UNSOLVED MYSTERIES Stream on Netflix. When the docu-series “Unsolved Mysteries” debuted on NBC within the late 1980s, it turned successful by way of a potent mix of actuality and folklore. The present ran for a decade, telling tales of missing-persons circumstances and supernatural occasions, earlier than shifting to different networks. Now, Netflix has rebooted it for the streaming age. This new “Unsolved Mysteries,” a collaboration between makers of the unique collection and the manufacturing firm behind “Stranger Things,” consists of six episodes that every focus on a distinct crime or thriller — U.F.O.’s, unsolved deaths — whereas preserving the present’s mixture of reality and fiction. “We like the mix,” Terry Dunn Meurer, one of many present’s creators, mentioned in a current interview with The New York Times. “We’ve always thought of ourselves as a mystery show, not as a true-crime show.”
DEAD MEN DON’T WEAR PLAID (1982) Rent on Amazon, Google Play, iTunes, Vudu and YouTube. The comedian performer, author and director Carl Reiner died this week at 98. Those wishing to revisit a few of his work have many years’ value of selections, from Reiner’s early collaborations with Mel Brooks and his work on “The Dick Van Dyke Show” to his appearances in “Ocean’s Eleven” and its sequels. Somewhere within the center lies “Dead Men Don’t Wear Plaid,” one in every of 4 movies Reiner made with Steve Martin. A movie noir spoof directed by Reiner, the film casts Martin as Rigby Reardon, a sleuth who, by way of filmmaking tips that contain clips from outdated films, interacts with Humphrey Bogart, Ingrid Bergman, Barbara Stanwyck and different stars.
THE WHISTLERS (2019) Stream on Hulu; rent on Amazon, Google Play, iTunes, Vudu and YouTube. “If the Coen brothers were Romanian,” A.O. Scott wrote in The Times last year, “they might have made ‘The Whistlers.’” A sprawling, self-aware crime caper from the Romanian writer and director Corneliu Porumboiu,” “The Whistlers” revolves around a group of gangsters who communicate in Silbo Gomero — the whistled language used in the Canary Islands — and a corrupt cop (Vlad Ivanov) who teams up with a femme fatale (Catrinel Marlon) to blow down the gangsters’ operation.
CHARLIE’S ANGELS (2019) 7:10 p.m. on Starz. After taking a digital magic-carpet ride in Disney’s “Aladdin” remake last year, the British actress Naomi Scott wiped the floor with bad guys in this “Charlie’s Angels” reboot. She plays Elena, a programmer who is recruited to work as a detective alongside a pair of other operatives (played by Kristen Stewart and Ella Balinska), who team up to take down deep-pocketed villains. “The stars are appealing and seem to be having a fine time delivering the bad dialogue amid punches and location changes,” Manohla Dargis wrote in her review for The Times. “For all the globe-trotting, though, the whole thing looks generic (the product placements turn the world into a mall), which wouldn’t matter if the story itself had something going for it beyond forced quips and casual violence.”