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KEITH RICHARDS: UNDER THE INFLUENCE (Netflix)
“Life’s a funny thing,” the indestructible Rolling Stones guitarist says. “Nobody wants to get old, but they don’t want to die either.” Directed by Oscar-winner Morgan Neville (20 Feet from Stardom), this documentary follows “Keef” as he travels around from New York to Chicago to Memphis, visiting musical landmarks like blues god Muddy Waters’ home, and seeks inspiration for his first solo album in 23 years, Crosseyed Heart. The film includes rare footage of Richards painting as well as with his still-smoking ex-supermodel wife, Patti Hansen. All of which proves what Keith says, “You’re never grown up until you’re six feet in the ground.”
THE HOTWIVES OF LAS VEGAS: REUNION FINALE (Netflix)
What would a Real Housewives parody be without the obligatory reunion-show season finale? In this case, the comedically omnipresent Paul Scheer (The League) plays the Andy Cohen-esque host, who’s caught in the middle of all the finger-pointing, wine-throwing, and table-turning. The big news: Jenfer (Casey Wilson) is pregnant… again! Last time, she gave birth at a pool party and launched the kid across the patio. How will she top that?
PAPER SOLDIERS (Crackle)
Speaking of omnipresent comedians, Kevin Hart seems to be everywhere these days. But back in 2002, he was still an unknown, starring in this raucous comedy as Shawn, an aspiring thief who asks an experienced burglar (Derrick “Capone” Lee) to teach him the ways of the light-fingered. So it’s kind of like Hart’s Get Hard, only he plays the Will Ferrell role. Watch for Clueless’ Stacey Dash, back when she was just a fox and before she became a Fox news pundit.
FUGITIVOS: SEASON 1 (Netflix)
This 40-episode 2014 Colombian telenovela follows an unjustly convicted prisoner, Julian (Emanuel Esparza), who falls in love with a fellow wrongly incarcerated inmate, Esperanza (Taliana Vargas). They plot an escape — and to prove their innocence. Imagine Prison Break but instead of brothers, the protagonists are a caliente couple of lovers.
THE FOLLOWING: SEASON 3 (Netflix)
In case you stopped following (see what we did there?) Kevin Bacon’s serial thriller in its final season, here’s your chance to catch up. Taking place nine years after Season 1, the Fox drama trails FBI agent Ryan Hardy (Bacon) as he’s once again matching wits with condemned mass murderer/cult leader Joe Carroll (James Purefoy). And if you still can’t get enough of Bacon as an FBI agent, check him out as Joel Edgerton’s short-tempered fed boss in the big-screen hit Black Mass.
Currently Senior Articles Editor for Closer Weekly, Bruce Fretts has written for The New York Times, Entertainment Weekly, TV Guide, Time, Emmy Magazine, Fast Company, and Vulture.com. You can follow him on Twitter @brucefretts.