Need something new to stream? Make use of your Apple TV+ subscription my checking out several new titles on the platform, as well as some films and shows that have been on there for a while. Apple and A24 recently released Sofia Coppola’s On thhe Rocks, which stars Rashida Jones and Marlon Wayans.
Put the below titles on your watchlist:
On the Rocks
In On the Rocks, A young New York mother faced with sudden doubts about her marriage teams up with her larger-than-life playboy father to tail her husband. What follows is a sparkling comic adventure across the city – drawing father and daughter closer together despite one detour after another. Laura (Rashida Jones) thinks she’s happily hitched, but when her husband Dean (Marlon Wayans) starts logging late hours at the office with a new co-worker, Laura begins to fear the worst. She turns to the one man she suspects may have insight: her charming, impulsive father Felix (Bill Murray), who insists they investigate the situation. As the two begin prowling New York at night, careening from uptown parties to downtown hotspots, they discover at the heart of their journey lies their own relationship.
In the far future, a virus has decimated humankind. Those who survived emerged blind. Jason Momoa stars as Baba Voss, the father of twins born centuries later with the mythic ability to see–who must protect his tribe against a powerful yet desperate queen who believes it’s witchcraft and wants them destroyed. Alfre Woodard also stars as Paris, Baba Voss’ spiritual leader. Sylvia Hoeks, Hera Hilmar, Christian Camargo, Archie Madekwe, Nesta Cooper and Yadira Guevara-Prip also star.
Speaking with S&A last year, Woodard said, “I was a big fan of Steven Knight’s imagination before this. And when I got the script, I shouted out loud a few times, I did a lot of ‘WTF!?,’ I did a lot of ‘Holy smokes!’ That was just me sitting alone reading it for the first time. You’ve got to come along with someone who has that kind of ability. For me, if it’s not in the script, I’m not coming. The writer is king or queen. I am on because of that script and wanting to be present to see how this world is built.” Madekwe added, “It is a very visceral show based in human emotion and with that comes love, family, fights, battle, consequence…I think of all of that, the scope and the gravitas and how expansive the show is and the broad range in which this show travels [will surprise people].”
This series is led by Star actress Brittany O’Grady and also stars Sean Teale, Colton Ryan, Shalini Bathina, Kevin Valdez, Phillip Johnson Richardson and Chuck Cooper. It follows Bess King, (O’Grady) a uniquely talented performer struggling to fulfill her dreams while navigating rejection, love, and complicated family issues. Featuring original music by Grammy and Tony Award nominee, Sara Bareilles, this is a story about finding your authentic voice—and the courage to use it.
Truth Be Told
Octavia Spencer leads this anthology series, which focuses on a different mystery each season. The show has been renewed for season 2, which will see Spencer return. She’ll be joined by Kate Hudson. The first season followed Poppy Parnell (Spencer) as she is compelled to reopen the murder case that made her a national sensation and comes face to face with Warren Cave (Aaron Paul), the man she may have mistakenly helped to put behind bars. Her investigation navigates urgent concerns about privacy, media and race.
Based on a true story, The Banker centers on revolutionary businessmen Bernard Garrett (Anthony Mackie) and Joe Morris (Samuel L. Jackson), who devise an audacious and risky plan to take on the racist establishment of the 1960s by helping other African Americans pursue the American dream of homeownership. Along with Garret’s wife Eunice (Nia Long), they train a working-class white man, Matt Steiner (Nicholas Hoult), to pose as the rich and privileged face of their burgeoning real estate and banking empire–while Garrett and Morris pose as a janitor and a chauffeur. Their success ultimately draws the attention of the federal government, which threatens everything the four have built.Photo: Apple TV+