Fourteen years after his death, George Carlin (who would be 85 if he were still alive) is perhaps more culturally relevant than ever, and he’s “back” with another posthumous HBO comedy special. Seven years after retiring from Late Night, David Letterman has more credibility than anyone when it comes to bringing the cutting edge of the zeitgeist to his Netflix interview show. Yes, we hear it all the time – streaming is a thing for young people, but Sissy Spacek, 72, and JK Simmons, 67, co-direct an Amazon Prime Video original sci-fi series, while Angelyne, another seventy-year-old, Who built her own The brand, redesigned from the ground up in the 1980s with bold pink bimbo chic, is the subject of a Peacock biopic. Here’s what’s upstream:
Angelyne (peacock, May 19)
This five episode miniseries tells the story of the real-life blonde Barbie doll who rose to fame in 1980’s Los Angeles with a series of provocative billboards featuring herself and her signature curvy figure. Being famous to be famous isn’t a long reach these days, but more than 30 years ago it was a novelty that made this drama a bit of a Paris Hilton and the Kardashian origin story. The series with Emmy Rossum (shameless), based on a 2017 The Hollywood Reporter Article about Angelyne (Renee Goldberg). According to an official synopsis, the series will explore “fame, identity, survival, billboards, corvettes, lingerie, men, women, women teasing men, men obsessed with women, West Hollywood, crystal, UFOs, and most importantly, the self- proclaimed Rorschach test in pink, glow-in-the-dark queen of universe Angelyne.”
The Photographer: Murder in Pinamar (Netflix, May 19)
For those of you who are already familiar with HBO The stairs, this documentary about the murder of Argentinian man José Luis Cabezas will satisfy your real hunger for crime. In 1996, Cabezas, a well-known news photographer and reporter, worked for Announcements, a leading local news magazine published a photo of Alfredo Yabrán, a reclusive tycoon. Yabran was considered by many to be the leader of the Argentine mafia, which was said to have ties to corrupt government officials. In 1997, Cabezas was last seen at an exclusive beach resort known for its powerful Argentinian clientele. Cabezas was found dead on January 25, handcuffed and charred in a burned-out rental car. The crime shook the country and outraged journalists who pressured the government to investigate the killing. The documentary uncovers the harrowing case that uncovered a political and financial conspiracy. Notable: Netflix dubbed the film and used subtitles instead.
Legendary – Season 3 (HBO Max, May 19)
Season 3 of the Emmy-nominated queer reality competition series celebrating ballroom culture will feature 10 episodes and celebrity judges
Keke Palmer (nope) Leiomy Maldonado (pose), Jameela Jamil (The good place) and Law Roach (America’s Next Top Model). Unlike most reality competition shows Legendary no candidate does a meet and greet. Instead, it jumps straight into the action, which are incredible dance performances that involve lots of voguing, twirling, and dipping. fans of RuPaul’s Drag Race will enjoy this series. The show’s first season earned an overall score of 91% on Rotten Tomatoes. “Its message is slapdash, but its production value is slick as hell, packing the ballroom into an almost high-octane sport. Whether you are an aficionado or a novice, you have never seen a ballroom presented with such a lavish eye,” he wrote diversityis Caroline Franke.
George Carlin’s American Dream (HBO Max, May 20)
Although George Carlin died almost 14 years ago, his career spanned half a century and spanned 14 HBO comedy specials and over 130 appearances The Tonight Show, is arguably more relevant today than ever before. In recent years, Carlin’s views on abortion, police brutality, organized religion and the planet have proven eerily prophetic. In this two-part documentary, directors Judd Apatow and Michael Bonfiglio examine Carlin’s visionary remarks, as well as stand-up’s rise to fame, his struggle with cocaine, his two marriages and his arrest in 1972 after his performance of “Seven Words You Can Get Into”. never tell TV.”
Now & Then (Apple TV Plus, May 20)
This eight-episode bilingual series focuses on six best friends whose lives are changed forever after a disastrous college graduation weekend. Twenty years later, the five survivors reluctantly reunite as a blackmail text threatens to expose the truth about what happened that fateful weekend. The Miami-based thriller features an all-Hispanic cast that includes Oscar-nominated Rosie Perez. Although there are no major reviews, the series is executive produced hometown Screenwriter Gideon Raff, who also directed the first two episodes of the series. Alongside Perez is Oscar-winner Marina de Tavira (Roma).
Night Sky (Amazon Prime, May 20)
Oscar winners JK Simmons and Sissy Spacek star in this eight-part series as a married couple who discover a shed in their backyard that leads to a strange, deserted planet. For years they have kept the portal a secret, but when a mysterious young man (Chai Hansen) enters the shed, he causes a rift in the marriage and forces the couple to deal with the loss of their son. “Night Sky begins as a beautiful coming-of-age story but shatters into an overloaded sci-fi thriller,” he wrote Weekly entertainmentis Kristen Baldwin.
My Next Guest Needs No Introduction with David Letterman – Season 4 (Netflix, May 20)
After 33 years as a late-night host at NBC and CBS, Letterman retired to this lengthy Netflix sit-down interview series, which has starred President Barack Obama, Jay-Z and Tina Fey in previous seasons. The fourth season of this Emmy-nominated talk show series includes six episodes and new one-on-one talks with guests including Cardi B, Kevin Durant, Billie Eilish, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Ryan Reynolds and Will Smith. Unfortunately, all episodes were filmed before March 2022, so the infamous Will Smith-Chris Rock Oscars slap isn’t discussed. However, what was originally thought to be a retirement project for Letterman has turned out to be a long-term insightful and humorous series.
Love, Death & Robots – Volume 3 (Netflix, May 20)
This adult animated anthology series was created by Dead Pool Director Tim Miller and Executive Producer is Ex girlfriend DirectorDavid Fincher. The third volume of the show consists of nine episodes with running times ranging from six to 20 minutes. First released in 2019, the series is a modern remix of the concept behind it heavy metala 1981 animated film based on the French magazine Metal Hurlant. The anthology collection covers almost every genre including sci-fi, fantasy, horror, and comedy. Each short film also features unique animations ranging from traditional 2D to 3D and CGI. The Emmy-winning animated anthology was a critical hit. Volume two received an overall score of 85% on Rotten Tomatoes. “As a whole, Love, Death and Robots is a series of valleys and peaks that is nonetheless an entertaining contribution to the sci-fi genre that’s worth the running time of any story, especially for animation fans,” he wrote LA Weeklys Erin Maxwell.
Chip ‘n Dale: Rescue Rangers (Disney Plus, May 20)
Disney Plus is always ready for a reboot. This week, the streaming service is bringing back Chip and Dale after a 30-year hiatus. Chip and Dale are forgotten stars and no longer close friends in this hybrid live-action/CG-animated film based on the animated comedy television series last aired in 1990. Chip (voiced by John Mulaney) lives in the suburbs and works as an insurance salesman. Desperate to relive his glory days, Dale (voiced by Adam Sandberg) undergoes “CGI surgery” and works at the nostalgia convention. But when a former castmate mysteriously goes missing, the former friends are forced to realign and once again assume their Rescue Rangers detective personas. “It’s the funniest movie of the year so far, either animated or live. Or both in this case, since it ingeniously combines the two forms in the smartest way since Who tricked Roger Rabbit??” wrote Hollywood reporters Frank Check.
Prehistoric Planet (Apple TV Plus, May 23)
This natural history series produced by iron man and The jungle Book Director Jon Favreau uses CGI to recreate the last days of dinosaurs 66 million years ago. David Attenborough narrates the five-episode series, which features original music by Oscar winner Hans Zimmer. The series includes the latest in paleontology, such as Tyrannosaurus Rex training techniques, and cutting-edge technology. The habitats and residents like the well-known T-Rex, Triceratops and Velicoraptors, as well as lesser-known dinosaurs, are brought to life with CGI developed by the Moving Picture Company, the company behind it The jungle Book and Life of Pi: Shipwreck with Tiger. It is extraordinary to see not only what the earth used to look like, but also how dinosaurs existed. If you are a fan of the BBC planet Earth series, then you will appreciate it Prehistoric Planetproduced by BBC Studios Natural History Unit.