By Dave B.
"Premieres" will feature official trailers and synopses from what I feel looks like the most interesting (or the only, in some cases) original programming coming out in the subsequent week on Hulu, Amazon Prime, Netflix, and elsewhere. In no way to these previews represent recommendations or reviews. My intent is to post this segment each Thursday or Friday, but we'll see. Enjoy!
Anna and the Apocalypse- In Theaters, November 30
School’s out for the end of the world. Anna and the Apocalypse is a horror comedy about a teenager who faces down a zombie apocalypse with a little help from her friends.
Anna Shepherd is a straight-A student with a lot going on under the surface: she’s struggling with her mom’s death, total friend drama, and the fallout from wasting her time on a very attractive boy. She’s looking forward to skipping town after graduation, but then a zombie apocalypse majorly disrupts the holidays season. It’s going to be very hard to graduate high school without a brain.
To save the day, Anna, her friends, and her frenemies will have to journey straight to the heart of one of the most dangerous places ever known, a place famous for its horror, terror, and pain…high school.
Crossroads: One Two Jaga- Netflix, December 1
When his sister Sumiati runs away from her job as a domestic helper, wanting to return from Malaysia to Indonesia, illegal immigrant Iman has to exhaust all his resources to get Sumiati illegal passage back on a boat. Meanwhile, policeman Hassan is always open to bribes from wrongdoers, whom he lets off with a caution. His new partner Hussein, on the other hand, has all the integrity and rigour of a rookie law enforcer. Although Hassan tries to hide the fact that he’s on the take, Hussein finds out, to his outrage.
When these two groups of characters collide, all hell breaks loose for a thrilling climax. Crossroads: One Two Jaga is a fearless thriller that continues Malaysian cinema’s recent trend of unflinching sociopolitical commentary.
The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel: Season 2- Amazon, December 5
After Midge’s triumph at the Gaslight, the fallout from her takedown of Sophie Lennon looms large, making her climb up the comedy ladder more challenging than ever. As the actual grind of being a comic begins to take its toll on Midge, the pressure to come clean to her family weighs on her – especially as her choices have a ripple effect on everyone around her.
I have no clue what I'm doing, but I'll keep doing whatever it is to the best of my ability.