For the pandemic carnival weekend, we selected movies and series recently launched in streaming to enjoy at home. Suspense, action and romance films, and comedy and horror series available on Netflix and Prime Video.
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World Stories (Netflix)
Five years after the Civil War, Captain Jefferson Kyle Kidd (Tom Hanks), a veteran of three wars, now travels from city to city to tell real stories, sharing news about presidents and queens, major disputes, devastating catastrophes and exciting adventures in the corners most distant from the planet.
On the Texas plains, he meets Johanna (Helena Zengel, from “Explosive Disorder”), a 10-year-old girl who was adopted by the Kiowa people six years ago and raised as one of them. Hostile to a world she never even knew, Johanna is now being returned to her biological uncles against her will.
Kidd agrees to take the child to his legal guardians. During the journey of hundreds of kilometers through the unforgiving desert, the two face great human and natural challenges while looking for a home to call their own.
Crime Scene – Mystery and Death at Hotel Cecil (Netflix)
From director Joe Berlinger (Talking to a serial killer: Ted Bundy, Paradise Lost), Crime Scene – Mystery and Death at Hotel Cecil it is the first season of a new documentary series that deconstructs mythology and the mysteries surrounding infamous contemporary crime scenes.
For almost a century, the Hotel Cecil, in downtown Los Angeles, has been associated with some of the most notorious activities in the city, from premature deaths to serial killer guests. In 2013, college student Elisa Lam was staying at Cecil when she disappeared, starting a media frenzy and mobilizing a global community of online detectives eager to solve the case. Lam’s disappearance, the latest chapter in the hotel’s complex history, offers a chilling and captivating view of one of LA’s most ominous locations.
Red Dot (Netflix)
The film is an action thriller set in the Swiss hills. The film follows David and Nadja, a young couple facing a crisis in their marriage. With Nadja’s pregnancy, the two decide to take a trip to northern Sweden to camp and try to recover the relationship. However, a fight with two local hunters begins to turn this romantic escape into a nightmare. A red laser dot appears in the tent of the two, who are forced to flee in this cold and wild environment. Totally isolated in the mountains, they are chased by relentless snipers. In addition to struggling to survive, the couple must also deal with the ghosts of the past.
Bernard Family Funeral Home (Netflix)
In 2017, Ryan Bernard opened the R Bernard Funeral Home, offering complete and affordable packages to help the community afford the high expenses of funerals. This dramatic comedy revolves around the company, managed by the Bernard family, which seeks to offer high-level care and services, helping customers to say goodbye to loved ones without losing their good mood. With such a difficult profession, the Bernardes always need to support each other and have their own recipe to keep work from disturbing the family relationship: understanding with a touch of sarcasm and an extra dose of honesty. It is an unusual funeral home, run by an extraordinary family.
The Map of Tiny Perfect Things (Prime Video)
The gifted teenager Mark (Kyle Allen) is happily living the same day in a loop infinite, when his world is turned upside down by the mysterious Margaret (Kathryn Newton), also trapped in the same loop. What follows is a love story with a fantastic twist, as the two struggle to figure out how and if they can escape the endless day.