The largest services like Netflix and Amazon Prime haven’t done much to court new viewers, but each already offers a 30-day free trial, which will last nearly until the end of the current San Francisco shelter-in-place orders. Others like HBO have unlocked large vaults of content, while niche sites like horror service Shudder, UK-based Acorn TV, and Sundance Now have added 30-day free trials with promo codes. … [Read more...] about These are all the TV streaming services you can try for free right now
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Can a movie be violent and cute at the same time? "Lucky Grandma," a heist movie-cum-character study set, for the most part, in Manhattan's Chinatown, pulls off that modest trick. Yet if action movie elements lend the film a breezy humor, the preposterous plot, which resembles a lighthearted version of the intense Adam Sandler vehicle "Uncut Gems," hides a poignant drama about the elderly. The 86-year old actress Tsai Chin, whose credits include everything from "You Only Live Twice" to "The Joy Luck Club," plays the title character, a widow whose adult son wants her to move out of a tiny apartment to his spacious suburban house. But the matriarch values her independence, and furthermore, nurses a high-stakes gambling habit that runs hot and cold on a day trip to a casino. Her fortunes change quickly when she stumbles onto a gym bag full of cash, but this sudden windfall gets her caught in the middle of a brutal gang war. Chin portrays both her character's stubborn sense of mischief and … [Read more...] about New movies to stream this week: ‘Vast of Night,’ ‘Lucky Grandma’ and more
According to the outlet, fans of "The Carol Burnett Show" will be able to rewatch the Wiggins family's hilarious adventures on Shout! Factory TV come June 1. All 11 seasons will be available on the streaming service as well as Amazon Fire, Apple TV and a number of other platforms. … [Read more...] about Carol Burnett reveals the most ‘devastating’ sketch she filmed on her namesake TV show
Although the premium cable channel already offers digital-only service in the form of HBO Now, today they've launched a new extra-premium streaming option called HBO Max. It costs $14.99 a month, making it ... the same price as HBO NOW. And to seduce more viewers into the cult of the Home Box Office, they're offering a seven-day trial. … [Read more...] about HBO Max is here and free for 7 days … but what is it?
Broadway on Demand will stream a performance from the show’s 2015 Broadway run, headlined by Takei and Tony winner Lea Salonga (“Miss Saigon”). The event starts at 4:30 p.m. Friday with a virtual red carpet featuring the cast and creative team, followed by the premiere at 5 p.m. Both can be streamed for 48 hours for $14.99 at broadwayondemand.com. The production, minus the preshow, will be available on demand thereafter for $8.99. … [Read more...] about George Takei in the musical ‘Allegiance’: Your quarantine must-watch of the day