What To Stream This Weekend: If You Remix It, Will They Come?
Got any plans this weekend? WELL TOO BAD. There’s stuff to binge, dammit! So prepare yourselves accordingly…
On the next… Arrested Development pic.twitter.com/NjP26k9KE7— Arrested Development (@arresteddev) May 1, 2018
Arrested Development Season 4 Remix: Fateful Consequences comes to Netflix on May 4th. It’s apparently an edit of the existing fourth season that transforms it into something more like the original network seasons: shorter episodes, more of them, and each one isn’t dedicated to a single character. Which is handy because a) I remember nothing about the fourth season and b) I probably wouldn’t watch it again if it weren’t remixed like this. And I say that as someone who rewatched the first three season more times than I can count. Also, it’s worth noting that there is a 5th season on the way… and Jeffrey Tambor is still in it.
Also new on Netflix this week:
The Rain: Season 1 — Netflix’s first Danish production is a post-apocalyptic teen drama where most of the population is wiped out by a virus… IN THE RAIN.
John Mulaney: Kid Gorgeous at Radio City — It’s a standup set, from a very funny guy.
Anon — That movie you hadn’t heard about, starring Clive Owen and Amanda Seyfried and written/directed by Andrew Niccol. It takes place in a future surveillance state, and eyeballs get hacked.
My Next Guest Needs No Introduction With David Letterman: Tina Fey — I mean, I don’t imagine that this special needs an introduction either, right?
Dear White People: Season 2 — A diverse group of students continues to navigate the racial politics of an Ivy League school. Here’s the trailer!
No originals launching this week, but Hulu has added basically ALL of the Nightmare on Elm Street films, which is my idea of a good time. They’ve also added a bunch of Rocky movies, The Matrix movies, The Crow movies (there’s 4?!) — not to mention the classic teen romance/makeover movie She’s All That.
But really, we’re all gonna watch Sylvester Stallone learn what the shells are for in Demolition Man, right?
There’s a whole slew of British programming, from the UK version of The Office to adaptations of Jane Eyre, Pride & Prejudice, and more. There’s a lot of miniseries to indulge in, if you’re an Anglophile. Not to mention the 1974 version of Murder on the Orient Express, starring Albert Finney as Hercule Poirot and Sean Connery, Lauren Bacall, Ingrid Bergman, Vanessa Redgrave and Anthony Perkins as the other people on the train.
There’s also David Lynch’s The Elephant Man, starring John Hurt and Anthony Hopkins, and… um, A.I. Artificial Intelligence, the Spielberg flick about a robot boy played by Haley Joel Osment, and a robot gigolo played by Jude Law. I haven’t seen it, but I mean… Jude Gigolo makes it a solid “maybe” for me.
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