Although the song is almost 30 years old, Bruce Springsteen’s “57 Channels (Nothing Else)” captures the struggles of today’s audiences. With hundreds of cable channels, dozens of streaming services, and countless on-demand titles, trying to decide what to watch can feel like an endless ordeal.
This is where we come. Each month, Greeley Tribune.com recommends 10 must-watch movies and TV shows available on streaming platforms like Netflix, Hulu, Amazon Prime, Disney+, HBO Max, and more.
Many of the recommendations are for new shows, while others are for under-the-radar releases you may have missed, or classics that are about to leave the streaming service at the end of the month.
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“Death on the Nile”
Kenneth Branagh’s adaptation of the Agatha Christie murder mystery is an improvement on the director’s other Christie adaptation, 2017’s “Murder on the Orient Express.” There are still moments where you’ll splurge on the gaudy CGI or nod your head at the red herring that presents itself very early in Act 1. But Branagh’s pompous but brilliant detective Hercule Poirot has enough talented actors to be interrogated—including Annette Bening (“American Beauty”), Armie Hammer (“The Social Network”), and Russell Brand (“Forgetting Sarah Marshall”). “) – that you will be thoroughly entertained (and surprised) until the very last moment of the film.
how to see: “Death on the Nile” is Hulu. streaming on,
“Deep Water,” the new erotic thriller starring lifelong couple Ben Affleck and Ana de Armas, is a return to a bygone era populated by the likes of “Basic Instinct,” “Body Double,” and “Indecent Proposal.” Vic (Affleck) is a semi-retired millionaire who spends his days working on a magazine vanity project and caring for his one true love, his pet snail. Melinda (D’Armas) spends much of her time attending parties with Vic, where she gets drunk and openly recruits a new boyfriend. When Melinda’s boyfriend turns out to be dead, Vic’s straight-up jokes about his wife’s flings make people wonder if Milkytoast is capable of adulterous passions. If you can look at the patent absurdity of “Deep Water” and cut some slack on director Adrian Lynn getting away with his A-game at age 81, the movie is dark funny, and it has more than a third act. Turns out it’s worth the wait.
how to see: is “deep water” Hulu. streaming on,
Johnny Knoxville, Steve-O, and the rest of the “Jackass” crew may seem like less art to some. But Court Jester’s fun band is just the latest in a long history of physical entertainers that predates cinema. Now rising in years, Gang of Idiots welcomes a smaller, more diverse group of performers to subject themselves to audacious stunts, humiliation, and pain. “Jackass” isn’t for everyone, but for longtime fans of the show, “Jackass Forever” offers the simplest form of entertainment in spades.
how to see: “Jackus Is Forever” Paramount+ . streaming on,
Pixar’s latest effort, “Turning Red,” is the usual mix of high concept and universally relatable storytelling. This time around, the film follows an Asian teenage girl named Mei, who struggles with the usual middle school dilemmas – ignorant parents, crushes on boys, and turning into a red panda when she gets too excited. Is. Okay, that last one might not be universal, but it’s become all too common in Mei’s family, as her overbearing mother and grandmother have long hid the same pesky anguish. “Turning Red” is a story about relationships, expectations, and much like Pixar’s earlier short, “Bao,” the sometimes very tight bond between mother and daughter.
how to see: Is “Turning Red” streaming on disney plus,
“Worst person in the world”
Perhaps suffering from the Academy Awards’ refusal to recognize more than one foreign film in a given year, Joachim Trier’s Norwegian dark comedy “The Worst Person in the World” is one of the best – and most overlooked – films of 2021. Julie (Renate Reinsway) epitomizes the uncertainty of your late 20s, leaving her long-term boyfriend to begin a career change. Chapter by chapter, “The Worst Person” follows Julie’s achievements, missteps and destructive tendencies, telling a universal story in the process.
how to see: “Worst Person in the World” Available to Rent on Apple TV+,
“The Afterparty” takes a simple concept—a murder mystery whodnit—and turns it on its head, telling each episode from a different perspective and turning out to be an entirely different style of show. This can lead to a few uneven episodes, but the top-notch main cast by Sam Richardson (“Veep”) and Tiffany Haddish (“Girls Trip”) makes “The Afterparty” worth solving.
how to see: “The Afterparty” is Streaming on Apple TV+,
More than four years after Season 2 ended, Donald Glover’s “Atlanta” looks very different this season. That’s because the show’s core group of Georgians spend most of Season 3 in Europe, which is thousands of miles from Fulton County. But the main focus of the show remains the same, as Arn (Glover), Pepperboi (Brian Tyree Henry), Van (Zazie Beats), and Darius (Lakeith Stanfield) continue on personal journeys and issues of race and class far and wide. encounter.
how to see: “Atlanta” is Hulu. streaming on,
Shonda Rhimes continues to make good on her massive Netflix development deal, with Season 2 of her steamy costume drama “Bridgeton” sitting at the top of the most-watched list since its debut last month. This season is a little lighter on on-screen sex than Season 1, but the romance’s longing and heavy sighs are more exuberant than ever, as Daphne’s older brother, Anthony, finds himself gushing over the two sisters.
how to see: “Bridgeton” is streaming on netflix,
“Our flag means death”
With the “Pirates of the Caribbean” franchise indefinitely shutting down, HBO Max fills a Jolly Roger-sized hole in our hearts with “Our Flag Means Death,” a rogue’s gallery of genius Featuring a comedy of manners. The ship’s captain Stead Bonnet (Rice Darby, “Flight of the Conchords”) is a wealthy aristocrat who has thrown his creature into comfort for life on the high seas—a life for which he is too ill. Over time, Stead won over his cast of roughneck pirates, including Joel Fry (“Cruella”), Christian Nair (“Game of Thrones”), and Greeley Tribune native Nat Faxon (“The Way Back”). ) Are included.
how to see: “Our flag means death” is Streaming on HBO Max,
Based on Min Jin Lee’s 2017 novel of the same name, “Pachinko” is a sprawling, masterfully crafted drama that jumps between cities, languages, and generations to tell the story of a Korean family’s slow, steady growth. . Delicately mixing history lessons with soap opera storylines, “Pachinko” is an epic tale that you’ll want to continue well beyond the eight-episode season on Apple TV+.
how to see: “pachinko” is Streaming on Apple TV+,
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