There’s a lot new movies and television to stream, on Hulu, Netflix and Amazon Prime, so lets get to it!
Hulu has some good movies added to their library this month, including The Square, a 2017 movie starring Elizabeth Moss, Claes Bang and Dominic West. It’s a satirical take on the art world, and it’s not for everyone, but it did win the Palme d’Or and other awards. It is directed by Ruben Ostlund, who also directed Force Majeure, which is coming to Hulu March 12. Another movie that is on Hulu this March is Jeff Who lives at Home, with Jason Segel, Susan Sarandon and Ed Helms. It’s about a slacker(Segel) who leaves his parents basement on an errand and finds new meaning in his life. It’s got a great cast and is directed by the Duplass brothers. A new suspense/thriller has been added to Hulu, Twenty-Twenty Four, a British indie film from 2017. It stars Andrew KInsler as a scientist alone in a underground bunker in 2024, before an impending nuclear disaster. It’s trailer alone looks really good and scary, so I didn’t watch the whole show, but IMDb gives it an 8.6 and other sites rave as well. Also new to Hulu is Veni, Vidi, Vici, a series about or rather a down on his luck director who has to take work in the scandinavian porn industry, . It stars Thomas Bo Larsen and Livia Millhagen and is a Swedish production. It’s a comedy and gets a 6.2 on IMDb.
One of the biggest new movies at Netflix is Wind River, a 2017 production, starring Elizabeth Olsen, Jeremy Renner and the great Graham Greene. It is a murder mystery set in the west, with Olsen starring as an FBI agent investigating a murder on the Wind river Indian Reservation, in Wyoming. It’s directed by Taylor Sheridan(he wrote Sicario) and gets an 87% on Rotten Tomatoes and it gets 3 out 4 stars on Roger Ebert. Also newly available on Netflix is Moon, the indie picture from 2009 starring Sam Rockwell, and written and directed by Duncan Jones. Again studying the effects of extreme solitude, this time on the moon, it got rave reviews, and scores an 89% on Rotten Tomatoes and a 7.9 on IMDb. It looks great to me and won at the BAFTA Awards and the British Independent Film Awards as well. Check it out. Another new scifi offering on Netflix the The Ministry of Time, a Spanish series starring Rodolfo Sancho, Aura Garrido and Cayetana Gullen Cuervo. Its about some Spanish agents who need to protect Spain’s past from time travelers. It gets an 8.3 on IMDb and looks really exciting and interesting . It is Spanish language, so I would advise setting your viewing for subtitles, as the dubbing is distracting. Also on Netflix is On Body and Soul, Hungary’s Foreign Language entry for the Academy Award’s.It’s a love story set in Budapest, and stars Alexandra Borbély, Géza Morcsányi and Ervin Nagy. The main characters work in a slaughterhouse, and are connected first by a dream. It’s called a magical movie experience by the LA Times and won the Golden Bear at the Berlin Film Festival. Also new to stream is Ugly Delicious ,the Netflix original series about “ugly” food with host David Chang and guests like Wolfgang Puck and other celebrity chefs. Looks great and confronts important ideas about food.
New to Amazon Prime is Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets from director Luc Besson. It stars Cara Delevingne and Dane DeHaan as special agents trying to save a metropolis, Alpha, from a sinister force. It was greatly anticipated when it came out, but kind of fizzled at the box office and gets a 49% from Rotten Tomatoes. But it got 4 out of 4 stars on Roger Ebert, so I’m in. But beware, because RogerEbert.com also called it “cheerfully bonkers”. Also newly added to Amazon is Brad’s Status Amazon Original movie starring Ben Stiller, Jenna Fischer and Austin Abrams. It was a fall release last year, about a couple readying for their son’s looming college attendance. It gets an 82% at Rotten Tomatoes and a 6.6 out of 10 at IMDb. Also on Amazon is a new season of Sneaky Pete, their series starring Giovanni Ribisi, Marin Ireland and Shane McRae.It’s about a con man(Ribisi) assuming the identity of his former cellmate in prison, Pete.It was developed by Bryan Cranston and gets an 8.2 on IMDb.
So as you can see there is plenty to watch online, so tune in and veg out for the weekend.