Screen Crusades: Weekly Streaming Guide 8.5.22 - Knotfest

Screen Crusades: Weekly Streaming Guide 8.5.22

Posted by Nicolás Delgadillo in Culture on August 5, 2022

A new and genuinely awesome Predator movie premieres on Hulu, Peacock unleashes an original summer camp slasher starring Kevin Bacon and more this week


‘Prey’ (Hulu)

Prey is the best the Predator franchise has been since the phenomenon of the original. Set centuries in the past, the film follows a young Comanche warrior named Naru (Amber Midthunder) who seeks to prove herself, only to come across an extraterrestrial hunter that’s set its sights on her village and its people. Dan Trachtenberg, the director of the excellent 10 Cloverfield Lane, kicks this fifth entry in the franchise into high gear with kickass action and a fast-paced story.

‘The Sandman’ (Netflix)

There is another world that waits for all of us when we close our eyes and sleep — a place called the Dreaming, where The Sandman, Master of Dreams (Tom Sturridge), gives shape to all of our deepest fears and fantasies. But when Dream is unexpectedly captured and held prisoner for a century, his absence sets off a series of events that will change both the dreaming and waking worlds forever. To restore order, Dream must journey across different worlds and timelines to mend the mistakes he’s made during his vast existence, revisiting old friends and foes, and meeting new entities — both cosmic and human — along the way.

‘Mike Judge’s Beavis and Butthead’ (Paramount+)

The iconic animated duo of Beavis and Butt-Head are back and dumber than ever! The ‘90s pop culture phenomenons return, voiced by creator Mike Judge, to confound common sense, torture each other, and showcase some of the dumbest comedy imaginable.

‘They/Them’ (Peacock)

When a group of LGBTQ+ campers arrives at Whistler Camp – a conversion camp run by Owen Whistler (Kevin Bacon) – they are promised a “new sense of freedom” by the end of the week. But as the counselors attempt to psychologically break down each of the campers, a mysterious killer starts claiming victims, and they must reclaim their power if they’re going to survive the horrors of the camp.

‘What Josiah Saw’ (Shudder)

A family with buried secrets reunite at a farmhouse after two decades to pay for their past sins. Starring Robert Patrick, Nick Stahl, Scott Haze, Kelli Garner, with Jake Weber and Tony Hale. Directed by Vincent Grashaw.

‘Thirteen Lives’ (Amazon Prime Video)

In the true story of Thirteen Lives, twelve boys and the coach of a Thai soccer team explore the Tham Luang cave when an unexpected rainstorm traps them in a chamber inside the mountain. Entombed behind a maze of flooded cave tunnels, they face impossible odds. A team of world-class divers navigate through miles of dangerous cave networks to discover that finding the boys is only the beginning.

‘Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Movie’ (Netflix)

The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles are back in action and up to their teenage antics in this comedic adventure that raises the stakes higher than ever before.

‘Belle’ (HBO Max)

A reserved and lonesome high schooler named Suzu (Kaho Nakamura) joins a massive online virtual world and suddenly becomes an anonymous international superstar, and becomes an unlikely ally to a powerful fugitive who goes by Dragon (Takeru Satoh). Incredible animation is paired with beautiful music, strong emotional stakes and even stunning action in what may be Studio Chizu’s finest hour.

‘Licorice Pizza’ (Amazon Prime Video)

Licorice Pizza is the story of Alana Kane (Alana Haim) and Gary Valentine (Cooper Hoffman) growing up, running around and falling in love in the San Fernando Valley, 1973. Written and Directed by heralded filmmaker Paul Thomas Anderson, this potent coming-of-age drama tracks the treacherous navigation of first love.

‘Luck’ (Apple TV+)

From Apple Original Films and Skydance Animation, Luck is a story about Sam Greenfield: the unluckiest person in the world. Suddenly finding herself in the never-before-seen Land of Luck, she must unite with the magical creatures there to turn her luck around


‘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. All episodes are now streaming.

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

‘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 eight 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 seven 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 six 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? All episodes are now streaming.

‘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 five 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 three 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 three episodes are now streaming.

‘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? The first four episodes are now streaming.

‘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. The first five episodes are now streaming.

Also streaming this 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’, ‘Skyfall’, ‘The Informer’

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’, ‘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’, ‘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)’

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’

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’


Netflix – ‘Riverdale (Season 6)’, ‘I Just Killed My Dad’, ‘The Nice Guys’, ‘Bank Robbers: The Last Great Heist’, ‘Locke & Key (Season 3)’, ‘Office Invasion’, ‘School Tales’, ‘Dope’, ‘A Model Family’, ‘Day Shift’

Hulu – ‘This Fool’

Shudder – ‘The Oracle’, ‘Freeway’, ‘Motherly’, ‘Marionette’

HBO Max – ‘The Smiling Friends Go To Brazil’

Amazon Prime Video – ‘Sonic the Hedgehog 2’, ‘The Lost City’, ‘A League of Their Own (2022)’

Disney+ – ‘I Am Groot’, ‘The Orville (Seasons 1-3)’

Paramount+ – ‘Secret Headquarters’

AppleTV+ – ‘Five Days at Memorial’

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