Screen Crusades: Weekly Streaming Guide 1.27.23

Screen Crusades: Weekly Streaming Guide 1.27.23

- By Nicolás Delgadillo

The director of The Descent concocts a new horror original, Jonah Hill leads a new Netflix comedy and more on streaming this week


‘The Lair’ (Shudder)

When Royal Air Force pilot Lt. Kate Sinclair (Charlotte Kirk) is shot down over Afghanistan, she finds refuge in an abandoned underground bunker where deadly man-made biological weapons – half human, half alien – are awakened.

‘You People’ (Netflix)

A new couple learns that opposites attract but some families don’t when they find themselves confronting their parent's clashing views of their relationship in this comedy written by Jonah Hill and Kenya Barris. You People stars Jonah Hill, Lauren London, David Duchovny, and Nia Long with Julia Louis-Dreyfus and Eddie Murphy.

‘Poker Face’ (Peacock)

Poker Face is a 10-episode “mystery-of-the-week” series following Natasha Lyonne’s Charlie, who has an extraordinary ability to determine when someone is lying. She hits the road with her Plymouth Barracuda and with every stop encounters a new cast of characters and strange crimes she can’t help but solve.

‘Teen Wolf: The Movie’ (Paramount+)

When a terrifying new evil emerges, Scott McCall (Tyler Posey) and the rest of his pack return to Beacon Hills. Scott rounds up the Banshees, Werecoyotes, Hellhounds, Kitsunes, and other shapeshifters of the night. With the help of his new allies, trusted friends, and the return of a long lost love, Scott and his pack just might stand a chance.

‘Lockwood & Co’ (Netflix)

In London, where the most gifted teenage ghost-hunters venture nightly into perilous combat with deadly spirits, amidst the many corporate, adult-run agencies, one stands alone: independent of any commercial imperative or adult supervision – a tiny startup, run by two teenage boys and a newly arrived, supremely psychically gifted girl, a renegade trio destined to unravel a mystery that will change the course of history: Lockwood & Co.

‘Shrinking’ (Apple TV+)

Shrinking follows a grieving therapist (Jason Segel) who starts to break the rules and tell his clients exactly what he thinks. Ignoring his training and ethics, he finds himself making huge, tumultuous changes to people’s lives...including his own.

‘Shotgun Wedding’ (HBO Max / Prime Video)

In Shotgun Wedding, Darcy (Jennifer Lopez) and Tom (Josh Duhamel) gather their lovable but very opinionated families for the ultimate destination wedding, just as the couple begin to get cold feet. And if that wasn’t enough of a threat to the celebration, suddenly everyone’s lives are in danger when the entire party is taken hostage. “’Til Death Do Us Part” takes on a whole new meaning in this hilarious, adrenaline-fueled adventure as Darcy and Tom must save their loved ones—if they don’t kill each other first.

‘Happening’ (Hulu)

Based on Annie Ernaux’s semi-autobiographical novel, Happening follows Annie, a bright young student who faces an unwanted pregnancy while abortion was still illegal in 1960s France.

‘Let the Wrong One In’ (Shudder)

Matt may be a sucker, but when his brother becomes part of a growing vampire problem in Dublin, he’s faced with the dilemma of saving or slaying him.


‘National Treasure: Edge of History’ (Disney+)

Jess (Lisette Olivera), a brilliant and resourceful dreamer, searches for answers about her family; she embarks on the adventure of a lifetime to uncover the truth about the past and save a lost Pan-American treasure. The first eight episodes are now streaming.

‘Star Wars: The Bad Batch (Season 2)’ (Disney+)

Months have passed since the events on Kamino and the Bad Batch continue their journey navigating the Empire after the fall of the Republic. They will cross paths with friends and foes, both new and familiar, as they take on a variety of thrilling mercenary missions that will take them to unexpected and dangerous new places. The first five episodes are now streaming.

‘Velma’ (HBO Max)

This adult animated comedy series telling the origin story of Velma Dinkley (Mindy Kaling), the unsung and under-appreciated brains of the Scooby-Doo Mystery Inc. gang. This original and humorous spin unmasks the complex and colorful past of one of America’s most beloved mystery solvers. The first six episodes are now streaming.

‘Servant (Season 4)’ (Apple TV+)

From M. Night Shyamalan, Servant follows a Philadelphia couple in mourning after an unspeakable tragedy creates a rift in their marriage and opens the door for a mysterious force to enter their home. The reckoning arrives in this fourth and final season. The first three episodes are now streaming.

‘The Last of Us’ (HBO Max)

From the creator of the award winning show Chernobyl and the creator of the original video game, The Last of Us follows Joel (Pedro Pascal) and Ellie (Bella Ramsey), a pair connected through the harshness of the world they live in, who are forced to endure brutal circumstances and ruthless killers on a trek across a post-outbreak America. The first two episodes are now streaming.

‘The Legend of Vox Machina (Season 2)’ (Prime Video)

After saving the realm from evil and destruction at the hands of the most terrifying power couple in Exandria, Vox Machina is faced with saving the world once again—this time, from a sinister group of dragons known as the Chroma Conclave. The first six episodes are now streaming.

‘Mayor of Kingstown (Season 2)’ (Paramount+)

Mayor of Kingstown stars Jeremy Renner and follows the McLusky family, power brokers in Kingstown, Mich., where the business of incarceration is the only thriving industry. Tackling themes of systemic racism, corruption and inequality, the series provides a stark look at their attempt to bring order and justice to a town that has neither. The first two episodes are now streaming.

‘Truth Be Told (Season 3)’ (Apple TV+)

Descend into the world of true-crime podcasts. This NAACP Image Award–winning drama stars Octavia Spencer as a podcaster who risks everything—including her life—to pursue truth and justice. The first two episodes are now streaming.

Also streaming now:

Netflix - ‘The Post-Truth World’, ‘Black Sunshine Baby!’, ‘Minions: The Rise of Gru’, ‘Narvik’, ‘Against the Ropes’, ‘Begin Again’, ‘An Action Hero’, ‘Hallelujah: Leonard Cohen, A Journey, A Song’, ‘Kings of Jo’Burg (Season 2)’, ‘The Snow Girl’

Hulu - ‘Dig’, ‘The Tax Collector’, ‘Accused’, ‘How I Met Your Father (Season 2)’, ‘Extraordinary’, ‘The 1619 Project’, ‘Killing County’, ‘The Deer King’, ‘Maneater’

Shudder - ‘Isolation’

HBO Max - ‘Hercules (2014)’, ‘The King’s Speech’

Disney+ – ‘Bloody Tales of Europe’, ‘Hacking the System’, ‘Mila in the Multiverse’, ‘Riding Britain’s Railways’, ‘American Blackout’, ‘Challenger Disaster: Lost Tapes’, ‘T. Rex Autopsy’


Netflix - ‘InuYasha (Season 3)’, ‘Cunk on Earth’, ‘Sonic Boom’, ‘Arctic’, ‘Bad Boys’, ‘Bad Boys II’, ‘Call Me by Your Name’, ‘Eat Pray Love’, ‘Enough’, ‘Flushed Away’, ‘Gunther’s Millions’, ‘It (2017)’, ‘Julie & Julia’, ‘La La Land’, ‘Spy Kids 4’, ‘Survivor (Season 32)’, ‘The Lord of the Rings Trilogy’, ‘The Pursuit of Happyness’, ‘Underworld’, ‘Freeridge’, ‘Make My Day’, ‘Class’, ‘Infiesto’, ‘True Spirit’, ‘Viking Wolf’

Hulu - ‘The Watchful Eye’, ‘Love, Gilda’, ‘Baggage Claim’, ‘Voyagers’, ‘Taiwan Crime Stories’, ‘2012’, ‘The Green Mile’, ‘How to Train Your Dragon 2’, ‘I, Robot’, ‘If Beale Street Could Talk’, ‘Safe House’, ‘Scarface’, ‘Superbad’, ‘Thank You for Smoking’, ‘The Watch’, ‘Water for Elephants’, ‘The Waterboy’, ‘Killing County’, ‘Burn’, ‘Haunt’, ‘Jungle’

Shudder - ‘Skinamarink’, ‘My Bloody Valentine 3D’, ‘Return of the Living Dead III’, ‘Homebodies’, ‘Fear No Evil’, ‘Queen of Spades’, ‘Baby Blood’, ‘Malefique’, ‘And Soon the Darkness’

HBO Max - ‘Person of Interest’, ‘12 Years A Slave’, ‘Abduction’, ‘Amityville 3-D’, ‘Amityville II: The Possession’, ‘Batman: The Brave and the Bold’, ‘Biker Boyz’, ‘The Champ’, ‘Chinatown’, ‘Code of Silence’, ‘Daybreakers’, ‘Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them’, ‘Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald’, ‘John Wick’, ‘John Wick: Chapter 2’, ‘John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum’, ‘Jurassic Park’, ‘Jurassic Park III’, ‘Justice League’, ‘Justice League Unlimite’, ‘Kick-Ass 2’, ‘Life of Pi’, ‘Macbeth’, ‘Rango, ‘Riddick’, ‘Source Code’, ‘Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street’, ‘The Core’, ‘The Dead Zone’, ‘The Lost World: Jurassic Park’, ‘The Untouchables’, ‘Transcendence’, ‘Zero Dark Thirty’, ‘Blair Witch’, ‘Bird Man’, ‘Casino Royale’, ‘Catch Me If You Can’, ‘Dr. No’, ‘Eighth Grade’, ‘Footloose’, ‘Goldeneye’, ‘Hannibal’, ‘Heist’, ‘Live Free or Die Hard’, ‘Luce’, ‘Moonraker’, ‘Platoon’, ‘Quantum of Solace’, ‘Red’, ‘Sleepy Hollow’, ‘Swiss Army Man’, ‘Taxi Driver’, ‘The Art of Self-Defense’, ‘The Crazies’, ‘The Silence of the Lambs’, ‘The Terminator’, ‘Village of the Damned’, ‘War of the Worlds’, ‘Wayne’s World’, ‘Wayne’s World 2’, ‘Super Villains, The Investigation’

Disney+ - ‘Black Panther: Wakanda Forever’, ‘The Proud Family - Louder and Prouder (Season 2)’, ‘Dead End Express’, ‘Clan of the Meerkats’, ‘Life Below Zero (Season 19)’, ‘Water and Power: A California Heist’

Paramount+ - ‘The Addams Family’. ‘Addams Family Values’, ‘Adventureland’, ‘Bringing Out the Dead’, ‘Chaplin’, ‘Christine’, ‘City of God’, ‘City of Men’, ‘Edward Scissorhands’, ‘Event Horizon’, ‘Fist of Fury’, ‘Hamlet’, ‘It’s a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World’, ‘Mean Girls’, ‘Open Season’, ‘Pearl Harbor’, ‘Rat Race’, ‘The Conversation’, ‘The Curious Case of Benjamin Button’, ‘The Great Gatsby’, ‘The Station Agent’, ‘The Talented Mr. Ripley’, ‘There Will Be Blood’, ‘Three Days of the Condor’, ‘Trainspotting’, ‘Murder in Big Horn’

Prime Video - Orphan: First Kill’, ‘A.I. Artificial Intelligence’, ‘Inside Man’, ‘Invasion of the Body Snatchers’, ‘Jacob’s Ladder’, ‘Nacho Libre’, ‘Rambo’, ‘Rambo: Last Blood’, ‘Shrek’, ‘Shrek 2’, ‘White House Down’, ‘Harlem (Season 2)’

Apple TV+ - ‘Dear Edward’

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