What’s on TV Saturday: ‘Get Out’ and ‘It’s Always Sunny …’

What’s on TV Saturday: ‘Get Out’ and ‘It’s Always Sunny …’


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Allison Williams and Daniel Kaluuya in “Get Out.”

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Jordan Peele’s comic horror film airs on HBO. And the latest season of “It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia” streams on Hulu.

What’s on TV

GET OUT (2017) 8 p.m. on HBO. Guess who’s coming to HBO? In this smart horror comedy, one of this year’s most-discussed films, an interracial couple spends a weekend with the girlfriend’s parents, who both grin a little too widely. Manohla Dargis wrote in her review for The New York Times that the director Jordan Peele “knows how to make shadowy streets into menacing ones and turn silences into warnings from the abyss,” and that he “hitched these genre elements to an evil that isn’t obscured by a hockey mask, but instead throws open its arms with a warm smile while enthusiastically (and strangely) expressing its love for President Obama.” In an interview on The Times’s Still Processing podcast, Mr. Peele described his perspective: “A lot of people say, ‘Why are you obsessed with race? Why don’t you drop it?’ Well, it’s not going to drop us.”

What’s Streaming

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Danny DeVito and Charlie Day in “It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia.”

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IT’S ALWAYS SUNNY IN PHILADELPHIA on iTunes and Hulu. The beloved comedy about five friends in Philadelphia wrapped its 12th season earlier this year. It began with a malfunctioning electrical heating blanket and mostly kept to that signature feeling of absurdity throughout. A delay in filming the next season will give newcomers time to catch up and series die-hards a chance to revisit standout moments, like when an exercise bike gets a memorable — and unmentionable — alteration.

RED BULL BC ONE WORLD FINAL 4 p.m. on Red Bull TV. Sixteen dancers from nine countries will compete in the final championship of this international break-dancing competition, which takes place in Amsterdam this year.

ON HER MAJESTY’S SECRET SERVICE (1969) on Amazon. From the one-off performance by the Australian actor George Lazenby to an ending sequence featuring James Bond’s only bride, this outcast of the 007 franchise stands as a unique addition to the behemoth spy series. In a review for The Times, A. H. Weiler wrote that “serious criticism of such an esteemed institution would be tantamount to throwing rocks at Buckingham Palace.” Nearly 50 years later, that institution continues to flourish (and in a video made for the 2012 Olympics opening ceremonies, Daniel Craig’s Bond did indeed film a scene inside Buckingham Palace). Plus, Mr. Lazenby’s turn is now highly regarded: It topped a 007 Magazine poll rating all of the Bond films. The second- and third-place finishers, “Goldfinger” (1964) and “From Russia With Love” (1963), are also streaming on Amazon.

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Chadwick Boseman and Harrison Ford in “42.”

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D. Stevens/Warner Bros.

42 (2013) on iTunes, Amazon and Netflix. Chadwick Boseman plays Jackie Robinson in this biopic, with Harrison Ford as the Brooklyn Dodgers General Manager Branch Rickey. The movie “does a good job of dramatizing the salient emotions of the moment and the racism that surrounded Robinson and every other black American of his time,” A. O. Scott wrote in The Times, adding that the director Brian Helgeland “avoids the trap that so many depictions of the Jim Crow era fall into, which is to imply that racial prejudice was an individual or regional pathology rather than a national social norm.”



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