It’s so close. Only day until Christmas. We suggest that you don’t spend the day browsing the stores for one last run to do all your holiday shopping.
If even the idea of ââplanning the holiday season seems overwhelming, we’ve got a better suggestion for you: Check out three of the best new movies and shows coming to the streaming services this weekend.
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Being the Ricardos
What: People love Lucy.
Lucille Ball was an American actress, comedian, model, studio manager and producer. She was nominated for 13 Primetime Emmy Awards, winning five times and starred in the television series I love lucy with her then real husband, Desi Arnaz.
Now, writer-director Aaron Sorkin has turned the real-life story of Ball and Arnaz’s relationship both on and off screen in the new movie. Being the Ricardos.
Located in 1950s Hollywood, Being the Ricardos examines the complex marriage of the beloved I love lucy co-stars. The entire film spans a week of production on the classic sitcom, especially when a major newspaper article accuses Ball of signing up as a Communist Party member in the 1930s.
Lucille Ball is played by Nicole Kidman. Upon hearing the news of her casting, Kidman revealed that she was terrified of taking on the role of the red-haired sitcom icon, especially after being angry. I love lucy the fans argued that Will and grace star Debra Messing would have been a better choice.
Kidman made the admission during a question-and-answer session in Los Angeles on Saturday night, following a well-received preview of the film. âI had tremendous apprehension about a month ago, and Aaron must have called and emailed me saying, ‘You have this,'” Kidman confessed, depending on the variety.
When: Stream the film now.
Or: Amazon Prime Video.
Do not seek
What: Do not seek stars Jennifer Lawrence as Kate Dibiasky, a graduate student in astronomy, and Leonardo DiCaprio as her professor, Dr. Randall Mindy, who make an astonishing discovery of a comet orbiting the solar system. The problem: he’s on a direct collision course with Earth. The other problem? Nobody really seems to care.
It turns out that warning mankind about a killer of planets the size of Mount Everest is an inconvenient fact to navigate. With the help of Dr Oglethorpe (Rob Morgan), Kate and Randall embark on a media tour that takes them from the office of indifferent President Orlean (Meryl Streep) and her sycophantic son and chief of staff Jason (Jonah Hill ), to the waves of The daily tear, an animated morning show hosted by Brie (Cate Blanchett) and Jack (Tyler Perry).
Just six months away from the comet’s impact, managing the 24-hour news cycle and grabbing the attention of obsessed social media audiences before it’s too late is proving incredibly comedic – what will it take? to make the world look up?
A beautiful disaster-satire film, Do not seek is a cathartic and hilarious story of humanity’s unsuccessful efforts to deal with climate change.
When: Watch the movie now.
Christmas on the farm
What: Starring Australian-American actress Poppy Montgomery, Hugh Sheridan, Darren McMullen and Nicholas Brown, the Stan Original Film Christmas on the farm follows Clementine Jones (Montgomery), an Australian author whose autobiographical book on life on a Queensland farm is picked up by powerful publishers London & London.
But the truth is, “Clementine” is actually Emmy Jones – a New York socialite who passed off her late mother’s diary as her own. When the publisher announces that they are heading to Australia for an authentic ‘Clementine’ Christmas before signing the lucrative deal, Emmy is forced to return to the old family farm, along with her cousin (Sheridan) and husband Miles. (Brown) to help maintain the cunning.
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One problem: London and London CEO Ellison (Jennette Cronin) shows up with her adult stepson Jack (McMullen) – but if he remembers the night he met Emmy in New York, the deal could collapse.
A fun Australian Christmas party that is sure to be a hit with the whole family.
When: Stream the Stan Original Film now.
Premium: Emilie in Paris (Season 2)
What: Darren Star is the creator of some iconic televisions including Sex and the city, Beverly Hills 90210, Melrose Square, Grosse-Pointe, Younger and more. But this is his last series, Emilie in Paris with Lily Collins (the daughter of English musician Phil Collins), who broke the internet during the 2020 lockdown.
This series follows Emily (Collins), a motivated American in her twenties from the Midwest, who moves to Paris for an unexpected job opportunity. She is responsible for bringing an American point of view to a struggling French marketing company. It’s the classic story of cultures in conflict as Emily adjusts to the challenges of living in a foreign city while juggling her career, new friendships, and love.
Shot outdoors in Paris and its suburbs, Emilie in Paris celebrates the beauty that is the City of Light. If you’re a fan of any of Star’s previous works, this series will woo you from its first minute, but it’s been ridiculed for its lack of realism. Fans choose to ignore financial impossibility issues because the show is so cute.
When: Season 2 is streaming now.
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