Updates and tweaks characterize much of the good fare on streaming this week, from the return of a contemporary animated classic to an old video game on the silver screen. There’s action, horror and romance, so get scrolling and streaming.
What to watch on Netflix
They cloned Tyrone
Add to the already packed weekend movie schedule is They cloned Tyrone. This comedic caper takes many aspects of the blaxploitation genre, starring Jamie Foxx, John Boyega and Teyonah Parris as a trio of drug dealers and/or sex workers caught up in a government conspiracy involving, as the title implies, clones. The film is socially savvy and deals with the harsh realities of racial inequality coupled with its sci-fi hues. Think Out or sorry to bother you with more period flare. They cloned Tyrone premieres on Friday, July 21.
Lucky for beginners
Ellie Kemper stars in this adaptation of a beloved book. Lucky for beginners revolves around Helen, a recently divorced woman who hopes to rediscover herself and her passions by throwing herself into a wilderness survival camp. As she and her quirky crew of grown-up fellow campers trek through the Appalachian Mountains, she finds the spark that was missing in her life – and a spark between her and her brother’s best friend (Luke Grimes), who also joins the journey. Nico Santos and Blythe Danner also star. Lucky for beginners premieres on Thursday, July 27.
What to watch on Hulu
The first season of Futurama premiered more than 20 years ago, and the beloved animated sitcom has since aired in fits and starts on cable and network TV. Now the series has found a new home on streaming and a new season is coming for the first time in a decade. While the crew of Fry, Bender and Leela remain intact and ready for intergalactic adventures, the series promises to cover topics ranging from a raging pandemic to digital currencies. The new season of Futurama premieres on Monday, July 24.
What to watch on Amazon Prime
Knock on the hut
M. Night Shyamalan likes a psychological thriller that cuts its main characters off from the rest of the world Divide Unpleasant The village Unpleasant OldAnd Knock on the hut is no exception. In this book adaptation, a couple (Jonathan Groff and Ben Aldridge) and their adoptive daughter head to a cabin in rural Pennsylvania for a serene escape. However, their vacation is soon disrupted by a group (led by Dave Bautista) who claim that the end is near and that the only way to avoid a global apocalypse is to sacrifice a family member. Knock on the hut streams from Tuesday, July 25. (Read our review here.)
What to see on Peacock
Video game adaptations aren’t exactly a new thing, but between The last of us And The Super Mario Bros. movie she have a moment. Twisted metal is the latest entry, based on the demolition derby style game of the same name. The series follows Anthony Mackie as John Doe, an amnesiac milkman forced into a mission to deliver a mysterious package. Along the way, he must fight off roving gangs of criminals crazy max-like tricked-out vehicles in what is sure to be an action-packed show. Stephanie Beatriz, Neve Campbell and Thomas Haden Church also star. Twisted metal premieres on Thursday, July 27.
What to watch on Paramount+
Special Ops: Lioness
A cast consisting of stars like Zoe Saldaña, Morgan Freeman and Nicole Kidman sounds fit for a giant movie, but instead these talents focus on Taylor Sheridan’s ever-expanding television oeuvre on Paramount (PARA). Special Ops: Lioness follows a Marine (Laysla De Oliveira) who is recruited by the CIA to infiltrate the family of a billionaire with ties to terrorists. It’s an exciting new thriller that dispels many of our modern political fears, and it’s an interesting exploration of a group of women taking on non-traditional roles as cops and authorities. Special Ops: Lioness premieres Sunday, July 23.
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