A live comedy experiment, high-concept sci-fi, and a raunchy Best Picture nominee are just a few of the new offerings on streaming this week. Plus, we have dramas inspired by real events (some looser than others) and an updated legacy.
What to watch on Netflix
Chris Rock: Selective outrage
Few streaming services love an experiment like Netflix, and this weekend we’re going on a journey into the unknown Chris Rock: Selective outrage. On Saturday at 10pm ET, the comedian will perform a live stand-up special, broadcast via the streamer. While the special itself will be available to watch afterwards, it praises one special pre- and post-show which will only be available live. Expect performances from the likes of Leslie Jones, Arsenio Hall, Kevin Hart, and Wanda Sykes in these exclusive installments, starting at 9:30 PM ET. Chris Rock: Selective outrage will be streamed live on Saturday, March 4e.
What to watch on Hulu
This sci-fi road trip movie brings plenty of fresh ideas to support that genre mash-up. Next exit tells the story of the not-too-distant future, when scientists have discovered concrete evidence of the afterlife and are eager to learn more; the industrious researcher behind mankind’s greatest eureka moment (Karen Gillan) creates an assisted-suicide program that ensures that the participants will return in ghostly form. The study attracts all kinds, including protagonists Rose and Teddy. Rose wants out of life, Teddy sees the great afterlife as the final frontier, and both must travel across the country together to reach their final destination. Next exit streams from Thursday 2 Marchnd.
Triangle of sadness
Swedish filmmaker Ruben Östlund had already made his mark on the international film scene with the success of films such as Force majeur and the Palme d’Or winning The squarebut he managed to really make an impression in the United States with his latest satire, Triangle of sadness. Set on a luxury cruise ship, this Best Picture nominee follows a handful of ultra-rich and/or ultra-famous individuals as they exuberant in their own debauchery and ultimately tormented by their own incompetence. Equal parts amusing and absurd, chaotic and controlled, it’s a movie that caters to the rich and the stupid. Triangle of sadness premieres on Friday, March 3ed.
What to watch on Amazon Prime
Daisy Jones and the Six
Adapted from the novel of the same name, Daisy Jones and the Six is here to give you all the 70s rock melodrama you could want. Inspired by the turbulence of Fleetwood Mac in the same era, the series revolves around a band hoping to make it big in LA when they find a new star to light their path: Daisy, Riley Keough’s guarded singer-songwriter. Sex, drugs and rock ‘n roll follow, with Sam Claflin, Camila Morrone, Suki Waterhouse and Timothy Olyphant. (Read our review here.) The first three episodes of Daisy Jones and the Six premieres on Friday, March 3ed.
The silent twin
This drama follows the strange but true story of June and Jennifer Gibbons, twins who only communicated with each other but who lived a rich life full of creativity together. Letitia Wright and Tamara Lawrence star as the twins, whose alienation from their all-white British community manifests itself in increasingly negative ways. Both are sentenced to prison in a notorious psychiatric hospital, where their strange bond is put to the test. Though based on real events, the film delights in the surrealism of the twins’ apparently shared headspace. The silent twin premieres on Tuesday, March 7e.
What to watch on HBO Max
No one does period crime related shows like Matthew Rhys. The former The Americans star returns for Season 2 of HBO’s rebooted version Perry Mason, in which the character changes from a worthless private investigator to a tough lawyer. Set in Depression Los Angeles, Season 2 now focuses on the murder of a major figure in the oil industry and the authorities’ subsequent attempts to trap the most obvious – and most vulnerable – suspects. to lure. The new season also welcomes Katherine Waterston and Sean Astin to the cast. Season 2 of Perry Mason premieres on Monday, March 6e.
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