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Screen Crusades: Weekly Streaming Guide 7.29.22

Posted by Nicolás Delgadillo in Culture on July 29, 2022

A sequel to The Reef hits Shudder, Pretty Little Liars returns on HBO Max, and much, much more in this week’s streaming guide

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‘The Reef: Stalked’ (Shudder)

Australian filmmaker Andrew Traucki made waves (pun intended) with his tight 2010 shark horror film The Reef, bringing Great Whites back onto the big screen in genuinely thrilling fashion. Over a decade later and Traucki has returned to his surprise hit with a sort of legacy sequel of its own. In an effort to heal after witnessing her sister’s horrific murder, Nic (Teressa Liane), her sister Annie (Saskia Archer) and two close friends travel to a remote Pacific island for a kayaking and diving adventure. Only hours into their expedition, the women are stalked and then attacked by a massive Great White. To survive the women will need to band together, and Nic will have to overcome her post-traumatic stress, face her fears and slay a monster.

‘Pretty Little Liars: Original Sin’ (HBO Max)

Twenty years ago, a series of tragic events almost ripped the blue-collar town of Millwood apart. Now, in present day, a disparate group of teen girls — a brand-new set of Little Liars — find themselves tormented by an unknown Assailant and made to pay for the secret sin committed by their parents two decades ago…as well as their own. In the dark, coming-of-age, horror-tinged drama Pretty Little Liars: Original Sin, we find ourselves miles away from Rosewood, but within the existing Pretty Little Liars universe — in a brand-new town, with a new generation of Little Liars.

‘Keep Breathing’ (Netflix)

After her private plane crashes in the Canadian wilderness, lone survivor Liv (Melissa Barrera) must battle both an unforgiving cold and past personal traumas to stay alive in the harsh environments.

‘Light & Magic’ (Disney+)

This six-part series charts the Evolution of Industrial Lights & Magic, the company responsible for the iconic visual effects of Star Wars, E.T., Terminator 2, Jurassic Park and so many other films. This is the story of a team of creative geniuses who put the magic in the movies we love.

‘Surface’ (Apple TV+)

Set in high-end San Francisco, Surface, stars Gugu Mbatha-Raw who also executive produces, as Sophie, a woman who has suffered a traumatic head injury that has left her with extreme memory loss. As Sophie embarks on a quest to put the pieces of her life back together with the help of her husband and friends, she begins to question whether or not the truth she is told is in fact the truth she has lived. Through twists and turns and an unexpected love triangle, this sexy, elevated thriller asks: What if you woke up one day and didn’t know your own secrets?

‘Not Okay’ (Hulu)

Danni Sanders (Zoey Deutch), an aimless aspiring writer with no friends, no romantic prospects and — worst of all — no followers, fakes an Instagram-friendly trip to Paris in the hopes of boosting her social media clout. When a terrifying incident strikes the City of Lights, Danni unwittingly falls into a lie bigger than she ever imagined. She “returns” a hero, even striking up an unlikely friendship with Rowan (Mia Isaac), a real trauma survivor dedicated to societal change, and scooping up the man of her dreams Colin (Dylan O’Brien). As an influencer and advocate, Danni finally has the life and audience she always wanted. But it’s only a matter of time before the façade cracks, and she learns the hard way that the Internet loves a takedown.

‘We Met in Virtual Reality’ (HBO Max)

The first feature-length documentary filmed entirely in virtual reality, this film tells stories of love, loss, and unexpected connection within the world of VR.

‘The Most Hated Man on the Internet’ (Netflix)

Determined to remove her daughter’s photos from a revenge porn website, a persistent mother launches an online crusade to shutFrom the producers of Tinder Swindler and Dont F**k with Cats, comes this shocking three-part documentary series on Hunter Moore and his website, IsAnyoneUp.com – one of the earliest and most notorious homes of revenge porn. In a lawless internet world circa 2010, unlikely allies band together to seek justice and ultimately uncover unexpected secrets. In the web of revenge, no one is off limits – even Hunter Moore.

‘Paper Girls’ (Amazon Prime Video)

It’s the day after Halloween in 1988 when four young friends accidentally stumble into an intense time war and find themselves inexplicably transported to the year 2019. When they come face-to-face with their adult selves, each girl discovers her own strengths as together they try to find a way back to the past while saving the world of the future.

‘Santa Evita’ (Hulu)

From Executive Producer Salma Hayek, this is the story of Eva Perón after her death. The embalmed body of “Evita” had an eventful journey that lasted for 22 years, and was every bit as eventful as her 33 years of life. Evita died in 1952, but her corpse waited above ground for three years for the construction of a monument that was ultimately never built. In 1955, President Perón’s government was overthrown by a military coup, who hid the body for 19 years to prevent it from becoming a symbol against the regime. While only a political figure for six years as General Perón’s wife, her corpse influenced Argentine politics for more than two decades — weaving a morbidly strange story that passed into the realm of mythology.

CONTINUED WEEKLY EPISODES:

‘The Orville: New Horizons’ (Hulu)

Seth McFarlane’s sci-fi series finally returns with a move to Hulu just in time for its third season. Set 400 years in the future, New Horizons finds the crew of the U.S.S. Orville continuing their mission of exploration, as they navigate both the mysteries of the universe and the complexities of their own interpersonal relationships. The first nine episodes are now streaming with the finale arriving next week.

‘For All Mankind (Season 3)’ (Apple TV+)

For All Mankind is a sprawling story that began with a provocative premise: What if the Russians landed on the moon first, before Americans? The space race never ended and the two Cold War foes only ramped up the competition to colonize the moon and beyond. Season 3 jumps ahead in this alternate history into the 90s, where Americans, Soviets, and a mysterious private company are all tussling over the future of mankind on Mars. The first eight episodes are now streaming.

‘Irma Vep’ (HBO Max)

Mira (Alicia Vikander) is an American movie star disillusioned by her career and a recent breakup, who comes to France to star as “Irma Vep” in a remake of the French silent film classic, “Les Vampires.” Set against the backdrop of a lurid crime thriller, Mira struggles as the distinctions between herself and the character she plays begin to blur and merge. All episodes are now streaming.

‘Evil (Season 3)’ (Paramount+)

A new season of terror has arrived. Priest-to-be David Acosta (Mike Colter), forensic psychologist Kristen Bouchard (Katja Herbers), and tech expert Ben Shakir (Aasif Mandvi) continue to investigate claims of demonic possession in a third season that’s stronger than ever. The first seven episodes are now streaming.

‘Players’ (Paramount+)

From the Peabody Award-winning creators of American Vandal, Tony Yacenda and Dan Perrault, Players is a comedic documentary-style series that follows a fictional pro League of Legends esports team, as they pursue their first championship after years of close calls and heartache. To win it all, they will need their prodigy, a 17-year-old rookie (Da’Jour Jones), and their 27-year-old veteran (Misha Brooks) to put their egos aside and work together. All episodes are now streaming.

‘Only Murders in the Building (Season 2)’ (Hulu)

An unlikely trio (Selena Gomez, Martin Short, Steve Martin) become amateur true crime podcasters in hopes of solving the mysterious homicide that happened in their apartment building. After closing the case at the end of the first season, Mabel, Charles and Oliver become the suspects in a new murder that took place in the building — and the subjects of a new podcast hosted by their favorite host Cinda Canning (Tina Fey). The first six episodes are now streaming.

‘Westworld (Season 4)’ (HBO Max)

The fourth season of HBO’s mindbending sci-fi series has set the stage for a big war against humans as the now-sentient hosts have left the park and infiltrated the real world. They have an ax to grind after years of subjugation, but there are some hosts who don’t want to see a war and are trying to keep the peace. The first five episodes are now streaming.

‘Black Bird’ (Apple TV+)

After Jimmy Keene (Taron Egerton) is sentenced to 10 years in a minimum security prison without parole, he cuts a deal with the FBI to enter maximum-security prison for the criminally insane and befriend a suspected serial killer, Larry Hall (Paul Walter Hauser). Keene’s job is to elicit a confession from Hall in order to slam the door on Hall’s appeal and find the buried bodies of as many as eighteen women. But is Hall a serial killer? Or a serial confessor? The first five episodes are now streaming with the finale arriving next week.

‘What We Do In the Shadows (Season 4)’ (Hulu)

Hilarious and spooky fun, What We Do In the Shadows looks into the daily (or rather, nightly) lives of four vampires, who’ve lived together for over 100 years, on Staten Island. The series is now back for a fourth season of undead antics and further hilarity that’s sure to keep fans wheezing for air. The first four episodes are now streaming.

‘Rap Sh!t’ (HBO Max)

From executive producer Issa Rae comes a new show that follows two estranged high school friends from Miami, Shawna (Aida Osman) and Mia (KaMillion), who reunite to form a rap group. Join Shawna and Mia as they try to make it in the rap scene all while staying true to themselves. The first two episodes are now streaming.

‘American Horror Stories (Season 2)’ (Hulu)

American Horror Stories is a spin-off of Ryan Murphy and Brad Falchuk’s award-winning anthology series American Horror Story. The weekly anthology series features a different horror story in each episode and is now back for a season round of creepy thrills. The first two episodes are now streaming.

Also streaming now:

Netflix – ‘Footfairy’, ‘August: Osage County’, ‘Shania Twain: Not Just a Girl’, ‘Street Food: USA’, ‘Pipa’, ‘Detective Conan: Zero’s Tea Time’, ‘Fanático’, ‘Uncoupled’

Hulu – ‘King Arthur: Legend of the Sword’, ‘The Americans’, ‘Hatching’

Shudder – ‘Hard Rock Nightmare’, ‘Hard Rock Zombies’, ‘Slaughterhouse Rock’, ‘The Toolbox Murders’, ‘Uninvited’

HBO Max – ‘Walker (Season 2)’, ‘Citizen Ashe’, ‘Wellington Paranormal’, ‘Superman & Louis (Season 2)’

Paramount+ – ‘Honor Society’

COMING NEXT WEEK:

Netflix – ‘The Wretched’, ‘8 Mile’, ‘Above the Rim’, ‘Battle: Los Angeles’, ‘Constantine’, ‘Eyes Wide Shut’, ‘Ferris Bueller’s Day Off’, ‘Footloose (2011)’, ‘Hardcore Henry’, ‘Legends of the Fall’, ‘Men in Black Trilogy’, ‘Miss Congeniality’, ‘Space Jam’, ‘Spider-Man Trilogy’, ‘The Age of Adaline’, ‘The Town’, ‘Tower Heist’, ‘Flight’, ‘Buba’, ‘Clusterf**k: Woodstock ‘99’, ‘Endless Night’, ‘Carter’, ‘Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Movie’, ‘Skyfall’, ‘The Informer’, ‘The Sandman’

Hulu – ‘A Day to Die’, ‘Client 9’, ‘Prey’, ‘Akeelah and the Bee’, ‘American Assassin’, ‘Black Swan’, ‘The Blair Witch Project’, ‘Book of Shadows: The Blair Witch 2’, ‘Blazing Saddles’, ‘Bugsy’, ‘Castaway’, ‘The Chronicles of Riddick’, ‘Despicable Me’, ‘Despicable Me 2’, ‘Detroit’, ‘The Devil Wears Prada’, ‘Fantastic Mr. Fox’, ‘Ghostbusters’, ‘Ghostbusters II’, ‘Groundhog Day’, ‘Hotel Transylvania’, ‘Jiro Dreams of Sushi’, ‘Kindergarten Cop’, ‘Man on Fire’, ‘Men of Honor’, ‘Ninja Assassin’, ‘Nurse 3-D’, ‘See No Evil, Hear No Evil’, ‘So I Married an Axe Murderer’, ‘Source Code’, ‘Vantage Point’, ‘The Wedding Singer’, ‘X-Men Origins: Wolverine’, ‘Reservation Dogs (Season 2)’

Shudder – ‘Allegoria’, ‘What Josiah Saw’, ‘Creepshow’, ‘Land of the Dead’, ‘Monkeh Shines’, ‘The Crazies’. ‘Season of the Witch’, ‘Carrie’, ‘Misery’, ‘Salem’s Lot’, ‘Firestarter’, ‘Firestarter: Rekindled’, ‘Cat’s Eye’, ‘Needful Things’, ‘Amityville: The Evil Escapes’, ‘Amityville: A New Generation’, ‘Amityville: Dollhouse’

HBO Max – ‘A Most Violent Year’, ‘Barely Lethal’, ‘Biker Boyz’, ‘Blow Out’, ‘Blue Velvet’, ‘Bug’, ‘Cadillac Man’, ‘Charlie’s Angels’, ‘Charlie’s Angels: Full Throttle’, ‘Colors’, ‘Damien: Omen II’, ‘Dark Places’, ‘Days of Being Wild’, ‘Enemy’, ‘Ex Machina’, ‘Fighting’, ‘From Hell’, ‘Ghost Dog: The Way of the Samurai’, ‘How to Lose Friends & Alienate People’, ‘How to Talk to Girls at Parties’, ‘Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1978)’, ‘Lions for Lambs’, ‘Locke’, ‘Miles Ahead’, ‘Mississippi Grind’, ‘Out of the Past’, ‘Remember’, ‘Revenge of the Green Dragons’, ‘Slow West’, ‘Son of a Gun’, ‘The Adderall Diaries’, ‘The Captive’, ‘The Devil’s Backbone’, ‘The Field Guide to Evil’, ‘The Great Escape’, ‘The Possession’, ‘Transcendence’, ‘Tusk’, ‘Under the Skin’, ‘Whiplash’, ‘Belle’, ‘Belfast’

Amazon Prime Video – ‘A Dark Place’, ‘A.I. Artificial Intelligence’, ‘Escape from Alcatraz’, ‘Evil Dead (2013)’, ‘Face/Off’, ‘Fright Night (2011)’, ‘Misma Luna’, ‘Once Upon a Time in the West’, ‘Pet Sematary (1989)’, ‘Ronin’, ‘The Exorcism of Emily Rose’, ‘The Haunting’, ‘The Machinist’, ‘The Shootist’, ‘Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story’, ‘The Outlaws (Season 2)’, ‘Thirteen Lives’, ‘Licorice Pizza’

Apple TV+ – ‘Luck’

Disney+ – ‘Lightyear’

Paramount+ – ‘Clockstoppers’, ‘Friday the 13th Part II’, ‘Friday the 13th Part III’, ‘Friday the 13th Part VI: Jason Lives’, ‘Grease’, ‘Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back’, ‘Planes, Trains and Automobiles’, ‘There Will Be Blood’, ‘Transformers: Dark of the Moon’, ‘Mike Judge’s Beavis and Butthead’

Peacock – ‘The 40-Year-Old Virgin’, ‘American Gangster’, ‘The Beach’, ‘A Beautiful Mind’, ‘The Book of Eli’, ‘The Breakfast Club’, ‘Cape Fear’, ‘Casino’, ‘Cinderella Man’, ‘Do the Right Thing’, ‘Fast Times at Ridgemont High’, ‘Flatliners’, ‘Gods of Egypt’, ‘The Hulk’, ‘The Huntsman: Winter’s War’, ‘The Man with the Iron Fists’, ‘The Mummy Trilogy’, ‘Now You See Me’, ‘Now You See Me 2’, ‘The Punisher’, ‘Punisher: War Zone’, ‘The Purge: Anarchy’, ‘Salt’, ‘The Scorpion King’, ‘Serenity’, ‘Shrek’, ‘Shrek 2’, ‘Smokin’ Aces’, ‘Snow White and the Huntsman’, ‘Uncut Gems’, ‘Upgrade’, ‘Waterworld’, ‘You’re Next’


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