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Looking for something to watch this weekend? Are you inundated with streaming services, cable channels, and a backlog of movies? Well wonder no more. We here at JoBlo.com watch our fair share of entertainment and have some recommendations for what you should check out. Come back each week for a fresh selection of recommendations!
The Falcon and The Winter Soldier (Disney+)
With the re-introduction of Baron Zemo (Daniel Bruhl) and Sharon Carter (Emily VanCamp) in last week’s episode, this series hit the midway point in its six-episode run. We have gotten a lot of action but not a lot of time with the new Captain America, John Walker (Wyatt Russell). That looks to change this week as we learn more about the new Star-Spangled Avenger as well as where these characters are all headed. The action got intense last week thanks to John Wick writer Derek Kolstad. Here’s hoping this week continues the trend.
Them (Amazon Prime Video)
Little Marvin and Lena Waithe collaborate on the first season of this new horror anthology series that blends Lovecraft Country with Get Out. Taking a look at the African-American experience in the 1950s, this series presents monsters both human and supernatural. This show will scare you and Prime Video will be debuting all ten episodes at once so you can spend the weekend not getting much sleep as creepy ghosts in blackface torment your nightmares.
Thunder Force (Netflix)
With the promise of new feature films and series debuting throughout the year, Netflix will debut their biggest production of 2021 with this Melissa McCarthy and Octavia Spencer superhero comedy. Directed by Ben Falcone (Superintelligence), Thunder Force brings hilarity to the comic book genre of films and features supporting roles from Bobby Cannavale and Jason Bateman. This could be a really dumb movie, but even if it garners a few chuckles, it is worth a couple of hours.
The Nevers (HBO)
HBO tries to find their next Game of Thrones with his retro-superhero story from Avengers director Joss Whedon. While Whedon bowed out due to extenuating circumstances surrounding his off-camera life, this series features all of his hallmarks included empowered female characters, anachronistic references, and a balanced blend of comedy with thrills. With a cast of relative unknowns, this story may be too generic for most but could garner enough buzz to set itself apart from the countless other graphic novel-inspired programs on the air these days.
Fans of Sons of Anarchy will likely be pleased to see Katey Sagal back in a role as a brash woman who doesn’t take crap from anyone. Inspired by the life of Erin Brockovich, Rebel does look like a fairly safe network procedural. With so many leaving network series for the more provocative and boundary-pushing shows on cable and streaming services, Rebel may be more quaint than groundbreaking. Still, Sagal is a joy to watch so she may make this worth checking out on Hulu.
This is a Robbery: The World’s Biggest Art Heist (Netflix)
As far as documentaries go, Netflix has cornered the market on the true-crime series. Some have certainly been better than others, but Netflix is still searching for their next Tiger King. This new documentary, which took seven years to produce, looks at the crazy circumstances surrounding the 1990 robbery of the Isabelle Stewart Gardner Museum in Boston. With an intense look at the players involved on both sides of the crime, this looks to be just as thrilling as any fictional heist movies in recent memory. The fact that it is all true could make this into a hit and usher in the next wave of series inspired by elaborate crimes through history.
Snabba Cash (Netflix)
While the title may not be familiar, you may have seen the feature films this series is based on. Retitled Easy Money for domestic audiences, Snabba Cash was the breakout film for Joel Kinnaman and director Joel Espinosa. Based on the novel by Jens Lapidus, this six-episode series serves as a sequel to the film trilogy and picks up with a new cast ten years after the third film. While it is unlikely we will see faces from the movies, the trailer does look to be just as gritty and intense as the feature films.
Exterminate All The Brutes (HBO)
A four-part documentary looking at a thousand years of genocide may not sound like feel-good entertainment, but director Raoul Peck (I Am Not Your Negro) finds a way to reinvent the documentary in order to tell a powerful story. From the Crusades to the genocide of Native Americans, this series blends historical reenactments with animation and news footage. In the end, this is likely to be unlike anything else airing this weekend or in the foreseeable future. Definitely intriguing enough to warrant a spot on this list.
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