The month of May brings the promise of a fast-approaching summer and a new season of television and movies for various streaming services, including Paramount+ and Disney+. Whether viewers are looking for fantasy excitement or science-fiction-based humor, there’s a multitude of new additions for audiences to choose from this weekend. However, it’s difficult to figure out what to watch during downtime between fun in the sun with so many options. But have no fear; CBR has a brand-new collection of choices fit for kids, adults and the whole family.
Joe Pickett Gives Westerns a Modern Twist
Based on the famous book series by C.J. Box, Joe Pickett follows a game warden who wants nothing more than to live out his dream job of protecting a game reserve. Although he gets his job, Pickett is forced to tackle more modern issues that involve companies taking the land he’s sworn to protect. While the issues may feel like they could be handled in a courtroom, the men sent to enact their plans are more nefarious and pull Joe into a deeper conspiracy that puts his family at risk. The first season has action, drama and moments that call back to the classic era of film westerns. Joe Pickett Season 1 begins streaming on Paramount+ on May 15th.
Galaxy Quest Offers A Comedic Escape Into Space
With Star Trek: Strange New Worlds reinvigorating the classic ambiance of the hit sci-fi series, Galaxy Quest is the perfect dichotomy. Starring Tim Allen, Alan Rickman and Sigourney Weaver, Galaxy Quest takes the best things about Star Trek and makes them into a clever comedy. The story follows a group of actors who starred in a hit TV series called Galaxy Quest. While they’ve become disillusioned with their roles, an alien species finds their show, believes it to be real and abducts the cast to help them face an actual alien threat. As a result, the actors have to find their spark to survive the experience. While it’s a genuine satire on Star Trek, Galaxy Quest has a lot of heart and is worth a watch for fans of the genre. Galaxy Quest is streaming now on Paramount+.
Bram Stoker’s Dracula Revives the Drama of the Horror Classic
While Universal Studios’ version of Dracula has been the most iconic for decades, there’s much that should be said about Bram Stoker’s Dracula by Francis Ford Coppola. Rather than only following the novel’s most important elements or taking the character in a new direction, this film is incredibly faithful to the source. Gary Oldman’s turn as Dracula brought to life his predatory nature, various powers and the tragedy that turned him into a forsaken creature of the night. While it isn’t a film for the whole family, it’s great for a spooky night in with a movie that shows the pain and heartbreak that fuels Dracula. Bram Stoker’s Dracula is now streaming on Paramount+.
Sneakerella Is a Fresh New Fit for the Cinderella Fairy Tale
Cinderella is a beloved story about finding yourself by taking a chance. Because the story is so versatile, it has been worked and reworked over the decades with new perspectives. Sneakerella is the latest musical comedy to take the story and put a new spin on it. The musical comedy follows El, a young sneaker designer who works in his stepfather’s sneaker store. While he’d love nothing more than to design shoes, he’s kept doing menial tasks in the store. But when the time comes for El to shoot his shot and show off his design, his own Cinderella story begins. Sneakerella is a great new look at a classic fairy tale that inspires others to take a chance and chase their dreams. Sneakerella is streaming now on Disney+.
The Quest Finally Returns for a New Audience
Initially released in 2014, The Quest was a half-scripted, half-reality show that took contestants and placed them in a highly immersive fantasy environment. While the concept was clever and revolutionary for its time, it hadn’t returned until a new iteration premiered on Disney+. Now geared toward a younger audience, the new series takes the same premise from the original show and has children find their inner hero as they face obstacles, competitions and puzzles to help them find the one true winner. It’s a great premise for the whole family that is sure to pull in its audiences from the first episode. The Quest Season 1 is streaming now on Disney+.
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