Yay, it's the weekend and that means it's time to kick back, power-up a streaming device, such as the Roku set-top-boxes and scour for something cool, funny or both to chuck on.

The only problem is that with thousands of channels and apps to choose from, let alone the amount of shows and films they each offer, it's a hard task finding something that's just right.

That's why we come up with some of our highlights each week, in order to give you a good place to start.

So why not check out one or all of the following TV programmes and movies this weekend. There should be something for everyone.

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There are now two episodes of the third season of pirate drama Black Sails available to watch on Amazon's video service - freely if you have a Prime subscription.

It is based on the golden era of pirates and in similar fashion to shows like Boardwalk Empire and Vikings, intersperses real-life characters into the fictional narrative. And if you haven't seen any episodes from the previous two seasons yet, Amazon has them all as it acquired the UK rights from Starz, which airs them all in America.

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One of several movies to be based loosely on a Disney theme park ride (alongside Pirates of the Caribbean and the Haunted Mansion), Tomorrowland stars George Clooney in a futuristic tale co-written by Damon Lindelof (Lost) and Brad Bird (The Incredibles).

Bird also directs the effects-laden family film, with amazing sequences and great sci-fi plot as Clooney and friends visit the eponymous space-age utopia, while being pursued by enemies unknown. Great weekend fun all round.

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Season two of the cop comedy joins the first on Netflix, with all episodes now available to watch as part of a subscription.

It stars the excellent Andy Samberg (Saturday Night Live) as detective Jake Peralta and the fantastic Terry Crews as detective sergeant Terry Jeffords (yes, he of the amazing Old Spice adverts). Think Hill Street Blues with belly laughs. Don't think Thin Blue Line with Rowan Atkinson.


Available to buy and rent now from a number of streaming services, Sicario is an underrated crime movie, starring Emily Blunt as an FBI agent sent to the US/Mexican border to aid in the war against drugs.

It is stunningly shot and features superb performances all round, especially from Blunt, Josh Brolin and an always superb Benicio Del Toro.

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Having proved to be a massive hit in the States, Channel 5 brought Lip Sync Battle to UK screens, with celebrities based over here battling it out by lip-syncing over two tracks on each episode.

It's all done for a giggle and far from serious - indeed, most of the guests are comedians - and as it's just 20-30 minutes a show, it's a great time filler to bung on while you wait for your oven chips to cook.

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