What to stream this weekend: Foo Fighters, ‘The Idol,’ LeBron James and ‘American Gladiators’ doc

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What to Stream This Weekend: Foo Fighters, ‘The Idol,’ LeBron James, and ‘American Gladiators’ Doc


Discover the latest recommendations for your weekend streaming entertainment. From new music releases to exciting movies, television shows, and video games, there’s something for everyone. Check out what The Big Big News’ entertainment journalists have selected for you.

New Movies to Stream

Explore the captivating world of new movies available for streaming this weekend.

“Shooting Stars”

  • Platform: Peacock
  • Release Date: Friday
  • Synopsis: Dive into LeBron James’s origin story in this dramatic film adaptation of the 2009 book co-written by James and Buzz Bissinger. The movie focuses on James and his childhood friends, known as the “fab four,” as they rise to basketball prominence in their Akron, Ohio high school. Witness their journey as they lead their team to three state championships. Starring Marquis “Mookie” Cook as LeBron James, alongside Caleb McLaughlin, Avery S. Wills Jr., and Khalil Everage. Directed by Chris Robinson.


  • Platform: HBO and Max
  • Release Date: Available now
  • Synopsis: Follow Sydney Sweeney’s outstanding performance as she portrays former U.S. Air Force member and NSA contractor Reality Winner. Accused of leaking classified documents related to Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election, Winner faces interrogation by FBI agents. This film, based on true events, offers a compelling exploration of the dialogue between Winner and the agents. Directed by Tina Satter.

“Method Acting” Series

  • Platform: The Criterion Channel
  • Release Date: Thursday
  • Synopsis: Immerse yourself in the world of method acting with this new series. Watch notable performances by acclaimed actors such as Sidney Poitier, Montgomery Clift, Marilyn Monroe, and Marlon Brando. This collection of 25 titles includes classics like “A Place in the Sun,” “12 Angry Men,” “Splendor in the Grass,” “The Graduate,” “Carnal Knowledge,” “Five Easy Pieces,” and “Reds.” Accompanied by a conversation between Ethan Hawke, Vincent D’Onofrio, and Isaac Butler, author of “The Method: How the Twentieth Century Learned How to Act.”

New Music to Stream

Get your playlist ready with the latest music releases for the weekend.

Foo Fighters – “But Here We Are”

  • Release Date: Friday
  • Synopsis: Foo Fighters return with their new album, “But Here We Are.” This emotionally charged 10-track album serves as a brutally honest response to the challenges the band has faced over the past year. Produced by Greg Kurstin and Foo Fighters, this album is a must-listen. Standout single: “Rescued.”

Bob Dylan – “Shadow Kingdom: The Early Songs of Bob Dylan”

  • Release Date: Friday
  • Synopsis: Experience Bob Dylan’s re-recordings of his classic songs, which premiered in the 2021 film “Shadow Kingdom.” This collection features tracks like “Forever Young,” “It’s All Over Now, Baby Blue,” “I’ll Be Your Baby Tonight,” and “When I Paint My Masterpiece.” Discover the bluesy gem “Watching the River Flow” among the 14 tracks. Additionally, the full-length “Shadow Kingdom” feature film will be available for download and rental on June 6.

The Revivalists – “Pour It Out Into the Night”

  • Release Date: Friday
  • Synopsis: The Revivalists are back with their fifth full-length album, offering a blend of horn-accented alt-rock, blues, folk, and gospel. Experience their diverse sound through the driving anthem “Kid,” the folky “Down in

Q: What are the new movies available for streaming this weekend?

A: This weekend offers a range of new movies to stream. You can enjoy “Shooting Stars,” a dramatic film based on LeBron James’s origin story, or delve into the gripping true story of “Reality.” Additionally, explore the fascinating world of method acting in the new series available on The Criterion Channel.

Q: Any exciting new music releases for the weekend?

A: Absolutely! Foo Fighters have released their new album, “But Here We Are,” which is emotionally raw and honest. Bob Dylan’s re-recordings of his classic songs from “Shadow Kingdom” are also available for the first time on audio formats. The Revivalists are back with their fifth full-length album, “Pour It Out Into the Night,” offering their unique blend of rock, blues, folk, and gospel.

Q: Are there any new series worth streaming?

A: Yes, indeed! HBO presents “The Idol,” a gritty series starring Lily-Rose Depp and The Weeknd. This provocative show delves into the disturbing relationship between a recording artist and a self-help guru. Additionally, you can catch the miniseries “FDR,” which explores the life of Franklin D. Roosevelt, or dive into the captivating history of the “American Gladiators” in the ESPN documentary series.

Q: What video games can I play this weekend?

A: Gamers rejoice! Street Fighter 6 is back with its first release since 2016, allowing you to engage in one-on-one battles with 18 fan-favorite characters. If you’re a fan of cars and creativity, “Hot Wheels: Ultimate Challenge” offers an exciting opportunity to transform nostalgia cars into life-sized Hot Wheels. Get ready to showcase your skills and compete for exciting prizes!

Q: Where can I find more entertainment coverage?

A: For more entertainment news and coverage, you can visit The Big Big News’ entertainment section at https://apnews.com/apf-entertainment. Stay updated with the latest in movies, music, TV shows, and more!

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