Summer is in full swing, and what better way to beat the heat than to stay indoors and watch your favorite movies and shows? Whether you are looking for fresh and catchy musicals such as Schmigadoon! or want to take a trip down memory lane with films such as Space Jam: a new legacy and The Twilight Saga, there are so many to choose from this week. Observer Entertainment has picked out the best outings this week to make sure your time is well spent, from interviews with music legend Paul McCartney to blind dates with people dressed as dolphins and bugs (yes, you have. read well).
Schmigadoon! (July 16)
SNL‘s Cecily Strong and Key and PeelThe Keegan Key star in this series as a couple who embark on a backpacking trip in hopes of rejuvenating their relationship, but ends up getting more than they bargained for when they stumble upon a magical town that lives in a 1940s studio musical. Ironically, the couple learn that they won’t be able to leave town until they find true love. Watch Schmigadoon! on Apple TV +.
Space Jam: a new legacy (July 16)
The original from 1996 Space jam, which starred Michael Jordan alongside animated Bugs Bunny, has become something of a cultural icon. Now, LeBron James has taken the helm with a reimagined version of the film, starring the Looney Tunes gang and celebrities such as Don Cheadle (AI-G Rhythm) and Zendaya (Lola Bunny). After a rough overview of the original plot, James and his son, Dom, are trapped in cyberspace by AI-G Rhythm, an evil digital algorithm, and must team up with the characters of Looney Tunes in order to return home. safe – of course, this also involves a high-stakes basketball game, as well as cameos from various basketball stars. Watch Space Jam: a new legacy on HBO Max.
McCartney 3.2.1 (July 16)
Even as one of the music industry’s most recognizable long-term names, much of Paul McCartney’s creative processes and behind-the-scenes stories remain as elusive as ever. In a rare and in-depth six-part interview with legendary music producer Rick Rubin, McCartney pulls the curtain, giving audiences a glimpse into the songwriting, influences and creative innovation that drove his work with the Beatles, the Wings and his career as a solo artist. Watch McCartney 3.2.1 on Hulu.
The Twilight Saga (July 16)
Speaking of classics, the generation-definition dusk the movies are now streaming on Netflix. From the feverish turned chaotic dream of the first movie (think Edward Cullen almost threw up in biology class when Bella Swan walked in – yes, that was because he was a vampire and she smelled so good to him, but anyway), at the iconic line, “Did you nickname my daughter after the Loch Ness monster?” of breaking Dawn, the list of reasons why you should spend your weekend reliving this saga of the late 2000s-early 2010s is endless. Watch The Twilight Saga on Netflix.
Make the cut (Season 2) (July 16)
Heidi Klum and Tim Gunn return to the small screen for the second season of “Making the Cut”, a reality show in which 12 designers compete for the grand prize of a million dollars they can invest in their careers in fashion. Plus, the winning pieces after each episode are sold on Amazon, making it even more of an incentive for designers to stand out from their competition and gain visibility. The show will feature model Winnie Harlow and fashion designer Jeremy Scott as celebrity judges alongside Klum and Gunn, and other guest judges will make appearances throughout the season. Watch season 2 of Make the cut on Amazon Prime Video.
Sexy Beasts (July 21)
What do a dolphin, a bull, a scarecrow, an alien, a panda and the devil have in common? In the case of Sexy Beasts, they are all trying to find true love. The show, which first aired on BBC Three seven years ago but has been relaunched by Netflix, recalls The masked singer combined with Love is blind, and it caught the internet’s attention during the summer. Participants don heavy prosthetic make-up and go out together, trying to answer the age-old question of whether it is possible to fall in love based only on personality and not appearances. Watch Sexy Beasts on Netflix.
Troll Hunters: Rise of the Titans (July 21)
Oscar-winning filmmaker Guillermo del Toro first announced his collaboration with DreamWorks to develop the computer animated series “Trollhunters” in 2016. Five years later, the science-fantasy saga comes to an end with Troll Hunters: Rise of the Titans, an action-packed feature film in which allied magical heroes must work together to defeat a seemingly unstoppable foe who seeks to wipe out life on Earth and conquer worlds. Watch Troll Hunters: Rise of the Titans on Netflix.
Words bubble like soda pop (22nd of July)
Directed by KyÅhei Ishiguro, who also worked on the animated series Your lie in April and occult; New, the film Words bubble like soda pop (or Cider no You ni Kotoba ga Wakiagaru) is a Japanese animated film that follows the summer story of a reserved boy who enjoys writing haikus and a spirited girl who is embarrassed by her appearance. From the nostalgically charming aesthetic of 1980s anime to the thrilling ‘boy-meets-girl’ story, this movie is the perfect summer watch. Watch Words bubble like soda pop on Netflix.
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