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Screen Crusades: Weekly Streaming Guide 5.27.22

Posted by Nicolás Delgadillo in Culture on May 26, 2022

It’s a huge weekend for streaming television as Stranger Things finally returns to Netflix, Obi-Wan Kenobi premieres on Disney+ and more

OUT NOW:

‘Stranger Things (Season 4 – Volume 1)’ (Netflix)

The pop culture phenomenon is finally back. It’s been six months since the Battle of Starcourt, which brought terror and destruction to Hawkins. Struggling with the aftermath, our group of friends are separated for the first time – and navigating the complexities of high school hasn’t made things any easier. War is on the way.

‘Obi-Wan Kenobi’ (Disney+)

The story begins 10 years after the dramatic events of “Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith” where Obi-Wan Kenobi faced his greatest defeat—the downfall and corruption of his best friend and Jedi apprentice, Anakin Skywalker, who turned to the dark side as evil Sith Lord Darth Vader.
The series stars Ewan McGregor, reprising his role as the iconic Jedi Master, and also marks the return of Hayden Christensen in the role of Darth Vader.

‘Prehistoric Planet’ (Apple TV+)

An epic true story about majestic dinosaurs and the habitats they roamed. Begin exploring coasts, deserts, freshwater, ice worlds, and forests, and experience the world of dinosaurs like never before in this epic five-night event, from Executive Producer Jon Favreau and the producers of Planet Earth. Featuring David Attenborough

‘Look at Me: XXXTentacion’ (Hulu)

This documentary explores how Florida teenager Jahseh Onfroy became SoundCloud rapper XXXTENTACION, one of the most streamed artists on the planet. Through frank commentary from family, friends and romantic partners as well as unseen archival footage, director Sabaah Folayan offers a sensitive portrayal of an artist whose acts of violence, raw musical talent and open struggles with mental health left an indelible mark on his generation before his death at the age of 20.

‘A Banquet’ (Shudder)

Widowed mother Holly (Sienna Guillory) is radically tested when her teenage daughter Betsey (Jessica Alexander) experiences a profound enlightenment and insists that her body is no longer her own, but in service to a higher power. Bound to her newfound faith, Betsey refuses to eat but loses no weight. In an agonizing dilemma, torn between love and fear, Holly is forced to confront the boundaries of her own beliefs.

‘Shaman King’ (Netflix)

The fate of the world hangs in the balance as Medium Yoh Asakura joins the epic Shaman Fight, competing with other shamans in a bid to become the all-powerful Shaman King, while facing an opponent bent on disaster. The popular manga series finally gets a second life in this new anime adaptation, one that genuinely delivers.

‘Shoresy’ (Hulu)

Foul-mouthed, chirp-serving, mother-loving, fan favorite character Shoresy (Jared Keeso) joins the Sudbury Bulldogs of the Northern Ontario Senior Hockey Organization (AKA the NOSHO) on a quest to never lose again.

‘Navalny’ (HBO Max)

Poison always leaves a trail. This fly-on-the-wall documentary follows Russian opposition leader, Alexey Navalny, through his political rise, attempted assassination and search to uncover the truth.

‘A Taste of Hunger’ (Hulu)

A power couple within the Danish gourmet scene run the popular restaurant Malus in Copenhagen. The couple is willing to sacrifice everything to achieve their dream — getting the coveted Michelin star.

‘The Prowler’ (Shudder)

In this old school slasher from the early 80s, an unknown killer, clad in World War II U.S. Army fatigues, stalks a small New Jersey town bent on reliving a 35 year-old double murder by focusing on a group of college kids holding an annual graduation dance.

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

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

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

‘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 seven episodes are now streaming.

Also streaming now:

Netflix – ‘Afrobeats: The Backstory’

Shudder – ‘Tetsuo the Iron Man’, ‘Tetsuo the Body Hammer’

Disney+ – ‘Hubble’s Cosmic Journey’, ‘Mission Pluto’, ‘We Feed People’

COMING NEXT WEEK:

Netflix – ‘Disappearance at Clifton Hill’, ‘Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy’, ‘Dear John’, ‘Dumb and Dumber’, ‘Eraser’, ‘The Golden Compass’, ‘Léon: The Professional’, ‘Mission: Impossible’, ‘National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation’, ‘Soul Plane’, ‘Steel Magnolias’, ‘The Amazing Spider-Man’, ‘The Boy’, ‘The Departed’, ‘The Fighter’, ‘The Hurt Locker’, ‘Titanic’, ‘Troy’, ‘We Die Young’, ‘We are Marshall’, ‘Bashar Shorts’, ‘Heartbeat’, ‘Plastic Island’, ‘The DUFF’, ‘Floor is Lava’, ‘Interceptor’, ‘The Perfect Mother’

Hulu – ‘Glee’, ‘30 Minutes or Less’, ‘Die Hard Franchise’, ‘Alien Franchise’, ‘Bridesmaids’, ‘Burn After Reading’, ‘Cabin Fever’, ‘The Devil Wears Prada’, ‘Don Jon’, ‘The Fifth Element’, ‘Happy Feet’, ‘Muppets from Space’, ‘Napoleon Dynamite’, ‘Pineapple Express’, ‘Predator Franchise’, ‘Push’, ‘Slumdog Millionaire’, ‘When a Stranger Calls’, ‘The Orville: New Horizons’, ‘Fire Island’

Shudder – ‘Daughters of Darkness’, ‘What Keeps You Alive’, ‘Cannibal Man’, ‘El Pico’, ‘El Pico 2’, ‘Navajeros’, ‘No One Heard the Scream’

HBO Max – ‘Miami Vice’, ‘300’, ‘A Star is Born’, ‘Abduction’, ‘Across the Universe’, ‘Angels & Demons’, ‘Assassination Nation’, ‘The Bank Job’, ‘Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon’, ‘Dark Passage’, ‘Daybreakers’, ‘The Da Vinci Code’, ‘Extraction’, ‘First Blood’, ‘Highlander’, ‘I Know What You Did Last Summer’, ‘The Incredible Burt Wonderstone’, ‘The Mask’, ‘Sabotage’, ‘Watchmen’

Amazon Prime Video – ‘Call Me By Your Name’, ‘Half Baked’, ‘Fantastic Mr. Fox’, ‘Black Swan’, ‘The Transporter’, ‘The Hills Have Eyes’, ‘Mother!’, ‘The Sandlot’, ‘Groundhog Day’, ‘Shaun of the Dead’, ‘Megamind’, ‘Top Gun’, ‘The Twilight Saga’, ‘Rosemary’s Baby’, ‘Galaxy Quest’, ‘Gunfight at the O.K. Corral’, ‘The Boys (Season 3)’

Paramount+ – ‘South Park: The Streaming Wars’


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