On the latest episode of What Do You Wanna Watch? Ashley asked the crew what people should watch from the newly added Star content on Disney+. Ashley and Dylan offered up some well-regarded films and shows that they’ve seen before or are just coming out. Ciaran, meanwhile, went rogue.
Let us know what your Top 3 Things To Watch From Star On Disney+ are in the comments below or on Twitter
Ciaran’s Top 3
3. Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter
Directed by: Timur Bekmambetov
Screenplay by: Seth Grahame-Smith
Based on Abraham Lincoln, Vampire Hunter by: Seth Grahame-Smith
Starring: Benjamin Walker, Dominic Cooper, Anthony Mackie, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Rufus Sewell, Marton Csokas
When his country is threatened by a ferocious group of vampires, Abraham Lincoln, the 16th President of the United States, sets out on a mission to eliminate them.
It’s such a terrible movie that it’s so good. He’s axe has a shotgun in it. The bottom of his axe is a shotgun. And don’t know how it’s allowed to exist because it is like “by the way, American slavery was because of vampires and that’s why Abraham Lincoln dealt with slavery.” It’s that bad but it’s so good.
2. Mighty Morphin Power Rangers: The Movie
Directed by: Bryan Spicer
Screenplay by: Arne Olsen
Story by: John Kamps, Arne Olsen
Starring: Karan Ashley, Johnny Yong Bosch, Steve Cardenas, Jason David Frank, Amy Jo Johnson, David Yost, Paul Freeman
When a mysterious giant egg releases the terrible Ivan Ooze, who starts terrorizing the Earth, the Power Rangers head to a distant planet to get help from an ancient warrior.
It was teenagers with attitude in this movie. It had a bad guy called Ivan fucking Ooze whose master plan to take over the world was to give people soda cans and brainwash them. Then the Power Rangers, they weren’t strong enough so they have to go get ninja powers from an island that’s somewhere. And you know what, its good fun. It’s great. It’s the best Power Rangers movie they’ve ever released.
My Name is Earl
Created by: Greg Garcia
Starring: Jason Lee, Ethan Suplee, Jaime Pressly, Nadine Velazquez, Eddie Steeples
Earl, a petty criminal, wins a mind-boggling amount as a lottery prize but misplaces the ticket. He decides to correct his bad deeds to wipe out his never-ending misfortune.
My late childhood and early teens (I think) were very much spent watching two shows. One of them was Malcolm in the Middle, the other one was My Name is Earl. It is a great comedy, it is really fun, but at the same time, it has those underlying tones of more serious meanings and massaged that I really enjoyed.
Dylan’s Top 3
3. The Last Man On Earth
Created by: Will Forte
Starring: Will Forte, Kristen Schaal, January Jones, Mel Rodriguez, Cleopatra Coleman, Mary Steenburgen
The year is 2022, and after an unlikely event, only one man is left on earth: Phil Miller, who used to be just an average guy who loved his family and hated his job at the bank. Now, in his RV, Phil searches the country for other survivors.
I never got to finish it because it used to be on late somewhere and then it disappeared, or I stopped paying attention. I only watched two of the four seasons, but the show is really funny. I thought it could only last a season at first, just given the setup but the second season was great and I assume season 3 and 4 are just as good. I know everyone liked it through to the end.
2. Raising Arizona
Directed by: Joel Coen
Written by: Joel Coen, Ethan Coen
Starring: Nicolas Cage, Holly Hunter, Trey Wilson, William Forsythe, John Goodman, Frances McDormand, Sam McMurray, Randall “Tex” Cobb.
Herbert ‘Hi’ and Edwina ‘Ed’ McDunnough are childless and cannot adopt because of Hi’s criminal past. Their yearning for a child leads them to kidnap one of the quintuplets of a rich businessman.
It was the Cohen Brothers second film. It is probably still my favourite Nicholas Cage movie of all time. He is absolutely amazing in it. It’s a comedy-drama where Nicholas Cage is being his utmost Nicholas Cage. I think this would be the first thing I would watch because I haven’t watched it for years because it disappeared off streaming services or wherever I watched it last time, so this is the thing I’m most excited to watch again because it is one of the funniest movies I have ever watched.
1. Love, Victor
Created by: Isaac Aptaker & Elizabeth Berger
Based on Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda by: Becky Albertalli
Based on Love, Simon by: Elizabeth Berger & Isaac Aptaker
Starring: Michael Cimino, George Sear, Rachel Hilson, Bebe Wood, Anthony Turpel, Isabella Ferreira, Ana Ortiz, James Martinez, Mason Gooding, Mateo Fernandez, Nick Robinson
Victor is a new student at Creekwood High School on his own journey of self-discovery, facing challenges at home, adjusting to a new city, and struggling with his sexual orientation.
This is something I haven’t watched but it’s something I’ve been wanting to watch since it came out and I haven’t had a chance. This is the sequel/spin-off to one of my favourite films of 2018. This is the first original show that I can finally watch as part of Star that I will be watching. I’m excited for that.
Ashley’s Top 3
Created by: Matt Groening
Starring: Billy West, Katey Sagal, John DiMaggio, Tress MacNeille, Maurice LaMarche, Phil LaMarr, Lauren Tom, David Herman, Frank Welker
Accidentally frozen, pizza-deliverer Fry wakes up 1,000 years in the future. He is taken in by his sole descendant, an elderly and addled scientist who owns a small cargo delivery service.
The best thing Matt Groening created, hands down. An amazing series, every episode is great, beautifully animated. If you haven’t watched Futurama for some reason, like you were too young when it came out, now is the best time to pick up Futurama and maybe then they’ll make more of it…
2. The Orville
Created by: Seth MacFarlane
Starring: Seth MacFarlane, Adrianne Palicki, Penny Johnson Jerald, Scott Grimes, Peter Macon, Halston Sage, J. Lee, Mark Jackson, Jessica Szohr
The crew of a spaceship embarks on an adventurous journey in outer space, four hundred years into the future, where they encounter various dangerous situations.
It is a sci-fi show in the vein of Stark Trek and Next Generation. It’s not as comedic as you would think coming from the mind of Seth MacFarlane. It is more like a homage to Star Trek. Two seasons so far and I’ve really enjoyed them. It’s a bit of an underrated show and it gets better as it goes along.
1. Fresh Off The Boat
Created by: Nahnatchka Khan
Based on Fresh Off the Boat by: Eddie Huang
Starring: Randall Park, Constance Wu, Hudson Yang, Forrest Wheeler, Ian Chen, Lucille Soong, Chelsey Crisp, Ray Wise
During the 1990s, an immigrant Taiwanese family makes an attempt to adjust to the socio-cultural and socio-economic reality of living in the US.
Starring Constance Wu, the breakout star of Crazy Rich Asians and Hustlers, and also starring Randall Park, the breakout star of WandaVision. If you want to see six seasons of television starring those two people, this is the show to watch. I think the kids in the show are really great as well. It’s a show that was difficult to see here in Australia and maybe it gets a boost with all this Randall Park love.
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