SCREEN CRUSADES: WEEKLY STREAMING GUIDE 9.15.23
Wrestlers take over Netflix, a new original horror flick lands on Shudder, and more fascinating stories hit streaming this week
Ohio Valley Wrestling in Louisville, Kentucky was once a proud finishing school for young wrestlers who hoped for a chance at a career in big time Pro Wrestling but times have changed. With new owners in the picture, once-famous pro wrestler Al Snow has been given the summer to turn OVW’s dire financial situation around. Wrestlers tells the story of a handful of eccentric misfits who attempt to come together to help Al save this historic gym while achieving their own wild dreams of wrestling professionally.
‘Elevator Game’ (Shudder)
This group of friends might be ready to play but they may not be prepared for what happens when they don’t follow the rules. Brace yourself for the Elevator Game.
‘Inside’ (Prime Video)
Inside tells the story of Nemo, an art thief trapped in a New York penthouse after his heist doesn’t go as planned. Locked inside with nothing but priceless works of art, he must use all his cunning and invention to survive.
‘El Conde’ (Netflix)
Pablo Larraín’s new film is a satire that portrays a universe in which Augusto Pinochet, a 250-year-old vampire who, tired of being remembered as a thief, decides to die.
‘Wilderness’ (Prime Video)
The perfect marriage. The perfect trip. The perfect place for an accident? The dream trip of Liv (Jenna Coleman) & Will (Oliver Jackson-Cohen) is shattered when Liv discovers her husband’s dark secret. What lengths will Liv go to to seek revenge?
‘Welcome to Wrexham (Season 2)’ (Hulu)
Rob McElhenney and Ryan Reynolds navigate running the 3rd oldest professional football club in the world. Welcome to Wrexham tracks the dreams and worries of Wrexham, a working-class town in North Wales, as two Hollywood stars guide the future of the historic team. Dedicated supporters dream of returning to glory while bracing for the challenges that fame has brought to the community.
In Element City, residents of Fire, Water, Earth and Air live together. The story introduces Ember, a tough, quick-witted and fiery young woman, whose friendship with a fun, sappy, go-with-the-flow guy named Wade challenges her beliefs about the world they live in.
‘Come True’ (Shudder)
Looking for an escape from her recurring nightmares, 18-year-old Sarah submits to a university sleep study, but soon realizes she’s become the conduit to a frightening new discovery.
‘The Morning Show (Season 3)’ (Apple TV+)
In The Morning Show season three, the future of the network is thrown into question and loyalties are pushed to the brink when a tech titan takes an interest in UBA. Unexpected alliances form, private truths are weaponized, and everyone is forced to confront their core values both in and out of the newsroom.
CONTINUED WEEKLY EPISODES:
‘Foundation (Season 2)’ (Apple TV+)
More than a century after the Season 1 finale, tension mounts throughout the galaxy. As the Cleons unravel, a vengeful queen plots to destroy Empire from within. Hari, Gaal, and Salvor discover a colony of Mentalics with special abilities that threaten to alter psychohistory itself. Meanwhile, the Foundation and Empire are on a collision course for war with the fate of humanity in the balance. All episodes are now streaming.
‘Bleach: Thousand-Year Blood War (Season 2)’ (Hulu)
The final conflict between the Soul Reapers and the Quincies begins as Ywach and his army invade the Soul Society once more. Ichigo Kurosaki and his friends race to complete their training with the Royal Guard in time to help before their allies are overwhelmed. The first ten episodes are now streaming.
‘Futurama (Season 11)’ (Hulu)
Fry risks permanent insanity when he attempts to binge-watch every TV show ever made. Amy and Kif’s children emerge from an alien swamp. Bender and the crew head west to join the bitcoin mining rush. That’s right, Futurama is back – again. The first eight episodes are now streaming.
‘Reservation Dogs (Season 3)’ (Hulu)
From Sterlin Harjo and Taika Waititi, Reservation Dogs is a half-hour comedy that follows the exploits of four Indigenous teenagers from rural Oklahoma. This season, the Rez Dogs find themselves stranded in Cali and have to figure out their way back home. Season three is full of road trips, bathroom wisdom, unexpected fathers, boarding schools, Bigfoot, rumors, revenge and healing. The first eight episodes are now streaming.
‘Physical (Season 3)’ (Apple TV+)
Set in the idyllic but fragile beach paradise of sunny 1980s San Diego, Physical is a dark comedy following Sheila Rubin (Rose Byrne), a quietly tortured, seemingly dutiful housewife supporting her smart but controversial husband’s bid for state assembly. But behind closed doors, Sheila has her own darkly funny take on life she rarely lets the world see. She’s also battling a complex set of personal demons relating to her self-image… that is, until she finds release through the unlikeliest source: the world of aerobics. The first eight episodes are now streaming.
‘Only Murders in the Building (Season 3)’ (Hulu)
Charles, Oliver & Mabel investigate a murder behind the scenes at a Broadway show. Starring Steve Martin, Martin Short, Selena Gomez, Paul Rudd & Meryl Streep. The first seven episodes are now streaming.
‘Invasion (Season 2)’ (Apple TV+)
Invasion is a sweeping, character-driven science fiction drama series that follows an alien invasion through different perspectives around the world. The action-packed second season picks up just months later with the aliens escalating their attacks in an all out war against the humans. The first four episodes are now streaming.
‘Star Wars: Ahsoka’ (Disney+)
Former Jedi Knight Ahsoka Tano (Rosario Dawson) investigates an emerging threat to a vulnerable galaxy. The first five episodes are now streaming.
‘Archer (Season 14)’ (Hulu)
Archer is an animated, half-hour comedy that follows Sterling Archer as he navigates the changing landscape of the spy world. In the final season, Archer and The Agency are finding their own way with Lana at the helm. Her goal is to make money while also making the world a better place, but she quickly finds out running a spy agency isn’t so cut and dry. The first four episodes are now streaming.
‘The Wheel of Time (Season 2)’ (Prime Video)
The lives of five young villagers change forever when a strange and powerful woman arrives, claiming one of them is the child of an ancient prophecy with the power to tip the balance between Light and Dark forever. They must choose whether to trust this stranger – and each other – with the fate of the world before the Dark One breaks out of His prison, and the Last Battle begins. The first five episodes are now streaming.
‘The Changeling’ (Apple TV+)
Set in an alternate New York City, a father and husband (LaKeith Stanfield) searches through a magical world for his abducted son and missing wife. The first four episodes are now streaming.
Also streaming now:
Netflix – ‘A Nation of Kimchi’, ‘Glow Up (Season 5)’, ‘The Wolf of Wall Street’, ‘Freestyle’, ‘Ordinary Men: The Forgotten Holocaust’, ‘Band of Brothers’, ‘Inside the World’s Toughest Prisons (Season 7), ‘Love at First Sight’, ‘Miseducation’, ‘Surviving Summer (Season 2)’, ‘The Pacific’
Hulu – ‘Mad Max: Fury Road’, ‘Corsage’, ‘The Other Black Girl’, ‘Girl in the Closet’, ‘Maze Runner: The Death Cure’, ‘Robots’, ‘The Wrecking Crew’, ‘World’s Greatest Dad’
Shudder – ‘The Hallow’
Max – ‘Ambient Swim (Season 2)’, ‘FLCL: Grunge (Season 4)’
Prime Video – ‘A Million Miles Away’
Paramount+ – ‘America in Black’, ‘Buddy Games’
Disney+ – ‘The Other Black Girl’, ‘Animals Up Close with Bertie Gregory’, ‘Assembled: The Making of Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3’
COMING NEXT WEEK:
Netflix – ‘The Saint of Second Chances’, ‘Hard Broken’, ‘Kengan Ashura (Season 2)’, ‘Sex Education (Season 4)’, ‘Song of the Bandits’, ‘Spy Kids: Armageddon’, ‘The Black Book’
Hulu – ‘Buffaloed’, ‘Bad Axe’, ‘Men in Black: International’, ‘American Horror Story: Delicate’, ‘Sanctuary’, ‘No One Will Save You’
Shudder – ‘Kill List’, ‘The Crescent’, ‘The Angry Black Girl and Her Monster’
Max – ‘Chico Virtual’, ‘American Sniper’
Prime Video – ‘A Thousand and One’, ‘Cassandro’, ‘Guy Ritchie’s The Covenant’
Paramount+ – ‘The Gold’, ‘Superpower’, ‘Average Joe’, ‘Cursed Friends’, ‘Pet Sematary (2019)’
Apple TV+ – ‘The Super Models’, ‘Still Up’