by Julian Spivey
Taylor Tomlinson: Have It All – Netflix – Tuesday, February 13
Taylor Tomlinson is having a terrific start to 2024. Her late-night, social media-influenced pseudo-game show “After Midnight” premiered on CBS on January 17 and has been pretty good so far. This month comes her third stand-up special on Netflix, “Taylor Tomlinson: Have It All.” Tomlinson has become one of the biggest names in the stand-up world with a casual style of observational humor that makes her seem down to Earth and like a great hang.
Oppenheimer – Peacock – Friday, February 16
“Oppenheimer,” one of the biggest movie blockbusters of 2023 as the second half of the “Barbenheimer” craze, makes its streaming debut on Peacock – you know that streaming service you got to watch that one NFL Playoff game that you said you were going to immediately cancel but likely forgot to do so – on Friday, February 16. Based on its box office numbers, there’s a good chance you’ve already seen “Oppenheimer,” but if you didn’t and want to check it out from the comfort of your home before it dominates the 2024 Academy Awards, for which it received a leading 13 nominations, here’s your chance.
Screen Actors Guild Awards – Netflix – Saturday, February 24
Netflix entered into the live entertainment world last year with comedian Chris Rock’s live stand-up special “Selective Outrage.” Now the most popular streamer is getting into the awards telecast game with the 30th annual Screen Actors Guild Awards, after the show aired live on YouTube last year after spending decades on the Turner cable networks of TNT/TBS. The SAG Awards, which will begin at 7 p.m. (CST) on Saturday, February 24, are the last major precursor, at least for actors, before the Academy Awards on Sunday, March 10 on ABC. The SAG Awards feature honors for both movies and television with “Barbie” and “Oppenheimer” each receiving four nominations on the movie side and the final season of HBO’s “Succession” leading the way for TV with five nominations. Barbra Streisand will be the Lifetime Achievement recipient.