Thursday, December 01, 2022

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Here’s what’s new in Video on Demand, Netflix, Amazon Prime, Hulu, and more.

Best streams of the week

Paolo Sorrentino writes and directs “God’s hand(Italy, 2021, R, subtitled), a semi-autobiographical drama about a teenage boy (Filippo Scotti) who tries to find his place in the world in Naples in the 1980s. The director combines light comedy, family drama, big dreams and vivid characters with the Naples landscape and a tribute to director Federico Fellini. (Netflix)

Animated comedy “Ron went wrong”(2021, PG) is a buddy film about a clumsy kid (voiced by Jack Dylan Grazer) who programs a dizzyingly malfunctioning robot toy (Zach Galifianakis) to be his best friend. Along with the flamboyant comedy, there is a commentary about children in the age of social media. (HBO Max and Disney +)

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Station Eleven(TV-MA), based on the novel by Emily St. John Mandel, is an epic limited series spanning decades, moving between the years leading up to a devastating pandemic, into a post-apocalyptic world where survivors try to create a new life. … Mackenzie Davis and star Himesh Patel. There are three episodes available; new series on Thursdays. (HBO Max)

Mahershala Ali And Naomi Harris In Swan Song.  (Apple Tv +)

Oscar-winning actor Mahershala Ali (Moonlight, Green Book) plays a loving husband and father who hides his incurable disease with a radical proposal in the filma swan song”(2021, R), a sci-fi drama about memory, loss, sacrifice and identity. (Apple TV +)

The divided, often conflicting couple (James McAvoy and Sharon Horgan) end up living in the same house in the early months of the pandemic inTogether”(2021, p). (Hulu)

Will Forte and Kristen Wiig reunite for “McGruber: Season 1(TV-MA), a spin-off parody of Saturday Night Live from the 1980s action movie MacGyver. All eight series are available. (Peacock)

Fantasy Adventure “Witcher(TV-MA) offers a more direct storyline in its second season. (Netflix)

Pay per view / video on demand

Matt Damon, Adam Driver and Jody Comer star in the film “The last duel”(2021, R), a medieval drama based on the true story of the last royal duel to death in France. Ridley Scott directed the script for Damon, Ben Affleck (who is co-star) and Nicole Holofsener.

Tom Hardy returns in the sequel to the superhero filmVenom: Let There Be Carnage“(2021, PG-13).


Gary Oldman won an Oscar for his role as Winston Churchill inDark hour“(2017, PG-13).

Amazon Prime Video

Romantic Comedy “With love: season 1(TV-PG) Starring Emeraud Tubia and Marc Indelicato, brothers and sisters seeking love over the course of five holidays.


Sci-fi thriller “Mother / Android”(2021, R) starring Chloë Grace Moretz as the mother-to-be fleeing the war between humanity and artificial intelligence.

Other streams

Crime: Season 1“(Unrated) Dougray Scott is a concerned police detective looking for a missing girl. It is based on the novel by Irwin Welch. All episodes are broadcast. (BritBox)

Close to Me: Season 1(Unrated) starring Connie Nielsen and Christopher Eccleston – about a woman who loses a year from her memory. New episodes on Thursdays. (AMC + and Sundance Now)

Terrible TV series “Bite of Fire: Season 1(TV-MA) follows two indigenous hunters fighting a vampire colony in the Australian desert. New episodes on Thursdays. (AMC +)

Larkins: Season 1“(Unrated) is a new adaptation of Sweet Maybuds about a British family in the Kent countryside of the 1950s. New releases on Mondays. (Acorn TV)

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