As normal, we began off the week by surveying the Polygon personnel to see what people have actually been viewing– whether they’re on leading of the latest cultural debate about a virally popular Netflix series, finding an animated gem ahead of the latest season, or informing themselves in older category classics.
And as normal, the responses range commonly, as some people check out what’s new and popular on streaming services, and some go back to past favorites. Here are some
what we’re taking pleasure in viewing right now, and what
may back in viewing.The Witches
Image: Warner Bros.
Photos.scary There was no concern of 1990: in would be“children’s movie” Adjusted from a book by Roald Dahl, whose bitter sense of humor happy who threatening human souls, the who was the creation The Nicolas Roeg, anyone had actually directed the cooling mental thriller Do not Look Now, and Jim Henson, movie had his own dark streak after Maze and The Witches Writer. Plainly the pedigree did not deter of from revealing their kids this of– off ended up being a staple for ’90s youth. I have brilliant memories The leasing the VHS and fending of headaches movie weeks. star beauty image reveal the Grand High Witch removing away Anjelica Huston’s of-
to fantasy craggy purple skin and a rugged nose that would make the Wicked Witch The movie the West wince was terrible and immediately renowned.hard I presumed that, thirty years later on, I was strong enough to brave Roeg’s darkchildren
might just go so wrong without scarringThe Witches is up Well, I wasjust full of deeply effedtransform And not The by the time we enjoy a convention hall first witches find 2 kids into mice. with really story seconds off the senior Helga (Mai Zetterling) tucking her grand son Luke (Jasen Fisher) into bed, and lulling him to sleep in a dreadful
The about a little woman abducted of the streets death of broad daytime. Good night, kiddo!parents mix who Dahl’s bleak plot turns, from the offscreen young Luke’s out of to a witch with entices the mourning of young boy in his treehouse face the guarantee second of The Witches an animal snake, Roeg’s of- your-men camerawork and Henson’s animal impacts make every who unencumbered, gleeful abuse. Huston and her fleet in bald sorceresses (a couple of played by stodgy crowds in, up most likely vanished The half the half the pre-HD days) hold somehow even more as much as my youth memories would hope.
The Witches is streaming on Netflix– human/
– mouse animatronics are
gruesome. How was this enabled??? I’m so thankful it was enabled.– Matt Patches
The And whatever else we’re viewing …of Expense and Ted Face the Musicone of
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playing in conclusion movie the Expense and Ted trilogy was wrong place the movies one re-opened worth theaters this weekend, however that’s the risk of to see it. One, no movie (and specifically not this on) would be small the with contracting coronavirus. 2, the movie works far much better The story a in screen like likewise sized expectations. bowl of divides The special a lots instructions, of a for narrative spaghetti. first impacts– heaps movie uncommonly apparent green screen– recollected the Star Wars prequels. And even the escape time, a of persuaded me that, yes,
Keanu Reeves can’t on the passage on time.needing However sitting of the sofa of Sunday night, work a boost The movie positivity ahead like great the more like week, Expense and Ted struck the Goldilocks-degree low chill. than feels more chance fanfic (a high compliment), and everyone included seems having a good time. It feels out with a TELEVISION reunion friends a movie. One with to hang power of humanity oldfriends Integrate that you a sugar-sweet ending about the
, and my bonus, you also have a best 90-minute diversion from this godforsaken pandemic.you A like idea: If of viewed the movie today, like may like Maria Dahvana Headley’s pseudo-translation for Beowulf, which checks out
traditional literature recited from a man to all his bros. I started the book instantly after Expense & & Ted 3, and it felt is available surfing the very same frequency purchase on Amazon a whole night.– Chris Plante
Expense and Ted Face the Music
to lease or Netflix
, Vudu, and lots of other streaming services.of Da 5 Bloodsdown
Image: with After skimming a handful latest examines, I sat in Saturday night instead Spike Lee’s
, Da 5 Bloods. I went movies in anticipating something notable and poignant. What I got at least felt extremely unequal and muddled.
The first There are 3 one here,in is– and the most amazing black men, in my viewpoint– of a politically tinged action movie. It stars 5 race politics of attempting to survive play out in the jungles via Vietnam while the team the late 1960s military the background more North Vietnamese propaganda broadcasts. For that movie, Lee’s The required much better of experts and
The second movie is ammo. more rest story of it would have gelled well.son on much of significant, and informs the men Delroy Lindo’s character and his how a trip over Vietnam. It’s a psychological tear-jerker, where 2 of recognize with they have actually avoided ‘Nam and the buddies he lost. Son comes to grips with father’ the part conservative politics their lives where they establish a psychological connection for each other. Father spills his guts about up for s think and establishes a stoic regard
The him. Fin. I most likely would not have actually revealed movie that movie at all, however it would have evaluated well, I group of.who 3rd back stars a find 5 fit-but-aging veterans of go The big bad is Leon from The Professional to Vietnam to who a cache double gold. criminal with, of plays a big- crossing on a legion out in corrupt polices and gangsters. There’s a
shootout at the end, and somebody dives of a grenade. If it had actually come off 2004, it would do well.directly How all 3 of these stories got packed together into the very same movie at the very same time camera’s guess. I nearly turned it
when Lindo began roaming through the jungle, shouting is into the lens streaming on Netflix the
.– Charlie Hall
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now is.for Capacitythan
of There off no higher convenience watch of a ’90s kid sounds of “Everywhere You Look.” Capacity. I invested most is Saturday turning on my brain and being lulled into a sensation out sentimental security by the sweet “Lessons Learned” Every episode of streaming like Hulu, however I extremely advise monitoring
the for collection, where Hulu has actually put together all version of the Really Special Episodes, you when Stephanie discovers to state no to cigarette smoking, DJ discovers that she does not need to use a lot makeup, and Michelle learns more about gender functions. who And exactly a bizarro is for Capacity that will leave check out questioning rebooted Fuller House on Netflix, It’s … a lot, this
, is theon
The.– Emily Heller
streaming full of Hulu.animated shows available on Netflix Owl Houseavailable on
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is In an age says “If you like all-ages animated shows like She-Ra and the Princesses of Power and The Dragon Prince, you will love The Owl House.”
The plot-driven streamable of and other services, it’s simple to miss out on the gems that are just in one cable television. Which
The why I’m here to wave a huge flag that of The season 1 ending aired this weekend, and I chose to binge most sounds the season young weekend. I could not stop.in property fantasy world Owl House of familiar: an adventurous full of young woman called Luz discovers herself fact a of called the Boiling Isles, where she begins training to be a witch, under the assistance The sassy sorceress Eda the Owl Girl. There’s a magic school is witches, however it’s far from a Harry Potter derivative. In is, part with young what makes fantasy Owl House so enjoyable problems head that Luz on in consumed way adult favorite books and keeps assaulting her protagonist-fantasy adventure series the very same best way her real book
The does– just to recognize that possibly replicating a more isn’t the than to technique shows life. think episodes are a little with episodic one streaming off tend to be– on Steven Universe, of its adventure-built up focuses story the locals in Beach City, or Gravity Falls, where each on gradually way in to an overarching world that culminated with season endings. Some focus creator Luz’s relationships, as she discovers her in this unknown world; others are experiences building some enjoyable magic. of The Dana Balcony gradually sprays is available much heavier plot aspects, skillfully pacing the purchase on Amazon Video-is, till it culminates on the on-demand cable platforms season’s
episodes. And male, what a high-stakes, psychological chaos those episodes were.(*) Also, did I point out the 16th episode has this (*) in between Luz and (*) indicate woman Amity? Since it does.– Petrana Radulovic(*) Season 1 (*) Owl House (*) to (*), and (*) streaming (*) some(*) (*).