Screen Crusades: Weekly Streaming Guide 4.26.24

Screen Crusades: Weekly Streaming Guide 4.26.24

- By Nicolas Delgadillo

The Bon Jovi Story arrives on Hulu, The Big Door Prize returns to Apple TV plus plenty of fresh thrills across streaming this week.


'Thank You, Goodnight: The Bon Jovi Story’ (Hulu)

This four-part series chronicles the legendary rock star's recent vocal cord surgery and subsequent recovery, while also looking back at his band's four-decade career.

‘The Big Door Prize (Season 2)’ (Apple TV+)

Based on M.O. Walsh’s novel, The Big Door Prize season two follows the residents of Deerfield as the Morpho machine readies them for the mysterious “next stage.” As everyone’s potentials are exchanged for visions, new relationships form and new questions are asked.

‘THEM: The Scare’ (Prime Video)

Them: The Scare centers on LAPD Homicide Detective Dawn Reeve, who is assigned to a new case: the gruesome murder of a foster home mother that has left even the most hardened detectives shaken. Navigating a tumultuous time in Los Angeles, with a city on the razor’s edge of chaos, Dawn is determined to stop the killer. But as she draws closer to the truth, something ominous and malevolent grips her and her family.

‘Knuckles’ (Paramount+)

The new live-action series will follow Knuckles (Idris Elba) on a hilarious and action-packed journey of self-discovery as he agrees to train Wade (Adam Pally) as his protégé and teach him the ways of the Echidna warrior.

‘Secrets of the Octopus’ (Hulu / Disney+)

Octopuses are like aliens on Earth: three hearts, blue blood and the ability to squeeze through a space the size of their eyeballs. But there is so much more to these weird and wonderful animals. Intelligent enough to use tools or transform their bodies to mimic other animals and even communicate with different species, the secrets of the octopus are more extraordinary than we ever imagined.

‘Tiger’ (Hulu / Disney+)

Tiger cubs—curious, rambunctious and at times a bit clumsy—have a lot to learn from their savvy mother who will do all she can to keep them safe from pythons, bears and marauding male tigers.

‘Justice League: Crisis on Infinite Earths’ (Max)

Death is coming. Worse than death: oblivion. Not just for our Earth, but for everyone, everywhere, in every universe! Against this ultimate destruction, the mysterious Monitor has gathered the greatest team of Super Heroes ever assembled. But what can the combined might of Superman, Wonder Woman, Batman, The Flash, Green Lantern and hundreds of Super Heroes from multiple Earths even do to save all of reality from an unstoppable antimatter armageddon?!

‘Anyone But You’ (Netflix)

In the edgy comedy Anyone But You, Bea (Sydney Sweeney) and Ben (Glen Powell) look like the perfect couple, but after an amazing first date something happens that turns their fiery hot attraction ice cold - until they find themselves unexpectedly thrust together at a destination wedding in Australia. So they do what any two mature adults would do: pretend to be a couple.

‘The Painter’ (Paramount+)

An ex-CIA operative turned painter is thrown back into a dangerous world when a mysterious woman from his past resurfaces. Now exposed and targeted by a relentless killer and a rogue black ops program, he must rely on skills he thought he left behind in a high-stakes game of survival.

'Miller’s Girl’ (Netflix)

A talented young writer (Jenna Ortega) embarks on a creative odyssey when her teacher (Martin Freeman) assigns a project that entangles them both in an increasingly complex web. As lines blur and their lives intertwine, professor and protégé must confront their darkest selves while straining to preserve their individual sense of purpose and the things they hold most dear.


‘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 ten episodes now streaming.

‘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. The first eleven episodes are now streaming.

‘Shōgun’ (Hulu)

Based on James Clavell’s acclaimed novel, FX’s Shōgun is set in Japan in the year 1600 at the dawn of a century-defining civil war. Lord Yoshii Toranaga is fighting for his life as his enemies on the Council of Regents unite against him, when a mysterious European ship is found marooned in a nearby fishing village. All episodes are now streaming.

‘X-Men ‘97’ (Disney+)

In this reimagining of the classic cartoon, a band of mutants use their uncanny gifts to protect a world that hates and fears them; they're challenged like never before, forced to face a dangerous and unexpected new future. The first seven episodes are now streaming.

‘Palm Royale’ (Apple TV+)

Palm Royale is a true underdog story that follows Maxine Simmons (Kristen Wiig) as she endeavors to break into Palm Beach high society. As Maxine attempts to cross that impermeable line between the haves and the have-nots, “Palm Royale” asks the same question that still baffles us today: “How much of yourself are you willing to sacrifice to get what someone else has?” Set during the powder keg year of 1969, Palm Royale is a testament to every outsider fighting for their chance to truly belong. The first eight episodes are now streaming.

A Gentleman in Moscow’ (Paramount+)

A Gentleman in Moscow follows Count Alexander Rostov (Ewan McGregor), who, in the aftermath of the Russian Revolution, finds that his gilded past has placed him on the wrong side of history. Spared immediate execution, he is banished by a Soviet tribunal to an attic room in a grand Moscow hotel and threatened with death if he ever sets foot outside again. As the years pass and some of the most tumultuous decades in Russian history unfold outside the hotel’s doors, Rostov’s reduced circumstances provide him entry into a much larger world of emotional discovery. The first five episodes are now streaming.

‘Sugar’ (Apple TV+)

Colin Farrell stars as John Sugar, an American private investigator on the heels of the mysterious disappearance of Olivia Siegel, the beloved granddaughter of legendary Hollywood producer Jonathan Siegel. As Sugar tries to determine what happened to Olivia, he will also unearth Siegel family secrets; some very recent, others long-buried. The first five episodes are now streaming.

‘American Horror Story: Delicate (Part 2)’ (Hulu)

After multiple failed attempts of IVF, actress Anna Victoria Alcott wants nothing more than to start a family. As the buzz around her recent film grows, she fears that something may be targeting her - and her pursuit of motherhood. All episodes are now streaming.

‘Star Trek: Discovery (Season 5)’ (Paramount+)

The fifth and final season will find Captain Michael Burnham (Sonequa Martin-Green) and the crew of the U.S.S. Discovery uncovering a mystery that will send them on an epic adventure across the galaxy to find an ancient power whose very existence has been deliberately hidden for centuries. But there are others on the hunt as well… dangerous foes who are desperate to claim the prize for themselves and will stop at nothing to get it. The first five episodes are now streaming.


‘Loot (Season 2)’ (Apple TV+)

Loot returns a year after Molly Wells (Maya Rudolph) settles her very public divorce from tech billionaire John Novak (Adam Scott), and we find her thriving in her role as the head of her philanthropic organization, the Wells Foundation. Focused mainly on her charity work, Molly has sworn off any new relationships with men. The first five episodes are now streaming.

‘Franklin’ (Apple TV+)

Based on Pulitzer Prize winner Stacy Schiff’s book, “A Great Improvisation: Franklin, France, and the Birth of America,” Franklin explores the thrilling story of the greatest gamble of Benjamin Franklin’s career. In December 1776, Franklin is world famous for his electrical experiments, but his passion and power are put to the test when — as the fate of American independence hangs in the balance — he embarks on a secret mission to France. The first five episodes are now streaming.

‘The Sympathizer’ (Max)

Near the end of the Vietnam War, a spy who was embedded in the South Vietnam army flees to the United States and takes up residence in a refugee community, where he continues to gather intelligence and report back to the Viet Cong. The first two episodes are now streaming.

‘Under the Bridge’ (Hulu)

Under the Bridge is based on acclaimed author Rebecca Godfrey’s book about the 1997 true story of fourteen-year old Reena Virk (Vritika Gupta) who went to join friends at a party and never returned home. Through the eyes of Godfrey (Riley Keough) and a local police officer (Lily Gladstone), the series takes us into the hidden world of the young girls accused of the murder — revealing startling truths about the unlikely killer. The first three episodes are now streaming.

Also streaming now:

Netflix - ‘Freud’s Last Session’, ‘Duran Duran: There’s Something You Should Know’, ‘Shaman King: Flowers’, ‘Ahead of the Curve’, ‘Brigands: The Quest for Gold’, ‘Deliver Me’, ‘King Richard’, ‘TLC Forever’, ‘City Hunter’, ‘Dead Boy Detectives’, ‘Face to Face’, ‘The Doomsday Cult of Antares de la Luz’, ‘Goodbye Earth’, ‘Real Estate Sisters’, ‘The Asunta Case’

Hulu - ‘High Hopes’, ‘The Marijuana Revolution’, ‘Hip-Hop and the White House’, ‘Little Women’, ‘The Meg’, ‘Wonderful World’, ‘Barber’, ‘Boy in the Walls’

Shudder - ‘The House of the Devil’, ‘The Innkeepers’, ‘The Changeling’, ‘Final Cut’, ‘13th Floor’

Max - ‘The Jinx - Part Two’, The Losers’, ‘We’re Here (Season 4)’

Prime Video - ‘Spectre’

Disney+ -  ‘Tigers on the Rise’


Netflix - ‘Boiling Point’, ‘Fiasco’, ‘Airport’, ‘Black Clover (Season 2)’, ‘Blended’, ‘Blue Mountain State’, ‘Dark Waters’, ‘Down the Rabbit Hole’, ‘Eat Pray Love’, ‘Girls Trip’, ‘Hellboy (2019)’, ‘Hulk’, ‘Jumanji’, ‘Jujutsu Kaisen (Season 1)’, ‘Liar Liar’, ‘Mortal Kombat’, ‘Mr. & Mrs. Smith’, ‘One More Shot’, ‘Outlander (Season 6)’, ‘Patriots Day’, ‘Public Enemies’, ‘Ride Along’, ‘Shrek’, ‘Starship Troopers’, ‘The Edge of Seventeen’, ‘The Equalizer’, ‘The Gentlemen’, ‘The Great Wall’, ‘The Matrix: Resurrections’, ‘The Young Victoria’, ‘Traffic’, ‘White House Down’, ‘A Man in Full’, ‘Beautiful Rebel’, ‘Lola’, ‘Secrets of the Neanderthals’, ‘Shadow in the Cloud’, ‘2 Hearts’, ‘Unfrosted’

Hulu - ‘The Veil’, ‘The Beach’, ‘Big’, ‘Big Daddy’, ‘Black Hawk Down’, ‘The Bounty Hunter’, ‘Cast Away’, ‘The Chronicles of Riddick’, ‘Elvis’, ‘Good Boys’, ‘The Joy Luck Club’, ‘The King’s Man’, ‘The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou’, ‘The Mask’, ‘The Negotiator’, ‘Ocean’s 8’, ‘Once Upon a Time in America’, ‘Rushmore’, ‘The Royal Tenenbaums’, ‘Those Who Wish Me Dead’, ‘Walk the Line’, ‘White Chicks’, ‘300’, ‘The Contestant’, ‘Mad Money’, ‘Bad Reputation’

Shudder - ‘The Jester’, ‘Blood and Black Lace’, ‘YellowBrickRoad’, ‘Mean Spirited’, ‘The Toxic Avenger Tetralogy’

Max - ‘Black Christmas (2019)’, ‘Crank’, ‘Crank: High Voltage’, ‘The Dead Don’t Die’, ‘Don Jon’, ‘The Edge’, ‘The Florida Project’, ‘Hellboy II: The Golden Army’, ‘Jersey Boys’, ‘The Killing of a Sacred Deer’, ‘The Lighthouse’, ‘Mad Max’, ‘Silver Linings Playbook’, ‘Sisters’, ‘Hacks (Season 3)’, ‘Stop Making Sense’

Prime Video - ‘The Holdovers’, ‘The Idea of You’, ‘12 Angry Men’, ‘3:10 to Yuma’, ‘A Dangerous Method’, ‘A.I. Artificial Intelligence’, ‘Airplane!’, ‘Atonement’, ‘Bottle Rocket’, ‘Brigsby Bear’, ‘Call Me By Your Name’, ‘Capote’, ‘Clockstoppers’, ‘Cold Mountain’, ‘Cry Macho’, ‘Death Race Trilogy’, ‘Emma’, ‘Fatal Attraction’, ‘Invasion of the Body Snatchers’, ‘Isle of the Dead’, ‘Malcolm X’, ‘Not Another Teen Movie’, ‘On the Waterfront’, ‘Once Upon a Time in the West’, ‘Panic Room’, ‘Pompeii’, ‘Psycho’, ‘Rear Window’, ‘Schindler’s List’, ‘Some Like it Hot’, ‘The Birdcage’, ‘The Birds’, ‘The Blues Brothers’, ‘The Curious Case of Benjamin Button’, ‘The Deer Hunter’, ‘The Night of the Hunter’, ‘The Ring’, ‘The Wiz’, ‘Vertigo’, ‘Whiplash’

Paramount+ - ‘Behind the Music (Season 2)’, ‘Buffy the Vampire Slayer’

Apple TV+ - ‘Acapulco (Season 3)’

Disney+ - ‘Daredevil (2003)’, ‘Fantastic Mr. Fox’

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