEGENDS (NETFLIX)
Hailee Steinfeld and Katie Leung are among the vocal talents recruited for this nine-part animated series based on the long-running online game League of Legends.
It focuses on what happens when new inventions ignite tensions between two cities. In prosperous Piltover, Hextech democratizes magic, while in the underground community of Zaun, a drug can now turn humans into monsters.
“Even if you have no interest in buying some type of game console, do yourself a favor and donate Esoteric an essay â, wrote Dough Tara Bennett of the magazine. âIt has a more mature storytelling and emotional resonance than a lot of live-action shows right now. And it deserves to be hailed as the new benchmark for what can be done when it comes to successfully translating video game universes worthy of another medium, while refusing to dull or simplify the storytelling. complex. Esoteric is a world worth getting lost in.
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DEXTER: NEW BLOOD (NEON)
Who would have thought that a little over eight years later Remember the monsters? Indignant viewers around the world, would we watch the familiar face of Michael C. Hall sharpen the knives at the start of a new, supposedly unique 10-part series?
Returning showrunner Clyde Phillips (whose departure coincided with the show’s climax in 2009) cleverly eschews the show’s near-ubiquitous monologue, leaving us only to guess Dexter’s thoughts as he suppresses his most impulses. primitive. While newbies won’t think about it, those familiar with the series will find it both bewildering – and a masterstroke.
It’s also good to go back to the beginning of the dark, dark humor that initially marked Dexter. Delivered via a deadly deadpan by the Shining Hall, lines such as “I have a thing for blood” and “you watch a guy where secrets will die” both resonate and are sure to be a laughing stock.
While things might still take the shape of a pear, Dexter: new blood has certainly started off on a more than promising basis. While he didn’t try, perhaps cleverly, to erase his turbulent past, it won’t take long to forget the bad times, if the plot and quality of the first episodes continues.
DOPESICK (DISNEY +)
Inspired by Beth Macy’s 2018 book Dopesick: the dealers, the doctors and the drug company who were addicted to America, the showrunner of this eight-part drama, Danny Strong Empire), designed a Traffic / Syrian-esque look at the creation, marketing and effects of Oxycontin.
While his multi-temporal, narrative approach to storytelling is initially more than a little difficult and confusing, it won’t take you long to get hooked, thanks to Strong’s clever mix of compelling characters and storylines, skillful direction. veteran Barry Levinson (Rain man, Walk the dog) and a powerful set of actors.
Along with a pretty brilliant Michael Keaton, Will Poulter, Peter Sarsgaard, Rosario Dawson and Michael Stuhlbarg are also invited to play meaty roles, while Kaitlyn Dever offers further proof of why she is one of the most exciting actors of her generation. .
As the action moves from court hearings to boardrooms, doctors’ offices to private residences, and from 1986 to 2005, Sick can be a little hard to follow at times, but persevere and this emotional addiction will envelop you and quickly become addictive to watching.
THE BIG (NEON / SKYGO)
An “anti-historical” look at the disastrous marriage and the crippling fallout from the growing enmity between Emperor Peter III (Nicholas Hoult) and the woman who would become Catherine the Great (Elle Fanning) had on their beloved Russia , this outrageous comedy (now in its second season) is filled with hilarious characters, scathing lines and gorgeous costumes.
We’re joining the action four months after Catherine’s attempted coup to replace her husband on the throne. Progress has been slow. Now somewhere “between boredom and rage”, the heavily pregnant Empress has managed to lock Peter and his followers into a small part of the palace.
Based on his own 2008 play, showrunner Tony McNamara’s creation continues to be a perfectly pitched satire, filled with witty witticisms and featuring two terrific performances by Hoult and Fanning.
MARVEL HIT-MONKEY (DISNEY +)
Jason Sudeikis, Olivia Munn and George Takei are part of the vocal cast of this 10-part animated series based on the Marvel comic book characters created by writer Daniel Way and artist Dalibor Talajic.
It focuses on a Japanese snow monkey, aided by the ghost of an American assassin, who sets out on a quest for revenge through the underworld of Tokyo and becomes a famous “killer of killers”.
“Visually stunning and surprisingly bloody, Hit-Monkey take full advantage of its entertainment. Compared to the flat, familiar CGI worlds of the Marvel movies, this series is vibrant and explosive, âwrote Kristen Reid of Paste magazine.
SWAGGER (APPLE TV +)
Inspired by the experiences of NBA superstar Kevin Durant, this 10-part drama explores the world of basketball for young people, and the players, their families and coaches who distinguish between dreams and ambition, and opportunism and corruption.
The impressive cast includes O’Shea Jackson Jr., QuvenzhanÃ© Wallis, Isaiah Hill, Shinelle Azoroh, Tristan “Mack” Wilds.
“Whether you’re a basketball junkie or a casual fan, swagger is an instantly captivating and authentic dramatic race, âwrote Richard Roeper of the Chicago Sun-Times.
TRUE STORY (NETFLIX)
Kevin Hart plays a rare dramatic role for this seven-part tale about a “world-famous comedian” who is forced to answer the question of how far he’ll go to protect what he has, while on tour in his hometown of Cream Philadelphia.
Wesley Snipes plays his troubled older brother, while Narcos Showrunner Eric Newman is executive producer.
“Hart is a presence you want to stay with, while Snipes is so compelling you really have no choice but to follow him,” wrote The gardians Lucie Mangan.