Cobra Kai and Rick and Morty return for new seasons, Shudder counts down the scariest movie moments and more this week
‘101 Scariest Movie Moments of All Time’ (Shudder)
Master filmmakers and genre experts celebrate and dissect the most terrifying moments of the greatest horror films ever made, exploring how these scenes were created and why they burned themselves into the brains of audiences around the world. An obvious must-see for any respectable horror fan.
‘Cobra Kai (Season 5)’ (Netflix)
Following the shocking results of the All Valley Tournament, Season 5 finds Terry Silver (Thomas Ian Griffith) expanding the Cobra Kai empire and trying to make his “No Mercy” style of karate the only game in town. With Kreese (Martin Kove) behind bars and Johnny Lawrence (William Zabka) setting karate aside to focus on repairing the damage he’s caused, Daniel LaRusso (Ralph Macchio) must call on an old friend for help.
‘Rick and Morty (Season 6)’ (HBO Max)
Absurd, disgusting, hilarious, and weirdly genius sci-fi adventures are back in session. It’s season six and Rick and Morty are back! Pick up where we left them, worse for wear and down on their luck. Will they manage to bounce back for more adventures? Or will they get swept up in an ocean of piss! Who knows?! Piss! Family! Intrigue! A bunch of dinosaurs! More piss! Another can’t miss season of your favorite show.
Shot down after fleeing a coup and extracting a drug lord from Guinea-Bissau, the legendary mercenaries known as the Bangui Hyenas – Chaka (Yann Gael), Rafa (Roger Sallah) and Midnight (Mentor Ba) – must stash their stolen gold bounty, lay low long enough to repair and refuel their plane and escape back to Dakar, Senegal.
‘The Imperfects’ (Netflix)
Three twenty-somethings who, following an experimental gene therapy, are turned into monsters who band together to hunt down the scientist responsible and force him to make them human again. Dr. Sydney Burke (Italia Ricci), a brilliant scientist looking to fix her past mistakes, both professional and ethical, allies with Abbi (Rhianna Jagpal), Juan (Iñaki Godoy) and Tilda (Morgan Taylor Campbell) to track down the scientist responsible for their grim fates. Meanwhile, Dr. Alex Sarkov (Rhys Nicholson), a former child prodigy, refuses to let anyone or anything interfere with his goal of rewriting the human genome and ushering in the next stage of human evolution.
‘End of the Road’ (Netflix)
In this high-octane action thriller, a cross-country road trip becomes a highway to hell for Brenda (Queen Latifah) and her family. Alone in the New Mexico desert, they have to fight for their lives when they become the targets of a mysterious killer.
Robert Zemeckis directs this live action and CGI retelling of the beloved tale of a wooden puppet who embarks on a thrilling adventure to become a real boy. Tom Hanks stars as Geppetto, the woodcarver who builds and treats Pinocchio (Benjamin Evan Ainsworth) as if he were his real son. Joseph Gordon-Levitt is Jiminy Cricket, who serves as Pinocchio’s guide as well as his “conscience”; Cynthia Erivo is the Blue Fairy; Keegan-Michael Key is “Honest” John; Lorraine Bracco is Sofia the Seagull, a new character, and Luke Evans is The Coachman.
‘Little Women’ (Netflix)
Three sisters (Kim Go-eun, Nam Ji-Hyun & Ji-hu Park) become embroiled in a major incident and face off against the wealthiest family in the nation in this mystery thriller.
‘Thor: Love and Thunder’ (Disney+)
Thor’s (Chris Hemsworth) retirement is interrupted by a galactic killer known as Gorr the God Butcher (Christian Bale) who seeks the extinction of the gods. To combat the threat, Thor enlists the help of King Valkyrie (Tessa Thompson), Korg (Taika Waititi) and ex-girlfriend Jane Foster (Natalie Portman), who – to Thor’s surprise – inexplicably wields his magical hammer, Mjolnir, as the Mighty Thor. Together, they embark upon a harrowing cosmic adventure to uncover the mystery of the God Butcher’s vengeance and stop him before it’s too late. Love and Thunder marks Waititi’s return to the MCU after revitalizing it with Ragnarok, and makes Thor the only Avenger thus far to receive a fourth solo film.
‘Moonfall’ (HBO Max)
The master of disaster Roland Emmerich is back once again with more big budget mayhem. In Moonfall, a mysterious force knocks the Moon from its orbit around Earth and sends it hurtling on a collision course with life as we know it. With mere weeks before impact and the world on the brink of annihilation, NASA executive and former astronaut Jo Fowler (Halle Berry) is convinced she has the key to saving us all – but only one astronaut from her past, Brian Harper (Patrick Wilson) and a conspiracy theorist K.C. Houseman (John Bradley) believe her. These unlikely heroes will mount an impossible last-ditch mission into space, leaving behind everyone they love, only to find out that our Moon is not what we think it is.
CONTINUED WEEKLY EPISODES:
‘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. All 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. All episodes are now streaming.
‘Five Days at Memorial’ (Apple TV+)
Based on the nonfiction book by Sheri Fink, Five Days at Memorial chronicles the impact of Hurricane Katrina and its aftermath on a hospital. When the floodwaters rise, power fails and heat soars, exhausted caregivers at a New Orleans hospital are forced to make decisions that will follow them for years to come. The first seven episodes are now streaming with the finale arriving next week.
‘She-Hulk: Attorney at Law’ (Disney+)
Jennifer Walters (Tatiana Maslany) becomes the powerful She-Hulk after a blood transfusion from her cousin, Bruce Banner (Mark Ruffalo). Walters struggles to juggle her career as a lawyer – specifically one who specializes in superhero-related cases – with her recent big and green transformations, as well as a romantic life. Jameela Jamil also stars in the series as Titania, a rival for Walters, and Tim Roth will be reprising his role as Emil Blonsky AKA The Abomination from the original The Incredible Hulk. The first four episodes are now streaming.
‘Bad Sisters’ (Apple TV+)
A delicious blend of both dark comedy and thriller, “Bad Sisters” follows the lives of the Garvey sisters, who are bound together by the premature death of their parents and a promise to always protect one another. The first five episodes are now streaming.
‘House of the Dragon’ (HBO Max)
The reign of House Targaryen begins: House of the Dragon, the prequel to Game of Thrones, is here. Based on George R.R. Martin’s “Fire & Blood,” the series, which is set 200 years before the events of Game of Thrones, tells the story of House Targaryen. The first three episodes are now streaming.
‘Little Demon’ (Hulu)
In FX’s Little Demon, an animated comedy featuring the voices of Danny DeVito and Aubrey Plaza, it has been 13 years since being impregnated by Satan, and a reluctant mother, Laura, and her Antichrist daughter, Chrissy, attempt to live an ordinary life in Delaware. However, the two are constantly thwarted by monstrous forces, including Satan, who yearns for custody of his daughter’s soul. The first four episodes are now streaming.
‘See (Season 3)’ (Apple TV+)
In the final chapter of this epic series, the stakes have never been higher for Baba Voss (Jason Momoa) and his tribe, as a new form of warfare threatens to destroy the world as they know it. The first three episodes are now streaming.
‘Welcome to Wrexham’ (Hulu)
In 2020, Rob and Ryan teamed up to purchase the 5th tier Red Dragons in the hopes of turning the club into an underdog story the whole world could root for. The worry? Rob and Ryan have no experience in football or working with each other. From Hollywood to Wales, from the pitch to the locker room, the front office to the pub, Welcome to Wrexham will track Rob and Ryan’s crash course in football club ownership and the inextricably connected fates of a team and a town counting on two actors to bring some serious hope and change to a community that could use it. The first six episodes are now streaming.
From creator/screenwriter Steven Rogers and the team behind I, Tonya and showrunner Karin Gist (Our Kind of People) comes Mike. The limited series tells the story of the dynamic and controversial life of boxing icon Mike Tyson, starring Trevante Rhodes. The first five episodes are now streaming.
‘Reservation Dogs (Season 2)’ (Hulu)
Reservation Dogs follows a group of four Indigenous teenagers living in rural Oklahoma. Following the death of their friend, the crew looks to steal, scheme and save their way to fulfill their friend’s dream of going to California. In the second season, the gang splits up amid numerous conflicts and failures. The first seven episodes are now streaming.
‘The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power’ (Amazon Prime Video)
The biggest and most expensive television series in history has now begun streaming exclusively on Prime Video and looks to introduce a new generation to Middle Earth. Beginning in a time of relative peace, the series follows an ensemble cast of characters, both familiar and new, as they confront the long-feared re-emergence of evil to Middle-earth. From the darkest depths of the Misty Mountains, to the majestic forests of the elf-capital of Lindon, to the breathtaking island kingdom of Númenor, to the furthest reaches of the map, these kingdoms and characters will carve out legacies that live on long after they are gone. The first three episodes are now streaming.
Also streaming now:
Netflix – ‘Soa’, ‘The Anthrax Attacks’, ‘Narco-Saints’, ‘Plaza Cathedral’
Hulu – ‘Active Measures’, ‘Stratton’, ‘You’re Not You’, ‘Petite Maman’, ‘The Cove’, ‘Racing Extinction’, ‘Tell Me Lies’, ‘Among the Shadows’, ‘Wild Horses’
Shudder – ‘The Living Dead at Manchester Morgue’, ‘Perfect Blue’, ‘Mind Game’, ‘Birdboy: The Forgotten Children’, ‘Nocturna Side A: The Great Old Man’s Night’, ‘Lifechanger’
HBO Max – ‘Primera’, ‘The Vampire Diaries’, ‘Beauty and the Bandit’, ‘The Brave One’
Apple TV+ – ‘Central Park (Season 3)’
Disney+ – ‘Edge of the Unknown with Jimmy Chin’, ‘Primal Survivor’, ‘Cars on the Road’, ‘Tierra Incognita’, ‘Growing Up’
COMING NEXT WEEK:
Netflix – ‘Colette’, ‘Cyberpunk: Edgerunners’, ‘In the Dark (Season 4)’, ‘Roswell, New Mexico (Season 4)’, ‘Broad Peak’, ‘Sins of Our Mother’, ‘The Lørenskog Disappearance’, ‘Bastard!! -Heavy Metal, Dark Fantasy- (Season 1 Part 2)’, ‘Bad Words’, ‘Do Revenge’, ‘Drifting Home’, ‘Jogi’, ‘The Brave Ones’, ‘This Is the End’, ‘Travelin’ Band: Creedence Clearwater Revival at the Royal Albert Hall’
Hulu – ‘The Last Victim’, ‘In Dubious Battle’, ‘Dirty Weekend’, ‘The Grand Seduction’, ‘Around the World in 80 Days’, ‘The Handmaid’s Tale (Season 5)’, ‘Higher Power’, ‘The Last Duel’, ‘Alan Partridge’, ‘Cosmos’, ‘The Dustwalker’, ‘Freakonomics’, ‘The Mandela Effect’, ‘Maze Runner: The Death Cure’, ‘Red Dog’, ‘This Mountain Life’, ‘Atlanta (Season 4)’, ‘I Think We’re Alone Now’
Shudder – ‘Flux Gourmet’, ‘Speak No Evil’, ‘Extraordinary Tales’
HBO Max – ‘The Criminal Life of Archibaldo de la Cruz’, ‘Tammy’, ‘Dos Monjes’, ‘Lucia’, ‘Good Behavior’, ‘Los Espookys (Season 2)’
Amazon Prime Video – ‘Dog’, ‘Firebird’, ‘The Outfit’, ‘Goodnight Mommy’
Disney+ – ‘First Alaskans’, ‘In the Womb: Animal Babies’, ‘Mija’, ‘Gorongosa: Paradise Reborn’, ‘The Art of Racing in the Rain’
Paramount+ – ‘Run & Gun’
Peacock – ‘Vampire Academy’