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Screen Crusades: Weekly Streaming Guide 5.20.22

Posted by Nicolás Delgadillo in Culture on May 20, 2022

Jackass 4.5 arrives with extra feats of humiliation, the brutal Love, Death and Robots returns plus Disney’s favorite chipmunks get a Roger Rabbit style reboot and more in streaming this week

OUT NOW:

‘Jackass 4.5’ (Netflix)

Johnny Knoxville, Steve-O and the rest of the gang return, along with some new faces, for another round of hilariously painful stunts featuring cut footage and outtakes from Jackass Forever.

Read our review of ‘Jackass Forever’ – HERE

‘Love, Death & Robots (Volume 3)’ (Netflix)

Created by Tim Miller and produced by directing legend David Fincher – Love, Death & Robots showcases 5 to 15-minute episodes created by different animation teams from around the world. The series features a wide breadth of genres — science fiction, fantasy, horror and comedy — that house the stories told through animation styles from traditional 2D to photo-real 3D CGI. New episodes in Volume 3 range from uncovering an ancient evil to a comedic apocalypse.

‘Chip ‘n Dale: Rescue Rangers’ (Disney+)

Thirty years after their popular television show ended, chipmunks Chip (John Mulaney) and Dale (Andy Samberg) live very different lives. When a cast member from the original series mysteriously disappears, the pair must reunite to save their friend.

‘The Found Footage Phenomenon’ (Shudder)

The Found Footage Phenomenon is an independent documentary charting the origins of the found footage sub-genre, tracking it through to the technique’s current form, and asking what the future is.

‘Borrego’ (Netflix)

Borrego follows a young botanist (Lucy Hale) who relocates to a small desert town to study an invasive plant species. She must fight for her survival when she’s kidnapped by an inexperienced drug mule (Nicholas Gonzalez) after his ultralight plane crashes in the desert.

‘Now and Then’ (Apple TV+)

A multi-layered thriller that explores the differences between youthful aspirations and the reality of adulthood, when the lives of a group of college friends are forever changed after a celebratory weekend ends up with one of them dead.

‘Sundown’ (Hulu)

Neil and Alice Bennett (Tim Roth, Charlotte Gainsbourg) are the core of a wealthy family on vacation in Mexico with younger members Colin and Alexa (Samuel Bottomley, Albertine Kotting McMillan) until a distant emergency cuts their trip short. When one relative disrupts the family’s tight-knit order, simmering tensions rise to the fore in this suspenseful jolt from writer/director Michel Franco.

‘The Time Traveler’s Wife’ (HBO Max)

Based on the beloved novel, The Time Traveler’s Wife tells the intricate love story of Clare (Rose Leslie) and Henry (Theo James), and a marriage with a problem… time travel.

‘Joe Pickett’ (Paramount+)

Joe Pickett – based on the book series of the same name – follows a dedicated game warden (Michael Dorman) and his family as they navigate the shifting socio-political climate of a small rural town on the verge of economic collapse. When a murder victim winds up on Joe’s doorstep, a larger conspiracy looms, and the Picketts find themselves in the crosshairs

‘The Deep End’ (Hulu)

This investigative series is an arresting and provocative exploration inside the world of one of today’s most controversial spiritual teachers and her dedicated followers.

CONTINUED WEEKLY EPISODES:

‘Star Trek: Strange New Worlds’ (Paramount+)

Paramount+ continues its all-in approach to the Star Trek universe with yet another series to add the franchise. This latest is based on the years Captain Christopher Pike manned the helm of the U.S.S. Enterprise. The series will feature fan favorites from season two of Star Trek: Discovery. Anson Mount as Captain Christopher Pike, Rebecca Romijn as Number One and Ethan Peck as Science Officer Spock. The series will follow Captain Pike, Science Officer Spock and Number One in the years before Captain Kirk boarded the U.S.S. Enterprise, as they explore new worlds around the galaxy. The first three episodes are now streaming.

‘Halo’ (Paramount+)

Dramatizing an epic 26th-century conflict between humanity and an alien threat known as the Covenant, the long-awaited Halo series will weave deeply drawn personal stories with action, adventure and a richly imagined vision of the future. Nobody can save humanity alone-not even the Master Chief (Pablo Schreiber). Meet the heroes who will risk losing everything to come together and protect humankind from the universe’s greatest threat. All episodes are now streaming.

‘Atlanta (Season 3)’ (Hulu)

Taking place almost entirely in Europe, Season 3 of Atlanta finds Earn (Donald Glover), Alfred ‘Paper Boi’ Miles (Brian Tyree Henry), Darius (LaKeith Stanfield) and Van (Zazie Beetz) in the midst of a successful European tour, as the group navigates their new surroundings as outsiders, and struggle to adjust to the newfound success they had aspired to. All episodes are now streaming.

‘We Own This City’ (HBO Max)

A miniseries exploring the deep systemic corruption inherent in law enforcement, We Own This City details the rise and fall of the Baltimore Police Department’s Gun Trace Task Force. Directed by Reinaldo Marcus Green, the series is based on the book of the same name by Baltimore Sun reporter Justin Fenton. The first four episodes are now streaming.

‘Tehran (Season 2)’ (Apple TV+)

Tamar (Niv Sultan) is a Mossad hacker-agent who infiltrates Tehran under a false identity to help destroy Iran’s nuclear reactor. But when the mission fails and she’s trapped in a new life, Tamar must plan an operation that will place everyone dear to her in jeopardy. Glenn Close joins the second season. The first four episodes are now streaming.

‘The Baby’ (HBO Max)

The new limited series blends horror and comedy in a surrealist study on motherhood. When a controlling baby with violent powers mysteriously lands in Natasha’s (Michelle de Swarte) lap, she must figure out how to wrestle her life back: She doesn’t want a baby. The baby wants her. The first four episodes are now streaming.

‘Shining Girls’ (Apple TV+)

Based on Lauren Beukes’ best-selling novel, Shining Girls follows Kirby Mazrachi (Moss) as a Chicago newspaper archivist whose journalistic ambitions were put on hold after enduring a traumatic assault. Years after a brutal attack left her in a constantly shifting reality, Kirby Mazrachi learns that a recent murder is linked to her assault. She teams with veteran reporter Dan Velazquez (played by Wagner Moura) to understand her ever-changing present—and confront her past. The first six episodes are now streaming.

‘Barry (Season 3)’ (HBO Max)

Desperate to leave his violent past behind in favor of his newfound passion, Barry (Hader) is attempting to untangle himself from the world of contract killing and fully immerse himself in acting. But getting out is messy. While Barry has eliminated many of the external factors that pushed him towards violence, he soon discovers they weren’t the only forces at play. What is it about his own psyche that led him to become a killer in the first place? The first four episodes are now streaming.

‘Under the Banner of Heaven’ (Hulu)

Under the Banner of Heaven is an original limited series inspired by the true crime bestseller by Jon Krakauer, which follows the events that led to the 1984 murder of Brenda Wright Lafferty and her baby daughter in a suburb in the Salt Lake Valley, Utah. As Detective Jeb Pyre (Andrew Garfield) investigates events that transpired within the Lafferty family, he uncovers buried truths about the origins of the LDS religion and the violent consequences of unyielding faith. What Pyre, a devout Mormon, unearths leads him to question his own faith. The first five episodes are now streaming.

‘The Offer’ (Paramount+)

This biographical dramatic miniseries tells the true story of producer Al Ruddy’s (Miles Teller) experience of making the 1972 film The Godfather with Francis Ford Coppola. From development to production, the series lays out the process of creating one of the greatest films of all time. The first six episodes are now streaming.

Also streaming now:

Netflix – ‘Tully’, ‘Cyber Hell: Exposing an Internet Horror’, ‘The Photographer: Murder in Pinamar’

Hulu – ‘Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room’, ‘The Mountain Between Us’, ‘The Brass Teapot’, ‘One Last Thing’, ‘American Underdog’

Shudder – ‘Brain Damage’

Paramount+ – ‘The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance’

COMING NEXT WEEK:

Netflix – ‘Ricky Gervais: SuperNature’, ‘Shaman King’, ‘Stranger Things (Season 4 – Part 1)’, ‘Afrobeats: The Backstory’

Hulu – ‘Look at Me: XXXTentacion’, ‘A Taste of Hunger’, ‘Shoresy’

Shudder – ‘A Banquet’, ‘Tetsuo the Iron Man’, ‘Tetsuo the Body Hammer’, ‘The Prowler’

HBO Max – ‘Navalny’

Disney+ – ‘Obi-Wan Kenobi’, ‘Hubble’s Cosmic Journey’, ‘Mission Pluto’, ‘We Feed People’

Apple TV+ – ‘Prehistoric Planet’


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