Saturday, 28 January 2017

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Stay sane with our weekly list of great stuff to stream.

Do you know how few good movies there are about dogs available to stream? Good luck trying to be the talk of your social circle by throwing a movie watch party themed around A Dog's Purpose, because the pickings are slim, unless you don't object to fare like Army Dog (a real movie) or one of the Z-list Air Bud movies. (The good Air Bud shit is on Hulu.)
But maybe you're not really out for stuff that helps you ponder a dog's purpose. That's cool too. We've got some ideas.

If you want dog stuff: May we suggest the vintage Tom Hanks classic Turner & Hooch, released in 1989—a year after Big, just before the Hanxplosion. It's a buddy cop movie where one cop is a neat freak and the other cop is a dog. If you haven't seen it before, that's all you need to know.
If you want a new TV show to jump on: You could take our own Scott Meslow's advice and jump onboard with The Magicians. The whole first season is streaming on Netflix, and it's short enough that you could catch up in a weekend before hopping over to catch this week's premiere on Syfy.com. The pilot takes things almost excruciatingly slow to the point where it's not all that fun if you haven't read Lev Grossman's novels the show is based on, but by the end of it stuff so nuts goes down you'll want to see it through to the end.



If the new Resident Evil movie makes you want something like that, but good: Action-horror is a weird genre fueled by ridiculousness, but sometimes a movie comes along that is both ridiculous without sacrificing character, and strange while remaining infinitely interesting. Hellboy more or less nails that. It's not necessarily scary, but as a comic book adaptation, it's incredibly distinct and wholly committed to the aesthetic of creator Mike Mignola. There's nothing quite like Hellboy, and it's a good romp for staying in on a cold evening.
If you're looking for something outside of Netflix: If you've got Amazon Prime, check out the first ten-episode season of The Expanse in time for the second season premiere next week. It's a sci-fi mystery set in space, where a missing person's case and a tragic mining accident converge to reveal a conspiracy designed to undermine the peace and stability established by the United Nations. It's smart, dense television, great if you want something a bit more involved to sink your teeth into over the weekend.

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