So you wanna watch something…
Solos: This seven-episode sci-fi anthology has a stellar cast that includes Morgan Freeman, Anne Hathaway, Helen Mirren, Uzo Aduba and so many more… (Yes, we’re already sold!). According to the description, each episode is told from "a different perspective and moment in time”, and illuminates “that even during our most seemingly isolated moments, in the most disparate of circumstances, we are all connected through the human experience.” Hmm, that kind of fuzzy language would worry us if it wasn’t for the serious talent attached to the project. Streaming today on Amazon Prime.
Army of the Dead: This is a heist movie… with zombies! Did you expect any less from Justice League-director Zack Snyder? The premise: A businessman assembles a heist team to retrieve $200 million from a vault under The Strip in Las Vegas. The catch: the city is overrun with zombies, and the military is readying to launch a nuclear strike to get rid of them. Yup, perfect Snyder material! Oh, and it also stars Huma Qureshi! The Hindu and Vanity Fair offer rave reviews. Releasing today on Netflix!
Pink: All I Know So Far: The in-your-face pop star has always been unabashedly herself, zero apologies given. What makes this concert documentary intriguing is that it gives us a rare glimpse of Pink, the working mom, or as Variety puts it, “the most grounded rock star you have ever seen.” So expect a film that is not just glamour and glitz but also “moving and political.” Releasing today on Amazon Prime!
A list of good reads
- The Hustle challenged the old canard that introverts make terrible corporate leaders.
- Well+Good explains the G-scale—a Richter scale for orgasms so you know just how much fun you’re having.
- Old but still good: The Hindu spotlights the families which were evicted from Raisina Hill in 1911 to make room for the Lutyens’ Delhi we all love—and want to fiercely protect.
- Hate listening to the audio of your own voice? Popular Science explains why.
- Refinery29 has an excellent takedown of the biggest lie of skincare: The right foods can ‘fix’ your skin. OTOH, Who What Wear has a handy list of the worst skincare habits!
- Vox looks at the irreparable damage to Bill Gates’ public image.
- Atlas Obscura has a fun read on the misleading names of our favourite food brands. For example: Häagen-Dazs which is not even a real Danish word, and was started by a couple in the Bronx.
- A good read about romance: New York Times on college kids making ‘marriage pacts’ to cope with isolation.
- Psyche looks at the history of aphrodisiacs—from health tonics to sexual aids.
- LitHub has an entertaining read on punctuation marks loved and hated by famous writers.