Streaming Video Weekend Has Plenty For Everyone

Streaming video this weekend has comedy, drama and plenty to binge

So, here we go, the weekend is here and there are plenty of streaming options for those in a mood for some quality entertainment.

The biggest premiere is likely for the second season of Hulu‘s cult-focused and Aaron Paul-led drama The Path. But there is another not to be missed debut this weekend.

Dropping today is a sleeper comedy The Nice Guys about a ’70s police investigation is sure to leave you entertained. Starring Ryan Gosling, Russell Crowe, Matt Bomer, and Kim Basigner, the movie follows a group of private eyes as they investigate the disappearance of a teenage girl. Stream it on HBO Go.

Amazon’s newest original series Z: The Beginning of Everything, available now, chronicles Zelda (Christina Ricci) and F. Scott Fitzgerald’s (David Hoflin) wild and sometimes bizarre, but always entertaining relationship.

If you read this column, then you know that we love Acorn and it seems so do a great many other people. According to The Decider, Acorn TV more than doubled its number of U.S. subscribers last year — from 195,000 at the end of 2015 to 430,000 at the end of 2016 — and soundly beat its target of 400,000 subscribers by the end of the year, the SVOD service’s parent company announced this morning.

The streaming service imports and co-produces British TV shows and was powered in the last three months of the year by U.S. exclusives like Cold War drama Close to the Enemy that co-starred Angela Bassett, underwear dramedy Brief Encounters and police thriller The Level. Acorn TV’s catalog includes more than 200 shows — including many with multiple seasons — documentaries and feature films from the U.K., Canada, Australia and New Zealand.

Showtime Anytime has fresh episodes of Homeland and The Affair, and there is a must see movie this weekend on the streaming outlet. Bridge of Spies, Tom Hanks stars in this Steven Spielberg directed Cold War drama that won Mark Rylance an Oscar is rife with old-school Hollywood style – this is the kind of movie they rarely make anymore.

Get the popcorn ready and let the streaming begin.

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