Screen Crusades: Weekly Streaming Guide 12.30.22

Screen Crusades: Weekly Streaming Guide 12.30.22

- By Nicolás Delgadillo

Happy New Year to all you maggots and freaks out there! Here's everything exciting on streaming to end 2022 on a high note


‘White Noise’ (Netflix)

Based on the 1985 novel by Don DeLillo, White Noise is an apocalypse tale with a healthy dose of black comedy. Directed by Noah Baumbach and at once hilarious and horrifying, lyrical and absurd, ordinary and apocalyptic, White Noise dramatizes a contemporary American family’s attempts to deal with the mundane conflicts of everyday life while grappling with the universal mysteries of love, death and the possibility of happiness in an uncertain world. Jack Gladney (Adam Driver), professor of Hitler studies at the College-on-the-Hill, husband to Babette (Greta Gerwig) and father to four children/stepchildren, is torn asunder by “the Airborne Toxic Event,” a cataclysmic train accident that casts chemical waste over his town.

‘This Place Rules’ (HBO Max)

As one of the best-known and hardest working journalists of his generation, the 25-year-old Andrew Callaghan ventures on a wild RV journey through America to take the pulse of a divided nation. In 2020, as COVID rages, protests sweep the country, and a monumental election looms, Callaghan captures the chaos in the streets and a wide spectrum of views -- with just a camera and a microphone. Delving into a world of political division, white nationalist groups and conspiracy theorists, This Place Rules exposes the perfect storm in the months preceding the Capitol attack and serves as a stark warning that these forces show no sign of abating.

‘The Invitation’ (Netflix)

After the death of her mother and having no other known relatives, Evie (Nathalie Emmanuel) takes a DNA test…and discovers a long-lost cousin she never knew she had. Invited by her newfound family to a lavish wedding in the English countryside, she’s at first seduced by the sexy aristocrat host but is soon thrust into a nightmare of survival as she uncovers twisted secrets in her family’s history and the unsettling intentions behind their sinful generosity.

‘The Witcher: Blood Origin’ (Netflix)

Taking place in the elven Golden Era, 1200 years before the time of Geralt, Yennefer and Ciri, The Witcher: Blood Origin tells the story of seven strangers who join together to fight an unstoppable empire. Though they hail from warring clans, Éile (Sophia Brown) and Fjall (Laurence O'Furarain) must learn to trust one another if they have any hope of leading this band of outcasts on their quest to topple the Continent’s oppressors.

‘Delia’s Gone’ (Hulu)

Living with an intellectual disability, Louis (Stephan James) is wrongfully accused of the murder of his sister Delia (Genelle Williams) and sentenced to 5 years in prison. Upon release, he is visited by one of the last men to see her alive who implies there is more to her killing than meets the eye. Armed with this new information, Louis embarks on a personal mission to find who is responsible for Delia's mysterious death.

‘Wildcat’ (Prime Video)

Wildcat follows the inspiring story of a young veteran on his journey into the Amazon. Once there, he meets a young woman running a wildlife rescue and rehabilitation center, and his life finds new meaning as he is entrusted with the life of an orphaned baby ocelot. What was meant to be an attempt to escape from life, turns out to be an unexpected journey of love, discovery, and healing.

‘Treason’ (Netflix)

When the past catches up with the newly appointed head of MI6 (Charlie Cox), in the form of a Russian spy (Olga Kurylenko) with whom he shares a complicated past, he is forced to question everything and everyone in his life. Secrets, lies and diplomatic relationships will all come to light.

‘Into the Deep’ (Hulu)

In this intense action thriller, Jess (Ella-Rae Smith) is swept off her feet by a mysterious stranger named Ben (Matthew Daddario), who brings her to his boat nearby. Dangerously adrift miles from shore, their romance is interrupted when Lexie (Jessica Alexander) shows up. Soon the three get wasted and play sexy games-but when the party takes a turn for the worse, it's clear that Ben or Lexie is a dangerous liar. In an explosive climax, Jess must decide which one to help-and which one she must destroy.

‘The Hummingbird Project’ (Hulu)

Cousins from New York, Vincent (Jesse Eisenberg) and Anton (Alexander Skarsgård) are players in the high-stakes game of High-Frequency Trading, where winning is measured in milliseconds. Their dream? To build a straight fiber-optic cable line between Kansas and New Jersey, making them millions. But nothing is straightforward for this flawed pair. Anton is the brains, Vincent is the hustler, and together they push each other and everyone around them to the breaking point with their quixotic adventure.


‘Bleach: Thousand Year Blood War’ (Hulu)

After a ten year hiatus, the hit anime Bleach is returning to finally finish its story in a big way. Ichigo and his friends return to save their world and the Soul Society once again, with the threat this time around being the mighty Quincies. The final arc begins now, and it’s going to be a bloodbath. All episodes of the first season are now streaming.

‘The Boulet Brothers’ Dragula: Titans’ (Shudder)

Your favorite drag monsters are back to compete in a grand championship of drag artistry and physical challenges for a $100,000 grand prize, along with the headlining spot on the upcoming world tour and the first ever “Dragula Titans” crown and title. All episodes are now streaming.

‘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. The first nine episodes are now streaming with the finale arriving next week.

‘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 seven 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 eight episodes are now streaming.

‘Slow Horses (Season 2)’ (Apple TV+)

Slow Horses follows a team of British intelligence agents who serve in a dumping ground department of MI5 – Slough House. Oldman stars as Jackson Lamb, the brilliant but irascible leader of the spies who end up in Slough House due to their career-ending mistakes. Joining Oldman is a decorated ensemble cast including Academy Award nominee Kristin Scott Thomas (Darkest Hour), Academy Award nominee Jonathan Pryce (The Two Popes), and BAFTA Scotland Award winner Jack Lowden (Dunkirk). All episodes are now streaming.

‘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 six episodes are now streaming.

‘His Dark Materials (Season 3)’ (HBO Max)

The rebellion against the Authority becomes open warfare, with Asriel (James McAvoy) working to build a new Republic of Heaven. But to achieve his ends he needs the Subtle Knife, which is currently in Will’s (Amir Wilson) hands. Hope will spark in darkness. All episodes are now streaming.

‘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. The first five episodes are now streaming with the finale arriving next week.

‘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 four episodes are now streaming.

Also streaming now:

Netflix – ‘Roald Dahl’s Matilda the Musical’, ‘No Escape’, ‘7 Women and a Murder’, ‘Rise of Empires: Ottoman’

Hulu – ‘Letterkenny (Season 11)’, ‘Blade Runner: The Final Cut’, ‘Blade Runner 2049’, ‘Last Looks’, ‘The Devil is a Part-Timer! (Season 2)’, ‘The Last Journey of Paul W.R.’

HBO Max – ‘The Man from U.N.C.L.E.’, ‘The Established Home (Season 2)’

Prime Video – ‘Paws of Fury: The Legend of Hank’, ‘Chuck’, ‘Justice League Action’, ‘Teen Titans’, ‘The Mysteries of Laura’, ‘Trial & Error’

Paramount+ – ‘Detroit’, ‘Django Unchained‘

Disney+ – ‘Savage Kingdom’, ‘Street Genius’, ‘Black Pharaohs: Sunken Treasures’


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’, ‘Copenhagen Cowboy’, ‘Woman of the Dead’, ‘The Pale Blue Eye’, ‘The Walking Dead (Season 11)’

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’, ‘Death in the Dorms’, ‘Bromates’

Shudder - ‘Possession’

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 Menu’, ‘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’, ‘The Rig’, ‘Jurassic World Dominion’

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

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