Most of you have an extended weekend this holiday weekend. It’s Labor Day which is always celebrated on the first Monday of September.
We’ve had a crazy week across tech world this week with IFA, the Nexus line brand name being killed off, and the Note 7 recall. You should be relaxing, spending time with loved ones, getting fresh air, vegging on the couch, and appreciating the long weekend while you have it.
The writers here at AndroidGuys love their movies and TV shows just as much as you and we’ve got some recommendations that we think you’ll enjoy over the Labor Day weekend.
Check out our top 10 recommendations for the holiday weekend:
Marvel’s Captain America: Civil War finds Steve Rogers leading the newly formed team of Avengers in their continued efforts to safeguard humanity. But after another incident involving the Avengers results in collateral damage, political pressure mounts to install a system of accountability, headed by a governing body to oversee and direct the team. The new status quo fractures the Avengers, resulting in two camps—one led by Steve Rogers and his desire for the Avengers to remain free to defend humanity without government interference, and the other following Tony Stark’s surprising decision to support government oversight and accountability.
I will be watching this one for sure this weekend. I didn’t have time to see it in theaters but am a huge fan of the series.
Having recently finished its run on HBO, the one-off series is a dark look at how the criminal justice system affects people on all sides. What happens when you have a murder suspect that falls right into your lap? What happens if the suspect doesn’t remember what happened?
The eight episode series features excellent acting from the always wonderful John Turturro and rising star Riz Ahmed; both do a great job with the material.
It’s the sort of series that leaves you wanting more from all involved. Don’t look for a second season, though, as this story wraps up. Neatly? You’ll just have to watch to find out.
With season two coming to an end next week, now’s the perfect time to binge watch on the first season. It’s ten episodes of mind-bending and smartly written drama that would be at home on AMC or HBO. It’s the best stuff we’ve seen from USA and we’re dying to see where the show goes next. There’s no time like the present to get started on the show that centers around computer hacking, too-big-to-fail corporations, and delicious characters.
I am a huge fan of Breaking Bad. If you haven’t watched Breaking Bad yet, then you’ve missed out on one of the best shows of all time.
Better Call Saul is the prequel to Breaking Bad and tells the story of the small time lawyer Jimmy McGill as he transforms from the struggling do-gooder to the shady Saul Goodman. It’s easily one of the prettiest and artistically filmed shows I’ve watched, but the acting and story line are phenomenal. It takes a little persistence to get through the first couple of episodes, but trust me, if you loved Breaking Bad just get through them. You will not regret it. I loved season 1 so much that I bought season 2 from the Google Play Store.
Game of Thrones is easily the best show of the decade so far. It’s the most pirated show of all time because of the creative storyline. If you haven’t seen the series before, then set aside the entire weekend because you will want to watch the entire series as fast as you can. It’s that good.
Or if you’re already a fan, now is the time to go back and watch the series over again. There are so many families, regions, characters and plots that it’s nearly impossible to keep up with on the first go. Watch it again. It’s just as entertaining the second time around if not more so.
Brooklyn Nine-Nine is the Golden Globe Award-winning comedy series about what happens when a hotshot detective and his diverse group of colleagues get a tough new captain with a lot to prove. At first the show seems quite goofy, but it really is entertaining and takes a different look at how detectives solve crimes.
Orange is the New Black – Seasons 1-3 at Netflix
Orange is the New Black is an Emmy award winning show by Netflix. It’s about a crime she committed in her youthful past that sends Piper Chapman to a women’s prison, where she trades her comfortable New York life for one of unexpected camaraderie and conflict in an eccentric group of fellow inmates. Funny, dramatic, exciting and really one of the better shows on right now.
The Jungle Book (2016) – Google Play Store
Directed by Jon Favreau (“Iron Man”), based on Rudyard Kipling’s timeless stories and inspired by Disney’s classic animated film, “The Jungle Book” is an all-new live-action epic adventure about Mowgli (newcomer Neel Sethi), a man-cub who’s been raised by a family of wolves. But Mowgli finds he is no longer welcome in the jungle when fearsome tiger Shere Khan (voice of Idris Elba), who bears the scars of Man, promises to eliminate what he sees as a threat. Urged to abandon the only home he’s ever known, Mowgli embarks on a captivating journey of self-discovery, guided by panther-turned-stern mentor Bagheera (voice of Ben Kingsley), and the free-spirited bear Baloo (voice of Bill Murray). Along the way, Mowgli encounters jungle creatures who don’t exactly have his best interests at heart, including Kaa (voice of Scarlett Johansson), a python whose seductive voice and gaze hypnotizes the man-cub, and the smooth-talking King Louie (voice of Christopher Walken), who tries to coerce Mowgli into giving up the secret to the elusive and deadly red flower: fire. The all-star cast also includes Lupita Nyong’o as the voice of the fiercely protective mother wolf Raksha, and Giancarlo Esposito as the voice of wolf pack’s alpha male Akela. “The Jungle Book” seamlessly blends live-action with photorealistic CGI animals and environments, using up-to-the-minute technology and storytelling techniques to immerse audiences in an enchanting and lush world.
Transparent – Amazon Prime Video
When the Pfefferman family patriarch makes a dramatic admission, the entire family’s secrets start to spill out, and each of them spin in a different direction as they begin to figure out who they are going to become. Starring Jeffrey Tambor, Judith Light, Amy Landecker, Jay Duplass, and Gaby Hoffman.
Stranger Things – Netflix
Another Netflix produced show that has gained quite a following. It’s well worth the watch.
A love letter to the supernatural classics of the 80’s, Stranger Things is the story of a young boy who vanishes into thin air. As friends, family and local police search for answers, they are drawn into an extraordinary mystery involving top-secret government experiments, terrifying supernatural forces and one very strange little girl.