Whether your idea of holiday fun this Thanksgiving break is to indulge in an old favorite comedy, celebrate the World Cup season with an investigative look at the FIFA organization, or delve into an intriguing new fantasy world, you have plenty of options on all streaming platforms. Happy Turkey Day and happy streaming!
What to watch on Netflix
If you’re starting your bank holiday weekend with some excitement for the ongoing FIFA World Cup, you might want to check out FIFA revealed for a little extra intrigue between games. This documentary follows some of the football organization’s more shady transactions, shedding light on everything from corruption allegations to suspicions surrounding recent host countries. At its core, modern football is shoddy, and there are men in suits who (allegedly) love a bribe here and a loaded handshake there. Is exercise not fun? FIFA revealed premiered earlier this month and is streaming now.
What to see on Hulu
Karen Gillan goes up against herself in this whimsical sci-fi film. Gillan plays Sarah, a woman who finds out she is terminally ill and decides to have herself cloned to ease the grieving process for her loved ones. But when Sarah finds out she’s miraculously gone into remission, she encounters a new problem: her clone doesn’t want to be retired. In this parallel universe, solving such a cloning debacle is a duel of life and death between doppelgangers, so Sarah has a lot to do before she can regain her old life. dual premiered in streaming earlier this week.
Thanksgiving is the perfect time for comfort food, so why not a consolation movie? notting hill is an all-time romcom favourite, what with its stunning pairing of Julia Roberts and Hugh Grant and its modern day fairytale love story – what happens when a London bookshop owner meets an A-list actress? Despite their completely different lives, will they fall in love? In the face of paparazzi, filming schedules, and the complex demands of fame, can they keep their relationship going? You already know the answer. notting hill will be streaming until the end of the month.
What to see on Amazon Prime
Good night Oppy
A documentary with clear WALL E Taste, Good night Oppy follows the unpredictable journey of a Mars rover. The rover Opportunity (aka Oppy) was sent to Mars in 2003, with NASA only expecting the little bot to survive around 90 days on the planet. However, good old Oppy managed to operate on Mars for almost 15 years. The documentary combines archive footage, interviews with the scientists involved and visually imaginative recreations of Oppy’s voyages across Mars. With all my heart and imbued with the spirit of adventure that drove Oppy and its creators, Good night Oppy strikes a chord that is equally emotional and educational. Good night Oppy premiered earlier this week.
What to watch on HBO Max
With Black Panther: Wakanda Forever out in the world to honor the legacy of Chadwick Boseman, you would be doing yourself a favor by watching 42, one of the actor’s best showcases. This biopic stars Boseman as legendary baseball player Jackie Robinson and focuses on his rise to greatness as a new member of the Brooklyn Dodgers. The film chronicles much of the racial abuse that Robinson faced and managed to become the first black player to rise in the big leagues, from scathing crowds to bigoted managers. In addition to Boseman, the film also stars Harrison Ford, André Holland and Christopher Meloni. 42 Streams through the end of the month.
What you can see on Disney Plus
A series based on a dark 1988 fantasy film hardly seems like a big ticket for streamers, but pasture asks to distinguish. A sort of sequel to the largely forgotten film of the same name, this new show is an intriguing collaboration between George Lucas, Ron Howard and the rapidly evolving visual effects technology of Industrial Light & Magic (ILM). The series follows a group of unlikely heroes, from a wizard to a thief to a maid, who come together to save the world. pasture Premieres Wednesday, November 30thth.
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