Best Movies & TV (August 5-7)

Best Movies & TV (August 5-7)

Reservation dogs; Prey.
Photo-Illustration: Vulture; Photos courtesy of Hulu

Another week, another handful of TV and movie options for you. It’s an easy one, but we’ll just call it that quality > quantity. The choices below can range from edgy to fun, but that’s how we like to spend our weekends, don’t we? Here’s David Leitch Bullet train, and to be honest, I mostly recommend it because the wonderfully funny chemistry between Aaron Taylor-Johnson and Brian Tyree Henry is a wonderful treat. Oh, and I can’t forget that this is Bad Bunny’s sexy and determined debut. (You know that’ll put you in the theater seats.) There are even more fresh and exciting options, like the new season Reservation dogs (woo!) and the debut of a new one Predator the movie. Here are the choices:

Bullet train has it all: massive action production, fun cameos, Tarantino-esque flashbacks, witty dialogue, great music, and a great cast with Brad Pitt at the center. It doesn’t necessarily all add up to a strict top-notch movie, but Bullet train still a fun ride.

Why Prey I don’t think it’s out in theaters, but that means Hulu subscribers will be getting a raunchy new movie on their sites this weekend. Preface to Predator movies, Prey In the 1700s, a fearsome alien has arrived on Earth, meaning there is no technology or weaponry to combat the advanced being. That simply fascinating premise alone is enough to light up the watch, but combine it with Amber Midthunder’s performance as Naru, a young Comanche woman fighting to be more valued in her community, and director Dan Trachtenberg’s absolutely riveting. 10 Cloverfield Lane, and we are ready. Hulu even provides Comanche double movie.

Available to stream on Hulu

The film, which inspired many on Twitter and introduced Alan Haim as an actress, arrives on Amazon Prime Video (previously the film was only available on VOD platforms). Haim stars as Alan Kane, a directionless 20-year-old who crosses paths with young Gary Valentine (played by the charming Cooper Hoffman), an enthusiastic teenage entrepreneur in the San Fernando Valley of the 1970s. It’s one of Paul Thomas Anderson’s softer films as it plays on Alana’s desire to regain her childhood bright eyes and Gary’s desperate need for adult independence.

Available for streaming on Amazon Prime Video.

There is a comfort level Reservation dogs so it’s tempting to just sit back and forget everything else around you. The story of four young children striving for something more is touching, funny and sometimes melancholic. After the events of season one, when the self-proclaimed reserve dogs lose one of their friends, Elora (Devery Jacobs), to a rival gang member when she leaves for the alluring California, the rest of the kids are left with a choice. pick up the pieces back to Oklahoma.

Available to stream on Hulu

wow Sandman. Based on Neil Gaiman’s epic graphic novel, Netflix’s latest attempt at a franchise-building series is an intriguing one. Has Gaiman’s work ever been properly translated for the screen (except Coraline, This is)? Now I don’t know if I found it Sandman definitely grabbed it, but I didn’t like it. (I know, low bar). I also know that devout fans will want to see for themselves. And so will Sandman be a WitchesAs a hit, will it be lost in the dark void of Netflix’s endless queue. Only time will tell.

Available to stream on Netflix.

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Also! Read our streaming recommendations from On the weekend of July 29. The next Vulture weekend broadcast list will be published on Friday, August 12.

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