This Weekend’s Streaming Guide: ‘Asteroid City,’ Lukas Nelson, ‘Quarterback,’ and ‘Secrets of Playboy’

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Weekend Streaming Guide

Tune in for fresh releases this weekend featuring albums by Lukas Nelson and Kool & The Gang, and a Spanish spin-off of “Bird Box.” These are among the latest TV shows, movies, music, and games set to grace your screens.

The Big Big News’ entertainment team has recommended some intriguing options including Exoprimal, a dinosaur hunting video game, and Netflix’s latest series “Quarterback.” This series offers an extraordinary peek into the lives of renowned QBs including Patrick Mahomes, Kirk Cousins, and Marcus Mariota.


— Tuesday saw the launch of Wes Anderson’s distinctive and star-filled “Asteroid City” on premium video on demand (VOD). This uniquely structured play-within-a-play set in the mid-century American Desert West at a junior stargazer convention features a cast of child prodigies, their parents, played by Scarlett Johansson and Jason Schwartzman, scientists, military personnel, singing cowboys, and a special guest appearance by Jeff Goldblum. It’s quintessential Wes Anderson. You can still catch it in theaters across the nation if you prefer the big screen experience.

— The widely watched Netflix sensation “Bird Box” has a Spanish spin-off that premiered Friday. Revisit the suspense with “Bird Box Barcelona” where Mario Casas, playing a father, battles to shield his daughter from menacing creatures. Álex and David Pastor wrote and directed this sequel based on Josh Malerman’s 2014 novel. To decide if it’s worth your while, take a look at AP’s review.

— A host of other films made their VOD debut this week, including “Transformers: Rise of the Beasts,” starring Dominique Fishback and Anthony Ramos. Also check out the indie sensation “The Starling Girl,” a coming-of-age tale about a teenage girl’s struggle to discover her identity within a strict religious community. Complications arise when she falls for a handsome youth pastor.

— From AP Film Writer Lindsey Bahr


— Country music sensation Lukas Nelson describes his newest album as “the perfect setlist.” The latest album “Sticks and Stones” succeeds his 2021 release “A Few Stars Apart,” and includes the first single “More Than Friends,” with Lainey Wilson. Nelson examines the ups and downs of alcohol consumption in another single, “Alcohallelujah.” The new album, out Friday, features Nelson and his regular band Promise of the Real.

— Kool & The Gang — on the cusp of their 60th anniversary — presents their new album, “People Just Wanna Have Fun.” Enjoy their upbeat first single, “Let’s Party,” featuring vocals from Sha Sha Jones. The band comprises original members Robert “Kool” Bell and George “Funky” Brown. Their album features an impressive line-up of vocalists and rappers.

— Rodgers & Hammerstein’s music theater classic “Oklahoma!” from 1998, featuring a young Hugh Jackman, is coming to movie theaters at a fraction of the Broadway ticket cost. The film will have two special screenings in over 800 cinemas worldwide.

— From AP Entertainment Writer Mark Kennedy


— “Secrets of Playboy” returns with its second season, continuing its deep dive into the controversial legacy of Hugh Hefner and the Playboy brand.

— Ever wondered what goes on in the mind of your favorite team’s quarterback? Netflix’s new series “Quarterback” provides a unique perspective into the lives of famous QBs Patrick Mahomes, Kirk Cousins, and Marcus Mariota during the 2022 season. The series premiered Wednesday.

— The fifth season of the humorous, Emmy-nominated comedy “What We Do in the Shadows” launched Thursday on FX, featuring centuries-old vampire roommates embarking on a journey in the human world.

— From Alicia Rancilio


— Night School Studio, the indie developer behind the popular game Oxenfree, is back with its sequel, Oxenfree II: Lost Signals. The game revolves around Riley, an environmental researcher tasked with investigating mysterious radio transmissions in her coastal Oregon hometown. It’s available now on PlayStation 5/4, Nintendo Switch, PC, and the Netflix mobile app.

— Capcom’s Exoprimal presents a novel threat for 2040: dinosaur outbreaks! Team up with four other players online to put these fierce creatures back into extinction. The game was released Friday on PlayStation 5/4, Xbox X/S/One, and PC.

— From Lou Kesten

For more on AP’s entertainment updates, visit: https://bigbignews.net/entertainment.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about Weekend Streaming Guide

What are some new movies to stream this weekend?

Notable new releases include Wes Anderson’s “Asteroid City” available on premium VOD and the Spanish spin-off of “Bird Box,” titled “Bird Box Barcelona,” that debuted on Netflix. Other notable releases include “Transformers: Rise of the Beasts” and the independent film “The Starling Girl.”

Which new music albums are recommended to stream?

This weekend, you can enjoy Lukas Nelson’s latest album “Sticks and Stones” and Kool & The Gang’s new album, “People Just Wanna Have Fun.”

What new series are worth watching?

Noteworthy new series include the second season of “Secrets of Playboy” on A&E, the Netflix original “Quarterback,” and the fifth season of the comedy “What We Do in the Shadows” on FX.

What are the new video games to play?

Night School Studio has released the much-anticipated sequel, Oxenfree II: Lost Signals, available on multiple platforms. Additionally, Capcom’s Exoprimal, a dinosaur outbreak-themed game, was released on PlayStation 5/4, Xbox X/S/One, and PC.

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