It’s almost the weekend, and that means you should book in another Gizmodo movie night. This week, stock up on Berocca, close all the blinds and cook up some greasy, greasy bacon — these are the best hangover TV shows and movies streaming online right now.
We’ve re-jigged our existing Netflix Movie Night series, and brought in Australia’s other popular subscription video on demand services — Presto and Stan — to give you a broader selection of movies and TV shows to enjoy. On all three services, you can watch from your tablet or smartphone, on your PC or laptop, through your Smart TV, or through a media streaming dongle like the Google Chromecast, although specifics can vary.
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Presto: When a writing assignment lands journalist Raoul Duke and sidekick Dr Gonzo in Las Vegas, they decide to make it the ultimate business trip. But before long, business is forgotten and trip has become the key word. Fuelled by a suitcase full of mind-bending pharmaceuticals, Duke and Gonzo set off on a fast and furious ride through non stop neon, surreal surroundings and a crew of the craziest characters. But no matter where misadventure leads them, Duke and Gonzo discover that sometimes going too far is the only way to go.
Presto: From the producers of The 40-Year-Old Virgin and the writers of Da Ali G Show comes this cautionary coming-of-age tale about two socially inept, co-dependent teenage boys who are now going to different colleges and are forced to contemplate life apart. Michael Cera stars as Evan; sweet, smart and generally terrified and Jonah Hill stars as Seth; foul-mouthed, volatile and all-consumed with the topic of human sexuality. Evan and Jonah decide to reverse a lifelong losing streak with the ladies in one panic-driven calamitous night before they go their separate ways. But just trying to buy alcohol for a school party and overcoming their separation anxiety becomes a greater challenge than getting the girls.
Presto: The outrageous comedy WALK OF SHAME stars Elizabeth Banks (The Hunger Games, Pitch Perfect) as a resourceful reporter whose one-night stand with a handsome stranger (James Marsden of Anchorman 2) leaves her stranded the next morning in downtown Los Angeles without a phone, car, ID, or money – and only 8 hours before the most important job interview of her career.
Presto: By all appearances, new parents Mac (Seth Rogen) and Kelly Radner (Rose Byrne) are living the American Dream – complete with an adorable baby girl and a beautiful new starter home in the suburbs. Still, the early-thirtysomethings want to believe that they have a modicum of coolness left within them. So when they discover that their new next-door neighbours are none other than dozens of Delta Psi Beta fraternity brothers led by charismatic president Teddy Sanders, they try to play along and make the best of an awkward situation. But when the frat’s parties grow increasingly more epic, both sides of the property line begin to fend for their turf. The neighbours’ relentless sabotage escalates into outrageous one-upmanship, beginning an epic Greek war for the ages.
Presto: Get ready for a gut-busting, bone-mashing good time in this hilarious horror comedy. There comes a day in every man’s life when he has to get off the couch and kill some zombies. When flesh-eating zombies are on the hunt for a bite to eat, it’s up to slacker Shaun and his best pal to save their friends and family from becoming the next entree.
Stan: Guided by a set of “wedding crashing rules,” John (Wilson) and Jeremy (Vaughn) can charm their way into any wedding…and into the hearts of every bridesmaid. But, John breaks the rules and falls for the daughter of the US Secretary of Treasury.
Stan: Ben’s wife has left him and each day he becomes ever more dependent on drink. Sacked by the Hollywood studio where he works, Ben heads for Las Vegas, the only town where the bars never close.
Stan: With a dead body lying between them, two men wake up in the secure lair of a serial killer who’s been nicknamed “Jigsaw”. The men must follow various rules and objectives if they wish to survive and win the deadly game set for them.
Stan: A reserved Englishman meets attractive American Carrie at a wedding and falls in love with her, but his inability to express his feelings seems to forestall any possibility of relationship – until they meet again and again.
Stan: This savvy sitcom follows the awkward and unintentionally hilarious antics of Simon, Neil, Jay and Will as they attempt to navigate teenage life.
Netflix: After his fiancee leaves in at the altar, wedding singer Robbie befriends reception-hall waitress Julia, who enlists him to help plan her wedding.
Netflix: Ambitious young record company intern Aaron must escort an unruly rock star to Los Angeles for the start of his anniversary concert.
Netflix: After a night of heavy partying in Vegas, two strangers wake up to realize, much to their displeasure, that they’ve gotten married.
Netflix: When Scott learns that his longtime cyber-buddy from Berlin is a gorgeous young woman, he and his friends embark on a trip across Europe.
Netflix: When three friends finally wake up after a wild bachelor party, they can’t locate their best friend, who’s supposed to be tying the knot.
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