Paramount+ and Disney+ are two streaming services that usually have a wide selection of movies and series. This weekend is no different as there have been many new adventures to explore. There are a few new TV shows to stream, with choices like Star Wars: The Bad Batch and movies like Black Panther: Wakanda Forever. As such, everyone has a pretty good chance of finding something to enjoy this weekend.
Rediscover Wakanda With Black Panther: Wakanda Forever
Black Panther: Wakanda Forever is a perfect 2022 follow-up to 2018 Black panther. After the death of their beloved King T’Challa, Angela Bassett’s Oscar-nominated Queen Ramonda, Shuri, Okoye and the Dora Milaje are forced into a new battle to protect their kingdom and the precious resources within it. The film and its predecessor have been revered for their iconic cast and characters, stacked with stars of color. The Black panther the name is an ode to African culture, and Wakanda forever is a successful tribute to the late, great Chadwick Boseman. This weekend is the perfect time to revisit the beautiful kingdom of Wakanda.
Black Panther: Wakanda Forever is available to stream on Disney+ starting February 1.
The mayor of Kingstown fights against injustices
Mayor of Kingstown follows the powerful McLusky family and the younger son, Mike, as he rises to power as mayor. Jeremy Renner’s Mike McLusky attempts to bring the town of Kingstown out of its state of corruption and violence. Considering that the city’s only stable business is the prison system, there are many problems surrounding inmates and injustice. The series takes a grim look at themes such as corruption, inequality and even systemic racism. As such the crime thriller Mayor of Kingstown showcases Jeremy Renner in a more grown-up role than his iconic Marvel hero, Hawkeye. The show is a great weekend pick for fans of crime-related media and a grittier, grittier experience.
Mayor of Kingstown has a new season 2 episode released every Sunday on Paramount+.
Star Wars: The Bad Batch is galactic fun
Star Wars: The Bad Batch is a humorous spinoff and continuation of Star Wars: The Clone Wars. The wildly popular series follows the group of experimental clones dealing with a galaxy in constant flux right after the Clone Wars. Fortunately, that particular group of clones, the titular Bad Batch, have some pretty cool superpower perks. Because of this, they adventure through the galaxy, embarking on many missions and battles along the way. The Bad Batch is a more family-friendly affair to enjoy this weekend.
Star Wars: The Bad Batch has two seasons on Disney+ with Season 2, Episode 6 arriving on February 1st.
Almost Famous brings rock and roll into a new century
Almost famous is a beloved, critically acclaimed 2000 film that takes audiences back to America in 1973. The film follows a young man named William as rock music takes over his life. He gets a job that many journalists can only dream of and has to compose a piece for Rolling Stone Magazine. To do so, he hits the road with the up-and-coming band Stillwater and their “Band-Aids”. The ride and the illusory Penny Lane — played off Glass onionsKate Hudson’s — change your child’s life. The story and the wonderful soundtrack have left an impression on many. Fans of classic rock music and the charm of the 70s should tune in Almost famous this weekend.
Almost Famous is one of many films released on February 1 for streaming on Paramount+.
Willow: Behind the Magic reveals the show’s BTS charm
Willow is a visually stunning fantasy series released in November 2022. The series starts with an aspiring magician, a baby girl, and a mission to destroy the evil queen of their kingdom. Then a few years later, another group of diverse, mysterious creatures must band together to embark on a similar mission to save their home once again. This series has been on Disney+ for a while now and is well liked. With that said, the newer one Willow: Behind the Magic takes the fans behind the curtain. Some of the original Willow the cast returns, and the magic flows again as the show’s secrets come to light. This weekend is a great time to enjoy the beauty of both series.
Willow and Willow: Behind the Magic are both available to stream on Disney+.