The It List is Yahoo’s weekly look at the best in pop culture, including movies, music, TV, streaming, games, books, podcasts and more. During the coronavirus pandemic, when most of us are staying at home, we’re going to spotlight things you can enjoy from your couch, whether solo or in small groups, and leave out the rest. With that in mind, here are our picks for Oct. 26-Nov. 1, including the best deals we could find for each. (Yahoo Entertainment may receive a share from purchases made via links on this page.
STREAM IT: Secrets of the Saqqara Tomb doc unearths lion cub mummy
In late 2018, archaeologists in Egypt made an amazing discovery, unearthing an untouched and well-preserved 4, 400-year-old tomb of a royal priest — Wahtye — and his family. The “one of a kind” find, in Saqqara, an ancient city south of Cairo, is now the subject of a documentary, directed by James Tovell, highlighting the 3, 000 artifacts discovered within including the first complete mummified lion cub and a temple dedicated to the Egyptian cat goddess Bastet. There's also evidence that the family died from an epidemic, which was probably malaria — and, if proven, it would be the first documented case of malaria in history. The owner of the tomb, which was buried 16 feet beneath the sand, has an interesting story too, having served King Neferirkare of the Old Kingdom’s fifth dynasty, which ruled from around 2500 to 2350 B. C. Hieroglyphs carved into the stone above the tomb’s door reveal some of his titles, including royal purification priest, royal supervisor and inspector of the sacred boat. — Suzy Byrne
Secrets of the Saqqara Tomb premieres Wednesday, Oct. 28 on Netflix.
STREAM IT: A kinder, sweeter, younger Wolfman story arrives with The True Adventures of Wolfboy
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Not since the 1985 Michael J. Fox classic Teen Wolf (yeah we said classic) has a movie treated Wolfman-esque lore with such tender care. It might be arriving just in time for Halloween, but Martin Krejcí’s coming-of-age drama The True Adventures of Wolfboy is all heart, no horror. The film stars Knives Out breakout Jaeden Martel as a newly-turned-teen in Buffalo, N. Y. who suffers from a rare condition called congenital hypertrichosis that grows an abnormal amount of hair on his face and body. When he finds out new information about his long-gone mother, Paul (Martel) sets out on said adventures. Check out an exclusive clip from the film above.
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