While the local box-office won’t be booming with new releases, the home box-office will have quite a few choices to keep you busy this week. On TV you will have to avoid season-finale spoilers for over a dozen series, while video-games releases take a small break.
Your movie-choices at the box-office will be very limited this week, unless you want to watch something that you missed. The film-adaptation of “Baywatch” scared away the competition in theaters, and the comedy is the only major-release heading your way. “Baywatch was directed by Seth Gordon. The comedy stars Dwayne Johnson, Zac Efron, Alexandra Daddario, Priyanka Chopra, and Kelly Rohrbach.
If you rather stay in this week, look for “Get Out” on Blu-ray (Amazon for $19) and “Logan” on Blu-ray (Amazon for $19). Also releasing on Blu-ray this week are “The Great Wall,” the highly-praised horror-thriller “xx” (Amazon for just $15) and the award-winning animation “My Life as a Zucchini“.
Netflix, Amazon and Hulu
Netflix has several major releases this week, and it will be the streaming-choice this weekend. Netflix will release Brad Pitt’s latest project ‘War Machine’ on May 26th. Writer-director David Michôd (Animal Kingdom) recreates a U.S. General’s roller-coaster rise and fall as part reality, part savage parody – raising the specter of just where the line between them lies today. The Netflix original film is inspired by the book The Operators: The Wild & Terrifying Inside Story of America’s War in Afghanistan by the late journalist Michael Hastings. Joining Pitt in War Machine is a highly decorated cast including Emory Cohen, RJ Cyler, Topher Grace, Anthony Michael Hall, Anthony Hayes, John Magaro, Scoot McNairy, Will Poulter, Alan Ruck, Lakeith Stanfield, Josh Stewart, Meg Tilly, Tilda Swinton and Sir Ben Kingsley. Also releasing on Netflix is Hasan Minhaj’s stand-up special, which will become available on the 23rd. You will most likely know Minhaj from his amazing work on Comedy Central’s “The Daily Show”. The documentary ‘Joshua: Teenager vs. Superpower’ will become available on May 26th, and ‘Bloodline Season 3’ is slated to hit Netflix this Thursday.
Hulu has the season premiere of ‘Casual’ this week on Monday, but not much else. On Amazon Prime you’ll find “Moonlight,” “Dino Dana Season 1,” “Boardwalk Empire Season 5,” and “Poldark Season 2” this week.
TV (Coming and Going)
Tonight will be a long list of finales, so avoid spoilers if you can. You will find the season finale of ’12 Monkeys’ on SYFY, ‘Bob’s Burgers’ on FOX, ‘Call the Midwife’ on PBS, ‘Elementary’ on CBS, ‘Family Guy’ on FOX, ‘Into the Badlands’ on AMC, ‘Madam Secretary’ on CBS, ‘Mary Kills People’ on Lifetime, ‘Shades of Blue’ on NBC, ‘The Simpsons’ on FOX, and the special premiere of ‘Twin Peaks’ on Showtime. Tonight is also the 2017 Billboard Music Awards on ABC.
On Monday catch the season finales of ‘Baby Daddy’ on Freeform, it will be a special 100th episode, and ‘Jane the Virgin’ on the CW. There will also be a season finale for ‘Supergirl’ on The CW. ‘Neon Joe, Werewolf Hunter’ will have a season premiere on Cartoon Network at midnight, and ‘The Bachelorette’ will premiere on Monday on ABC. The special ‘Princess Diana: Her Life–Her Death–The Truth’ will air on CBS on Monday, and so will ‘The Late Late Show Carpool Karaoke Primetime Special‘.
Tuesday night will have season finales for ‘Brooklyn Nine-Nine’ on FOX, and ‘Bull’ on CBS. ‘Dancing with the Stars’ will have a 150min season finale, and you can catch the last episodes of the season for ‘Great News’ on ABC, ‘Problematic with Moshe Kasher’ on Comedy Central, ‘The Flash’ on the CW, and a 2hour finale of ‘The Voice’ on NBC.
Hump-day will have the season finales for ‘Archer’ on FX, ‘Arrow’ on the CW, ‘Empire’ on FOX, ‘Law & Order: SVU’ on NBC, ‘Shots Fired’ on FOX, ‘Survivor’ on CBS, and ‘The 100’ on the CW. The made-for-TV remake of ‘Dirty Dancing’ will premiere on Wednesday on ABC.
This Thursday look for the season finales of ‘Dark Net’ on Showtime, and the season premieres for ‘Beat Shazam’ on FOX, ‘Growing Up Hip Hop Atlanta’ on WE, ‘Love Connection’ on FOX, and ‘Million Dollar Listing: New York’ on Bravo. The ‘Red Nose Day’ special will air on NBC, and a special celebrity Ninja Warrior will air on NBC the same night.
On the weekend you can look forward to the season finale of ‘First Dates’ on NBC this Friday, and ‘Leah Remini: Scientology and the Aftermath’ on A&E this Saturday.
It’s a quiet week in new-releases this week for video-games, but you do have that ‘Overwatch’ celebration to keep you busy. Also releasing this week is ‘Vanquish’ on PC. Now go get those loot-boxes, and stay on the payload.