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Popcorn Highlights

Here are some binge worthy movie and series you can spend your time watching while you stay at home social distancing, keeping yourself, as well as others, safe.

The Great

The Great is a comedy miniseries, created by Tony McNamara, produced by Dean O'Toole and Nick O'Hagan (pilot), distributed by Paramount Television Studios, and stars Elle Fanning, Phoebe Fox and Nicholas Hoult, among others. The story, which is loosely based on Catherine the Great's rise, follows the life of a Russian Emperor's wife and the troubles she has to face. The series was first aired on May 15, 2020 on Hulu.

The Eddy

The Eddy is a musical-drama miniseries, following the chaotic day-to-day life of the owner of a live music venue in Paris. It was written by Jack Thorne, directed by Damien Chazelle (first two episodes), composed by Glen Ballard and Randy Kerber, and stars André Holland, Joanna Kulig and Leïla Bekhti, among others. It was released on May 8, 2020, on Netflix.


Hollywood is a drama miniseries, aired on May 1, 2020. It was created by Ryan Murphy and Ian Brennan, produced under the banners of Ryan Murphy Television and Prospect Films, distributed by Netflix, and stars David Corenswet, Darren Criss and Laura Harrier, among others. The series is set in post-WWII Hollywood, and follows the lives of aspiring actors and filmmakers on the quest to make a name for themselves.

Ala Vaikunthapurramuloo

Ala Vaikunthapurramuloo is an Indian Telugu-language action-drama film. It has been directed by Trivikram Srinivas, produced by Allu Aravind and S. Radha Krishna, under the banners of Geetha Arts and Haarika & Hassine Creations, with Allu Arjun and Pooja Hegde in the lead. The movie revolves around the journey of a man who is constantly criticised by his father, but soon discovers the truth about his original parents. It was originally released on January 10, 2020.

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