There is no shortage of entertainment this week, from a dark playthrough of “Prey,” to the neon lights of “Guardians of the Galaxy 2”. While Hulu and Amazon are busy releasing classic comedies and old James Bond films, you can at least find some new entertainment on Netflix this week. If all else fails, you can sit-back and watch last seasons hits on Blu-Ray, which include a few thrillers and award-winning dramas.
Let’s all go to the MOVIES. “Guardians of the Galaxy: Vol 2” is the movie to see this week, the long-awaited sequel has already started raking in the money overseas. This installment was directed by James Gunn, and once again features Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana and Dave Bautista. If you are tired of superhero movies then you have two dramas to choose from this weekend, but they may be hard to find. “3 Generations,” which follows the journey of a transgender teen, will release at the limited box-office, so be sure to check local listings for the film if you’re interested. “3 Generations” was directed by Gaby Dellal, and stars Naomi Watts, Elle Fanning and Susan Sarandon. “The Lovers” might be even harder to find, and was written and directed by Azazel Jacobs. The film stars Debra Winger, Tracy Letts and Aidan Gillen. The film follows an older couple that have grown apart, both of whom have started affairs, but suddenly reconnect and are faced with an uncertain future.
Blu-ray releases this week include the horror-thriller “Rings;” the family-drama “A Dog’s Purpose;” the thriller “The Autopsy of Jane Doe;” the award-winning drama “I Am Not Your Negro;” and the recent-release “GOLD”.
TV (Coming and Going)
On Monday Bravo will air the season finale of “Sweet Home Oklahoma,” and NBC will air the season finale of “Taken”. The “Kids BBQ Championship” series will premiere on the Food Network, and “7 Little Johnstons” and the “Love & Hip Hop Atlanta” will air special-events.
Tuesday night will be the season finale of “The Mick,” and the season premiere of “Truth & Iliza,” “Below Deck Mediterranean,” and “Little People, Big World”. There will also be a special one-hour reunion of “The Bad Girls Club” if you are looking for reality TV. Wednesdays are usually slow on television, and this week is no different. You will have to watch the season premiere of “Then & Now with Andy Cohen” if you are looking for anything brand-new.
Thursday will be the season finale of “Superstore” on NBC, and the season premiere of “Second Wives Club,” and “7 Little Johnstons”. On Friday be sure to catch the season finale of “Blue Bloods” on CBS, or the season finale of “Dr. Miami” on WE.
NETFLIX subscribers can start watching “The Last Kingdom,” or season 2 of “Sense8” starting on May 5th. That’s the same date that Netflix will launch “The Mars Generation”. The documentary takes a look at mankind’s future journey to Mars, as told through the eyes of the teens who will be the first ever to set foot on the Red Planet. They are joined by leading experts currently pushing the boundaries of technology and innovation in space exploration.
The film follows a group of trainees, ages 15-18, at the U.S. Space & Rocket Center as they prepare to become the engineers, astrophysicists and astronauts of tomorrow. The audience will also get an inside look into the architecture of the modern space race from the perspectives of the public and private sectors. We will also witness the ways that the teenagers’ progression to become the next generation of space experts mirrors the development of today’s space leaders, and prepares them for mankind’s most challenging expedition yet.
HULU will launch a long-list of older films starting on May 1st. On the list are older action-hits like “GoldenEye,” and “Gladiator”. There are a few comedies as well, coming to the streaming-service this week are “Coming to America,” “The Naked Gun Files,” the classic hit “Planes Trains and Automobiles,” and “Clue”.
Amazon Prime will be the first to stream the Oscar-winning hit “Manchester by the Sea,” that film will become available on May 5th. Amazon Prime Video will also let you stream “Vikings Season 4B,” “GoldenEye,” “Gone with the Wind,” “The Wizard of Oz,” and “Sucker Punch”.
This week in video-games the big release is “PREY,” which will hope to scare players on Xbox One, PC and PS4. The game is available to pre-order, with selected goodies, on sites like Amazon. If you’re looking for something a little less terrifying, you can grab physical copies of “Guardians of the Galaxy: The Telltale Series” on Amazon starting this week.