‘The Flight Attendant’ continues to deliver first-class comedy

‘The stewardess’
Season 2 opens with Cassandra (Kaley Cuoco) approaching her first birthday without a drink. But sobriety can’t stop him from getting entangled in yet another international murder, having conversations with ghosts, and confronting his mother (Sharon Stone). The intricate mystery and exotic settings are quite compelling. But the main reason to tune in remains Cuoco, a nimble comedic actor capable of pulling laughs out of nowhere. Cheryl Hines emerges as a CIA boss determined to dampen Cassandra’s enthusiasm. Lands Thursday, HBO Max
NEAL JUSTIN

‘Spenser Confidential’
Mark Wahlberg stars in a tone-deaf action-comedy as a Boston cop-turned-prisoner and then freelance detective. Directed by Peter Berg, who attended St. Paul’s Macalester College, “Spenser” finds its hero investigating former colleagues involved in drugs and corruption. That doesn’t make much sense, which is a shame because the supporting cast – which includes Winston Duke and Alan Arkin as Spenser’s pals, and Hope Olaide Wilson as a colleague’s wife – is outstanding. netflix
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“They Call Me Magic”
You can see why Earvin “Magic” Johnson is urging basketball fans to skip “Winning Time,” HBO’s scathing comedy about the Lakers dynasty, and watch this documentary instead. It contains enough jaw-dropping footage to convince you that Johnson was the most thrilling player in NBA history. Even former rivals like Larry Bird and Michael Jordan sing their praises. But the legend does not present himself as a complete saint. Director Rick Famuyiwa spends a lot of time on how his subject matter abused his long-suffering girlfriend, Cookie, before eventually marrying her. Launches Friday, Apple TV Plus
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‘Polar bear’
This Disney Nature film takes a lot of liberties, starting with the concept of having narrator Catherine Keener climb inside the head of a mother bear who looks back on her arctic childhood and how hard times prepared her to raise his own cub. The approach has more in common with “Bambi” than with “Planet Earth”. Still, the photographer is breathtaking, especially when the youngsters encounter belugas. And it’s a great way to celebrate Earth Day. Coming Friday, Disney Plus
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‘X’
Brittany Snow and rapper/singer Kid Cudi lead a lively cast in Ti West’s clever horror flick. They are part of a group of friends who rent a barn from an unsuspecting farmer, with the intention of using it as the set for a porn movie. The details of this film are very funny, but events quickly turn dark as it becomes clear that the farmer is not the innocent hayseed they assume he is. “X” is a little too long but West keeps us guessing most of the time. On-demand services
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