On Monday, Apple will have to reveal a movie and TV streaming service. It is not clear whether it will be a full-on Netflix competitor, or if it is basically a digital tag on the cable bundle with no bonus, original content is produced that Apple has made. But on the one hand we are about to get another big player in the streaming matches.
On the one hand, the advent of all these streaming services has been great for content – there are many more companies willing to pay more for money for TV shows and movies than there were just a few years ago. On the other hand, piecing it all together as a viewer is more difficult than ever with great shows and movies locked to services, you can only have a limited interest in subscribing to.
It's not the worst problem to have. But it will be even harder to trust that everyone is on the same page about which new streaming release we all look this week.
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The first trailer for Stranger Things season 3 is here, and mostly it just shows that the band has a well-deserved good time. At least to the end, when things start to get a little scary and there is, of course, a huge monster because it is still Stranger Things . But I think we are all on the same side that the Hawkins children deserve to have fun one of those years. The new season debuts on July 4th.
Toy Story 4
Pixar released the first full trailer for Toy Story 4 this week and is looking at how a spore with the glue on googley eyes changes things for the usual group of toys. It's a cute premise that seems to run Woody down on a fairly well-known path (given that there have been three other movies), but the road trip format looks as if it should give Pixar plenty of room to infuse new energy. The movie will be released on June 21st.
Lucy in the sky
Lucy in heaven looks a little like the fictional alternative to First Man . The movie has Natalie Portman starring as an astronaut who, after returning from space, begins to feel isolated and lost. That said, the film is also claimed to be loosely based on the astronaut's experience, Lisa Nowak, whose story becomes much darker and wilder than what is teased here.
John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum
I bored and beat the original John Wick halfway through, but something about watching the followers of these movies still makes me happy about Keanu Reeves who Really deserve a good franchise. This trailer for Chapter 3 is the better, thanks to Reeves, who will quote one of his classic lines from The Matrix . It comes out May 17th.
Once upon a time in Hollywood
We got a first look this week on Quentin Tarantino's next movie, and probably for the best, it doesn't look unrelenting Tarantino-y. The film is described as an ensemble cast and several storylines, and it is not yet clear how all this will tie together. The film will be released on July 26th.
The last black man in San Francisco
This very beautiful, very musical and just a little twee-serfilm got his start on Kickstarter, made a splash on Sundance, and is now on his way to theaters through the A24. The film is generally about gentrification in San Francisco, and more specifically about the things a person does to try to restore the feeling of home. It will be released June 14th.
Brie Larson makes her move directly debut with this crooked obsolete story of a woman in her 20s, who begins to face the hardship of unemployment when she meets a strange, apparently magical store, operated by an eccentric character played by Samuel L. Jackson. It comes to Netflix on April 5.
Chilling Adventures of Sabrina
Netflix's very stylish recording Sabrina the Teenage Witch comes back for another season. I don't really know what's happening here because I haven't seen the show, but it seems that something cool is happening in just about every shot on this trailer. The new season debuts on April 5.
There can never be enough to win, David Attenborough's famous natural movie. I can't hold any of them right, but it hardly means anything. Look at polar bears! Our Planet comes out on April 5th.
Deadwood: The Movie
I never came around to see Deadwood so I have no idea what is happening in this trailer. But I know that people loved the show, so here's this long-awaited revival that is all people have been waiting for. It debuts on HBO on May 31st.
Rilakkuma and Kaoru
This is sweet.