Category Archives: Previews

Streaming Picks: August 2021

FILMSTop PicksMagnolia – Netflix 8/1Princess Cyd – Hulu 8/5 Mrs. Doubtfire – Disney+ 8/6Homeroom – Hulu 8/12 Reminiscence – HBO Max 8/21Annette – Prime 8/20It feels like it’s been forever since Netflix added a bona fide classic from the 20th … Continue reading

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2021 Emmy Picks: Limited/Anthology Series and Movies

LIMITED/ANTHOLOGY SERIESFargo (FX) Mare of Easttown (HBO)The Queen’s Gambit (Netflix)Small Axe (Prime) The Underground Railroad (Prime) Potential surprises:The Comey Rule (Showtime) The Good Lord Bird (Showtime) I May Destroy You (HBO)It’s a Sin (HBO Max) The Undoing (HBO) WandaVision (Disney+) … Continue reading

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2021 Emmy Picks: Drama

With so many series facing extended production delays due to the pandemic, the window is open for a lot of series that probably wouldn’t have ever gotten their shot in a “normal” TV year. So let’s celebrate these underdogs. DRAMA … Continue reading

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2021 Emmy Picks: Comedy and Variety

With so many series facing extended production delays due to the pandemic, the window is open for a lot of series that probably wouldn’t have ever gotten their shot in a “normal” TV year. So let’s celebrate these underdogs. COMEDY … Continue reading

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Streaming Picks: July 2021

FILMSTop PicksThe Conversation – Hulu 7/1No Sudden Move – HBO Max 7/1 Rear Window – Prime 7/1 Summer of Soul – Hulu 7/2 The Empty Man – HBO Max 7/17 This is honestly one of the greatest movie months I’ve … Continue reading

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Streaming Picks: June 2021

FILMSTop PicksDr. Strangelove – HBO Max 6/1 Seeking a Friend for the End of the World – Prime 6/1Gone Girl – Hulu 6/15 Luca – Disney+ 6/18 It’s the end of the world as we know it… and I feel … Continue reading

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The Optimist’s Summer Movie Preview 2021

The pandemic robbed us of not just a summer movie season, but a year’s worth of theatrical experiences. But with more than 100 million vaccinated and many theaters reopening – even if not at full capacity – it’s time to … Continue reading

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Streaming Picks: May 2021

FILMSTop PicksRobot & Frank – Prime and Hulu 5/9 Those Who Wish Me Dead – HBO Max 5/14 The Woman in the Window – Netflix 5/14 Cruella – Disney+ 5/24 This month we’ve got a hidden gem and three originals … Continue reading

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Oscar Guide 2021

While the extended season offered plenty of pros and cons, there are still a few races that don’t seem quite over. So here’s what should and will win, but remember that you shouldn’t be putting money based on my picks. … Continue reading

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Streaming Picks: April 2021

FILMSTop PicksBringing Up Baby – HBO Max 4/1 My Cousin Vinny – Prime 4/1 Rush – Netflix 4/16 Baby’s Day Out – Disney+ 4/23 It seems like we could all use some laughs and some excitement. The first two films … Continue reading

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