Screen Crusades: Weekly Streaming Guide 2.16.24

Screen Crusades: Weekly Streaming Guide 2.16.24

- By Nicolas Delgadillo

Ben Mendelsohn leads a new historical drama, ninjas take over in both live-action and animation, true crime gets personal and much more debuts across streaming this week.


‘The New Look’ (Apple TV+)

Set against the World War II Nazi occupation of Paris, The New Look focuses on the pivotal moment in the 20th century when the French city led the world back to life through its fashion icon Christian Dior. As Dior rises to prominence with his groundbreaking, iconic imprint of beauty and influence, Chanel’s reign as the world’s most famous fashion designer is put into jeopardy.

‘The Truth About Jim’ (Max)

An investigator confronts a traumatic past and secrets that have plagued her family for generations. Was Jim Mordecai, their husband, stepfather, and step-grandfather a notorious serial killer?

‘Ninja Kamui’ (Max)

Former ninja, Joe Higan, escaped his clan and is hiding from his violent past in rural America; one night, he is ambushed by a team of assassins from his former organization who exact a bloody retribution on Joe for betraying their code.

‘House of Ninjas’ (Netflix)

Years after retiring from their formidable ninja lives, a dysfunctional family must return to shadowy missions to counteract a string of looming threats.

‘Bottoms’ (Prime Video)

The funniest movie of 2023 is finally streaming. Unpopular best friends PJ and Josie start a high school fight club to meet girls and lose their virginity. They soon find themselves in over their heads when the most popular students start beating each other up in the name of self-defense.

‘Dark Harvest’ (Prime Video)

In a small Midwestern town, a deadly annual ritual unfolds when the mythical nightmare, Sawtooth Jack, rises from the cornfields and challenges the town’s teenage boys in a bloody battle of survival.

‘Bad Girl Boogey’ (Shudder)

A wearer of a parasitic mask with black magic sheds blood on Halloween. 16 years later, a killer with the same profile slaughters Angel's friend, who then must fight fear, overcome personal struggles and unmask the murderer before someone else dies.

‘Next Goal Wins’ (Hulu)

Next Goal Wins follows the American Samoa soccer team, infamous for their brutal 31-0 FIFA loss in 2001. With the World Cup Qualifiers approaching, the team hires down-on-his-luck, maverick coach Thomas Rongen (Michael Fassbender) hoping he will turn the world’s worst soccer team around in this heartfelt underdog comedy.

‘The Pod Generation’ (Hulu)

Living in the not-so-distant future, a New York couple takes a wild ride to parenthood after landing a coveted spot at the Womb Center, which offers couples a convenient and shareable pregnancy by way of detachable, artificial wombs, or pods.


‘True Detective: Night Country’ (Max)

In the sunless months of Alaska, eight men disappear into thin air and are later found frozen to death. As the police investigate, they find connections to a previously unsolved murder. The first five episodes are now streaming.

‘Masters of the Air’ (Apple TV+)

Masters of the Air follows the men of the 100th Bomb Group (the “Bloody Hundredth”) as they conduct perilous bombing raids over Nazi Germany and grapple with the frigid conditions, lack of oxygen, and sheer terror of combat conducted at 25,000 feet in the air. The first five episodes are now streaming.

‘Expats’ (Prime Video)

Set against the complex tapestry of Hong Kong residents, Expats depicts a multifaceted group of women after a single encounter sets off a chain of life-altering events that leaves everyone navigating the intricate balance between blame and accountability. The first five episodes are now streaming.

‘Halo (Season 2)’ (Paramount+)

Master Chief John-117 leads his team of elite Spartans against the alien threat known as the Covenant. As humanity’s best hope for winning the war, John-117 discovers his deep connection to a mysterious alien structure that holds the key to humankind’s salvation, or its destruction — the Halo. The first three episodes are now streaming.

‘Curb Your Enthusiasm (Season 12)’ (Max)

Don’t be mad he’s leaving, be mad he stayed so long. The first two episodes of the final season of Larry David's legendary comedy series are now streaming.

‘Abbot Elementary (Season 3)’ (Hulu)

A group of dedicated teachers are brought together in a Philadelphia public school where, despite the odds stacked against them, they are determined to help their students succeed. The touching and hilarious sitcom is back for a third season, with the first three episodes now streaming.

‘Tokyo Vice (Season 2)’ (Max)

Loosely inspired by Jake Adelstein's first-hand account, this crime drama follows the young American journalist as he descends into the neon-soaked underbelly of late '90s Tokyo, where nothing and no one are what they seem. The first three episodes are now streaming.

Also streaming now:

Netflix - ‘Home for Rent’, ‘Horrible Bosses 2’, ‘The Blacklist (Season 10)’, ‘Kill Me If You Dare’, ‘A Soweto Love Story’, ‘Good Morning, Vêronica (Season 3)’, ‘Mpakani: Story of the North’, ‘Players’, ‘The Heartbreak Agency’, ‘AIRawabi School for Girls (Season 2)’, ‘Comedy Chaos’, ‘The Catcher Was a Spy’, ‘The Vince Staples Show’, ‘Einstein and the Bomb’, ‘The Abyss’, ‘The Bridge Curse: Ritual’, ‘Warrior’

Hulu - ‘The Lost City’, ‘Father Stu’, ‘Blended’, ‘The Space Race’, ‘Cleaning Up’, ‘Life Below Zero: Next Generation (Season 6)’, ‘Infinite Storm’, ‘Prometheus’

Shudder - 'Cemetery Man', ‘The Psychic’

Max - ‘The Accidental Influencer’, ‘Trial By Fire’, ‘Bleed For This’

Prime Video - ‘This Is Me…Now: A Love Story’, ‘Candyman (2021)’, ‘Five Blind Dates’, ‘Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation’, ‘Fruitvale Station’


Netflix - ‘Thanksgiving’, ‘Ruby Gillman, Teenage Kraken’, ‘Can I Tell You a Secret?’, ‘Avatar: The Last Airbender’, ‘Southpaw’, ‘Everything Everywhere All At Once’, ‘Formula 1: Drive to Survive (Season 6)’, ‘Mea Culpa’, ‘Wrong Side of the Tracks (Season 3)’

Hulu - ‘Amulet’, ‘Nomadland’, ‘Operation Arctic Cure’, ‘Death in the Dorms (Season 2)’, ‘Mercy Road’

Shudder - ‘Megalomaniac’, ‘Deathstalker’, ‘Deathstalker II’, ‘History of Evil’

Max - ‘San Andreas’, ‘Machete Kills’

Prime Video - ‘Giannis: The Marvelous Journey’, ‘Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutant Mayhem’, ‘Apartment404’, ‘Jenny Slate: Seasoned Professional’, ‘The Second Best Hospital in the Galaxy’

Apple TV+ - ‘Messi’s World Cup: Rise of a Legend’, ‘Constellation’

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