The weekend is here, and what a weekend it is! Not a ton of new shows, but it’s San Diego Comic-Con weekend, so we should be learning some new and exciting things about comics and video games all weekend.
We won’t learn much about upcoming movies or TV shows since the SAG-AGTRA and WGA strikes have completely ended.
Not a lot of new stuff this weekend, but I link to all the ongoing shows below as well. Also, I can’t say what it is yet – it’s a secret! – but a surprise show is being released this weekend that no one is expecting. So stay tuned. I will update this post and post about this amazing show here on my blog and on as well Twitter or Facebook. Stay tuned. . . .
Okay, let’s dive in!
Special Co-ops: Lioness – Paramount+
Yet another series with Taylor Sheridan on Paramount (I think the count is up to 400 different Sheridan shows at this point) this time with Zoe Saldaña as CIA operative Joe alongside Nicole Kidman and Morgan Freeman. Joe is part of a program called Lioness run by Kidman’s character, Kaitlyn Meade, and is part of an effort to stop a major terrorist attack. I was looking for another good Spy/Military/Thriller style show and this could punch that ticket. There is also Laysla De Oliveira, who played a very sensitive but attractive character Locke & Key.
Full Circle (Max)
I almost started this weird kidnapping drama but then I finished watching Justifiable: City Primeval (also starring Timothy Olpyhant) instead. And now Dead City and I went to a few different movies and binged some other shows that I’m reviewing. So I haven’t found this one yet. But I will! It sounds crazy.
Foundation — Season 2 (Apple TV+)
I’ve heard so many mixed things about this show. Someday I swear I will see it! I have been seeing so many things lately! Big budget space operas are always fun though, so I know I’ll get there one day.
Fixed: City Primeval (Hulu)
Raylan Givens is back, which means more Timothy Olyphant surprises, though no Walter Goggins. Without Boyd Crowder. Still, I mostly enjoyed the first two episodes of this show on Hulu (read my review here ) and I’m excited to see where the story takes us!
The Walking Dead: City of the Dead
I’m working on mine right now Dead City finale review and review of the entire season, which got better and better with each episode and really takes off in the sixth (and final) episode of the season. Absolutely far the best _____ Walking Dead which we have seen in years.
Star Trek: A Strange New World
Yes, nope. This show hasn’t started yet. I am a terrible person. It looks great. It’s at the top of my list! I promise!
Hijack (Apple TV)
Idris Elba stars as always at his best in a new Apple TV thriller hijack, about a plane hijacked by terrorists on a seven-hour flight to London, and the expert negotiator on board who uses his intelligence to try to save everyone from the disaster.
Still behind on this one too, though Foreigner It’s a really good show with great characters and I aim to catch up soon, Sassenach.
I’ve started this last ‘In Theaters’ section since I’ve been going to a lot of movies lately and I want to offer my recommendations and share my reviews.
Oppenheimer – I enjoyed Christopher Nolan’s new Oppenheimer biopic. It’s beautifully shot and has a very dreamlike quality to it in many ways. Still, I found it too long and too disjointed, and by far my least favorite Nolan picture in a long time. Read my review here.
Barbie – I saw this one and haven’t written a review yet. I’ll link to it in an update when I post. I thought it was charming. It’s definitely pushing the “feminist agenda” or whatever, but I think it does so in a smart way that’s mostly a lot of fun. And it is Barbie film. It is supposed to have a positive message about women empowerment! Ryan Gosling really steals the show, though.
Indiana Jones And The Dial Of Destiny – I haven’t seen this one yet but I think I will this weekend. Part of me is really excited for more Indiana Jones; part of me is afraid of what i felt when i went to Kingdom of the Crystal Skull. But I guess I have to go see it one way or another and find out for myself.
Mission Impossible: Dead Reckoning Part 1 — One of the best action movies I’ve seen in a long time, full of crazy stunts and exciting set pieces. This one is both funny and emotionally powerful. You can read my review here.
Asteroid City – A surprisingly divisive film, even among Wes Anderson fans. I really enjoyed it in all the right ways, and one of Anderson’s most emotionally powerful films, although I’m not entirely sure why that bothered me. Read my review here.
The Flash – While I enjoyed parts of this superhero flick – and both Ezra Miller and Michael Keaton are great – overall it was another DC dud. I think I enjoyed it more than I expected simply because my expectations were so low. Read my review here.
What are you looking at these days? Any suggestions?