Now streaming: Watch ‘Bloodshot’ with Vin Diesel, new sci-fi series from ‘Parks and Rec’ creator at 36棋牌 on digital
Here’s a look at what’s new or notable in 36棋牌 video. Many recent movies are arriving on digital platforms sooner than expected since social distancing measures in response to the coronavirus have shut down theaters. Movies are available on streaming sites such as iTunes, Amazon and Vudu unless otherwise noted.
New — Rent it now
“Bloodshot”: New comic-book movies are in short supply, so how choosy can you be? This Vin Diesel action flick is based on a title from Valiant Comics — not Marvel or DC Comics. It’s about a slain soldier brought back to better-than-life with nanotechnology. So far, so superhero. But it seems Bloodshot’s saviors are manipulating his memories to motivate him to kill.
Previously released and now streaming; also on Blu-ray.
Also: “Gretel & Hansel,” “I Still Believe”
New — Series
“Upload”: Heaven is a massive multiplayer online game in this new series from Greg Daniels (“Parks and Recreation,” “King of the Hill”). Before they die in this not-too-distant future, people — like accident victim Nathan (Robbie Amell) — can choose to upload their consciousness into a virtual reality resort. Heaven has glitches, and in-app purchases, which is funny. But it’s a mystery at the heart of the show that makes “Upload” compelling, and will have viewers pining for season two.
Season one streaming on Amazon Prime.
Notable — Rewatch
“Valley Girl”: Nicolas Cage has rarely come across as normal, even gawky, as he does in his first big role in this 1983 romantic comedy. He’s a club-hopping rocker who falls for a mall-shopping Val (Deborah Foreman). The story is predictable, fer sure, but the fashions and the L.A. nightlife scenes are fun, and director Martha Coolidge makes unexpected choices — with a drunken hookup, a May-December romance — throughout. She also cranks up the soundtrack, letting songs like the Plimsouls “A Million Miles Away” and Modern English’s “I Melt With You” drive the action. Note: A new musical version of “Valley Girl” starring Jessica Rothe ( “Happy Death Day”) will be released on digital Friday.
New episodes every few days on the smartphone streamer Quibi.
Notable — Binge watch
“Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt”: An indomitable spirit with a middle-school education or a goony simpleton (both views are fair), Kimmy Schmidt (Ellie Kemper) is a heroine for our times. She is making a new life for herself after spending 15 years in a bunker, where she was held captive by a doomsday cult leader. There’s still time to binge the entire series before the interactive special “Kimmy vs. the Reverend” debuts on Netflix May 12. Even if you’ve watched it all, you probably missed a joke or 10; the show has almost as many gags per episode as “Family Guy.”
Four seasons streaming on Netflix.
Jim Kiest is the arts and entertainment editor for the San Antonio Express-News. To read more from Jim, .