Screen Crusades: Weekly Streaming Guide 4.7.23

Screen Crusades: Weekly Streaming Guide 4.7.23

- By Nicolás Delgadillo

A24 launches their first ever series on Netflix and much more on streaming this week


‘Beef’ (Netflix)

From A24 and starring Ali Wong and Steven Yeun comes Beef. A road rage incident between two strangers — a failing contractor and an unfulfilled entrepreneur — sparks a feud that brings out their darkest impulses.

‘Grease: Rise of the Pink Ladies’ (Paramount+)

This musical series takes place four years before the events of Grease; four fed-up outcasts dare to have fun on their own terms, sparking a moral panic that will change Rydell High forever.

‘Chupa’ (Netflix)

While visiting his family in Mexico, teenage Alex gains an unlikely companion when he discovers a young chupacabra hiding in his grandpa’s shed. In order to save the mythical creature, Alex and his cousins must embark on the adventure of a lifetime.

‘Royal Crackers’ (HBO Max)

Tragedy strikes the Hornsby family when their beloved patriarch and founder of Royal Crackers, Theodore Hornsby Sr., falls into a super coma.

‘Holy Spider’ (Netflix)

In Holy Spider, we follow family man Saeed as he embarks on his own religious quest — to “cleanse” the holy Iranian city of Mashhad of immoral and corrupt street prostitutes. After murdering several women, he grows ever more desperate about the lack of public interest in his divine mission.

‘Tiny Beautiful Things’ (Hulu)

Based on the best-selling collection by Cheryl Strayed, Tiny Beautiful Things follows Clare (Kathryn Hahn) a writer who becomes a revered advice columnist while her own life is falling apart.

‘Schmigadoon! (Season 2)’ (Apple TV+)

Josh (Keegan-Michael Key) and Melissa (Cecily Strong) miss the magic they felt in Schmigadoon and in an attempt to return, find themselves in Schmicago—the reimagined world of ’60s and ’70s musicals.

‘Bros’ (Prime Video)

From the ferocious comic mind of Billy Eichner and the hitmaking brilliance of filmmakers Nicholas Stoller (the Neighbors films, Forgetting Sarah Marshall) and Judd Apatow comes Bros, a smart, swoony and heartfelt comedy about how hard it is to find another tolerable human being to go through life with.

‘Kung Fu (Season 3)’ (HBO Max)

A quarter-life crisis causes a young Chinese-American woman, Nicky Shen (Olivia Liang), to drop out of college and go on a life-changing journey to an isolated monastery in China. But when she returns to San Francisco, she finds her hometown is overrun with crime and corruption and her own parents (Tzi Ma and Kheng Hua Tan) are at the mercy of a powerful Triad.

‘The Winchesters’ (HBO Max)

A prequel to the long-running series Supernatural, The Winchesters tells the epic, untold love story of how John Winchester met Mary Campbell and put it all on the line to not only save their love, but the entire world.


‘Star Trek: Picard (Season 3)’ (Paramount+)

The stakes have never been higher as Star Trek: Picard boldly goes into its third and final season. Jonathan Frakes, Brent Spiner, LeVar Burton, Gates McFadden, Marina Sirtis, and Michael Dorn of Star Trek: The Next Generation join series star Patrick Stewart for an epic adventure. The first eight episodes are now streaming.

‘The Company You Keep’ (Hulu)

A night of passion leads to love between con man Charlie (Milo Ventimiglia) and undercover CIA officer Emma (Catherine Haena Kim), who are unknowingly on a collision course professionally. While Charlie ramps up the “family business” so he can get out for good, Emma’s closing in on the vengeful criminal who holds Charlie’s family debts in hand – forcing them to reckon with the lies they’ve told so they can save themselves and their families from disastrous consequences. The series is based on the Korean Broadcasting System series entitled “My Fellow Citizens.” The first six episodes are now streaming.

‘The Mandalorian (Season 3)’ (Disney+)

The journeys of the Mandalorian through the Star Wars galaxy continue. Once a lone bounty hunter, Din Djarin (Pedro Pascal) has reunited with Grogu. Meanwhile, the New Republic struggles to lead the galaxy away from its dark history. The Mandalorian will cross paths with old allies and make new enemies as he and Grogu continue their journey together. The first six episodes are now streaming.

‘School Spirits’ (Paramount+)

When high-schooler Maddie (Peyton List) finds herself a ghost trapped in afterlife limbo at her high school, she investigates her mysterious disappearance alongside a group of other ghost students. She soon learns that the closer they get to discovering the truth, the more secrets and lies they uncover. The first seven episodes are now streaming with the finale arriving next week.

‘Perry Mason (Season 2)’ (HBO Max)

Perry (Matthew Rhys), Della (Juliet Rylance), and Paul (Chris Chalk) brace themselves for the murder trial of the century in the second season to this historical fiction legal drama. The first five episodes are now streaming.

‘Ted Lasso (Season 3)’ (Apple TV+)

In the third season of Ted Lasso, the newly-promoted AFC Richmond faces ridicule as media predictions widely peg them to finish last in the Premier League and Nate (Nick Mohammed), now hailed as the “wonder kid,” has gone to work for Rupert (Anthony Head) at West Ham United. In the wake of Nate’s contentious departure from Richmond, Roy Kent (Brett Goldstein) steps up as assistant coach, alongside Beard (Brendan Hunt). Meanwhile, while Ted (Jason Sudeikis) deals with pressures at work, he continues to wrestle with his own personal issues back home, Rebecca (Hannah Waddingham) is focused on defeating Rupert and Keeley (Juno Temple) navigates being the boss of her own PR agency. Things seem to be falling apart both on and off the pitch, but Team Lasso is set to give it their best shot anyway. The first four episodes are now streaming.

‘The Power’ (Prime Video)

The Power is an emotionally-driven global thriller, based on Naomi Alderman’s international award-winning novel. The world of The Power is our world, but for one twist of nature. Suddenly, and without warning, teenage girls develop the power to electrocute people at will. The Power follows a cast of remarkable characters from London to Seattle, Nigeria to Eastern Europe, as the Power evolves from a tingle in teenagers’ collarbones to a complete reversal of the power balance of the world. The first four episodes are now streaming.

‘Succession (Season 4)’ (HBO Max)

The sale of media conglomerate Waystar Royco to tech visionary Lukas Matsson moves ever closer. The prospect of this seismic sale provokes existential angst and familial division among the Roys as they anticipate what their lives will look like once the deal is complete. A power struggle ensues as the family weighs up a future where their cultural and political weight is severely curtailed. The first two episodes are now streaming.

‘Great Expectations’ (Hulu)

Great Expectations is the coming-of-age story of Pip, an orphan who yearns for a greater life, until a twist of fate and a mysterious benefactor opens a dark world of possibilities. Under the great expectations placed upon him, Pip must weigh the true cost of this new world and if it will make him the man he wishes to be. The first three episodes are now streaming.

‘Rabbit Hole’ (Paramount+)

Nothing is what it seems when John Weir (Keifer Sutherland), a master of deception in the world of corporate espionage, is framed for murder by powerful forces with the ability to influence and control populations. The first three episodes are now streaming.

Also streaming now:

Netflix - ‘A League of Their Own’, ‘American Hustle’, ‘Battleship’, ‘Born on the Fourth of July’, ‘Charlie Wilson’s War’, ‘Conan the Destroyer’, ‘The Cat in the Hat’, ‘The Lorax’, ‘Friday Night Lights’, ‘Hatfields & McCoys’, ‘Hotel Transylvania’, ‘How to Train Your Dragon’, ‘I, Frankenstein’, ‘Inception’, ‘Inside Man’, ‘Invisible’, ‘Marnie’, ‘Matilda’, ‘Not Another Teen Movie’, ‘Psycho’, ‘Puss in Boots’, ‘Safari’, ‘Smokey & the Bandit’, ‘Spider-Man Trilogy’, ‘The Birds’, ‘The Bourne Trilogy’, ‘The Land Before Time’, ‘The Mauritanian’, ‘The Negotiator’, ‘The Thing (2011)’, ‘Weathering’, ‘Zombieland’, ‘War Sailor’, ‘Beef’, ‘The Last Stand’, ‘A Simple Lie’, ‘Thicker Than Water’, ‘Transatlantic’

Hulu - ‘American Psycho’, ‘Beverly Hills Ninja’, ‘Big Daddy’, ‘Blackthorn’, ‘Bridesmaids’, ‘Date Night’, ‘Despicable Me’, ‘Dredd’, ‘Elysium’, ‘Haywire’, ‘Hitman: Agent 47’, ‘The Interview’, ‘John Tucker Must Die’, ‘Lincoln’, ‘Mission to Mars’, ‘The Negotiator’, ‘Rise of the Planet of the Apes’, ‘Shrek’, ‘Shrek 2’, ‘Beast of Burden’, ‘Medieval’, ‘Mr. Right’, ‘The Program’

Shudder – ‘The Slumber Party Massacre’, ‘Magic’, ‘Don’t Panic’

HBO Max - ‘The Blue Lagoon’, ‘Breathe’, ‘The Circle’, ‘The Cold Light of Day’, ‘Coraline’, ‘Dark Blue’, ‘Drive Angry’, ‘Enter the Warrior’s Gate’, ‘Experimenter’, ‘Ghost’, ‘Harriet the Spy’, ‘House at the End of the Street’, ‘Hunter Killer’, ‘Knowing’, ‘The Last Days on Mars’, ‘Lucy’, ‘Monos’, ‘Mud’, ‘No Way Out’, ‘One Missed Call’, ‘Outlaws’, ‘Push’, ‘Smokin’ Aces’, ‘Spring Breakers’, ‘Talladega Nights’, ‘Tangerine’, ‘The Wave’

Prime Video - ‘Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon’, ‘Face/Off’, ‘Fast Times at Ridgemont High’, ‘Fighting With My Family’, ‘Forrest Gump’, ‘Jet Li’s Fearless’, ‘Jigsaw’, ‘Liar Liar’, ‘Life of Pi’, ‘Max Payne’, ‘My Cousin Vinny’, ‘Small Soldiers’, ‘Speed’, ‘Terminator Genisys’, ‘The Aviator’, ‘The Big Lebowski’, ‘The Breakfast Club’, ‘The Mechanic’, ‘Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy’, ‘Top Gun’, ‘Whiplash’, ‘Young Sherlock Holmes’, ‘On a Wing and a Prayer’

Apple TV+ - ‘Boom! Boom! The World vs. Boris Becker’


Netflix - ‘Hunger’, ‘Exposed: The Ghost Train Fire’, ‘Lights Out’, ‘American Manhunt: The Boston Marathon Bombing’, ‘Florida Man’, ‘Obsession’, ‘Qorin’, ‘Phenomena’, ‘Queens on the Run’, ‘The Last Kingdom: Seven Kings Must Die’, ‘Weathering’

Hulu - ‘13 Assassins’, ‘Jesus Camp’, ‘The Queen of Versailles’, ‘War with Grandpa’, ‘Blood Money’, ‘The Weekend’, ‘Single Drunk Female (Season 2)’, ‘Door Mouse’, ‘Flux Gourmet’, ‘The Offering’, ‘Section 8’, ‘She Will’

Shudder - ‘Bog’, ‘Kids vs Aliens’

HBO Max - ‘The Last Ship’, ‘A Black Lady Sketch Show (Season 4)’, ‘#BringBackAlice’, ‘Clone High’

Prime Video - ‘Ticket to Paradise’, ‘Alter Ego’, ‘Big Bad Wolves’, ‘Kill Me Three Times’, ‘Life Itself’, ‘Whose Streets?’, ‘Greek Salad’

Paramount+ - ‘Jack Reacher: Never Go Back’, ‘Yonder’

Disney+ - ‘Rennervations’, ‘It’s All Right!’, ‘Oswald the Lucky Rabbit’

Apple TV+ - ‘Jane’, ‘The Last Thing He Told Me’

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