The box-office might not be offering the best new-content this week, but your at-home streaming services should help you past the time on the couch. This week Netflix users will get a few new series to watch, and a new Louis C.K. stand-up special. HULU will be packing on more classic-movies, and will offer a the network premieres and finales that the service supports. If you can pull yourself away from “Mass Effect: Andromeda” for a little while, PS4 users can start playing “Persona 5” this week, and there are a few new games releasing this week for the younger crowd.
MOVIES NEXT WEEK
The two major-releases hitting your local cinema next week are “Going in Style” and “Smurfs: The Lost Village”. While you may know what the new “Smurfs” movie involves, “Going in Style” is a heist-comedy from director Zach Braff, and stars Morgan Freeman, Joey King and Ann-Margret.
Louis CK: 2017 (April 2, 2017)
The Get Down (April 3, 2017)
The Get Down is a mythic saga of how New York at the brink of bankruptcy gave birth to a new art form. Set in New York in 1977, this music-driven drama series chronicles the rise of hip-hop and the last days of disco -– told through the lives, music, art and dance of the South Bronx kids who would change the world forever.
The cast of the The Get Down includes Shameik Moore (Shaolin Fantastic), Justice Smith (Ezekiel “Books” Figuero), Herizen Guardiola (Mylene Cruz), Yahya Abdul-Mateen II (Cadillac), Jaden Smith (Dizzee Kipling), Skylan Brooks (Ra-Ra Kipling), Tremaine Brown Jr. (Boo Boo Kiping), Mamoudou Athie (Grandmaster Flash), Jimmy Smits (Francisco “Papa Fuerte” Cruz) and Giancarlo Esposito (Ramon Cruz).
The Get Down is produced by Sony Pictures Television for Netflix. The series is executive produced by Baz Luhrmann, Catherine Martin, Nas, Stephen Adly Guirgis, Thomas Kelly, and Paul Watters.
Win It All (April 7, 2017)
Jake Johnson (New Girl) stars as small time gambler Eddie Garrett, who agrees to watch a duffel bag for an acquaintance who is heading to prison. When he discovers cash in the bag, he’s unable to resist the temptation and winds up deeply in debt. When the prison release is shortened, Eddie suddenly has a small window of time to win all the money back.
Dawn of the Croods: Season 3 (April 7, 2017)
Eep, Grug, Thunk, Ugga, Sandy and Gran are back and funnier than ever in this all-new family sitcom. Follow everyone’s favorite family as they meet new friends, outrun new creatures and encounter “firsts” the world has never seen – such as school, slumber parties, hiccups and elections. The Croods are discovering them all. Dawn of the Croods will be available exclusively on Netflix in all current territories except Germany and Japan.
Preacher: Season 1 (April 5, 2017)
Prison Break Season 5 Premiere (April 5, 2017)
Dimension 404 (April 3, 2017)
AMAZON PRIME VIDEO
American Playboy (April 7, 2017)
Produced by the Emmy Award-winning Stephen David Entertainment and Alta Loma Entertainment, American Playboy begins in post-war America and takes us through the launch of Playboy magazine in 1953 and the next six decades of Hefner’s life and career. As he built his empire, Hefner became both a social justice advocate and a target of the conservative movement while becoming an outspoken defender of civil rights, freedom of speech, gay rights and, of course, sexual freedom. The series is the result of unprecedented access to thousands of hours of never-before-seen footage from both Hefner’s and the Playboy archives and Hefner’s personal scrapbooks, which number more than 2,900 and constitute a Guinness World Record. The 90-year-old Hefner has been deeply involved in the development and production of American Playboy, imbuing the series with rich first-person accounts and never-before-told stories.
TV (Coming and Going)
Today you will have the season finale of “Black Sails,” “Big Little Lies,” “The Missing,” and “The Walking Dead,” to wrap up your weekend. You can also catch the premieres of “Call the Midwife” and “Home Fires” on PBS, and “The Real Housewives of Potomac” on Bravo. The season premiere of “Your Pretty Face is Going to Hell” is also launching tonight on Cartoon Network, and country fans can tune into The 52nd Annual Academy of Country Music Awards on CBS.
“Southern Charm” will premiere on Bravo this week, and fans can catch part-one of the special ” Vanderpump Rules” reunion episode.
This week you can watch the season finales for “DC’s Legends of Tomorrow” and “New Girl,” while “iZombie” and “Prison Break” will premiere on this day.
You can watch the season finale of “Jep & Jessica: Growing the Dynasty,” “Bringing Up Ballers,” and “Schitt’s Creek” on Wednesday. The new shows premiering this night are “Brockmire,” “Archer,” “The Real Housewives of New York City,” and “Billy the Exterminator”.
The show “Colony” will be ending this week, but you can watch the “Dark Net” and “Idiotsitter” premieres to fill the void.
Persona 5 (April 4, 2017) Pre-order on Amazon.com
Persona 5 is a game about the internal and external conflicts of a group of troubled youth who live dual lives. They have the typically ordinary day-to-day of a Tokyo high-schooler – attending class, after school activities and part-time jobs. But they also undertake fantastical adventures by using otherworldly powers to enter the hearts of people. Their power comes from the Persona, the Jungian concept of the “self;” the game’s heroes realize that society forces people to wear masks to protect their inner vulnerabilities, and by literally ripping off their protective mask and confronting their inner selves do the heroes awaken their inner power, and use it to strive to help those in need. Ultimately, the group of Phantom Thieves seeks to change their day-to-day world to match their perception and see through the masks modern-day society wears.
LEGO City Undercover – Nintendo Switch (April 4, 2017) Pre-order on Amazon.com