Our streaming picks for May, including ‘Puberty Blues,’ ‘RuPaul’s Drag Race: Down Under’ and ‘The Underground Railroad’ Every month, streaming services in Australia add a new batch of movies and TV shows to its library. Here are our picks for May.
Like a lot of recent superhero TV series (like Invincible and The Falcon and the Winter Soldier ), Jupiter's Legacy combines dynamic, violent action with thoughtful contemplation about what it means to be a hero. Based on a comic book by the writer Mark Millar and the artist Frank Quitely, the show is about a team of world-saving champions and their children. Some of the super offspring are carrying on the family tradition of fighting crime, while others have been deeply warped by growing up in the public eye. Josh Duhamel and Leslie Bibb play two members of the original generation of supers, who worry that the next generation won't live up to their ideals.
The French genre filmmaker Alexandre Aja's best movies including Haute Tension, Piranha 3-D and Crawl defy action and horror conventions in sly ways, by adding surprise twists and humor to familiar premises, or by setting their stories in unusual places. Aja's science fiction thriller Oxygen (written by Christie LeBlanc) takes place almost entirely inside a futuristic life-support pod, inhabited by an amnesiac named Elizabeth (M lanie Laurent), who is trying to contact the outside world for help before she runs out of air. The movie is a kind of mystery, where the ultimate aim is for the heroine to figure out what's happening to her....