Weekend Watchlist: The top shows on Netflix, Amazon Prime, and other streaming services

Weekend Watchlist: The top shows on Netflix, Amazon Prime, and other streaming services
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Here are a few top and new shows streaming on Netflix and other OTT platforms, this week.


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​Lady Bird on Netflix

​Lady Bird on Netflix

Director: Greta Gerwig

Stars: Saoirse Ronan, Laurie Metcalf, Tracy Letts |

IMDb: 7.4/10

Description: Lady Bird is an award winning film about a Christine, a teenage girl who faces challenges as she aims to study in a prestigious college located in a city with culture.


What critics said: “A gloriously funny and wistfully autobiographical coming-of-age comedy,” said Peter Bradshaw from Guardian.

​Messiah on Netflix

​Messiah on Netflix

Director: Michael Petroni

Stars: Mehdi Dehbi, Michelle Monaghan, Tomer Sisley

IMDb: 7.6/10

Description: A CIA officers investigates the rising popularity of a mysterious man who gathers public attention in Syria and Texas by magically saving lives.

What critics said: Messiah introduces a character who might be divine, then keeps elbowing him off screen to focus on meandering subplots, said Brian Lowry from CNN.com

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​Maleficent: Mistress of Evil (2019) on Apple TV

​Maleficent: Mistress of Evil (2019) on Apple TV

Director: Joachim Rønning

Stars: Linda Woolverton, Micah Fitzerman-Blue
IMDb: 6.9/ 10

Description: In Maleficent: Mistress of Evil, Aurora, the god daughter of Maleficent goes against her mother’s will and accepts the marriage proposal of Prince Philip. The marriage supposedly had to unite the Things take a turn when the real mother of Aurora intervenes and declares a war against Maleficent. During the fight, Maleficent almost dies, but is saved by a mysterious man.

What critics said: “Jolie is a star here: something amazing to behold, an Old Hollywood glamour shot come to...well, not exactly come to life, but mobile, anyway,” said Matthew Lickona from San Diego Reader.

​Jane the Virgin on Netflix

​Jane the Virgin on Netflix

Director: Jennie Snyder Urman

Stars: Gina Rodriguez, Andrea Navedo, Yael Grobglas
IMDb: 7.8/10

Description:

In the fifth and the last season of Jane the Virgin, we will come to know how it all ends. Mostly, it will take the story forward as her formerly dead husband Michael comes to life, even as her romance with Rafael is progressing steadily.

What critics said:

“It was satisfying and moving and I cried, and as a critic, it means so much to see a show land the creative plane this successfully. Jane has been a balm, and as much as it will be missed, what a beautiful sendoff,”said Linda Holmes from NPR.

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​Modern Love on Prime Videos

​Modern Love on Prime Videos

Stars: Anne Hathaway, Tina Fey, Andy Garcia

IMDb: 8/10

Description: The series brings real life essays from the New York Times column Modern Love to life. And it has captivating stories like a girl’s relationship with her doorman and the story of how a bipolar girl finds love, and much more.

What critics said:

A stellar cast of actors and well-known writers work hard, but only a couple of the episodes are exceptional. Still, at 31 minutes long, it can be a nice break from the world's insanity, said Diane Pershing from Malibu Times.

​Lucy on Netflix

​Lucy on Netflix

Director: Luc Besson

Stars: Scarlett Johansson, Morgan Freeman, Choi Min-sik, Amr Waked
IMDb: 6.4/10

Description: Lucy, a 24 year old girl, is tricked into consuming synthetic CPH4, a drug that will make her brain work at 100% capacity, She rushes to find to researchers who discovered the idea before she runs out of time.

What critics said:

“Its sputtering eccentricity is at least preferable to the flat chauvinism of so many shoot-'em-ups - and it's certainly Besson's most enjoyable bad movie in ages,” said Mike McCahil from the Guardian.

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