Oct 27, 2022
New Arrivals on Netflix, Hulu, Prime, AppleTV, and HBOMax
Whoo! It has been a busy week! Halloween doth approacheth, my friends, and as far as I’m concerned, the holiday started Monday ... meaning that once I post this pretty little article, it’s nothing but movies and streaming all kinds of creepy content for this nerd. It makes me giggle to flinch in fear, and when you’re with laughin' with your BFF, that’s a good time.
As suspected, there’s no shortage of content to stream this week up through Halloween, so buckle up and settle in with your candy buckets, my friends; it’s gonna be a long one.
Fortune Feimster: Good Fortune – If you ever watched The Mindy Project or Office
Christmas Party, chances are you know who Fortune is—if not by name, at least by face.
Homegirl is one hilarious writer, actor, and stand-up comedian. Proving you shouldn’t judge a book by its cover, she returns to Netflix with her second comedy special, after Sweet & Salty, which if you haven’t seen and you're lookin' to laugh, you totally should. This time she’s rapping about a marriage proposal gone wrong, recess in the 80s, butch women, and one mind-blowing butt massage. Now streaming
Fugitive: The Curious Case of Carlos Ghosn – The story of Nissan CEO Carlos Ghosn, from his rise as a business mogul to his fall as an international fugitive. Now streaming
The Good Nurse – Starring Eddie Redmayne, Jessica Chastain, Kim Dickens (The Walking Dead), and Noah Emmerich (The Americans), this drama is based on the 2013 true-crime book of the same name by Charles Graeber about serial killer Charles Cullen, and the nurse who helped bring him down. Mostly. Now streaming
Earthstorm – Season 1 is full of storm chasers, survivors, and first responders recounting their harrowing experiences with volcanoes, tornadoes, hurricanes, and earthquakes. My fascination with this part of nature begins and ends right on my couch. Been through enough hurricanes, I’ll pass on ridin' out the others if I can help it. Now streaming
Wendell & Wild – Favorite comedy duo Keegan Michael Key and Jordan Peele are back in this stop-motion horror comedy as Wendell & Wild, two devious demon brothers who face their nun arch enemy (Angela Bassett), notorious for expelling demons. Also features characters by Ving Rhames, and James Hong. Out Friday, Oct. 28
*Other newly released titles: Family Reunion Part 5, Romantic Killer, Daniel Spellbound, Dubai Bling Series.
*Coming October 28: All Quiet on the Western Front, The Bastard Son & The Devil Himself, Big Mouth Season 6, Drink Masters, I Am A Stalker, If Only, My Encounter with Evil, Wild is the Wind
*Coming October 29: Deadwind Season 3
American Horror Story – Season 11 dropped weeks ago, but that’s not going to stop me from telling you to watch it. Whereas last season was a more of a double feature with “Red Tide” and “Death Valley,” season 11 is one story taking place in two different timelines, with a whole new cast of characters. Joe Mantello (The Watcher), Zachary Quinto (NOS4A2 ), Billie Lourd (Booksmart), and Patti Lupone (Penny Dreadful) lead a cast that find themselves in NYC in the 1980s, and there’s a serial killer running around targeting gay men. AHSpromises, “the deadliest year” and “a season like no other.” You be the judge. New episodes streaming Thursdays on FX on Hulu
The Patient – If you haven’t been watching this all along, you should've. Steve Carrell heartfully stars as a psychotherapist kidnapped by a patient (Brendan Gleeson, Ex Machina), who also happens to be a serial killer. Then, he's held prisoner, chained to a bed in his client's living room. WATCH. THIS. SERIES. Now streaming
Downton Abbey: A New Era – The Crawley family goes on a grand journey to the South of France to uncover the mystery of the dowager countess’s newly inherited villa. Starring Allen Leech, Elizabeth McGovern, Hugh Bonneville, Jim Carter, and Michelle Dockery. Available Friday, October 28
The only new title dropping this weekend on Apple TV is Louis Armstrong’s Black and Blues, a documentary offering an intimate and revealing look at the world-changing musician, presented through a lens of archival footage and never-before-heard home recordings and personal conversations. What a wonderful world indeed, Mr. Armstrong. Streaming Friday, October 28
Mixed with the one new series dropping this weekend are a couple you might’ve missed that are Halloween-atmosphere appropriate and absolutely worth a watch. Just remember: thou shalt not judge a series ‘til thou sees it!
Barbarian – The smash hit horror movie is finally streaming. A young woman (Georgina
Campbell, Suspicion) arrives at her rental home late at night and finds a lot more to fear than just an unexpected house guest (Bill Skarsgård, It: Chapter Two). Also stars the endearingly funny Justin Long. Now streaming
The White Lotus – Season 2 is back with a brand new star-studded cast. F. Murray Abraham (Mythic Quest), Connie Britton (Friday Night Lights), Steve Zahn (who needs no intro), and Jennifer Coolidge (same, but most famously Legally Blonde) lead a cast of characters at an exclusive Sicilian resort and, similar to the first season, follows the exploits of guests and employees over the span of a week. Streaming Sunday, October 30
Tokyo Vice – Ansel Elgort (Baby Driver) is Jake Adelstein, an American-turned-Japanese journalist who plugs into the Tokyo Vice police squad and descends into the neon underbelly of Tokyo. This one sucked me in. Also stars Ken Watanabe (The Last Samurai) and Rachel Keller (Legion). Season 1 now streaming
Pretty Little Liars: Original Sin – Starring a bunch of grown-up former Nickelodeon stars (hey, it’s rated MA and I said grown up), this slasher teen/young adult series follows a desperate group of high schoolers being tormented by an unknown assailant. It’s pretty good. Even my husband watched it. But he’s a nerd like me, and we’ll watch just about anything. And that’s all the more reason you should just take my word that it’s worth a watch over this Halloween weekend. I bet you'll get sucked in just like we did! Season 1 now streaming
Also released this week: A Tree of Life: The Pittsburgh Synagogue Shooting and The Lost Kitchen, Season 3
Go watch and devour the sweets, my sweets! Stay tuned for tomorrow's top 10 horror movie releases this Halloween week/end!
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