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What to Watch on TV and at the Movies This Week

Morgan Freeman stars in a moving intergenerational family drama, Keanu Reeves is back in the latest ‘John Wick,’ and ‘Succession’ kicks off its final season

Keanu Reeves as John Wick in "John Wick: Chapter 4."
Keanu Reeves stars as John Wick in "John Wick: Chapter 4."
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What’s on this week? Whether it’s on cable, streaming on Prime Video or Netflix or opening at your local movie theater, we’ve got your must-watch list. Start with TV and scroll down for movies. It’s all right here.​

​On TV this week…

Yellowjackets, Season 2

In the hotly awaited return of the dazzling show about teen survivors of a 1996 plane crash and their traumatized life today, Melanie Lynskey’s Shauna regrets killing the nice boyfriend she mistook for a blackmailer, and Lauren Ambrose joins the cast as her old teammate Van, a character who sounds a bit like Ambrose’s Six Feet Under heroine. Co-showrunner Jonathan Lisco told Entertainment Weekly that Van is “both a serious-minded person and extremely glib, sarcastic, funny and lovable all at the same time.”

Watch it: Yellowjackets, March 24 on Showtime

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Succession, Season 4

In the final season premiere of TV’s most cynically realistic hit, thundering pottymouth patriarch Logan Roy (Brian Cox) celebrates his birthday without the children he recently betrayed before they could betray him. But who will take over their megacorporation? And who gets shivved by Shiv (Sarah Snook), Roman (Kieran Culkin), Kendall (Jeremy Strong) and/or dad?

Watch it: Succession, March 26 on HBO/HBO Max

Great Expectations

Not since The Favourite has Olivia Colman had a role as terrifying and promising as this: the rotting, jilted bride Miss Havisham, bitterly scheming to destroy the happiness of the hero Pip (Fionn Whitehead) and his beloved Estella (Shalom Brune-Franklin) in this six-part miniseries adaptation of Charles Dickens’ ripping yarn. There’s a lot of buzz about this one.

Watch it: Great Expectations, March 26 on FX/Hulu

Rabbit Hole

Kiefer Sutherland (24) is a corporate espionage expert who tries to frame a government official and winds up getting framed himself for the guy’s murder, it seems. But nothing is as it seems in this fast-paced show whose hero growls, “In my line of work, it’s best not to trust anyone.”

Watch it: Rabbit Hole, March 26 on Paramount+

Your Netflix watch of the week is here!

The Night Agent

A Russian mole in the Oval Office. Suspicious phone calls in the middle of the night. A conspiracy that reaches all the way to the top. All covered in the 10 episodes of the streamer’s latest spy series. Based on the 2019 novel by Matthew Quirk, it’s about a cub FBI agent (Gabriel Basso) who spends the night monitoring a dusty, long-silent hotline in the basement of the White House that suddenly starts ringing off the hook. Yes, the spy thrillers have definitely been piling up on Netflix lately — TreasonThe RecruitIn From the ColdKleo — but there’s no such thing as too much espionage, especially on TV.

Watch it: The Night Agent, on Netflix

​​Don’t miss this: The 10 Best Things Coming to Netflix in March

​​Your Prime Video watch of the week is here!


Reggie Jackson, the baseball Hall of Famer known as Mr. October, is finally getting his due. This revealing new Prime Video Original documentary explores the life and career of the right fielder whose clutch hitting led to five World Series titles, for the Oakland A’s and the New York Yankees.

Watch it: Reggie, on Prime Video

Don’t miss this: The 11 Best Things Coming to Prime Video in March

What’s new at the movies…

​⭐⭐⭐⭐☆ The Lost King, PG-13

The unsinkable Sally Hawkins (Happy-Go-Lucky) plays Philippa Langley, anxiety-stricken British wife, mother and amateur historian. In Stephen Frears’ stirring fact-based drama, Langley becomes obsessed that the lost corpse of King Richard III — Shakespeare’s real-life uber-villain and alleged child-killer — can be found under a Leicester car park. As pompous academics ridicule her revisionist notions, Langley tilts at her windmill. She believes that there’s an alternative narrative about the murdered 15th century king and that exhuming his corpse will reveal a Plantagenet royal unjustly vilified by his Tudor successors. With the clever Steve Coogan (Philomena) co-adapting Langley’s nonfiction book (and starring as her ex-husband), the result is delightful and thought-provoking. At its core, it’s about one small woman aware that history is written by the victors who discovers that an unstoppable citizen can upend the past by thinking outside the box (the coffin?) and, in the process, rewrite her own life story. —Thelma M. Adams (T.M.A.)

Watch it: The Lost King, in theaters March 24

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⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ John Wick: Chapter 4, R

That cool cat Keanu Reeves has nine lives to the 10th power. As John Wick, Reeves manages to bring a stoner sensibility to a stone-cold assassin. Joining him are Laurence Fishburne, Ian McShane, the late, great Lance Reddick, Hong Kong action star Donnie Yen and Bill Skarsgård as Wick’s effete Parisian archenemy, the Marquis. The latter is a big shot of the criminal cabal the High Table, which excommunicated Wick in the last flick and is committed to the hit man’s liquidation. In magnificently choreographed, violent set piece after set piece — at the Osaka Continental hotel, up and down Sacré-Coeur’s 300ish steps, amid chaotic traffic circling the Arc de Triomphe — the thrills are immersive, particularly in IMAX. It’s a killer night out at the movies, and another high for the ever-nonchalant Reeves. —T.M.A.

Watch it: John Wick: Chapter 4, in theaters March 24

​⭐⭐⭐⭐☆ A Good Person, R

Actor Zach Braff (Scrubs) is also a darn good indie-style director — see Garden State, his 2004 music-driven melancholy ode to New Jersey, for proof. Braff returns with an emotional chamber drama about addiction and its intergenerational tentacles. An electric Florence Pugh (Don’t Worry Darling) stars as an engaged woman with her entire life ahead of her — until she’s at the wheel in a fatal turnpike accident that kills her future sister-in-law and sends her life into a tailspin, along with her mother (Molly Shannon), her future father-in-law (a searing Morgan Freeman), her fiancé (Chinaza Uche) and his niece (Celeste O’Connor). The intimate story is darkly funny and rich, anchored by Pugh’s unsparing and deeply satisfying performance. Out of darkness, Braff finds hope and the potential for connection among unlikely (yet deeply likable) characters. —T.M.A.

Watch it: A Good Person, in theaters March 24

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Lucky Hank

If you liked the academic satire The Chair (and you should), you’ll love Lucky Hank. Bob Odenkirk (Better Call Saul) is William Henry Devereaux Jr., a bitter has-been novelist who chairs the English department at a mediocre university. Loosely based on Richard Russo’s 1997 campus novel Straight Man and his real-life experiences teaching, the show presents the school as a fractious war zone, and Hank’s big mouth does him no favors. Mireille Enos (The Killing) plays his more stable schoolteacher wife, Oscar Nuñez (The Office) his dean and friend, and Kyle MacLachlan (Twin Peaks) the university’s business-minded president — Hank’s nemesis. Peter Farrelly (Green Book, Dumb and Dumber) directs.

Watch it: Lucky Hank, on AMC+

Don’t miss this: Quick Questions for Bob Odenkirk on AARP Members Only Access

You, Season 4, Part 2

It’s the same old story: Boy meets girl, boy obsesses over girl, boy buries girl alive in the middle of the forest. Somehow, though, Netflix has kept this stalker drama fresh year after year, with its disturbingly charming antihero, Joe Goldberg (Penn Badgley), shuffling from city to city — London this time around — where he always manages to find a new love object to creep out over. The series has been such a hit for Netflix, the streamer is teasing out this latest season by breaking it up into two parts; the first premiered in February (catch up here), with a whopping 64 million hours viewed.

Watch it: You, on Netflix

⭐⭐⭐☆☆ Moving On, PG-13

Never in a million years would I have seen Barbarella and thought, “That Jane Fonda will someday meet Lily Tomlin and become half of one of the most enduring comic duos on screens big and small!” Moving On is an extension of their seven-season run of Grace and Frankie. They play estranged college pals Claire (Fonda) and Evelyn (Tomlin), who reunite in Los Angeles for their third friend’s funeral. The event shakes them both up in different ways. Long-festering wounds have Claire seeking revenge on the dead woman’s husband (a blustering Malcolm McDowell), while softening to the affection of the ex she left behind (Richard Roundtree). Tomlin brings out Fonda’s best, rounding out those brittle edges, as their characters continue to have wild adventures and evolve — letting go and moving on — long past their eligibility for Social Security. —T.M.A.

Watch it: Moving On, in theaters


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⭐⭐⭐☆☆ Champions, PG-13

In 1996, Woody Harrelson and the Farrelly brothers created Kingpin, one of the funniest sports comedies about bowling ever.

In Champions, a shaggy, mildly entertaining comedy directed by Bobby Farrelly, Harrelson plays a minor-league basketball coach with poor impulse control. After a DUI charge, he’s handed 90 days of community service coaching the “Friends,” an Iowa youth team with developmental disabilities. After a rough start, the exuberant athletes have a lot to teach the flailing coach. Is it formulaic? Yes. Does it reach Kingpin heights? No. But Champion’s an engaging watch, and the ensemble of developmentally challenged actors upstages the pros. —T.M.A.

Watch it: Champions, in theaters

⭐⭐⭐⭐☆ Scream VI, R

Call it Ghostface Takes Manhattan. The latest entry in the 27-year-old horror franchise opens with the signature ominous phone call answered by someone whose screen time is soon over (Samara Weaving). After traumatically battling the slasher with the big open mouth in the past, two sisters (Melissa Barrera and Jenna Ortega) hope to start over in the Big Apple. Unfortunately, so does Ghostface. So far, so scary. But it’s the arrival of Scream legacy actors — Courteney Cox as TV reporter Gale Weathers and Hayden Panettiere as an FBI agent — who whip up the most audience frenzy. Come for the carnage, stay for the witty meta dialogue. —Dana Kennedy (D.K.)

Watch it: Scream VI, in theaters

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Journey to Royal: A WWII Rescue Mission follows the story of Lt. Royal Stratton, a World War II pilot who died while saving nine downed airmen in the South Pacific. Stratton’s great-nephew, filmmaker Christopher Johnson, embarks on an international quest to reveal the circumstances of that fateful event with recreations of epic proportions. Immersive cinematography and gripping action mixed with firsthand accounts and historical images showcase the valor of this squadron, which faced overwhelming odds to bring their brothers home. (The full documentary is available to AARP members through June 8, 2023.)

Watch it: Journey to Royal, on AARP Members Only Access

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Creed III, PG-13

First-time director/star Michael B. Jordan smartly flips the script on the Rocky saga with this forceful if fanciful melodrama. Sylvester Stallone rooted Rocky’s strength and resilience in gritty, unpretentious Philadelphia neighborhoods. Jordan roots Adonis Creed’s in the loving, creative life he builds in Bel-Air with his brilliant rock composer wife (Tessa Thompson) and feisty 9-year-old daughter (Mila Davis-Kent). When Creed’s bitter South L.A. bestie (Jonathan Majors) emerges from 18 years in the slammer to claim the heavyweight title for himself — by any means necessary — Creed must honor this street bond while proving that a supercivilized man can be as dangerous in the ring as any jail-hardened bruiser. Jordan and Majors set off sparks the way Chadwick Boseman and Jordan did in Black Panther (Jordan was the badass there). Their interplay recalls classic anti-buddy films like Angels With Dirty Faces. Call this one Angels With Bloody Noses—Michael Sragow (M.S.)

Watch it: Creed III, in theaters

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Triangle of Sadness

Brace yourself for a scathing comedy by director Ruben Östlund (Force Majeure) that takes aim at the wealthy and the beautiful — and tosses all decorum overboard. On a yacht captained by a Marxist alcoholic (the wily Woody Harrelson, 61), we encounter a luxury ship of fools, from the Russian capitalist (Zlatco Burić, 69) to cleaning staff member Abigail (scene-stealer Dolly de Leon). When they shipwreck on a desert island, wealth and beauty surrender to those with survival skills. It earned the top prize at Cannes Film Festival and three Oscar nominations, including best picture.

Watch it: Triangle of Sadness, on Hulu

⭐⭐⭐☆☆ Cocaine Bear, R

As director Elizabeth Banks acknowledged, the premise of Cocaine Bear (which is indeed and alas based on true events) isn’t funny on a real-life level. But as a crass grind-house picture, the notion of a bear on a rampage after ingesting accidentally air-dropped cocaine (of 1985 grade, yet!) is solid. This is a studio picture with A-list names, and it does deliver goods. The not-utterly-convincing CGI bear dismembers and otherwise traumatizes a large percentage of the cast while Keri Russell enacts a hero-mom journey and Alden Ehrenreich solves his daddy issues. Dear departed Ray Liotta, in his final role as a vexed drug lord, triumphs by playing the whole goofy, gory thing totally straight. —Glenn Kenny (G.K.)

Watch it: Cocaine Bear, in theaters and on demand

​​The Reluctant Traveler With Eugene Levy

Schitt’s Creek creator and star Eugene Levy is a homebody who never really wanted to go ice fishing in the Arctic, feed rhinos in Africa, drive a dogsled in Finland or visit Italy, Japan, the Maldives and Portugal. But he’s funny when he does. When he glimpses an eyelash viper, he says, “Talk about luck! I guess it is thrilling to see a snake on a branch that could probably kill you in 45 minutes!”

Watch it: The Reluctant Traveler With Eugene Levy, on Apple TV+

Don’t miss this on AARP Members Only Access: 10 Quick Questions for Eugene Levy

⭐⭐⭐⭐☆ 80 for Brady, PG-13

You had me at Sally Field, Rita Moreno, Lily Tomlin and Jane Fonda, the cast of this tribute to women of a certain age and the athlete they revere. Tom Brady, who also produced the film, plays himself. This glossy sports-spectator comedy has the four besties, unified by their love for Brady — among the oldest quarterbacks in NFL history, at 45 — trying to make it to the Super Bowl to cheer him on for the win. There are obstacles, including Tomlin’s character’s cancer recurrence and Field’s clingy husband, played by the always delightful Bob Balaban. But there’s never any doubt that the golden girls are going to be all right. The star-studded affair is the kind of boisterous comedy that makes for a super girls’ night out, and that’s the not-so-subtle plan here: to bring groups of IRL girlfriends back to the theater for giggles. —T.M.A.

Watch it: 80 for Brady, in theaters

Don’t miss this: Sally Field, Rita Moreno, Lily Tomlin and Jane Fonda Dish About Their New Super Bowl Comedy


Harrison Ford made his historic leap to TV drama last year in the Yellowstone prequel 1923. Now he plays his greatest-ever comedic role, one with emotional depth, as a gruff but kindly psychotherapist recently diagnosed with Parkinson’s. He’s like a wise father-figure boss to his younger therapist colleague (Jason Segel, also a master of comedy that accommodates sorrow). Created by several Ted Lasso alums, Shrinking may well lasso your heart.

Watch it: Shrinking, on Apple TV+

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Top Gun: Maverick, PG-13

Feel the need for speed? Tom Cruise’s greatest hit, the sequel to his 1986 flyboy epic, is now streaming.

Watch it: Top Gun: Maverickon Paramount+on Prime Video and on demand

⭐⭐⭐⭐☆ Living, PG-13

Bill Nighy is at his very best, unflinching, unflagging, as heartbreakingly useful, very proper British bureaucrat Mr. Williams. His life has been an homage to dutiful respectability. As his doctor gives him a terminal prognosis, he realizes that for all his proper behavior from birth to near retirement, he forgot to live, to give and receive joy, to risk and rise. Based on a simple yet elegant screenplay adapted by Kazuo Ishiguro (The Remains of the Day) from the 1952 Japanese masterpiece Ikiru, this wise and moving drama is an existential journey that celebrates learning how to live life, in all its fleeting beauty — and a reminder not to wait until the last minute to celebrate the wonders of existence on this lonely planet. —T.M.A.

Watch it: Living, in theaters and on demand

⭐⭐⭐⭐☆ The Whale, R

After decades off Hollywood’s radar, Brendan Fraser leaps back into the spotlight as a front-runner for the best actor Oscar, playing Charlie, an online college writing teacher who left his wife for a man. His lover died, and he treated his grief by overeating to the point of dangerous obesity. His late lover’s sister (Hong Chau) visits to harangue and take care of him. His enraged ex-wife (formidable Samantha Morton) gives him bad vibes, as does his neglected, remarkably nasty teen daughter (Sadie Sink). A young missionary from a local cult (Ty Simpkins) tries to redeem Charlie, or rather himself. It’s as grueling and overwrought as director Darren Aronofsky’s Black Swan but not excruciating like his notorious Jennifer Lawrence film Mother! What makes it a must-see is Fraser’s daring, difficult, deeply moving performance as an infinitely kind and regretful man at the end of his rapidly fraying rope. —Tim Appelo (T.A.)

Watch it: The Whale, in limited theaters and on demand


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⭐⭐⭐⭐☆ The Fabelmans, PG-13

​In the front-runner for the best picture Oscar, boy meets camera — hilarity and pathos ensue. That’s the good part of Steven Spielberg’s wobbly autobiopic about movie nut Sammy Fabelman (Gabriel Labelle) growing up absurd (and Jewish) in white-bread suburbia 60 years ago. As electronics genius Bert Fabelman (Paul Dano) drags his wife (Michelle Williams), three daughters and Sammy from South Jersey to points west, Spielberg studs the film with inspired household slapstick but falls short on revelation or epiphany. He and cowriter Tony Kushner diagram rather than dramatize the temperamental clash between an orderly scientific dad and a disorderly artistic mom; the couple forms a fraught emotional triangle with a ubiquitous best friend (Seth Rogen). Judd Hirsch, Jeannie Berlin and David Lynch steal scenes, but Spielberg’s film sense (sort of) saves the day, especially when Sammy stages mini epics with his Boy Scout troop and uncovers family secrets in home movies. If you’re Sammy, or Steven, movie love conquers all. —M.S.

​Watch it: The Fabelmans, on digital and on demand

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ The Banshees of Inisherin, R

King Kong vs. Godzilla is a pipsqueak squabble compared to the titanic acting duel of Colin Farrell and Brendan Gleeson in this fable set in a spectacularly quaint 1923 village off Ireland’s coast. It’s an Oscar magnet with a perfect 100 percent Rotten Tomatoes critics’ score. Sweet, dim farmer Pádraic (Farrell) demands that bright, gloomy composer Colm (Gleeson) explain why he’s abruptly ended their best friendship. The “feckin’ nutbag” won’t, and threatens violence if Pádraic won’t let him be. A black comedy with more than a wee bit o’ green, it makes you feel resident in the way director Martin McDonagh’s Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri took you to that feisty town. The locals couldn’t be more feckin’ perfect, from the village “eejit” (Barry Keoghan) to Pádraic’s bookishly brilliant sister (Kerry Condon) to Mrs. McCormick (Sheila Flitton), the Inisherin version of a Macbeth witch. In a way, the irresistible dialogue is the main character. See it and you’ll speak Irish for a week. —T.A.

Watch it: The Banshees of Inisherin, on HBO Max

Don’t miss this: The 10 Best Movies Set in Ireland