While this week may be a quiet one for original series, there are so many other great things in store! Not only is this a big week for adding new and older movies to each service’s selection, but there is definitely some exciting faire to look forward to. Among them: Netflix adds another engrossing original film, and Hulu premieres the third season of Casual. One thing’s for sure: with the sheer volume of new additions, you should definitely be able to find something to watch to keep you busy this week!
With Kelsey Grammer and Kristen Bell in top billing as father/daughter duo, you know you’re in for a treat. From the looks of things, this Netflix original film is sure to make us laugh and cry at the same time.
Get Shorty (1995) is about a mobster-turned-Hollywood-producer. Starring Rene Russo, John Travolta, Delroy Lindo, Danny DeVito and Gene Hackman. This comedy was such a big hit, that ten years later they produced the equally-funny sequel Be Cool, with an updated cast. If you get the chance, it is well worth checking both of these out.
Marshall, as the title suggests, is a biopic about a young Thurgood Marshall working as council for the NAACP. Marshall would go on to become the first black judge to serve on the Supreme Court of the United States. The film boasts a healthy 83% at Rotten Tomatoes.
Kiss Kiss Bang Bang came at the verge of Robert Downey Jr’s comeback tour, and is about a small-time criminal who manages to land a big movie part by mistakenly being in the right place at the right time. As research for the role, producers place him with a cop, played to hilarious degree by Val Kilmer.
If you happened to see the sequel to Mama Mia today and are still thirsting for more Meryl (and let’s face it: who isn’t?) — then HBO has got a cure for that. Check out It’s Complicated, a super cute romantic comedy starring Streep, Steve Martin, and Alec Baldwin.