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Screen Crusades: Weekly Streaming Guide 5.6.22

Posted by Nicolás Delgadillo in Culture on May 6, 2022

A new Star Trek series arrives as well as crime thrillers and horror galore on streaming this week

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‘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.

‘Hatching’ (Hulu)

Tinja (Siiri Solalinna) is a 12-year-old gymnast who’s desperate to please her image-obsessed mother (Sophia Heikkila). After finding a wounded bird in the woods, she brings its strange egg home, nestles it in her bed and nurtures it until it hatches. The creature that emerges soon becomes her closest friend and a living nightmare, plunging Tinja into a twisted reality that her mom refuses to see. This strange dose of Finnish horror has been a surprising hit thus far.

‘The Twin’ (Shudder)

Following the aftermath of a tragic accident that claimed the life of one of their twins, Rachel (Teresa Palmer) and husband Anthony (Steven Cree) relocate to the other side of the world with their surviving son in the hopes of building a new life. What begins as a time of healing in the quiet Scandinavian countryside soon takes an ominous turn when Rachel begins to unravel the torturous truth about her son and confronts the malicious forces attempting to take a hold of him.

‘Clark’ (Netflix)

Based on the truth and lies of Clark Olofsson’s autobiography, the Swedish language series will feature Clark’s early years until present day. The notorious gangster started his criminal career in the 1960s and became one of the most controversial personalities in contemporary Swedish history. Convicted of several counts of drug trafficking, attempted murder, assault, theft and dozens of bank robberies, he has spent more than half his life behind bars and has left behind a trail of trauma, heartbreak, disappointment and general devastation. In the 1970s Clark gave rise to the idea of “The Stockholm Syndrome” during a failed bank robbery in Stockholm and has ever since kept his position as celebrity criminal fooling all of Sweden to fall in love with him. Bill Skarsgard stars.

‘Eli Roth’s History of Horror (Season 3)’ (Shudder)

Eli Roth explores horror’s biggest themes and reveals the inspirations and struggles behind its past and present. Episodes feature A-list storytellers like Stephen King, Quentin Tarantino, Jordan Peele, Jason Blum, Robert Englund, Linda Blair, Rob Zombie, Jack Black, John Landis and Jamie Lee Curtis, who discuss how horror has evolved through the years and impacted society, as well as how the genre maintains its fan base and why audiences are addicted to fear.

‘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.

‘Last Survivors’ (Hulu)

Last Survivors takes place in a post-apocalyptic world where Troy (Stephen Moyer) raises his now grown son, Jake (Drew Van Acker), in a perfect wooded utopia thousands of miles away from the decayed cities. When Troy is severely wounded, Jake is forced to travel to the outside world to find life-saving medicine. Ordered to kill anyone he encounters, Jake defies his father by engaging in a forbidden relationship with a mysterious woman, Henrietta (Alicia Silverstone). As Jake continues this dangerous affair, Troy will stop at nothing to get rid of Henrietta and protect the perfect utopia he created.

‘The Pentaverate’ (Netflix)

After influencing global events for centuries, a secret society faces a dangerous threat from within. Can a Canadian reporter save them – and the world? From the mind of Mike Myers and starring Ken Jeong, Keegan-Michael Key, Debi Mazar, Richard McCabe, Jennifer Saunders and Lydia West.

‘Broadcast Signal Intrusion’ (Shudder)

For three years, James (Harry Shum Jr.) has been haunted by his wife’s sudden and inexplicable disappearance. His best distraction is work-specifically, archiving old videos. While watching decade-aged TV news footage one night, he sees a video interference that’s deeply disturbing. And it’s not the only interference he’ll see. As his obsession over these strange clips increases, and he submerges himself into their mysteries, James discovers troubling connections to his missing wife. Which will these broadcast intrusions bring him, though: long-desired answers or a never-ending nightmare?

‘Hold Your Breath: The Ice Dive’ (Netflix)

Follow free diver Johanna Nordblad in this documentary as she attempts to break the world record for distance traveled under ice with one breath. Probably not for the faint of heart or the claustrophobic.

CONTINUED WEEKLY EPISODES:

‘Star Trek: Picard (Season 2)’ (Paramount+)

Jean-Luc Picard (Patrick Stewart) and his companions are trapped in the 21st century when reality is broken by Q (John de Lancie) as part of the ultimate trial for Picard. They must race against time to save the future of the galaxy. The second season of the recent Star Trek spin-off show will feature several appearances from The Next Generation characters. All 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. The first seven 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. The first eight episodes are now streaming.

‘Moon Knight’ (Disney+)

This latest Marvel series follows Steven Grant (Oscar Isaac), a mild-mannered gift-shop employee, who becomes plagued with blackouts and memories of another life. Steven discovers he has dissociative identity disorder and shares a body with mercenary Marc Spector. As Steven/Marc’s enemies converge upon them, they must navigate their complex identities while thrust into a deadly mystery among the powerful gods of Egypt. All episodes are now streaming.

‘The Girl from Plainville’ (Hulu)

Inspired by the deeply troubling true story of Michelle Carter’s unprecedented “texting-suicide” case, this limited series explores Carter’s (Elle Fanning) relationship with Conrad Roy III (Colton Ryan) and the events that led to his death and, later, her conviction of involuntary manslaughter. 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 two 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 two 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 four 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 two 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 three 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 four episodes are now streaming.

Also streaming now:

Netflix – ‘42’, ‘A River Runs Through It’, ‘Tim Burton’s Corpse Bride’, Den of Thieves’, ‘Dirty Harry’, ‘Empire State’, ‘Forrest Gump’, ‘Harold & Kumar Go to White Castle’, ‘Jackass’, ‘John Q’, ‘Menace II Society’, ‘Once Upon a Time in America’, ‘Rambo’, ‘Rambo: Last Blood’, ‘Road to Perdition’, ‘The Gentlemen’, ‘War of the Worlds’, ‘Meltdown: Three Mile Island’, ‘Blood Sisters’, ‘A Drop of Blood’, ‘The Takedown’

Hulu – ‘A Beautiful Mind’, ‘The Adjustment Bureau’, ‘The Bounty Hunter’, ‘Dazed and Confused’,’Dodgeball’, ‘Drag Me to Hell’, ‘Dude, Where’s My Car?’, ‘Easy A’, ‘Forgetting Sarah Marshall’, ‘Funny People’, ‘Hot Fuzz’, ‘Marie Antoinette’, ‘Resident Evil’, ‘Rock of Ages’, ‘Taken’

Shudder – ‘Goodnight Mommy’, ‘The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2’, ‘Leatherface: The Texas Chainsaw Massacre III’, ‘The Babadook’, ‘The Midnight Swim’

HBO Max – ‘47 Ronin’, ‘Assassins’, ‘Bottle Rocket’, ‘Chunking Express’, ‘Conan the Barbarian’, ‘Devil In a Blue Dress’, ‘Eraser’, ‘Frida’, ‘The Fugitive’, ‘Killers’, ‘The Missing’, ‘St. Elmo’s Fire’, ‘Street Fighter: The Legend of Chun-Li’, ‘Terminator 2: Judgment Day’, ‘Underworld’, ‘Spring Awakening: Those You’ve Known’

Paramount+ – ‘(500) Days of Summer’, ‘A Chorus Line’, ‘Black Dynamite’, ‘Bram Stoker’s Dracula’, ‘Cabaret’, ‘Ferris Bueller’s Day Off’, ‘Footloose’, ‘Galaxy Quest’, ‘Grease’, ‘Grosse Pointe Blank’, ‘Groundhog Day’, ‘Mean Girls’, ‘Mission: Impossible’, ‘Raising Arizona’, ‘Saving Private Ryan’, ‘Scary Movie’, ‘Shaft’, ‘Sleepy Hollow’, ‘The Addams Family’, ‘The Fifth Element’, ‘The Fighter’, ‘True Confessions’

Apple TV+ – ‘The Big Conn’

COMING NEXT WEEK:

Netflix – ‘Ghost in the Shell: SAC_2045 Sustainable War’, ‘42 Days of Darkness’, ‘Operation Mincemeat’, ‘Our Father’, ‘The Getaway King’, ‘Bigger than Africa’, ‘Senior Year’, ‘The Lincoln Lawyer’

Hulu – ‘Candy’, ‘Italian Studies’

Shudder – ‘Popcorn’, ‘The Stylist’, ‘A Ghost Waits’, ‘The Sadness’

HBO Max – ‘Catwoman: Hunted’, ‘The Matrix: Resurrections’, ‘Old’

Disney+ – ‘The Quest’, ‘Sneakerella’

Apple TV+ – ‘The Essex Serpent’
Paramount+ – ‘Allied’


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