Screen Crusades: Weekly Streaming Guide 4.5.24

Screen Crusades: Weekly Streaming Guide 4.5.24

- By Nicolas Delgadillo

A conman takes over Netflix, a monstrous entity awakens on Shudder, and many more thrills premiere across streaming this week


‘Ripley’ (Netflix)

A wealthy man hires down-on-his-luck grifter Tom Ripley to travel to Italy to urge his vagabond son to return home; Tom's acceptance of the job is the first step in a life of deceit, fraud and murder.

‘Baghead’ (Shudder)

Following the death of her estranged father, Iris learns she has inherited a run-down, centuries-old pub. Little does she know, when the deed is signed, she will become inextricably tied to an unspeakable entity that resides in the pub’s basement – Baghead – a shape-shifting creature that can transform into the dead.

‘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.

‘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.

‘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.

‘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.

‘Scoop’ (Netflix)

Inspired by real events, this fictional dramatization gives an insider account of how the women of Newsnight secured Prince Andrew’s infamous interview.

‘Mute Witness’ (Shudder)

Billy Hughes is a mute special effects artist working on a low budget American slasher movie being shot in Russia. Accidentally locked in the studio late one night, she stumbles upon two men shooting what appears to be a snuff film. Having borne witness to their victim’s final moments, Billy desperately flees – but this is only the start of a protracted night of terror, drawing her and her friends into a tangled web of intrigue, involving the KGB, the Moscow police… and a mysterious crime kingpin known as “The Reaper”.

‘The Zone of Interest’ (Max)

In Jonathan Glazer's Academy Award-winning film, the commandant of Auschwitz, Rudolf Höss, and his wife, Hedwig, strive to build a dream life for their family in a house and garden next to the camp.

‘Girls State’ (Apple TV+)

What would American democracy look like in the hands of teenage girls? A political coming-of-age story and a stirring reimagination of what it means to govern, “Girls State" follows young female leaders — from wildly different backgrounds across Missouri — as they navigate an immersive experiment to build a government from the ground up.


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

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

‘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.

‘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. All episodes are now streaming.

‘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. All episodes are 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 eight episodes are now streaming.

‘Shōgun’ (Hulu)

Based on James Clavell’s 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. The first seven episodes are now streaming.

‘Manhunt’ (Apple TV+)

A conspiracy thriller about one of the best known but least understood crimes in history: the assassination of Abraham Lincoln. This is the astonishing story of the high-stakes hunt for John Wilkes Booth. The first five episodes are now streaming.

‘Invincible (Season 2 Part 2)’ (Prime Video)

Mark goes back to college, reads his dad's books, and nothing bad happens to him or his family. This is a very official synopsis. Part 2 of the acclaimed superhero series' second season is now streaming on Prime. 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 four 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 five 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 two episodes are now streaming.

Also streaming now:

Netflix - ‘American Graffiti’, ‘Baby Driver’, ‘Battleship’, ‘Black Clover’, ‘Born on the Fourth of July’, ‘Ender’s Game’, ‘Glass’, ‘Happy Gilmore’, ‘Inside Man’, ‘It’s Kind of a Funny Story’, ‘Molly’s Game’, ‘Mortal Engines’, ‘Night Raiders’, ‘Role Models’, ‘Skyscraper’, ‘Split’, ‘Talladega Nights’, ‘The Land Before Time’, ‘The Little Things’, ‘The Matrix Trilogy’, ‘The Theory of Everything’, ‘Wild Things’, ‘Crime Scene Berlin: Nightlife Killer’, ‘Files of the Unexplained’, ‘100 Days to Indy’, ‘Crooks’, ‘Parasyte: The Grey’, ‘The Antisocial Network: Memes to Mayhem’

Hulu - ‘The Big Lebowski’, ‘Blair Witch’, ‘Blockers’, ‘Capone’, ‘Captain Phillips’, ‘Don’t Worry Darling’, ‘The Fifth Element’, ‘The Fog’, ‘Hellboy’, ‘The Huntsman: Winter’s War’, ‘Jack the Giant Slayer’, ‘Ocean's Eleven Trilogy’, ‘Pacific Rim’, ‘Seven Years in Tibet’, ‘Take Shelter’, ‘Lord of Misrule’, ‘She Came to Me’, ‘Dinosaur’

Shudder - ‘The Terror (Season 2)’, ‘The Gates’, ‘Drag Me to Hell’, ‘Ghost Stories’, ‘The Rental’, ‘At the Devil’s Door’, ‘The Wind’, ‘Summoning Sylvia’, ‘Madman’, ‘Spookies’, ‘Creepshow’, ‘Gateway’, ‘Wake Wood’, ‘Emelie’

Max - ‘Black Swan’, ‘Body of Lies’, ‘Deepwater Horizon’, ‘Eo’, ‘Harry Potter Collection’, ‘Hotel Artemis’, ‘Inland Empire’, ‘Lost in Translation’, ‘Pride and Glory’, ‘Ronin’, ‘Scott Pilgrim vs the World’, ‘A Serious Man’, ‘The Social Network’, ‘The Strangers’, ‘Terminator Salvation’, ‘They’, ‘Zola’

Prime Video - ‘Batman Forever’, ‘Batman & Robin’, ‘Chaplin’, ‘Chinatown’, ‘Cloverfield’, ‘Disturbia’, ‘El Dorado’, ‘Fighting with my Family’, ‘Gunfight at the O.K. Corral’, ‘Jarhead’, ‘Jiro Dreams of Sushi’, ‘Lords of Dogtown’, ‘Mcgruber’, ‘Nebraska’, ‘Neighbors’, ‘Red Eye’, ‘Richard Jewell’, ‘Rosemary’s Baby’, ‘The Big Short’, ‘The House Bunny’, ‘The Last Temptation of Christ’, ‘Top Gun’, ‘Total Recall’, ‘Wayne’s World’, ‘Pet Sematary: Bloodlines’, ‘Hit (Season 3)’

Paramount+ - ‘Talk to Me’, ‘Cloud Atlas’, ‘Deep Impact’, ‘Emma’, ‘Face/Off’, ‘First Blood’, ‘Galaxy Quest’, ‘I Love You, Man’, ‘Jacob’s Ladder’, ‘Lara Croft: Tomb Raider’, ‘Magnolia’, ‘Malcolm X’, ‘Planes, Trains and Automobiles’, ‘Team America: World Police’, ‘Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Trilogy’, ‘The King of Comedy’, ‘The Ring’, ‘The Transporter Refueled’, ‘TMNT’, ‘Transformers’

Disney+ - ‘Wish’


Netflix - ‘Megan Leavey’, ‘Anthracite’, ‘Death Whisperer’, ‘The Hijacking of Flight 601’, ‘Unlocked: A Jail Experiment’, ‘What Jennifer Did’, ‘As the Crow Flies (Season 2)’, ‘Baby Reindeer’, ‘Midsummer Night’, ‘The Bricklayer’, ‘A Journey’, ‘Strange Way of Life’, ‘Stolen’

Hulu - ‘The Fable’, ‘The Grudge’, ‘Teen Titans Go! to the Movies’, ‘Blood Free’, ‘Curtain Call’, ‘Immediate Family’, ‘Trapped in the Farmhouse’, ‘The Channel’, ‘The Greatest Hits’

Shudder - ‘Children Shouldn’t Play with Dead Things’, ‘The Third Saturday in October’, ‘The Third Saturday in October Part V’

Max - ‘Metalocalypse: Army of the Doomstar’, ‘Bail Jumpers’, ‘Massacre of the Mormons’

Prime Video - ‘Unforgotten (Season 5)’, ‘The Exorcist: Believer’, ‘Fallout’

Apple TV+ - ‘Franklin’

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