May the 4th: Star Wars marathon
Also known as the informal National Star Wars Day, May the Fourth is another chance to dress up like a Jedi and binge the movies. TBS is the place to catch Episodes I-VII, though you had to get up early to watch The Phantom Menace (2:30 a.m.) and Attack of the Clones (5:30 a.m.). The last of the prequel films, Revenge of the Sith — the one where, spoiler alert, Anakin turns into Darth Vader — starts at 8:36 a.m. Then it's on to the original trilogy with A New Hope at 11:40 a.m., The Empire Strikes Back at 2:22 p.m. and Return of the Jedi at 5 p.m. Last, but certainly not least, is The Force Awakens twice at 8 p.m. and 11 p.m. Episode VII launched a new trilogy and a new generation of Star Wars fans when it premiered in 2015.
Looking for more Star Wars? You can stream Rogue One: A Star Wars Story and Star Wars: The Clone Wars film and animated series on Netflix.
Salty sweet: Sweetbitter
Stephanie Danler's bestselling 2016 novel finally gets an adaptation this weekend with the new Starz series. Sweetbitter follows Tess (Ella Purnell) a naive 22-year-old who comes to New York to find a new life and discover herself. When she starts as a trainee at a swanky Manhattan restaurant, she think she's find just some steady income. But she soon becomes intoxicated with the chaotic world of the service industry — trying expensive wine and h'orderves, exploring late night dive bars and learning from the best servers in town. Underneath the salty oysters and dry champagne is a love letter to the people, places and food of New York City. Through the novel and the series, Tess learns how to taste the sweet, sour, salty, bitter and umami, but also the flavors of her life and relationships. 8:30 p.m. Sunday, Starz
Anon: Clive Owen and Amanda Seyfried star in this futuristic film set in a world without privacy or anonymity. Everything is traceable and crime almost ceases to exist. But then Owen's Sal Frieland meets the Girl (Seyfried), who has no identity or history, and is invisible to police. 3 a.m. Friday
The Rain: The first Danish original series for the platform, The Rain explores the world after a brutal virus carried by rainfall wipes out almost all humans in Scandinavia. 3 a.m. Friday
A Nightmare on Elm Street: The original Wes Craven slasher flick from 1984 launched a million reasons against falling asleep. 1, 2, Freddy's coming for you… Now available
The Matrix: The 1999 science fiction flick in which Keanu Reeves plays a computer hacker who realizes his life has been a virtual dream created by computer overlords. Now available
Murder on the Orient Express (1974): The original movie based on Agatha Christie's novel is considered one of the best cinematic adaptations of her work. There is, of course, a murder on the Orient Express train, and famed sleuth Hercules Poirot is tasked with figuring out who committed the crime. Now available
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