What to Watch This Weekend - May 21, 2011

May 21, 2011 - 11:36 -- RokuGuide

Are you overwhelmed by the amount of content on Roku? Or have you never strayed much beyond Netflix, Hulu Plus, and Pandora? Either way, here's some help in finding something to watch (or listen to) on Roku this weekend. Read on for my picks and suggestions.

Creators Project on RokuThe Creators Project is "dedicated to the celebration of creativity and culture across media, and around the world." Currently featured on The Creators Project Roku Channel are videos about the creative process with Matthew Herbert and with Gang Gang Dance, and a performance of "The Orchestration" by UVA. If you're looking for new and creative performances, or behind-the-scenes look at the creative process, check out The Creators Project on Roku.

Pub-D-Hub on RokuIf you want to settle in with a couple of movies, here are five of the most popular movies on Crackle: Jersey Girl (1992), Loverboy (1989), Ghostbusters (1984), Joe Dirt (2001), and The Da Vinci Code (2006). Crackle is free of charge, but viewing will be interrupted several times for commercials. The interruption doesn't bother me (someone has to pay the bills), but my experience has been that the same commercial airs over and over and over. But the movie quality is excellent I've never had any streaming issues.

Pub-D-Hub on RokuThis month's new content on Pub-D-Hub, the station for classic films and television, includes a Superman cartoon, Terror on the Miday, from 1942; Roaring twenties' Clara Bow in the 1929 comedy "The Wild Party"; Errol Flynn's first acting effort in the 1933 drama "In the Wake of the Bounty" (also billed as the first film adaptation of the Bounty adventure); and "The Buckskin Lady", a 1957 western.

Roku Newscaster ESPN on RokuKeep up with the latest in sports by following ESPN on Roku Newscaster. Broadcasts are audio only, but include Baseball Today, NBA Today, Hockey Today, and Football Today. Fourteen other audiocasts are also available.

Pub-D-Hub on RokuIn music, this week I've been listening to Radio Paradise, "a blend of many styles and genres of music, carefully selected and mixed by two real human beings."

New Roku ChannelsIf none of my picks interest you, four new Roku channels have been added in the last week. Try them out and let me know what you think about them.