Weekend viewing tips: Luck, Lightyear, Carter, The Sandman and more

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We hardly watch traditional TV anymore. Streaming video services like Apple TV+ (try for free), Netflix, Disney+ and Amazon Prime Video are more important than ever. But local providers such as Videoland, CineMember and Ziggo also have plenty to offer. More series are added every week and it is nice to know which series, films and documentaries really stand out. We have therefore made a selection.

New on Apple TV+: Luck

Luck is a new animated film for all ages, which you can now watch on Apple TV+. It is Apple's first 3D animated full-length feature film, made in collaboration with Skydance Animation. It could have come from Pixar Studios, but it's really only available on Apple TV+.

The film revolves around Sam Greenfield (voiced by Eva Noblezada), who is the most unlucky person on Earth. She soon finds a lucky coin, which changes everything. The coin comes from a talking black cat named Bob (played by Simon Pegg). Sam follows Bob to a secret world called Land of Luck. There magical creatures appear to keep a close eye on the balance between luck and bad luck.

In Luck you will also hear the voices of Jane Fonda, John Ratzenberger, Whoopi Goldberg and others. They play a diverse group of characters, from flying pigs to pink dragons. Apple is so proud of this film that there is a takeover on the home page. You can also encounter the characters from the film in other places.

View: Luck

Lightyear

On display at: Disney+

Lightyear shows the origin story of Buzz Lightyear, the hero who inspired the famous toy figure. The film follows the legendary equestrian after he and his commander and crew are stranded on a hostile planet 4.2 light-years from Earth. While Buzz tries to find his way home through space and time, he is joined by a group of ambitious recruits and his robot pet friend Sox. However, the mission is threatened by Zurg, an imposing figure surrounded by an army of ruthless robots. Zurg turns out to have a mysterious mission all of his own.

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The Sandman (S01)

On display at: Netflix

< p>After years of captivity, Morpheus, the King of Dreams, embarks on a journey across different worlds to recover what was taken from him and restore his power.

Buba

Featured on: Netflix

When a small-town con man joins the local mafia with his manipulative brother, his obsession with karma and balance turns hilariously relentless.

Carter

On display on: Netflix

A man wakes up without being able to remember anything. A mysterious voice from a device in his ear sends him on a dangerous mission to rescue hostages.

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Pennyworth (S01+S02 )

On display at: HBO Max

London, 1960s. Alfred Pennyworth is a former British SAS soldier who recently left the armed forces and started a security company. The agency catches the eye of a young American billionaire named Thomas Wayne. Over the next few years, Alfred and Thomas develop a close friendship, and Alfred eventually becomes the caretaker of his son, Bruce, after he is murdered.

The Professor and the Madman

Te see at: HBO Max

The story of the creation of the OED, better known as the Oxford English Dictionary. In 1857 Professor James Murray begins the composition of the OED and as chairman of the committeeé he tries to reach as many people as possible who can contribute to the ambitious project. One such person, William Chester Minor, makes more than 10,000 contributions, after which the committeeé the man wants to honor for his work. However, Murray finds out that William is now locked up in a mental asylum after committing a murder.

All or Nothing: Arsenal (S01)

On display at: Amazon Prime Video

All or Nothing: Arsenal takes viewers behind the scenes of a pivotal season at one of the world's biggest football clubs, as Arsenal focus on achieving national success and returning to the top European league. As well as capturing the highs and lows of life at the Emirates Stadium and the Arsenal Training Centre, the All or Nothing cameras will follow the Arsenal squad beyond the football pitch, exploring the daily challenges faced by elite athletes during the intensive calendar of a high-voltage competition.

Grenslanders (S01)

On display at: Videoland

In the remote border region between the Netherlands and Flanders, a pleasure yacht riddled with bullets is found on the Dutch side. At the same time, a mysterious wandering girl is found on the Flemish side. Rotterdam detective Tara Dessel and psychiatrist Bert Dewulf from Antwerp soon discover a connection between the two cases.

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Jockey

On display at: Pathé At home

Jackson Silva is an aging jockey looking to win one more championship but his many injuries are holding him back. The arrival of a young jockey who claims to be his son makes it even more difficult to fulfill his dream.

The Trip to Greece

On display at: Ziggo

Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon take another culinary journey together, this time to Greece. They follow the path of Odysseus, immersing themselves in Greek history and culture, while enjoying excellent local food. Along the way they discuss a variety of topics as usual with a good dose of their quirky humor and an unprecedented wide range of impressions of world stars.

Taxi zum Klo

On display at : Cinemember

A German, erotic cult film from 1980 about teacher Frank who has an affinity with making films and having sex. On one of his wild evenings, he meets the sweet and calm Bernd, who tries to convince him to live a quiet life in the countryside. But Frank is getting anxious and not sure if he wants to commit… The title, taxi to the toilet, refers to how sex places for men used to be called. The lead role was also played by director Frank Ripploh. Taxi zum Klo is full of explicit gay sex scenes.

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To compile this list we have – with permission of course – made use of the info from Nieuwdezeweek.nl