No matter what’s going on outside, staying safer at home is always a good idea. Our weekly roundup of what to stream has the shows and movies that will keep you entertained while you flip on the platform of your choice and chill.
What to Stream This Week
We Don’t Deserve Dogs
This documentary from Matthew Salleh and Rose Tucker travels the world, beautifully capturing the connection between humans and our faithful dog companions. The pair meets up with shepherds in Romania who depend on their dogs to help tend their flocks, former child soldiers in Uganda who rehabilitate street dogs as a form of trauma-healing, and more. Vimeo On-Demand, Google Play, Apple TV, Amazon Prime, YouTube, Vudu.
Melissa McCarthy and Octavia Spencer star in this superhero buddy film. The two women use technology that can give ordinary humans special powers, and then set out to–somewhat awkwardly–fight crime. Netflix.
A Black family is terrorized after moving into an all-white Los Angeles neighborhood in this 1950s-set horror-drama. THEM, created by Little Marvin and executive produced by Lena Waithe, is envisioned as an anthology series, of which Covenant will be the the first, self-contained chapter. (Note: The series features graphic depictions of violence and racial trauma, which critics have noted may be difficult for some viewers.) Amazon Prime.
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Mapplethorpe: The Director’s Cut
This new edition of Mapplethorpe attempts to address criticisms levied about the original 2019 release, when the Matt Smith-starring biopic was labeled bland and hesitant about the more controversial elements of the photographer’s life. Director Ondi Timoner has added in a number of scenes, as well as overhauling the film’s score, and reframing the iconic photographer’s early life. Hulu, Amazon Prime, Apple TV, GooglePlay.
The Last Cruise
In January, 2020, the Diamond Princess embarked on what would become a far longer, stranger, and more harrowing journey than anybody expected. The ship became home to the first large COVID-19 outbreak outside China, with hundreds of infected passengers and crew. This new documentary covers what it was like on board. HBO Max.
Shudder’s anthology series returns from a second season of creepy, campy vignettes. An episode featuring Marilyn Manson—who’s been accused of sexual assault—was pulled from the series by director Greg Nicotero, but keep an eye out for appearances by horror legends Barbara Crampton (Castle Freak, etc.) and Keith David (The Thing). Shudder.
Minari star Steven Yeun voices Mark Grayson, the lead character in this adult-oriented animated series from The Walking Dead creator Robert Kirkman. Grayson a teenager with developing superpowers, inherited from his superhero dad. Sandra Oh voices his non-superhero mother. Amazon Prime.
Demi Lovato: Dancing with the Devil
In 2018, pop star Demi Lovato was preparing to go on a triumphant world tour, with a documentary crew in tow to capture the spectacle. But in July of that year, the tour–and documentary–were scrapped when Lovato was hospitalized due to a near-fatal drug overdose. YouTube.
The Mighty Ducks: Game Changers
The long-rumored follow-up to the 1990s film franchise brings back star Emilio Estevez along with several …read more
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