Screen Crusades: Weekly Streaming Guide 5.12.23

Screen Crusades: Weekly Streaming Guide 5.12.23

- By Nicolás Delgadillo

The Muppets rock out on Disney+, Shudder drops a chilling new horror movie and more this week


‘Huesera: The Bone Woman’ (Shudder)

Valeria's joy at becoming pregnant with her first child is quickly taken away when she's cursed by a sinister entity. As danger closes in and relationships with her family become fractured, she's forced deeper into a chilling world of dark magic that threatens to consume her. A group of witches emerge that could be her only hope for safety and salvation, but not without grave risk.

‘The Muppets Mayhem’ (Disney+)

The Electric Mayhem Band, the old-fashioned Muppets band, takes on the current music world in their attempt to finally go platinum.

‘Class of ‘09’ (Hulu)

Class of ’09 follows a class of FBI agents set in three distinct points in time who grapple with immense changes as the U.S. criminal justice system is altered by artificial intelligence. Spanning multiple decades and told across interweaving timelines, the series examines the nature of justice, humanity and the choices we make that ultimately define our lives and legacy.

‘Mulligan’ (Netflix)

In this satirical comedy, when most of Earth is destroyed by aliens, can a few survivors rebuild what’s left of America and form a more perfect union?

‘The Great (Season 3)’ (Hulu)

Season 3 of The Great sees Catherine and Peter attempt to make their marriage work after some seemingly insurmountable problems.

‘Documentary Now! (Season 4)’ (Netflix)

Fred Armisen, Bill Hader and Seth Meyers serve as creators, executive producers and writers of this IFC original series, using their love of documentary films and combining it with comedy to present a unique take on the form. Hosted by Dame Helen Mirren and starring Armisen and Hader, each episode is shot in a different documentary film style, paying tribute to some of the most important stories that didn't actually happen.

‘Queen Cleopatra’ (Netflix)

From Executive Producer Jada Pinkett Smith comes a new documentary series exploring the lives of prominent and iconic African Queens. This season will feature Cleopatra, the world’s most famous, powerful, and misunderstood woman -- a daring queen whose beauty and romances came to overshadow her real asset: her intellect. Cleopatra’s heritage has been the subject of much academic debate, which has often been ignored by Hollywood. Now the series re-assesses this fascinating part of her story.

‘STILL: A Michael J. Fox Movie’ (Apple TV+)

The account of Fox’s public life, full of nostalgic thrills and cinematic gloss, will unspool alongside his never-before-seen private journey, including the years that followed his diagnosis, at 29, with Parkinson’s disease. Intimate and honest, and produced with unprecedented access to Fox and his family, the film will chronicle Fox’s personal and professional triumphs and travails and will explore what happens when an incurable optimist confronts an incurable disease.

‘Saint Omer’ (Hulu)

A young novelist Rama attends the trial of Laurence Coly, a woman accused of killing her 15-month-old daughter by abandoning her to the rising tide on a beach in northern France. But as the trial continues, the words of the accused and witness testimonies will shake Rama's convictions and call into question our own judgement.


‘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 nine 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. All 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 seven 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. All episodes are now streaming.

‘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. The first seven episodes are now streaming.

‘The Last Thing He Told Me’ (Apple TV+)

This gripping limited series follows Hannah, a woman who must forge a relationship with her 16-year-old stepdaughter Bailey in order to find the truth about why her husband has mysteriously disappeared. The first six episodes are now streaming with the finale arriving next week.

‘Barry (Season 4)’ (HBO Max)

Cousineau (Henry Winkler) is hailed as a hero as Barry’s (Bill Hader) arrest has shocking consequences. It’s all been leading up to this – the explosive and hilarious final chapter of Barry. The first five episodes are now streaming.

‘Mike Judge’s Beavis and Butt-Head (Season 2)’ (Paramount+)

So much new Beavis. So much new Butt-head. So many more reasons to never leave the couch. The first five episodes are now streaming.

‘100 Foot Wave (Season 2)’ (HBO Max)

Legend Garrett McNamara, his world-class surfing peers, and some surprising newcomers continue to push the boundaries of their sport and the limits of their minds and bodies. The one constant for these extreme athletes is contending with the highs and lows of their perilous and unpredictable lifestyle in which every big wave has the potential to write a dramatic new chapter in their personal stories. The first four episodes are now streaming.

‘Love & Death’ (HBO Max)

Love & Death takes a close look at Candy Montgomery’s (Elizabeth Olsen) shift from a bright, devout Christian housewife to a merciless ax-murderer (and the peculiar affair that started it all. Set in a close-knit, trusting Texas community full of carefree families and faithful churchgoers, it’s an idyllic picture–and the perfect cover for dangerous secrets and vicious jealousy left unchecked. The first five episodes are now streaming.

‘Citadel’ (Prime Video)

The global spy agency Citadel has fallen and the memory of its agents has been erased. Now, the powerful Manticore crime syndicate is filling the power vacuum. Citadel agents must remember their past and find the strength to fight back. The first four episodes are now streaming.

‘Silo’ (Apple TV+)

In a ruined and toxic future, thousands live in a giant silo deep underground. After its sheriff breaks a cardinal rule and residents die mysteriously, engineer Juliette (Rebecca Ferguson) starts to uncover shocking secrets and the truth about the silo. The first three episodes are now streaming.

‘Fatal Attraction’ (Paramount+)

An affair threatens the lives of Dan Gallagher and his wife, Beth, in this reimagining of the 1987 movie, exploring marriage and infidelity through the lens of modern attitudes toward strong women, personality disorders and coercive control. The first four episodes are now streaming.

‘White House Plumbers’ (HBO Max)

White House Plumbers tells the story of how Nixon’s own political saboteurs and Watergate masterminds, E. Howard Hunt (Woody Harrelson) and G. Gordon Liddy (Justin Theroux), accidentally toppled the presidency they were zealously trying to protect. The first two episodes are now streaming.

‘A Small Light’ (Hulu / Disney+)

The inspiring, real-life story of Miep Gies, who played a critical role in hiding Anne Frank and her family during the Nazi occupation in Amsterdam. The first four episodes are now streaming.

Also streaming now:

Netflix – ‘A Man Called Otto’, ‘Justice League’, ‘Justice League Unlimited’, ‘Dance Brothers’, ‘Missing: Dead or Alive?’, ‘St. Vincent’, ‘Ultraman (Season 3)’, ‘Black Knight’, ‘Call Me Kate’, ‘Queer Eye (Season 7)’, ‘The Mother’

Hulu – ‘To the End’, ‘The Last Warrior’, ‘Bar Fight!’, ‘The Last Unicorn’

Shudder – ‘Poison for the Fairies’, ‘Darker Than the Night’

HBO Max – ‘The Conjuring’, ‘Two Sides of the Abyss’

Apple TV+ – ‘City on Fire’

Disney+ – ‘Crater’, ‘Spider-Man: Homecoming’, ‘Venom’


Netflix - ‘Anna Nicole Smith: You Don’t Know Me’, ‘Ted’, ‘Faithfully Yours’, ‘Fanfic’, ‘McGregor Forever’, ‘La Reina del Sur’, ‘Yakitori: Soldiers of Misfortune’, ‘Asterix & Obelix: The Middle Kingdom’, ‘Bayi Ajaib’, ‘Muted’

Hulu - ‘The Locksmith’, ‘District B13’, ‘Hammer of the Gods’, ‘Point Break (2015)’, ‘La Chica Invisible’, ‘The Break-Up’, ‘Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping’, ‘Queenmaker: The Making of an It Girl’, ‘Slash/Back’, ‘White Men Can’t Jump’, ‘American Murderer’, ‘Sliding Doors’, ‘Sophie’s Choice’

Shudder - ‘Consecration’, ‘The Babadook’, ‘The Devil’s Doorway’

HBO Max - ‘I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry’, ‘Land of Gold’, ‘Unbreakable’, ‘Angel City’, ‘Men in Black Trilogy’, ‘The Lego Batman Movie’, ‘Parasite’, ‘The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring’, ‘Spy/Master’

Prime Video - ‘She Said’

Paramount+ - ‘Three Thousand Years of Longing’, ‘The Family Stallone’, ‘Breaking the Sound Barrier’, ‘Ghosts of Beirut’

Apple TV+ - ‘Stillwater (Season 3)’

Disney+ - ‘Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania’

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