Best Movies & TV (August 5 to 7)

Reservation dogs; hunting.
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Next week, another handful of TV and movie picks for you all. It’s a mild one, but we’ll call it that Quality > Quantity. The choices below can range from awesome to trashy fun, but that’s how we want to spend our weekends, right? David Leitch’s bullet train, and, to be fair, I’m mostly recommending it because Aaron Taylor-Johnson and Brian Tyree Henry’s beautifully funny chemistry is an amazing treat to watch. Oh, and I can’t forget that this is Bad Bunny’s sexy and posed film debut. (You know those theater seats will get some butts.) And there are more fresh and exciting selections just like the new season. Reservation dogs (woo!) and the debut of the new hunter movie Here are the choices:

bullet train It’s got everything: a huge action set piece, hilarious cameos, Tarantino-esque flashbacks, snappy dialogue, great music, and a stacked cast with Brad Pitt at the center. It doesn’t necessarily all come together in a tight, top-notch flick, however bullet train Still a fun ride.

why hunting Not being released in theaters is beyond me, but hey, that means Hulu subscribers get a new movie release in their living room this weekend. A prequel to hunter movie, hunting Follows the arrival of a terrifying alien on Earth in the 1700s, which means no technology or guns to fight the advanced creature. That fascinating premise alone is enough to ignite a watch, but combine that with Amber Midthunder’s performance as Naru, a young Comanche woman struggling to be seen more in her community, and director Dan Trachtenberg, downright tense. 10 Cloverfield Lane, And we are set. Hulu also offers Dubbed a Comanche of the film.

Available to stream on Hulu

The film, which inspired much Twitter, introduced Alana Haim to the public as an actress, hitting Amazon Prime Video (the film was previously only available on VOD platforms). Haim plays Alana Cain, a directionless 20-something who crosses paths with young Gary Valentine (played by a charming Cooper Hoffman), a spirited business teenager in the 70’s San Fernando Valley. This moment is one of Thomas Anderson’s more tender films, as it plays with Alana’s desire to reclaim the bright-eyed emotions of childhood and Gary’s desperate need for greater freedom.

Available to stream on Amazon Prime Video

There is a level of comfort Reservation dogs It makes it lovely to just sit and forget everything around you. The story of four young rage kids striving for something more is touching, flat-out funny, and, at times, sad. After the events of the first season, in which the self-proclaimed reservation dogs lose one of their friends, Elora (Devery Jacobs) to a rival gang member as she heads to California to hide, the rest of the kids are left to choose. Pieces back to Oklahoma.

Available to stream on Hulu

oh, Sandman. Based on Neil Gaiman’s epic graphic novel, Netflix’s latest attempt at a franchise-building series is an interesting one. Has Gaiman’s work ever been properly translated for the screen (side Coraline, that is)? Now, I find that I don’t know Sandman Necessary catch, but I didn’t like it. (I know, low bar). I also know that devout fans will want to check it out for themselves. It will be like that Sandman a is the witcher-like a hit, or it will disappear into the dark void of Netflix’s endless queue. Only time will tell.

Available to stream on Netflix

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Also! Read our streaming recommendations Weekend of July 29th. Vulture’s next list of weekend streaming picks goes online on Friday, August 12.

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