When the Fourth of July lands on a Wednesday, it sort of means you have two whole weekends that both feel like holidays, right? Or maybe neither one is? Well, at least THIS weekend is also the start of a new month, so there’s a ton of new stuff hitting the streaming platforms! Let’s take a peek…
GLOW Season 2: It’s like a time machine to the 80s, when the fabrics were synthetic, the hair was amazing, and the wrestling was… well, just as scripted as ever. But don’t let all the teased tresses and glitter fool you — this show may be funny, but it takes the lives of its ladies very seriously. Alison Brie, Betty Gilpin, and Marc Maron lead an all-around fantastic cast.
Nailed It! Season 2: That baking show where the contestants are terrible is back! Hosted by Nicole Byer and Jacques Torres.
And as of July 1st, you can watch:
The Boondock Saints: That movie from before Norman Reedus was Daryl, where this shit happened:
Jurassic Park: Remember when dinosaurs-running-amok was still a good time, and not all Trevorrow-y? Or forget the dinos, and just enjoy Sam Neill and Laura Dern being THE BEST.
The Princess Diaries: In case Ocean’s 8 reminded you that Anne Hathaway is also kind of THE BEST, and you want to enjoy more of Peak Anne.
As of July 1st, they’ve got Season 17 of both American Pickers AND Intervention, which… Jesus Christ. That’s a lot of barn-looting and addiction. As for movies, they’re adding:
The Brothers Bloom: Dustin described watching this one as “sublime happiness”, so you won’t be disappointed UNLESS YOU HATE HAPPINESS. Written and directed by Rian Johnson before he pissed off all those Star Wars “fans” with The Last Jedi, this one stars Mark “The Ruff” Ruffalo, Adrien “Not The Ruff” Brody, and Rachel “Real Star Of The Mummy” Weisz.
Angel Heart: A relic from back in the days when people would have paid to see a Mickey Rourke/Lisa Bonet sex scene. No, really. But I love this movie, and Robert De Niro plays a sinister, egg-peeling bastard named Louis Cyphre.
Clue: I’m sure you’ve seen this. But there’s no reason not to watch it again.
As of July 1st, they’ve got seasons 1-2 of NYPD Blue in case you’re sick of just rewatching Law & Order all the time. As for movies, they’ve also got Angel Heart and The Brothers Bloom, but additionally I’d like to point out:
The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension: FUCK. YES. Notable for the fashion, for the plot, for the cast, and for the greatest end-title sequence of “everybody just strutting” EVER.
Mulholland Drive: Can you believe this was almost David Lynch’s return to network television? Starring Naomi Watts, Laura Harring, and Justin Theroux.
Killer Klowns from Outer Space: Don’t you judge me.