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Between the Streams: Rogue One sizzles, Stranger Things flies, Ghostbusters doesn’t suck

DT’s entertainment show, Between the Streams, is your guide to all of the hottest, most important, and (of course) dumbest new developments in streaming and entertainment, providing a handy recap of the week that was. (You can also add us via RSS, iTunes, or Stitcher at the links above to take BtS on the road!)

The Emmy noms are in, the weekend is rich with movies, Netflix is absolutely killing it courtesy of Stephen Spielberg’s brilliant ’80s sensibilities, and Disney just dumped a new Rogue One sizzle reel deep with practical effects. It’s another awesome week in entertainment, folks, so let’s get into it.

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This week we highlight some of our favorite Emmy nominees, including none other than House himself, Mr. Hugh Laurie. If you haven’t yet seen The Night Manager, get ready to be intrigued as Hugh and fellow nominee Tom Hiddleston (aka Loki) battle it out Bond style for the fate of $300 million worth of illegal arms. We also talk about how many Brits there are in this year’s nominee list, and how Stephen Colbert got blocked out by both James Corden and Jerry Seinfeld’s Crackle series, Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee.

And how about the weekend movie outlook? There’s the glaringly obvious choice in the new Ghostbusters reboot which, spoiler alert, is not the steaming pile of you-know-what that the internet would have you believe. In fact, our reviewer Rick Marshall says it’s pretty darned enjoyable, so we’ll break things down a bit there, and highlight some sleeper picks for the weekend you might enjoy as an alternative in our Weekend Box Office Breakdown.

We’ll also, of course, be talking about the new Rogue One sizzle reel that just came out of the Star Wars Celebration event which, among other things, is steeped with director Gareth Edwards and Disney’s hard-lined focus on practical effects. To those of us raised on vintage Lucas lore, that’s sweet music to the ears.

And, naturally, we’ll touch on several other topics, so tune in to find out at 2 p.m. PT each Friday, or follow our podcast and take us on the road!