Streaming This Weekend, April 26, 2013
On Amazon Prime you can find Mystery Science Theater 3000: Code Name: Diamond Head, a perfect introduction to the classic show that was named one of TIME's "Best 100 Shows of All Time." MST3K plays a cheesy old movie, with small silhouettes of quirky robots in the foreground, as if seen from the back of a movie theater. These robots provide well-timed, hilarious one-liners lampooning the film. Code Name: Diamond Head is a "barely coherent tale of Hawaiian espionage." Many other MST3K films are also available on Amazon Prime and Hulu.
The Mikado, now streaming on Netflix, is a filmed performance of the classic Gilbert and Sullivan operetta by the legendary D'Oyly Carte opera company. The whimsical and catchy musical recounts the story of wandering minstrel Nanki-Poo, who travels to the town of Titi-Pu only to discover that town executioner Ko-Ko must kill one person a day or himself be beheaded. (Seriously though, we promise it's whimsical.)
The Pirates Who Don't Do Anything is a Veggie Tales movie featuring everyone's favorite vegetable characters and starring Larry the Cucumber. Three busboys get a chance to become swashbuckling pirates. Read our review here.
Braveheart, the action classic starring Mel Gibson, is on and off of Netflix. This weekend, it's on. William Wallace takes on the Brits in blue face paint in this generation-defining blockbuster.
If you haven't checked out all of the classic Bond films on Netflix yet (Goldfinger, Dr. No, Thunderball) then this is your weekend to do it. But if you have that taken care of, then try Everything or Nothing: The Untold Story of 007. This documentary on how the Bond series grew from a niche set of novels to one of the biggest franchises in history has a 100% rating on Rotten Tomatoes.