Screen Crusades: Weekly Streaming Guide 1.6.23

Screen Crusades: Weekly Streaming Guide 1.6.23

- By Nicolás Delgadillo

Kicking off this new year we have Christian Bale solving a murder with Edgar Allan Poe on Netflix, a banned horror classic comes to Shudder and much more


‘The Pale Blue Eye’ (Netflix)

Writer and director Scott Cooper teams up with Christian Bale once again in this historical fiction with a dash of mystery thriller thrown in. Bale plays Augustus Landor, a world-weary detective who teams up with a young Edgar Allan Poe (Harry Potter star Harry Melling) to solve a murder at the United States Military Academy in 1830. As chilling and intriguing as any good detective story is, The Pale Blue Eye is the kind of movie that basically demands a second viewing.

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

When the new season opens, 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 Rig’ (Prime Video)

A group of workers on a remote Scottish oil rig are due to return to the mainland when a mysterious fog cloaks them and supernatural forces take hold.

‘Possession’ (Shudder)

Banned upon its original release in 1981, Andrzej Żuławski’s stunningly choreographed nightmare of a marriage unraveling is an experience unlike any other. Professional spy Mark (Sam Neill) returns to his West Berlin home to find his wife Anna (Isabelle Adjani) insistent on a divorce. As Anna’s frenzied behavior becomes ever more alarming, Mark discovers a truth far more sinister than his wildest suspicions. With its pulsating score, visceral imagery, and some of the most haunting performances ever captured on screen, Possession is cinematic delirium at its most intoxicating.

‘The Menu’ (HBO Max)

Margot and Tyler (Anya Taylor-Joy and Nicholas Hoult), a young couple, travel to an elite, remote, coastal island in order to dine at an exclusive restaurant where a mysterious chef (Ralph Fiennes) has prepared a lavish, expensive menu. But it soon becomes clear that the pretentious, pampered dinner guests are about to be served some shocking surprises. Consumerism takes on a hilariously scary meaning in this dark comedy that features Hong Chau, Janet McTeer, Judith Light and John Leguizamo in an all-star ensemble cast.

‘Copenhagen Cowboy’ (Netflix)

After a lifetime of slavery, Miu (Angela Budalovic) seeks justice and revenge. She meets her nemesis, Rakel (Lola Corfixen), and they embark on an odyssey through the natural and supernatural in the perilous landscape that is Copenhagen's criminal underworld.

‘Death in the Dorms’ (Hulu)

From ABC News Studios, the six-episode anthology docu-series, ‘Death in the Dorms,’ tells the unimaginable true stories of six college students whose lives tragically ended in murder: UCLA student Andrea DelVesco, University of Florida first-year student Christian Aguilar, University of Virginia lacrosse player Yeardley Love, Baruch College first-year student Michael Deng, University of South Carolina senior Samantha Josephson, and Western Kentucky University first-year student Katie Autry.

‘The Walking Dead (Season 11)’ (Netflix)

The final season of the landmark AMC series finally arrives on Netflix. One final round of taking out zombies and human foes alike with all of the surviving characters. At least until we get to all of the spin-offs that are in the works.

‘Jurassic World Dominion’ (Prime Video)

From Jurassic World architect and director Colin Trevorrow, Dominion takes place four years after Isla Nublar has been destroyed. Dinosaurs now live—and hunt—alongside humans all over the world. This fragile balance will reshape the future and determine, once and for all, whether human beings are to remain the apex predators on a planet they now share with history’s most fearsome creatures. This movie's not very good but does offer some fun dino action.

‘Bromates’ (Hulu)

When best friends – though polar opposites – Jonesie (Lil Rey Howery) and Sid (Josh Brener) both break up with their girlfriends at the same time they decide to move in together in a misguided attempt to help each other through their respective breakups. Alongside their friends Angry Mike (Asif Ali) and Runway Dave (Brendan Scannell), things move quickly from heartbreak to hilarity, to life, and potentially, death.


‘Mythic Quest (Season 3)’ (Apple TV+)

Ian (Rob McElhenney) and Poppy (Charlotte Nicdao) navigate the gaming world and their partnership at the newly formed GrimPop Studios, Dana (Imani Haki) is forced to play mediator to her bosses’ incessant bickering. Back at Mythic Quest, David (David Hornsby) settles into his new role as the boss where he truly finds himself in charge for the first time with Jo (Jessie Ennis) returning as his assistant — more loyal and militant than ever; and Carol (Naomi Ekperigin) attempts to figure out where she fits in after a new promotion. At Berkeley, Rachel (Ashly Burch) struggles to balance her morals with capitalism, while a post-prison Brad tries to return to society as a reformed man. All episodes are now streaming.

‘Tulsa King’ (Paramount+)

Tulsa King follows New York mafia capo Dwight “The General” Manfredi (Sylvester Stallone), just after he is released from prison after 25 years and unceremoniously exiled by his boss to set up shop in Tulsa, Okla. Realizing that his mob family may not have his best interests in mind, Dwight slowly builds a “crew” from a group of unlikely characters, to help him establish a new criminal empire in a place that to him might as well be another planet. The first eight episodes are now streaming.

‘Echo 3’ (Apple TV+)

From the writer of The Hurt Locker and Zero Dark Thirty, Echo 3 is an action-packed thriller set in South America that follows Amber Chesborough (Jessica Ann Collins), a brilliant young scientist who is the emotional heart of a small American family. When Amber goes missing along the Colombia-Venezuela border, her brother, Bambi (Luke Evans), and her husband, Prince (Michiel Huisman) – two men with deep military experience and complicated pasts – struggle to find her in a layered personal drama, set against the explosive backdrop of a secret war. The first nine episodes are now streaming with the finale arriving next week.

‘Willow’ (Disney+)

20 years after vanquishing the wicked queen Bavmorda, the sorcerer Willow Ufgood (Warwick Davis) leads a group of misfits on a dangerous rescue mission into the unknown. This new series from Lucasfilm and Disney is a sequel to the 1988 film of the same name. The first seven episodes are now streaming with the finale arriving next week.

‘Doom Patrol (Season 4)’ (HBO Max)

The team unexpectedly travels to the future to find an unwelcome surprise. Faced with their imminent demise, the Doom Patrol must decide once and for all which is more important: their own happiness or the fate of the world. All episodes are now streaming.

‘National Treasure: Edge of Mystery’ (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 five episodes are now streaming.

Also streaming now:

Netflix - ‘Barbershop 2: Back in Business’, ‘Blue Streak’, ‘Brokeback Mountain’, ‘Closer’, ‘Daddy Day Care’, ‘Fletch’, ‘Forrest Gump’, ‘G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra’, ‘Grease’, ‘I Know What You Did Last Summer’, ‘Jerry Maguire’, ‘King Kong (2005)’, ‘Kaleidoscope’, ‘Lady Voyeur’, ‘Life’, ‘Minority Report’, ‘Mousa’, ‘National Security’, ‘The Aviator’, ‘The ‘Burbs’, ‘The Conjuring’, ‘The Mindy Project’, ‘The Raid 2’, ‘Reservoir Dogs’, ‘Resident Evil: Afterlife’, ‘Road to Perdition’, ‘Rocky Saga’, ‘Scott Pilgrim vs. the World’, ‘The Taking of Pelham 123 (2009)’, ‘This is 40’, ‘Top Gun’, ‘Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen’, ‘Transformers: Dark of the Moon’, ‘Twins’, ‘How I Became a Gangster’, ‘MADOFF: The Monster of Wall Street’, ‘The Kings of the World’, ‘10 Minutes Gone’, ‘Woman of the Dead’

Hulu - ‘The 40 Year-Old Virgin’, ‘A League of Their Own’, ‘Barbarians’, ‘The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel’, ‘The Breakfast Club’, ‘The Company You Keep’, ‘Dante’s Peak’, ‘Empire Records’, ‘Gamer’, ‘Heat’, ‘Hacksaw Ridge’, ‘Hell or High Water’, ‘Home Alone’, ‘The Internship’, ‘Irrational Man’, ‘The King of Comedy’, ‘The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen’, ‘The Mummy Trilogy’, ‘Pearl Harbor’, ‘The Prestige’, ‘Prometheus’, ‘Real Steel’, ‘S.W.A.T.’, ‘Zombieland’

HBO Max - ‘American Hustle’, ‘American Ultra’, ‘Black Butterfly’, ‘Captain Phillips’, ‘Child’s Play (2019)’, ‘Cold Pursuit’, ‘Crocodile Dundee’, ‘Death Warrant’, ‘Extortion’, ‘Flashpoint’, ‘Geronimo: An American Legend’, ‘Gemini’, ‘Ghostbusters’, ‘Hereditary’, ‘Insidious: Chapter 2’, ‘John Wick Trilogy’, ‘Law Abiding Citizen’, ‘Lawrence of Arabia’, ‘Matilda’, ‘Nine’, ‘Piranha 3D’, ‘Piranha 3DD’, ‘Graveyard Shift’, ‘Silver Bullet’, ‘Support the Girls’, ‘Teen Wolf’, ‘The Book of Life’, ‘The Cabin in the Woods’, ‘The Haunting’, ‘The Hunter’, ‘The Lobster’, ‘The Master’, ‘The Perfect Score’, ‘The Promise’, ‘Vendetta’, ‘Zero Dark Thirty’, ‘The Nun’

Prime Video - ‘Invader Zim’, ‘50/50’, ‘A.I. Artificial Intelligence’, ‘After Earth’, ‘Akeelah and the Bee’, ‘Ali’, ‘Black Dynamite’, ‘Blankman’, ‘Breakdown’, ‘Clue’, ‘Despicable Me’, ‘Friday the 13th’, ‘If Beale Street Could Talk’, ‘Indiana Jones Saga’, ‘Mission: Impossible Collection’, ‘Money Train’, ‘O Brother, Where Art Thou?’, ‘Paranormal Activity Collection’, ‘Rec Trilogy’, ‘Red Dawn’, ‘Rosemary’s Baby’, ‘Sorry to Bother You’, ‘The Amityville Horror’, ‘The Running Man’, ‘True Grit’, ‘Honk for Jesus, Save Your Soul’

Disney+ - ‘The Boonies’, ‘Locked Up Abroad (Season 12)’, ‘Lost Treasures of Egypt (Season 4)’, ‘Primal Survivor: Over the Andes’, ‘Underworld, Inc.’, ‘Strangest Bird Alive’

Paramount+ - ‘Arachnophobia’, ‘Barbershop’, ‘Days of Thunder’, ‘Forces of Nature’, ‘Glory’, ‘Good Burger’, ‘Halloween VIII: Resurrection’, ‘Serpico’, ‘Shaft’, ‘Shakespeare in Love’, ‘Silence’, ‘Star Trek Beyond’, ‘The Good, the Bad and the Ugly’, ‘The Italian Job’, ‘The Thin Red Line’, ‘Wes Craven Presents: They’, ‘Hell Bound’, ‘Clerks’, ‘Taxi Driver’, ‘Terror Squad’, ‘The Witches’, ‘Crime Against Joe’


Netflix - ‘Blood Line’, ‘The Hatchet Wielding Hitchhiker’, ‘Noise’, ‘Kung Fu Panda: The Dragon Knight (Season 2)’, ‘Vikings: Valhalla (Season 2)’, ‘Dog Gone’, ‘Suzan & Freek’, ‘Sky Rojo (Season 3)’, ‘The Wait’, ‘Trial by Fire’

Hulu - ‘House of Darkness’, ‘True Things’, ‘Koala Man’, ‘Alert’, ‘How I Caught My Killer’, ‘Riotsville, U.S.A.’, ‘The Drop’

Shudder - ‘Dawn Breaks Behind the Eyes’, ‘Countless Dracula’, ‘Chucky (Season 1)’

HBO Max - ‘Horrible Bosses 2’, ‘Blended’, ‘The Climb’, ‘Velma’

Prime Video - ‘Snitch’, ‘Hunters (Season 2)’

Apple TV+ - ‘Servant (Season 4)’, ‘Super League: The War for Football’

Disney+ - ‘Chasing Waves’, ‘Evil Genius’, ‘My Ghost Story’

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