Screen Crusades: Weekly Streaming Guide 5.19.23

Screen Crusades: Weekly Streaming Guide 5.19.23

- By Nicolás Delgadillo

Fresh horror and thrillers arrive on streaming this weekend to kick summer off with a scream


‘Consecration’ (Shudder)

After her brother dies under strange circumstances, Grace travels to the Mount Saviour Convent for answers. Once there, she uncovers murder, sacrilege, and a shocking truth about her past.

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

Scott Lang (Paul Rudd) and Hope van Dyne (Evangeline Lilly) return to continue their adventures as Ant-Man and The Wasp. Together with Hope's parents Hank Pym (Michael Douglas) and Janet van Dyne (Michelle Pfeiffer), as well as Scott's daughter Cassie Lang (Kathryn Newton), the duo finds themselves exploring the Quantum Realm, interacting with strange new creatures and embarking on an adventure that will push them beyond the limits of what they thought possible.

‘McGregor Forever’ (Netflix)

McGregor Forever charts superstar MMA fighter, Conor McGregor’s epic journey back to the top of the UFC ladder. This 4-part documentary series is an all-access look at this controversial superstar, along with the deeper history of what brought him to this point.

‘Spy/Master’ (HBO Max)

Victor Godeanu, the right-hand man and closest adviser to Romanian dictator Nicolae Ceaușescu during the Cold War, is also a secret agent for the KGB and must escape Romania and Ceaușescu before his cover is blown.

‘Angel City’ (HBO Max)

A gripping 3-part docuseries that goes behind the scenes and onto the pitch of the groundbreaking Los Angeles-based professional women’s soccer team, Angel City Football Club. Pulling back the curtain on the origin story through the 2022 inaugural season of the female-founded and led team, the series reveals the passion and grit needed to build a franchise from scratch and blaze a bold trail in the world of professional sports.

‘Slash/Back’ (Hulu)

In a small village near the Arctic Circle, a few friends must fight off an alien invasion using makeshift weapons and their horror movie knowledge.

‘Ghosts of Beirut’ (Paramount+)

Ghosts of Beirut is a four-part spy drama based on one of the greatest espionage stories of modern times: the manhunt for Imad Mughniyeh, the elusive Lebanese terrorist who outwitted his adversaries in the CIA and Mossad for over two decades.

‘The Family Stallone’ (Paramount+)

This Keeping Up With the Kardashians-style reality series follows Sylvester Stallone and his wife Jennifer, as well as their daughters, in a direct access to their daily life.

‘Three Thousand Years of Longing’ (Paramount+)

Dr Alithea Binnie (Tilda Swinton) is an academic - content with life and a creature of reason. While in Istanbul attending a conference, she happens to encounter a Djinn (Idris Elba) who offers her three wishes in exchange for his freedom. This presents two problems. First, she doubts that he is real and second, because she is a scholar of story and mythology, she knows all the cautionary tales of wishes gone wrong. The Djinn pleads his case by telling her fantastical stories of his past.


‘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 ten 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 eight 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 eight 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. All episodes are now streaming.

‘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 six 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 six episodes are now streaming with the finale arriving next week.

‘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 five episodes are now streaming with the finale arriving next week.

‘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 six episodes are now streaming with the finale arriving next week.

‘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 five episodes are now streaming with the finale arriving next week.

‘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 four 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 five 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 three 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 six episodes are now streaming with the finale arriving next week.

‘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. The first three episodes are now streaming.

Also streaming now:

Netflix – ‘Anna Nicole Smith: You Don’t Know Me’, ‘Ted’, ‘Faithfully Yours’, ‘Fanfic’, ‘La Reina del Sur’, ‘Yakitori: Soldiers of Misfortune’, ‘Asterix & Obelix: The Middle Kingdom’, ‘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’, ‘White Men Can’t Jump’, ‘American Murderer’, ‘Sliding Doors’, ‘Sophie’s Choice’

Shudder – ‘The Babadook’, ‘The Devil’s Doorway’

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

Prime Video – ‘She Said’

Paramount+ – ‘Breaking the Sound Barrier’

Apple TV+ – ‘Stillwater (Season 3)’


Netflix - ‘Missing’, ‘The Son’, ‘Virupuaksha’, ‘The Batman’, ‘The Boss Baby’, ‘MerPeople’, ‘Victim/Suspect’, ‘Hard Feelings’, ‘Mother’s Day’, ‘FUBAR’, ‘Blood & Gold’, ‘Dirty Grandpa’, ‘The Portrait’, ‘The Year I Started Masturbating’, ‘Tin & Tina’, ‘Turn of the Tide’

Hulu - ‘The Secrets of Hillsong’, ‘The Clearing’, ‘Prank Panel’, ‘The Old Way’

Shudder - ‘Influencer’, ‘In Their Skin’

HBO Max - ‘Love to Love You, Donna Summer’, ‘Kingsman: The Secret Service’, ‘Mid90s’, ‘San Andreas’

Prime Video - ‘Violent Night’

Paramount+ - ‘Afghan Dreamers’, ‘The Fire That Took Her’, ‘Inside the Factory’, ‘Ten Steps to Disaster’

Apple TV+ - ‘Prehistoric Planet’, ‘Platonic’

Disney+ - ‘American Born Chinese’, ‘Wild Life’

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